Good heavens, only 10 days to go till Christmas. Where on earth has the year gone?
Today’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.
I took another look at this photo, and I wasn’t really happy with it. I’m not liking some of the blocks in this arrangement, particularly the pale ones. It’s not that they’re not pretty blocks, they are, but they lack punch compared with the brighter ones. I’m thinking there may actually be two quilts happening here, one bright and one pale. So I’ve decided to make some more of the brighter ones to fill the gaps.
Obviously I’ve got plenty of teal scraps, so….
And this block took care of most of my darker orange bits.
I’ve had a lot of fun with the till roll strip piecing. I have a 60 inch strip now, too long to show you the whole thing. I still have innumerable small bits to make plenty more for sashing. I think this lot will be for the bright version scrappy quilt, and I’ll think again for the pale one. I’ve experimented, and the thermal paper tears off the back really easily, so that’s all good too.
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 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 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.
Kate (me!), Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Norma, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris and Nancy
See you again, same time next month!