ScrapHappy March

Oh dear, I barely scraped in this month!

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 12.30.33 pmOnce again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host  ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.

Another block to add to the pile for my postage stamp scrappy quilt. I’d meant to do two, but the beginning of the month has been terribly busy. Since the last time, I’ve committed to producing two more quilts, one of them for a charity fundraising auction in September and the other with no fixed deadline. That doesn’t sound a lot, but with all the other usual quilty stuff going on and giving the house a much-needed spring clean before my sister arrives for a much anticipated visit later this week, it has made sewing time a bit scarce. End of excuses.

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.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at):

Usually has a scrappy post:

Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Viv at https://vivinfrance.wordpress.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/dyeing-for-the-scrap-quilt (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

See you again, same time next month!

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10 thoughts on “ScrapHappy March

  1. tialys says:

    A postage stamp quilt eh? That’s going to look very impressive. What size are you doing them?

    • katechiconi says:

      The blocks I’ve been showing are about 7.5″ square, from a 10″ square ruled with a 2″ grid. I’ll be separating the blocks with sashing to make them go further, probably in a dark colour: grey, black or navy. I’ve promised it to Ella Dee, a blogging friend, to go in her ‘nannavan’ – she’s currently touring the south coast of Victoria, but has big plans for a round-the-whole-country trip!

  2. norma says:

    Sounds like a really interesting quilt. I’m looking forward to seeing more of it.

  3. rutigt says:

    I like the way you organized your post this time! I´ll probably do something like that in April 🙂 Keep on using scrap and be happy 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      It saves having to check with everyone! I just send an email to a couple of people to remind them, a couple of days in advance… Just cut and paste from my post if it helps.

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    I love your little blocks. I am acquiring a lot of scraps myself at the moment. I even have plans on what to do with them, but it will be a while before I get chance to make something. May I get in touch with you later in the year to join in please?

    • katechiconi says:

      Of course, any time! And once joined, you don’t need to have something ready every month, I just put you on the ‘occasional’ list at the bottom and if you post, that’s lovely!

  5. Lynda says:

    Kate, I love the lively colors and the simplicity of all the patches.

    I have been getting smarter about scraps since my pile has been growing faster these days. Sorting by color, cutting into blocks/strips, matching attributes, etc. Now I need to MAKE something with them. 😉 Can you add me to the list for next time, and I will mark my calendar to remember to post. Fun!

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