Grey Nomad Quilt: all together now

Yup, I’ve got it fully assembled.

grey-nomad-still-needs-bindingIt’s taken a while, what with all the other pots I have on the boil, but my biggest and bestest scrappy project is in the home stretch. I’m scratching my head a bit about what to start for my next ScrapHappy project; I hope I’m sure something will come to me before the 15th of this month!

I’ve spent a while auditioning various colours for the binding, but there’s no real question about what’s needed. It’s going to be be scrappy, of course! I’ve had a lovely rootle in all my scrap boxes for assorted lengths of 2½ inch strips I can join together.  I love binding, so I’m looking forward to this next stage 🙂

I’m confident I’ll be able to show the finished quilt for my ScrapHappy post…. 🙂

ScrapHappy September

Woo hoo, do I have scrappiness to show you this time!

Once again, it’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.

You’ll recall that my postage stamp blocks were being turned into a quilt, now known as the Grey Nomad. Well, I’ve got the whole thing quilted, and all that’s left is joining the blocks and binding the quilt:


Not only that, but the back is very, very scrappy. Now, the fronts are all the same: bright postage stamp square surrounded by plain grey border. The only difference lies in whether they were quilted up and down, or side to side. So I allowed myself to have fun with the layout of the back. You can see the quilting direction on the back of the blocks, and as long as I maintained the alternating direction, I could play around with the back blocks as much as I liked. And here’s the final layout, very gypsyish and scrappy indeed and not at co-ordinated 🙂


ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps – no new fabrics. It can be a random or formal quilt block, a pillow or pincushion, a bag or hat, a collage or rag rug. Anything made of scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful 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 shown on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. You don’t have to worry about 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.

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):

Usually has a scrappy post:

Gun at (in Swedish and English)

Titti at (in Swedish only)

Heléne at (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at (in Swedish only)

Sue at (in English only)

Nanette at (in English only)

Lynn at (in English only)

Norma at (in English only)

Lynda at: (in English only)

Birthe: (in Norwegian only)

Turid: (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: (in English only)

Debbierose: (in English only)

Tracy: (in English only)

Jill Goldberg: (in English only)

Claire Alexander: (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!