ScrapHappy February

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.

Hopscotch is finally done. I won’t bore you with yet another photo of the whole quilt, especially as you saw it mostly done yesterday. Instead, I’ll show you a fragment of it, as evidence that the binding is on and done. It is a big relief to cross the line at last and be able to fold and put it aside, clear the decks and pick all the loose threads off my design wall! I’m looking forward to starting the next couple of projects.

Going forward, I’ll hopefully be producing a bunch of smaller items from scraps. Because of The Rona, the DfG group is not meeting at present, which means that the kits are not being produced – or at least, not in anything like the same quantities – and scraps are therefore not being generated as fast. At this rate, I might actually be able to catch up on the supply! The items I make will go into a raffle at some stage, to raise funds for the Days for Girls cause, and a good thing too. It’s nice to feel that my urge to make stuff from scraps is actually doing some good in the world.

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).

KateGun, EvaSue, 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

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

32 thoughts on “ScrapHappy February

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Congratulations on yet another lovely scrappy finish to make the world a happier place.

  2. cedar51 says:

    Always a pleasure to see your quilts…thanks for sharing

  3. Good news and a finished project all in one week. I can feel your smile from here.

  4. I do love this though.

  5. It’s always nice to get a big scrappy project finished…and yours looks great (despite the trials you have been going through whilst making it). It’s very nice to move on to some smaller scrappy projects though and we’ll enjoy seeing the variety!

  6. Going Batty in Wales says:

    YAY! A brilliant use of small scraps but I know this was never your favourite quilt. I hope you enjoy whatever comes next more.

  7. mlmcspadden says:

    Yeah for being finished with it!

  8. claire93 says:

    so pleased you got that large quilt done and dusted! Now to have fun making smaller items for the raffle!

  9. Lynda says:

    A finish is always better than a pile. It makes you feel so accomplished! What a beautiful quilt, Kate.

    • katechiconi says:

      A finish is always satisfying. I’m glad you like the quilt, it’s for such a good cause and if everyone feels the same way, it should raise some decent money for DfG.

  10. I always think it’s delightful to see the close-ups, so thanks for that! Good job on getting to the end of this one through all the trials and tribulations, like anyone needs more stress besides the “more than usually dreaded lurgy”.

    • katechiconi says:

      I really enjoy seeing close ups myself, so it’s fun to do from time to time. I’m glad this quilt is done, and I hope it will give someone a lot of pleasure. It has been a difficult time, but it’s over now, and I’m free to move on to something more interesting!

  11. Your designs and makes always carry good energy – to use a new age term which I can assure you I don’t usually, it just popped out of nowhere. Probably from spending too much time on instagram!!!

    • katechiconi says:

      I do try to be intentional when I make for someone I know, and despite having no idea who will end up with this quilt, I tried to put some of the same purpose and intention into it. It’s not the poor quilt’s fault it came at a bad time for me, so I’m glad it’s getting some appreciation!

  12. Debbierose says:

    Woo hoo happy dance time. This is a beautiful piece of quilitn, and art.

  13. always a great feeling to finish such a big project and it looks beautiful. It is a very good deed to put so much time and effort into such a deserving cause. Blessings!

  14. rutigt says:

    Great! And now you can move on to something new!!

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