ScrapHappy December

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.

It’s been a very busy month, and my output of hexie flowers from the scraps generated by Days for Girls hasn’t been terribly impressive. I tell myself it’s the use of scraps, not how much you do that’s the key thing. This lot is the output, and six of those were made by someone on the DfG team.

Here’s the line up:

We now have quite a few hexie flowers, and I’ve made a bunch of black hexies to go between them, so I think for the foreseeable future I need to concentrate on joining them, or I’ll end up with buckets of flowers and a monumental task! Just to remind you, it’s a memory quilt, composed of fragments of the fabrics the sewing team has turned into the Days for Girls kits.

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!


Here’s a lovely scrappy contribution from Margaret, who doesn’t have a blog so I’m featuring her work here. She’s made the most beautiful file cover – I’m quite envious. Click on the image to see a larger version.


38 thoughts on “ScrapHappy December

  1. Lynda says:

    Lovely of course, and the dinosaur (???) bits are a nice pinch of humor too! 😀

  2. Nanette says:

    You’ve had a busy month, with some unexpected events, so well done for forging ahead, you’ve made a goodly amount there. I’m going to try and get a post up, unplanned events here too, cutting into my sewing time, and Exther’s last block is top of my list at the moment.

    • katechiconi says:

      Fair enough, life and deadlines come first, and ScrapHappy’s only if you have time or something to show 🙂 Looks like TC Owen is going to make a dramatic entrance round here just before Christmas, if Windy’s to be believed…

  3. Envious of Margaret’s work as well — “Patchwork envy”? 🙂

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Hoping the day and coming night are alright for you weather wise. The hexie flower pile is impressive, and I love your friends file cover.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s lovely, that file cover, isn’t it?
      The cyclone has been downgraded for the time being and it’ll just be bad weather, unless it winds up again when it hits the coast.

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  6. rutigt says:

    What a great book cover from Margaret!!!! Your hexie flowers are also great!!!!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have to stop making hexies for a while, and start sewing them together! I love Margaret’s scrappy file too; it’s a pity she doesn’t have a blog so we can see more of her work.

  7. claire93 says:

    bright & cheerful as always ^^

  8. Wow! You just keep going no matter what. I’m glad the storm missed doing major damage to you and gave you more sewing time. Those hexies are just happy. Love Margret’s quilt too. Was studying it to see how she did that. Very impressive.

  9. tialys says:

    Every time I see your lovely hexie flowers it reminds me of mine waiting for me. Maybe I should make it a project for 2018 or resign myself to using them individually for small projects.

    • katechiconi says:

      Why don’t you make it a Bee, Myself and I project? One or two hexie flowers a month might be achievable. Once you have 20, join them together and start another 20. BM&I has been my key to getting the hatbox quilt done (or nearly done!), and it might work for you…

  10. KerryCan says:

    I really like the hexies. I keep thinking I should be making some but . . . there are so many other ideas waiting!

    • katechiconi says:

      I know, it’s a problem, isn’t it? There are so many projects I’d like to do, but only so many hours in the day. And of course, everything I make produces yet more scraps/ opportunities!

  11. I LOVE your pile of hexi flowers!! I’m working on a grandmother’s flower garden and it’s just so relaxing to sit at the end of the day and stitch these.

  12. Moira says:

    Lovely goodness there in those hexie flowers. And Margarets file cover is beautiful!

  13. Joanne S says:

    I like hexies and I admire those who take the time to hand-sew these little hexagons. Buuuut….I’m still immature enough to get frustrated working at detail. 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      For me, the key is breaking it down into user-friendly, anti-boredom chunks. Don’t spend too long on any one aspect of the job and it becomes entirely less intimidating, I find.

  14. magpiesue says:

    One wonderful thing after another! Margaret’s cover is delightful.

  15. Hexagon envy and quilt envy here….its all so beautiful!!

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