ScrapHappy March

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.

Today, my scrappiness is tied in to the Tyger quilt I’ve been making recently. It needed another row to make it the ‘right’ length to my eye, but as a medallion format based around a square, the pattern couldn’t easily be stretched. So I decided to add 5 more scrappy blocks made from fabric leftovers and other small scraps I already had. Here’s the line-up!  I’m pretty pleased with the blocks, but you’ll have to wait till my next Tyger post to see how they worked with the whole thing.

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). Today we welcome a new member – click on the final link and hop over to say hello to Viv!

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 and Viv

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

35 thoughts on “ScrapHappy March

  1. anne54 says:

    Oooh! I love a slow reveal!

    • katechiconi says:

      The posts are kind of the wrong way round, I know, but it would have made a nonsense of today’s post if I’d shown the result yesterday! And by the way, I’ll be in Melboune in early June – will you be around then?

  2. cedar51 says:

    Looking forward to seeing where your “border” ends up.
    I never see my supplies as scraps…rather smaller than normal, supplies that evolved…

  3. Definitely looking forward to seeing it on the quilt 🥰

  4. […] from my stash. It you are further interested in what people do with scraps, check out Kate’s blog where on the 15th of each month she showcases her scrappy ideas and links to other Scrap Happy […]

  5. That’s going to be ideal. You have such an excellent eye.

  6. claire93 says:

    lovely use of scraps ! I’m giving this month a miss. Seem to have lost my mojo and haven’t been doing enough crafting to make scraps, let along find the incentive to make anything from them.

  7. […] Please pop over to Kate’s to see what others are doing with their scraps this month, link here- […]

  8. Interesting intrigue.

  9. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I am looking forward to the reveal! Is any scrap too tiny for you to keep and use? You put me to shame!

    • katechiconi says:

      If it’s smaller than 1 inch square it’s not much use as you lose most of it in seams and the finished item becomes very thick and heavy. Generally I tend to keep anything that’s 2.5 inches square or more, but I have plenty of smaller ones too!

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Your collection must be huge!

      • katechiconi says:

        Um, it IS pretty out of control, but the thing is, I don’t keep a stash of unused fabric like most quilters. I have a lot of small pieces, from fat quarters down. I’ll buy something for a particular project, but I’ve taught myself not to indulge in speculative or eye-candy purchases. Saves a packet and saves space…

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Yes any craft activity creates scrap and it is easy to build up a big stash without adding ‘might be useful’ or ;Oh! that’s nice’ to it! I haven’t bought fabric for years but accumulate stuff for recycling and then there is yarn left over from knitting….

  10. rutigt says:

    Now that I know how it ended, I can just say “No don´t use that!” 🙂

  11. Debbierose says:

    Lovely, and growing nicely

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