Despite world events, life goes on. It’s the 15th of the month again, the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.
Look at this piece of scrappy loveliness! The block is called ‘October Sky’, a new pattern designed by Esther of ipatchandquilt, and should now be available in her Craftsy store, in 10 and 12 inch finished sizes. I was lucky enough to get to test it for her, and this is the result, made entirely from scrap fabric – there’s fabrics from at least 5 different quilts, assorted pouches, a recent top and a pair of patchwork curtains in there! There’s an alternate version too, with an economy block centre, perfect for fussy cutting a favourite piece of fabric.
The pattern comes with a bonus 6 inch block as well, and having had a good poke around in my smallest red and blue scraps, I’ve made one of these too! Once it was done, I added a 2 inch white border all round because it made the block a more useful size for me – I don’t use small blocks very much in my quilts. I have yet to decide what to do with it, but it’s so cute and pretty, isn’t it?
ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps – no new fabrics. It can be a random or formal quilt block, a pillow or pincushion, a bag or hat, a collage or rag rug. Anything made of scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email me at the address shown on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. You don’t have to worry about a long term commitment or even join in every month, just let either of us know a day or so in advance whether you’ll have something to show.
Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)
Susan at https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English)
Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)
Annett at https://knettycraft.wordpress.com (In German and English)
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com.au (in English)
If I learn of any other participants I will update this post as the information comes in!