ScrapHappy April

Another batch of scraps given a new life…

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

This month, I was clearing up my sewing room after completing Signed, Tealed & Delivered. There were literally dozens of snippets of fabric in all shades of teal, plus a few that definitely weren’t! As I laid them on my cutting table to sort them and put them away, they started to come together under my eyes, and an idea took shape. This month’s ScrapHappy idea is a pretty scrappy mug rug for the lovely Emily, my contact at Ovarian Cancer Australia. I think she’ll like it, don’t you?

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. 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 on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members. You don’t have to worry about making 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. Regular contributors will receive an email reminder three days before the event.

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).

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn,  Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry and Claire

See you again, same time next month!

38 thoughts on “ScrapHappy April

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Emily will love her coordinating mug rug, and will remember this year’s quilt every time she sees the quilting on her mug!

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope so! I might have to do it with every subsequent OCA quilt, so that the rest of the team get one too. It takes only an hour, so not a big investment of time.

  2. kymlucas says:

    She’ll love it! Pat made me one about a year before she died, and I think of her every time I use it (which is every day).

  3. nettyg says:

    A beautiful thoughtful gift, she’ll love it…..and you’re right, everyone else will want one now 🙂 And well done, and a big pat on the back for finishing ST&D in good time,wonky knee and all.

    • katechiconi says:

      I hated the idea I might let them down, so it was a big push to get it done. In the event, it wasn’t too tough, and I’m glad to be ahead. That little mug rug just jumped off the cutting table scraps at me, and I really like the idea of making one from the scraps of each future OCA quilt.

      • nettyg says:

        I can’t imagine you resting on your laurels…or knees, as the case may be…..if it means not fulfilling a commitment. Matching mug rugs to OCA quilts is a delightful idea, the OCA ladies will love you. I’ve not long posted a scrappy post 🙂

      • katechiconi says:

        I’ll be right over to take a look 🙂

  4. It’s so pretty it might get auctioned off as well….

  5. I do, I do! It’s clever and charming, Kate.

  6. Lynda says:

    Lovely! She will like it to be sure.

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  8. Emmely says:

    It’s lovely, she’s bound to love it!

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    It is lovely, and I am especially fond of the pink butterfly. I am afraid that there is nothing from me this month.

  10. tialys says:

    What a lovely gesture Kate – she’ll be tickled teal instead of pink.

  11. KerryCan says:

    So, the pink butterfly is a symbol for ovarian cancer awareness, right? This is perfect!

    • katechiconi says:

      No, Ovarian Cancer awareness is the colour teal. I just added the pink butterfly for pretty 🙂 – if it hadn’t been a butterfly it would have been a flower, or something, whatever the scraps threw out.

  12. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    cute !!

  13. rutigt says:

    That mug rug is adorable! She must love it!!!

  14. I spoke too soon! You are not over teal yet!
    Yes, I am sure Emily will love it.

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