ScrapHappy July: Sugar sprinkles 2

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.

You’ve seen the first Sugar Sprinkles pillowcase quilted in my post about the Anemone quilt facing.

It was time to finish #2. First for the batting. I have a large box full of scraps of batting too large to be just thrown away. It was easy enough to piece together a panel large enough to back the pillowcase front. I had to buy another roll of batting tape to complete the job, but I find the tape is the quickest, easiest and most satisfactory way of joining straight edges of batting.

A quick squirt of basting spray (thank heavens for 505), and it was ready to start quilting. I wanted something different from the other pillowcase, which is angular and wonky. Here, despite the straight lines of the piecing, I wanted softer quilting and it wasn’t a huge jump to my old favourite: wavy lines.

Done, and I like the effect. Now to make a back and pocket for the pillow and put the whole lot together with a scrappy binding. But that’s for another day…

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). 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, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

51 thoughts on “ScrapHappy July: Sugar sprinkles 2

  1. My second post went up today 🤩

  2. Dayphoto says:

    Nice!!! Very nice.

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  4. knitnkwilt says:

    Wavy line quilting is a great effect!

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    Great way to use scraps, either design. I like frankenbatting, too, for my own projects or charity. I can’t bear to waste a foot-wide piece that is also the length of a quilt! Even at wholesale, that’s too much money to toss. And anyway, it’s scrappy!

    • katechiconi says:

      I collect anything over 4 inches wide, specifically to use for bags or pillows or place mats, stuff like that. And of course, I should probably buy shares in batting tape!

  6. Love them both. I use a lot of wavy lines too.

  7. I love it, Kate, waves are my thing (I live very close to the sea!)

  8. magpiesue says:

    That tape for joining batting scraps is better than pre-sliced bread! I like the contrast of the wavy lines vs the angles on the first pillow.

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, I do too. I wanted to emphasise the contrast between the two. The Husband has claimed the angular quilted pillowcase and I will have the wavy lines one; we are both delighted with our choices! In case you weren’t already aware, in the US, batting tape is made by Dritz Quilting and you can get it in Joann’s.

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  10. A Scrap Happy triumph – even the batting – that’s impressive.
    Here is my (burnt) offering:

  11. Those colors are amazing Kate! I love the scrappy grays and then those brights just sing off the top. I love it!!❤️

  12. Love the wavy lines 🙂

  13. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow too nice to sleep on.

  14. tialys says:

    Ooh, batting tape 🤔 Have I heard of such a thing? I don’t think so.

  15. I was going to ask about batting tape, but Tialys got there first 🙂
    Lovely quilt.
    Nothing from me this month, I’m afraid. I’ve not managed to make time to write.

  16. claire93 says:

    love the wavy lines ^^ I too keep all my bits of wadding and tend to simply zigzag stitching them together to make larger pièces.

  17. rutigt says:

    I love this second pillowcase!!! I hand stitch my pieces of wadding using very big stitches. Now you got me thinking…maybe I´d try that tape 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s great stuff. It lets you make a totally flat join between the pieces of batting, it’s really quick to apply, and you can’t tell at all that it’s there from the outside.

  18. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Can you show us a picture of the two together when you get home please? I’d love to see how they look side by side. They are different but obviously linked and I’d like to see how you made that work.

    • katechiconi says:

      I did screenshots and placed them side by side. This is the link to my media library so you can see it:

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Thank you Kate. Very interesting to see how different they are but how well they harmonise. Clearly fraternal twins!

      • katechiconi says:

        I suppose also they both came from the same scrap source, so that would give a commonality of fabrics and colours. But I did consciously try to make the second one different from the first.

  19. cedar51 says:

    stunning but practical…oops the pillows I mean!

  20. Joanne S says:

    The wavy lines really set the pattern off. I never used batting tape, just spray. I’ll have to check this out.

    • katechiconi says:

      The tape is good because it joins pieces edge to edge so there’s no extra thickness, it’s strong and it’s flexible, so the quilted piece behaves and drapes normally. It also has quite a loose weave so you don’t notice any difference when you’re quilting across it. Love the stuff!

  21. mlmcspadden says:

    Hmmm, I might have to look for some of the batting tape. I usually just overlap my pieces then quilt everything down well. but there are times when I really don’t want the extra bulk.

    I do love how the second pillow turned out!

    • katechiconi says:

      The nice thing about the tape is that you get a flush edge to edge fit and no detectable ridge. It’s not expensive stuff, so I’d say go for it! The second pillow is my favourite, so it’s just as well the Husband prefers the first one!

  22. That is seriously dedicated wadding joining. I usually limit my joins to one! I’ve been using up the oddments making pouches. Even a 10-inch square has needed a join in the middle.

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