ScrapHappy May

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 haven’t been able to spend much time on the Hopscotch quilt because of trying to get Floribunda done in time, but here’s Block 6, and Blocks 7 – 10 are stacked up, waiting to be stitched together. I should have a bunch of them to show next month!

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).

Kate (me!)Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

42 thoughts on “ScrapHappy May

  1. It’s going to be the kind of quilt I love, with especially interesting bits here and there, playing hide and seek with the other bits! And each person has their own definition of interesting – Interesting, eh?

  2. second Kjerstin’s comment, love the silly little bits.

    • katechiconi says:

      So do I, and of course I have my favourite scraps, but part of the charm of these blocks is that the ‘uglies’ really add to the visual richness of the whole, so you can’t leave them out!

  3. you know how I feel about this one. can never have too much of a good thing 🙂

  4. […] joining our host Kate for another monthly crafting challenge. Kate, who blogs at Tall Tales From Chiconia, encourages bloggers to dust off their scraps and turn them into something […]

  5. tialys says:

    That little fox just leapt right out at me – it’s fun to do some fussy cutting now and again isn’t it.

  6. […] again and let someone else play. If you want to see some more scrap work, visit Kate’s blog (here) where she posts and lists links to folks who play with […]

  7. claire93 says:

    I do like an I Spy quilt ^^

  8. rutigt says:

    Love the little fox!!!!

  9. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I could spend hours looking at just that one block and all th lovely designs. A whole quilt would keep me amused for weeks!

    • katechiconi says:

      There are some really gorgeous patterns and colours in all those bags of scraps. It’s fun making all these blocks with as wide a selection as I can manage 🙂

  10. Another lovely block, with so much interest. True scrappy patchwork quilts are always a joy because they have such variety and so many stories/people/projects associated with them.

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re quite right. Pseudo-scrappy quilts, where the same, if wide, selection features, don’t fool the eye. I’m being as random as I can; fabrics do repeat, but when i come to place everything, I’ll make sure there’s plenty of variety.

  11. Your scrappy squares are lovely! In clicking through the links, I marvel at the creative use of scraps! Thank you for this feat of keeping us all Scrap Happy!

    • katechiconi says:

      I know! Human ingenuity knows no bounds, and I’m always delighted with the more ‘left field’ offerings because they leaven the dough of sewing!

  12. nanacathy2 says:

    Look at your owl fabric, really made me smile.

  13. […] Do pop over to Kate’s to see all the scrap happy makers and their projects, here […]

  14. Moira says:

    Another lovely block!

  15. kymlucas says:

    I am working on and off on a scrap happy afghan, but the colors are so vibrant it’s almost scary. Not sure anyone would enjoy seeing it. I’ll know when it’s finished. 😉

  16. Bear says:

    I’m late getting online today. Sorry. I’ve revamped my page so that there is a static tab at the top for Scrap Happy. So, here’s the link…

  17. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    You quilters can work miracles with little scraps, awesome !!!

  18. knitnkwilt says:

    My leaders and enders are getting way too fussy; I need a project more like yours.

  19. Susan Nixon says:

    Such cute fabric scraps included in this, Kate!

  20. […] joining our host Kate for another monthly crafting challenge. Kate, who blogs at Tall Tales From Chiconia, encourages bloggers to dust off their scraps and turn them into something […]

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