ScrapHappy September

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’m in the midst of hand quilting Anemone, so was reluctant to start another biggish project which would need the same cutting table I’m currently working on. So instead, I’ve made more scrappy hexie flowers for the blue and pink (as yet unnamed) hexie quilt I started on holiday. These flowers are truly scrappy, being made from an assortment of dark blue leftovers, and the pink gingham centres are leftovers from the most recent Days for Girls quilt. The papers themselves are on their third re-use, so I think that probably counts too…

So, not a very impressive showing, not like last month, but it’s representative of the time I was able to divert to it this month. Next month may indeed be more of the same, I’m only about 12% of the way through the hand quilting, but seem to be able to get 2-3 rows done a day. Maybe, just maybe, there may be scrappy coat progress next time. I make no promises…

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). This is an updated list, so ScrapHappy members, please check it against the one you post. And a warm welcome to our newest member, Nóilin!

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin and Viv

46 thoughts on “ScrapHappy September

  1. I love these even if they are more blue hexies. That’s really scrappy. Good job.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s interesting how many of my blue scraps don’t work in this colour scheme, though; too indigo, too purplish. It needs a true navy as the background. If I use that, I can slip in a few wild cards here and there 😊

  2. magpiesue says:

    These are charming. There’s really no hurry to complete the quilting on Anemone is there? Enjoy the process!

  3. Strikingly pretty and effective. Can’t get over the patience required to do handwork like that!

    • katechiconi says:

      Honestly, for me, there’s no patience involved. I set up stacks of papers and fabric squares get out needle, thread and scissors, and away I go, while I listen to a book or watch a movie. There’s no conscious thought involved, except perhaps deciding the order of the individual hexies around the centre. That was two evenings-worth.

  4. […] Joining again with Kate and the others to celebrate putting our crafty scraps to good use. Link here-https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2022/09/15/scraphappy-september-6/ […]

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    I really like the way these look. I love working on hexagon projects, though my hands have been to shaky to do handwork for the last year. I look forward to moving some of my projects along, too!

    • katechiconi says:

      I do thing it’s depressing how age and illness impact our ability to be creative. Luckily I still have good sensation in my hands post-chemo (unlike my feet), but these days the arthritis punishes me if I go on too long! Still, it will be very hard for me to one day stop making hexie quilts, so I suppose I’m making as many as I can now!

  6. Debbierose says:

    Love, love, love them ❤

    • katechiconi says:

      The scrappy ones are more fun, but I just don’t have enough varied scraps in the right blue, so this quilt can’t be a fully ScrapHappy project. Never mind, it’s still going to be gorgeous.

  7. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I love hexies as you know and who says we have to work with scrp all the time?

  8. claire93 says:

    can’t go wrong with hexies . . . but I do hope you have time to work on the scrappy coat for next time!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ve cut the pattern, so it’s a question of laying out the pieces as templates for the scrappy sections. I’m going to need the cutting table for that, which is currently occupied by the Anemone quilt… so I guess I’d better keep hand quilting!

  9. Lynda says:

    You can never have too much of a good thing. Blue and hexies are really good things! Your creative energy is inspiring.

  10. nanacathy2 says:

    Such a pretty colour combo, and I love hexies. A scrappy coat sounds amazing

  11. Moira says:

    Love the hexies, and that center fabric!

  12. oh course I love the blues and the pink centers are perfect.

  13. It is lovely to see the pretty blue Hexagons…I was not a particular fan until I started making them myself! Now I understand their allure!

  14. rutigt says:

    Love your hexie flowers! Dark blue is never wrong!

  15. kymlucas says:

    I love these so much! Not posting my “scrap happy” afghans because they’re the same pattern, just different colors. But I have continued making them this summer, which is unusual. Mostly, they tend to be cold weather projects. Just now, they’re going to Warm Up, Medina County through our library, which distributes them to hospice and shelters. I was giving them to Mom’s nursing home, but they have a new activity director who never responded to my email when I asked if I could continue with them. Perhaps if I ever meet her in person, I’ll ask again.

  16. Emmely says:

    Slow and steady gets the job done! Looking great!

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