ScrapHappy January

As you can see, Anemone’s in bloom!

anemone-start-of-assemblyAt left you can see three more hexie flowers I’ve made (loads still to go) and I’ve actually started assembling the centre section. The pace on this project has slowed a bit now that I have another OCA quilt in progress, but things are still happening. The two quilts I’m working on concurrently, this one and the Hatbox quilt, are symbiotic; a fabric I’ve used for the Hatboxes will then provide scraps for Anemone. All very satisfactory!

Once 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.

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)

Jan: (in English only)

Karen: (in English only)

Deb: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

35 thoughts on “ScrapHappy January

  1. They are very pretty and it’s nice that one quilt can serve as another quilts scraps. Very productive.

  2. Debbierose says:

    Bloomin’ luvly’ Kate. Perhaps I need to dig out my hexies. There made from scraps I gathered from friends bali pop off cuts. So its frugally free scraps.

  3. […] Linking with Scrap Happy. […]

  4. […] with Scrap Happy. Her link back to me doesn’t work, […]

  5. magpiesue says:

    I thought I recognized a hat box print in the new hexies!

  6. dezertsuz says:

    I really like your variety of hexagon flowers. Brights and darks offset each other nicely.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think so too. Originally, it was all brights but the effect was somehow flat and one dimensional, greatly improved as soon as I introduced darker and more muted prints.

  7. dezertsuz says:

    Link working better, thanks!

  8. rutigt says:

    Smart idea to use the scraps from your hatboxes! It´s gonna be a lovely quilt some day!

  9. tialys says:

    Looking lovely!

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you! It’s fun to have a ScrapHappy hand work project for a change; it means I can carry it with me when I travel and I’m not dependent on the sewing macine.

  10. norma says:

    Very pretty. These are going to be a lovely quilt

  11. claire93 says:

    lovely & bright

    • katechiconi says:

      Isn’t it? The fun thing about a project like this is that you mix up all sorts of fabrics you’d never normally dream of putting together, and sometimes the effect is surprisingly successful.

  12. nettyg says:

    Lovely hexies Kate. You’re churning them out. No scrappy sewing from me this month, busy getting the house ship shape for the hose sitters!

  13. nettyg says:

    * house sitters…..the hose does very well by itself 🙂

  14. kathyreeves says:

    Perfect for a January winter day! My world is still white, so this brightness is just what I needed! Thanks sharing some color!!!!

  15. […] With a Kiss or TWX!  It”s always fun to link up with Kate and Gun on their monthly Scrap Happy challenge.  This month I am also happy to join Kate  in a service project quilt for […]

  16. Your hexies are terrific! Last year I made a quilt that was mostly scraps from another, and I was pleased at how well that worked. However, I’ve thought it through and decided I’m not interested in using scraps just because. Especially with my medallions, I tend to have parts (borders) that are scrappy and others that are not. For the scrappy ones I do actually use scraps first, rather than just small cuts from yardage. I like having the reservoir there to draw from, but I don’t feel compelled to empty it. Seems like it’s the best way for me to work.

    • katechiconi says:

      This is really a ‘big scrap’ project. I somehow can’t view anything larger than 10 inches square as a scrap, but it is, of course. I have box upon overflowing box of the small stuff, and one of these days I’ll have to find another postage-stamp-type project to munch up another load of those… I could use the space!

      • Oh yes, my scraps are small. Anything as big as the size you say goes back in the bins as yardage. And when I’m pulling “yardage” for color, I use the little ones up first. So yeah, I use scraps. I’m just not deliberate in choosing projects just for that.

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