ScrapHappy March: Progress again

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.

This month, it’s all about hexies. I took Days Gone By, my Days for Girls scrappy hexie quilt away with me, and it saw a lot of action! Here’s last time….

And here’s now!

The loose pieces from last time have been sewn in, extras added and a whole new double row at the bottom. I’m very pleased with this now. (Please excuse the photography; I took the shot on holiday, and as it was raining, I took the photo of the piece on my caravan bunk, standing on the ice box/cooler to get enough height). A lot of quiet holiday sewing time has paid off; it’s now almost as large as the piece that was lost. Not only that, but I’ve removed all the papers except those around the outside, so it’s now a lot nicer and softer to work with.

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 genuine 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). We also have a new member: welcome, Kjerstin 🙂 If you’ve copied this list from previous posts, please use the one below as it’s the most up to date.

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline, Sue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

I only got back from our trip yesterday, so I’ll have to see what I can do for next time!

49 thoughts on “ScrapHappy March: Progress again

  1. So love the colours… pleased to say I’m having fun with my hexies 🤩

  2. Thank you for showing me what to do and making a daunting task look very easy. NH was a super holiday spent with you’ll and the icing on the cake I learned some valuable lessons in quilting 😍

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so glad to have spread the scrappiness! Once you have your million hexies made up, the next fun part is deciding how you want to arrange them. My next favourite design after flowers is diamonds, and then triangles. I’ll send you some photos.
      It’s lovely to be home, but NH was glorious fun, and we’re all three looking forward to spending another holiday there with you both xxx

  3. Moira says:

    Wow! It looks totally wonderful and such a lot of progress in the last month.

    • katechiconi says:

      I rather stunned myself with how much I got done. Amazing what you can do when you sit in the sun with a workbasket beside you and no pressure to leap up and do chores!

  4. Susan Nixon says:

    That’s wonderful progress! I was so happy your holiday turned out to be wonderful and restful, as well as providing you with plenty of handwork time.

    • katechiconi says:

      There’s nothing like hand stitching with no time pressure, in the sun, with a sea breeze to keep you cool. I’ll have to remember to take hexies every time!

  5. Your garden is growing and growing! You are making great progress:)❤️

  6. Excellent progress. 🙂

  7. tialys says:

    You’ve made lots of progress whilst on holiday – I hope you didn’t deprive Mouse of too many strokies while your hands were full of fabric.

    • katechiconi says:

      I don’t think Mouse-Mouse suffered deprivation of any kind on this holiday. In fact, he had me immobilised during sewing by lying on my feet. Any claims on his part in this blog that there was any suffering at all are completely bogus.

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  9. Must be so nice to get back to where you were with your happy quilt. Another scrappy box from me this month:

  10. rutigt says:

    Well done!! It pays to be on vacation 🙂 Maybe we should be that more often, think of all the handmade project we will be able to finish, LOL. I do have some works that would be done!

  11. nanacathy2 says:

    I think this is just lovely, so bright and cheerful.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m beginning to think that I should use up the hexies that I’ve got and call it a day, and finish up with machine pieced scraps. Since the loss of the first piece, it’s taken such a long time to achieve this much, and I want them to have a quilt they can raffle. That in itself may take a while; the sewing group sessions have been suspended as nearly all the members are in the older age group and therefore a little more vulnerable to infection.

  12. claire93 says:

    coming along beautifully!
    I didn’t have any scrap happiness to share this time . . . but hope April will be better.

  13. Sharon says:

    A scrap happy goddess at work 🙂

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  15. Wow, wow, what brilliant progress during your trip. I’m surprised there isn’t a Mouse snout sneaking into the corner of the shot, though, since you were in the caravan.

    • katechiconi says:

      Most of it was sewn sitting outside under the awning, with Mouse on his quilt leaning his head on my foot, ‘contributing’… When the time for photography came, I arranged for him to be taking the Husband for walkies!

  16. love all the bright crazy colour combinations. Wondering if Mouse has his eye on it??

    • katechiconi says:

      He can eye it all he likes, t’ain’t happening! He has his own quilt, formerly the property of the Husband of Chiconia and now firmly possessed by Mouse, so more than one would be greedy, even in this doggo.

  17. magpiesue says:

    I’m so glad you’ve made up for the lost section – and on holiday no less! Adding some machine sewn scraps to quickly build size sounds like a good plan to me.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think I might use this as the centre of the quilt, and build a wide border of pieced squares, onto which I can appliqué the edge of the hexies. It means a lot of time cutting exact squares, but the piecing will go so much faster and DfG will have their quilt so much sooner!

  18. You have made tons of progress! And done it while on holiday!! I’m surprised Mouse let you have the time. I’m behind again but will catch up soon now since I can’t go anywhere and no one can come visit me either. ;( Getting some projects done though. Hugs.

  19. knitnkwilt says:

    Love those moments when there is a lot of progress, seemingly all at once.

  20. Marty K says:

    So this beautiful quilt is going to be for Mousiekins, right? 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      Mousiekins may like to think so, but when finished it’s going to be raffled to raise funds for Days for Girls. He has already stolen my Husband’s truck quilt, so I think he’ll have to wait a while till I make something specially for him 🙂

  21. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I think hand sewing is a lovely way to spend time sitting in the sun and more productive than reading a novel (though I like those too!) How big are you planning to make this quilt? I am trying to get an idea of how much is done and how much still to be sewn.

    • katechiconi says:

      The advantage of hand sewing is that you can ALSO listen to an audio book! The quilt will grow until it is at least square, at which point I may appliqué it to a machine-pieced scrappy border to make it generous lap quilt size. Despite the extra time I’m now able to devote to it, I’d like Days for Girls to have it some time this millennium, so I won’t go on ad infinitum with the hexies: too slow.

  22. Joanne S says:

    That sure is a LOT of scrappy heroes! ❤️ how all of the fabric patterns and colors are placed and go well with each other!

    • katechiconi says:

      There are some amazing fabrics in the scrap collection. Mainly it’s a matter of not placing like colours too close, and not allowing ‘dead’ spots where the colours are too dull or dark.

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