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, we’re back to Hopscotch! I’ve neglected it for long enough, putting off the moment when I had to start the tedious process of sandwiching and quilting the blocks. I don’t much like dealing with large rolls of batting and big pieces of fabric…
So, as of this morning I have just over half of the blocks sandwiched. There’s only so much batting marking and cutting I can take, and cutting backing fabric isn’t much better, as I’ve bought a piece of wide-back in the recent Spotlight sale for the purpose… So I’ve decided to work on what I have already prepped. The tally so far is: 12 sets of batting and backing fabric cut; 8 assembled sets sandwiched and 2 of those quilted. You can’t see it too well in the photo above, but the top two blocks are quilted.
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, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Esther
See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.