A new ScrapHappy landmark for me!
Once again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.
I’ve finally made enough (25) scrappy postage stamp blocks to start assembling the quilt they were intended for. The proposed layout has the blocks laid out in a 5 x 5 square arrangement, with wide sashing between them. The sashing will be split by a narrow joining strip – yes, this is going to be another QAYG, for speed and ease – in the same bright scrappy colours as I’ve used for the postage stamp blocks themselves, for visual interest.
I’m going to bend the (not very strict) rules a little here. To my mind the wide sashing cannot be made from scrap; I want all one solid colour or the thing will be visual chaos. But the major design elements of the quilt will be scrap, so I’m letting myself call this a ScrapHappy quilt. Still a good bit of work to do, cutting the sashing strips, making loads of scrappy joining strips, quilting, etc, but it’s gone from a pile of blocks to having a destination. The back will be made up of oddments and fat quarters from my stash which I never have and never will use, so they might as well be scrap!
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)
Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)
Jill: https://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com (in English only)
See you again, same time next month!