ScrapHappy December

It’s that time again – already!  Why does time go so fast, especially at the end of the year…?

big-hexies-3Once again, it’s the 15th of the month, the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps. This month, the big hexie quilt has a name at last. I’ve realised how much these black-centred hexie blocks resemble the flowers of Anemone coronaria. Just Google it for yourself; do an image search, and you’ll see. I grant you that my palette is a little more extensive than the range of colours the flowers come in naturally, but still, the name Anemone seemed right.  Wikipedia has a pretty source for the name:

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means “daughter of the wind”, from ánemos the wind god “wind” + feminine patronymic suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name “windflower” is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone A. nemorosa.

So, anyway, back on topic. 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)

Jan: (in English only)


See you again, same time next month!

18 thoughts on “ScrapHappy December

  1. Moira says:

    Hmmmm, so does that scrappy include background fab’s or can they just be out of stash? (now mind you I usually end up with a multi-fabric background for my quilts but it isn’t always out of scraps.)

    • katechiconi says:

      I try and make sure that all my fabrics are truly scrap, whether it’s a large piece left over from another project or making garments, or tiny snippets. But I think if you have fat quarters in your stash that you *know* you’ll never use, they count as scrap 🙂

  2. Debbierose says:

    Anemone is the perfect name for your gorgeous hexies

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  4. I like the name… you are always so inspired in that respect 🙂

  5. tialys says:

    These are so pretty. What with these and your hatbox quilt, you’re on quite a ‘girly’ trip at the moment. I do love a bit of Greek mythology first thing in the morning too so thank you for that 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      I do love a pretty floral, and it’s a nice antidote to the teal and geometric stuff that’s featured so strongly recently! At some stage soon, I’ll have to lay out all the hexie flowers and perhaps decide to call a halt if it looks like it’s going to be huge!

  6. norma says:

    Love your hexagon blocks – very pretty. I will get back to my scrapping over the winter.

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    Really pretty and I love that you have named it anemone. I didn’t know the story behind the name. I do have a scrappy post this month, which will be up shortly.

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  9. rutigt says:

    So I had to google o find the Swedish name of your flower:
    “Bukett Anemonia” and of course I have seen it before 🙂 So lovely!!!

  10. nettyg says:

    Your lovely hexies are multiplying! Great name for them but they make me think of licoric allsorts.. I have a scrappy post up.

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