More scrappy loveliness this month.
Once again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.
Just for a change, I haven’t made a postage stamp block! I’ve made a case for my sun-glasses. This came about because I got fed up with losing my existing black vinyl case in the black depths of my black handbag, next to my black wallet. So I’ve gone for something totally different. Not much chance of losing this, eh? It uses some of my favourite pink scraps, including that pink paisley teeny weeny binding. I had a scrap strip 1½ inches wide, but I really wanted to use it, so I made it work! I did a bit of freehand wiggly walking-foot quilting to hold everything together. The lining is a scrap of Michael Miller Tiny Guitar Picks in navy and white, from which I’m making myself a summer top, and the batting between the two layers is also pieced scrap, from my big plastic box of batting scraps. I put two strips together and joined them with batting joining tape, which works a treat and saves sewing the pieces together.
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 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)
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 (in English only)
Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)
Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)
Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)
Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)
Jodie Zollinger: https://homesweetdreaming.com/ (in English only)
Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)
Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com (in English only)
See you again, same time next month!