ScrapHappy October: A hexie cushion

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 needed a handwork project to take on holiday with me. I had quite a bundle of hexie flowers left from the Days Gone By quilt top, so I’ve separated them into to projects: a cushion cover and a table runner. When Days Gone By is finished and goes into the prize draw, I wanted to have a second and third prize to go with it. The cushion cover will be third and the table runner second, being larger.

And here’s the finished cushion front, all the hexies stitched together. It’s not stylish or carefully considered, but it is very scrappy and cheerful. I need to tone down the pale yellow and pink ones in the middle which jump out too much, and I’ll straighten the outer edges, sandwich and quilt it. After that, I’ll add a backing in a nice colour. Next month, I hope to have the table runner top ready to show 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 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. Joanne has asked to be removed from the list due to time constraints, and we have a new member this month, so say hello to Ann and hop over to look at her work in the galleries on her website.

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

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

42 thoughts on “ScrapHappy October: A hexie cushion

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    That was a wonderful plan, Kate. I really like the size of this one in the photo.

  2. Beautiful as always and colours make me want to sing. ♥️

  3. Marty K says:

    Such a cute cover! The matching flowers in each corner really make it.

  4. Moira says:

    great plan for the extra hexies, and love how the cushion has turned out

  5. magpiesue says:

    That’s going to add color *and* cozy to whoever wins it!

  6. tialys says:

    I agree about the pink and yellow but, overall, it has a very ‘modern art’ feel to it.

  7. rutigt says:

    I like your hexie pillow case the way it is now! There should be bright colors! 🙂 They will make you happy!

  8. Well, that’s very jolly – I’m sure someone will be delighted to win it.

  9. claire93 says:

    will make for a very lively cushion cover indeed!
    I sadly, haven’t been playing with scraps this month, so it’s a no-show from me.

  10. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Sometimes random things without plan or careful colour choice are brilliant! Like your cushion.

  11. nanacathy2 says:

    So bright and cheerful, and double scrappiness as the hexies are leftovers too!

    • katechiconi says:

      Exactly! Scrapscrappy… Hmm, that sounds a little rude, somehow… Anyway, tis done. I have to pick out all the papers, but after that I can finish it up when I get home.

  12. Emma says:

    Love it! I’m curious to see how you’ll tone down the pink and yellow hexies 😊

    • katechiconi says:

      I have two options in mind; either to use Sharpies to decorate the fabric so that the colour doesn’t glare so much, or to appliqué a motif onto it to hide some of it.

  13. […] Here is the link for you to browse scrappy projects, some of a stricter definition. […]

  14. cedar51 says:

    it feels like the kind of well stuffed but puffy cushion you would have on your wicker outdoor chair on a verandah…the bright colours would help bring your garden towards one…

    not making much sense – long exciting week has just unfolded and next week will be even more exciting if all goes to plan…

    • katechiconi says:

      No, it makes perfect sense, only in my case it would be on my swing seat on my back deck… if I was keeping it! I shall have to quilt it well to ensure that frequent use does not pop all that hand stitching!

  15. kymlucas says:

    As my mother-in-law used to say, “cheap and cheerful.” My favorite style.

  16. What a great idea, Kate! Turning these leftovers into a runner and a cushion cover is inspired. They’re so pretty.

    • katechiconi says:

      And it does get the maximum benefit from the work that’s been put in so far. I’ll have to eke the runner out with some leftover hexies of my own, but that’s fine, a good use for them.

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