ScrapHappy July

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

This time, I’ve gone to my two largest scrap boxes: blue and teal/ aqua. I have about twice the amount of both as I do of other colours, so it was easy to dive in and find plenty of variety.

I really love both of these, especially the tiny little scraps of beloved fabrics I’ve had for many, many years. There are pieces that sing to me, that instantly take me back to past times and places, to brilliant memories and huge learning strides.

The quilt that comes into being from all these scrappy blocks is one I will want to keep for myself… forever.

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 the 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)
Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)
Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)
Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)
Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)
Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)
Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)
Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)
Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)
Moira: http://quiltedsnail.blogspot.com/ (in English only)
Sandra: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/ (in English only)
Linda: http://kokaquilts.blogspot.co.nz (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

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36 thoughts on “ScrapHappy July

  1. Love the colors especially the blues. You put them together so well.

  2. Moira says:

    Love how the blocks sparkle! The resulting quilt is going to be beautiful.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s all that mixing up of pattern and colour. Such fun, and I’m going to treasure the quilt for the memories the fabrics hold.

      • jmcheney says:

        I have a quilt my Mama & Granny pieced while listening to updates of Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic. It has bits of Granny’s “house dresses”, scraps of dresses they had made together for Mama & Granddaddy’s shirts. Mama treasured it all her life, & now, even though the precious components are not in my remembrance, I consider it priceless.

      • katechiconi says:

        And rightly so, I’d say. You know, you really need to write down the story of the quilt, giving as much information as you know, and keep it together with photos of the quilt. One day, someone will look at it, and wonder about its story and the women who made it, and there’s the history, ready for them.

  3. jmcheney says:

    Wonderful colors, patterns & combinations. I’m a painter & your palettes are inspiring! I feel a great abstract coming on!

  4. magpiesue says:

    Beautiful blocks! It helps when you start with lovely scraps. 🙂

  5. kymlucas says:

    Just gorgeous work. As always.

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  7. This quilt is going to be a riot of colours when it’s done – fantastic!

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    That blue really zings. The whole quilt will have so much meaning for you. Sorry not one from me this month.

  9. rutigt says:

    Love the two blocks! And I know the feeling, looking at the fabrics and remember the quilts you´ve sewn 🙂

  10. claire93 says:

    these are gorgeous Kate! how many of these scrap blocks do you have made already?

  11. kathyreeves says:

    I love your blues! Scrap Happy is always inspiring to me, because I prefer scrap to planned; it reminds me of my grandmother’s and great Gran’s quilts, which are treasures. Using fabrics with memories is such a warm feeling. 😊

  12. Oh those blues are beautiful!!

  13. nettyg says:

    Great blues and teals…..and memories. Nothing from me, I was busy enjoying the beach and lots of varied and yummy eats.

  14. Debbierose says:

    You always post the prettiest items. I forgot to schedule my post although I had managed a few more hexi flowers. Time poor and rescheduling my life at present.

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