Well hello again.
Once again, it’s the 15th of the month, the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.
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 whether you’ll have something to show.
That’s a 12 inch (30cm) ruler at the right, to give you an idea of the scale of my new scrappy growth rate.
The assembly line
Here’s this month’s contribution – several of them, in fact! I have fallen victim to a serious addiction to the postage stamp blocks I posted about earlier. I enjoy the contemplative, peace-ful activity of cutting 25 just-short-of-2-inch squares on a small mat with a little ruler and a tiny cutter, the selection and placing of complementary colours and patterns, and the revelatory moment when I turn the block over and inspect all those perfect corners!
The offcuts: nothing bigger than half an inch wide.
It’s a fun, portable project I can take to my sewing group, put in an hour here and there, and best of all, it’s munching up my littlest scraps and forcing me to sort them out, bit by tiny bit. Win-win!
Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (In English)
Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)
Annett at https://knettycraft.wordpress.com (In German and English)
If I learn of any other participants I will update this post as the information comes in!
Jill didn’t have time to write a post for this month’s show and tell, so her gorgeous hat contribution is shown above – I adore that shade of blue! Do hop over and take a look at all her lovely stuff, which you can find at https://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com (In English)
Finally, LoriJ, who does not have a blog, has joined us, and the cute ScrapHappy bag she made for her lucky grand-daughter is also guest-featuring to the left. If you’d like to comment, please do so at this email address: designsbilorij(at)yahoo(dot)com (address disguised to fool the spambots).
See you next month with more scrappy loveliness!