ScrapHappy May

Two blocks this month – April was busy! But my scrappy block collection is growing, and soon I’ll be able to make the final quilt from it! Then it’ll be time for something new…

Once again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.

May postage stamp 2 May postage stamp 1

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 if you’re new and you’ll have something to show, so we can add your link.

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 (in Swedish and English)

Titti at (in Swedish only)

Heléne at (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at (in Swedish only)

Sue at (in English only)

Viv at (in English only)

Nanette at (in English only)

Lynn at (in English only)

Norma at (in English only)

Lynda at: (in English only)

Birthe: (in Norwegian only)

Turid: (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: (in English only)

Jodie Zollinger: (in English only)

Susan: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!


18 thoughts on “ScrapHappy May

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    I will probably never qualify as I mix my scraps with new fabric for background. I love scrappy background, but rarely have enough.

    • katechiconi says:

      My final quilt from all the scrappy blocks will have new fabric sashing, so won’t truly qualify, and I won’t be showing it as a ScrapHappy item, but the individual blocks and the prairie points I make for it will all have come from scrap. Just one block at a time, and slowly, the scraps will be eaten up!

  2. […] Linking with Scrap Happy May. […]

    • katechiconi says:

      All the blocks I’ve created so far for the planned ScrapHappy quilt have been quite, well, loud! Another couple of monthly posts and I’ll be able divulge the final plan…

  3. norma says:

    You’re doing well with your blocks. I did start to try a scrap quilt but didn’t like it – hence the smaller items.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think I’d find it a bit much myself if all the blocks were butted up, but I’m putting neutral sashing strips between the blocks which will give a much calmer and less frenetic effect, I hope!

  4. claire93 says:

    two more lovely blocks.
    How big is this scrappy quilt going to be?

    • katechiconi says:

      Large lap size. Each block will be surrounded by sashing, and the sashing itself will be separated by a band of prairie points, pointing in alternating directions, also made from scraps. Probably a scrappy binding, too.

  5. rutigt says:

    Slowly you are going to a finish and I don´t mind if you use new fabric when piecing it together. 🙂 As long as the main ingrediens are scraps, it´s okey I think. I guess we think a bit different there, but that´s also totally okey for me!! And congrats to Australia for being second in the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday!!

  6. Grannymar says:

    i look forward to seeing the scrap Happy quilt completed. Now backto crochet for me.

  7. pattisj says:

    These are so happy!

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