ScrapHappy April

And here we are again, making pretty things from scraps.

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

Now with 15 hexie flowers. Loads more to add!

This month, I’ve returned to the Anemone scrappy quilt, joining some of the blocks I’ve made and some ‘between’ hexies, rather than making loads of new ones. The joining part isn’t quite so much fun, but is highly necessary if all the hexie flowers are to become a quilt, so I have to be strict with myself and get some of it done before I’m allowed to go back to making flowers again.

This was before. 11 hexie flowers. Oh yes, and the other way up!

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)

Susan: (in English only)

Cathy: (in English only)

Debbierose: (in English only)

Tracy: (in English only)

Jill: (in English only)

Claire: (in English only)

Jan: (in English only)

Karen: (in English only)

Deb: (in English only)

Moira: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

24 thoughts on “ScrapHappy April

  1. kathyreeves says:

    With everything else going on, I am amazed you added any flowers at all!! It will be a spectacular quilt someday!

    • katechiconi says:

      There has to be a point in the day when I stop beetling about and sit down. At that point, I nearly *always* pick up some hand sewing, so you see, I can make progress with all sorts of things.

  2. I love the black and white to set off the brights! This looks like fun.

  3. norma says:

    This is coming on really well. Shows what you can do with a bit of spare time

  4. rutigt says:

    I like the dotty fabric you are using in between! The more hexies you add, the more the whole quilt will come alive!

  5. Ariane says:

    I love these blocks. They are made of such happy colors and fabrics.

    • katechiconi says:

      And it’s all scraps! I don’t normally work with such large hexies, but it’s a great way to use up the fabric remnants from other quilt blocks, and the big blocks make it grow so fast 🙂

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s really stylish . I love the use of your hexies.

  7. I love love LOVE this type of gardening!! Your grandmas garden quilt is looking great!!

  8. magpiesue says:

    Those dots really add zing to the hexies! And I like the whole lot on the really dark background, for what it’s worth. My problem when I sit down to do some hand sewing is that I then don’t want to stop and go back to the other chores that I’m supposed to be doing!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have that problem too, which is why I only allow myself to do hand stitching at the end of the day, when the chores are done… Same with the embroidery, which is also totally addictive!

      • magpiesue says:

        My eyes are often too tired at the end of my days to do any stitching. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

      • katechiconi says:

        And a pretty good story it is too! My story is that I don’t like to have idle hands while I’m watching TV…

  9. I love these ScrapHappy posts. This is gorgeous, Kate.

  10. […] I very foolishly picked up the Anemone quilt to do some stitching in of hexie flowers while I watched the last few episodes of Masterchef. Net […]

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