ScrapHappy November

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

And here it is, my latest scrappy project, currently imaginatively called Big Hexies (needs work, I know!). You may have seen the post earlier this month on my first batch of hexie flowers. Here’s the next lot!


This isn’t the final arrangement, by any means, just a layout to show what I’ve got finished since my last Big Hexies post.

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)

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)

Debbierose: (in English only)

Tracy: (in English only)

Jill: (in English only)

Claire: (in English only)

Susan: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

41 thoughts on “ScrapHappy November

  1. Lovely hexies, such an appealing shape. (Must have been fiddly sewing, non?)
    Just enjoying reading some new blogs, thanks to you (new to me, at least). You really have a gift for bringing people together. xxx

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, joining the hexies is a bit fiddly, but I can do it on autopilot, so it doesn’t bother me 🙂
      I know what you mean about finding new blogs; nothing makes me happier than reading though a bunch of posts from a blogger and recognising a fellow traveller.

  2. Debbierose says:

    You need to join hexaholics 😀

  3. nettyg says:

    Big, bold and beautiful!

  4. Lovely hexies… I have just completed a scrappy granny squares blanket (not photographed yet). I’m trying to use up those tiny balls of wool that end up occupying space in my yarn collection and really aren’t big enough to do anything with other than something scrappy. I rather like the way that random elements can turn into something unexpectedly beautiful.

  5. So very pretty! I just unearthed a small piece of hexagonal patchwork work from my great grandmother that I have to get made into something. I remember it from when I was little.

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Very pretty. I have been neglecting my hexies and scraps recently. Next year….

  7. rutigt says:

    I love the black and white dotty hexies! They contrast so well to the hexieflower!!!!

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  9. Ah, the hexi… I see a scrappy quilt in my future! Beautiful work Kate!

  10. I’m loving this eye-popping goodness!

  11. craftycreeky says:

    Very pretty, I don’t think I’ve got the patience for hexies! I’ve got a load of furnishing silk samples which I fancy turning into a scrap quilt, just not sure of a design yet 🙂

  12. magpiesue says:

    These (and the ones you showed in the earlier post) put me forcibly in mind of your hat boxes. Is that because you’ve used some of the same prints? I love both projects and yet neither is something I’d be willing to undertake! Oh the joys of being able to see and benefit from what folks around the world are doing. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, a lot of the hat box fabric scraps are reappearing here! They’re mainly quite large prints, and therefore well suited to large hexie flowers, and I love the fabrics too well to consign them to the depths of one of my scrap boxes…

  13. kathyreeves says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Kate! I wouldn’t know where to start with this lot, and here you are making something amazing. A very happy rendition to be sure!

    • katechiconi says:

      I looked at a pile of scraps and didn’t want to cut them too much smaller, so a large hexie was an obvious choice. And once I’d settled on black for the centre of the flowers, it all flowed quite naturally from there. If you like the look of it, buy yourself a $8 pack of hexie papers, take out a needle and thread, and just start. Even if you only make a few flowers, that’s still enough for a couple of cushions, or a bag, or something. And you never know, it could be the start of something beautiful. This will be my 5th hand stitched hexie quilt…

  14. Moira says:

    Love these hexies….they almost have me wanting to make some myself….but I’m resisting….lol.

  15. dezertsuz says:

    Those black and white hexagons really make a different look!

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