ScrapHappy September

Welcome once again to ScrapHappy Day!

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

I’d hoped to have made a start on cutting the pale mulberry border strips for the pale rainbow scrappy quilt, but once again, life has got in the way. However, I have found something lovely to do with some of the scraps from the Colours of Happiness quilt. What do you think? It’s going to be a cushion cover to go with the quilt. I had a handful of strips left over from the chequer-board panels, and these four all had the yellow running through the centre, so they worked as a set. Not finished yet (I think it needs those green strips down the sides, and perhaps a bit of embellishment of some sort), but on the way. As with all the other photos of the fabrics for this quilt, this looks a bit washed out; the camera just doesn’t capture these colours completely.

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 or useful 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, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie

See you again, same time next month!

20 thoughts on “ScrapHappy September

  1. Lynda says:

    This is going to be very nice with the lovely quilt you are making!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ve added those green strips, but it still seemed to need more, so I narrowed the orange slightly and added pink top and bottom. NOW it’s right. I have some green (not quite the same but very similar) for the back, but I need to get a zipper

  2. dezertsuz says:

    I agree on the green, and I think it will be lovelier still with your new additions.

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re right, it is! The green was really necessary to add a cool, acid note to all the hot colour going on. The extra pink really finishes it off. I’m happy now 🙂

  3. […] Joining in this month with Kate and Gun’s Scraphappy Day for some inventive uses of scraps and interesting blogs. If you want to use up some scraps and show what you’ve done with them – could be paper, yarn, fabric, leather, wood, whatever, just let Kate know here and she can add you to the list of participants even if you don’t want to do something every month.   Find more details on Kate’s blog here […]

  4. tialys says:

    Great idea to use the scraps straight away and it will make your quilty gift even more special.

    • katechiconi says:

      I haven’t used all of them by any means, but I have mopped up a lot of the 2.5 inch strips, both for the cushion cover front, and at a later stage for the binding. Still plenty of bright scrappiness for later, though…

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    How clever to use the happy scraps for scrap happy. I bet this will be the perfect accessory for the quilt.

  6. claire93 says:

    yep definitely needed some green ^^

  7. […] with Kate  for Scrap Happy Day, I have had fun. Everything was from my scrap bag. The blue calico background […]

  8. rutigt says:

    This is a perfect example of using up all the scraps you ever have 🙂 And a good looking one as well!

    • katechiconi says:

      I do like making cushions from quilt scraps, while the colour scheme is still fresh in my mind. There are still plenty of scraps and larger pieces left from this quilt, so you’ll be seeing them again!

  9. KerryCan says:

    I figured you’d have scraps from that quilt and would come up with a great way to use them! Well done!

  10. Your scrappy square! The colors are so pretty. I’d love to join you and be included on your list. I just posted about my scrappy project – not quite a colorful as yours, but fun to do none-the-less.

  11. Moira says:

    love the cushion cover. =)

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