ScrapHappy March

Time for more ScrapHappiness ūüôā

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

This month, I’ve done something completely different. I’ve had very little time for the Anemone hexies, and have thrown together a scrappy block selected from a handful scooped out of my most recent scrap bucket. I have many teal scraps (big surprise there!), and this is going to be one of the final TWX blocks, a good use for them, I feel.

I say ‘most recent’ because I have multiple scrap buckets, and have added to my ever-growing To Do list a plan for a serious scrap manage-ment session once I’ve got a couple of projects out of the way. I’ll start by sorting them into colours, which seems the simplest plan of attack, followed by cutting them into useful sizes, and if not big enough to cut to a useful piece, I’ll sew them into one of these random blocks again.

I’m never going to be the kind of person who cuts to size and files away the minute I create a scrap, but if there’s a system going (apart from ‘toss it in the bucket’), I’ll try and use it. Try. I make no promises ūüėČ When you’re going with the flow, who has time to cut her scraps into tidy shapes?

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps ‚Äď 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‚Äôd like to turn them into some-thing 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

ScrapHappy February

Already! Time goes so fast…

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

Well, I’ve been working on several other and more urgent projects, so my progress on the Anemone scrappy quilt hasn’t been so very impressive. I’ve been stitching assembled¬†hexie flowers into an ever-increasing piece.

The worst thing is that my lovely camera has decide to go on strike and I simply cannot get it to take a photo with auto focus switched on so that images are crisp. It’ll have to go into hospital tomorrow, where hopefully a nice man will twiddle a couple of switches and tell me “You had the bftrglsgl operating at ISO 3 million and the aperture at 700, and you didn’t stand on one leg while pressing the shutter button in halfway, so of course it wouldn’t focus”. And I shall feel like a fool and accept his scorn and the fix¬†gratefully… because truthfully, I should inform myself better about this camera’s amazing abilities. But all I want it to do is take a decent, in-focus image with minimum fuss. And up to now, it has obliged me.

Here’s¬†where I’ve got to (not too hideous, mostly in-focus photo taken with my phone instead…):

anemone-phone-1

And this is how it looked before, so progress hasn’t been too shabby. Yes, I do know it’s upside down compared with how I showed it before, but I find I now prefer it this way ūüôā ¬†I shall also refrain from making and showing new hexie flowers till all the ones I have are sewn in. It’s getting too confusing trying to work out which ones are new, and which you’ve seen before!

anemone-start-of-assemblyScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps ‚Äď 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‚Äôd like to turn them into some-thing 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

 

 

ScrapHappy January

As you can see, Anemone’s in bloom!

anemone-start-of-assemblyAt left you can see three more hexie flowers I’ve made (loads still to go) and I’ve actually started assembling the centre section. The pace on this project has slowed a bit now that I have another OCA quilt in progress, but things are still happening. The two quilts I’m working on concurrently, this one and the Hatbox quilt, are symbiotic; a fabric I’ve used for the Hatboxes will then provide scraps for Anemone. All very satisfactory!

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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôd 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

Karen: https://mewithptsd.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

ScrapHappy December

It’s that time again ‚Äď already! ¬†Why does time go so fast, especially at the end of the year…?

big-hexies-3Once again, it‚Äôs¬†the 15th of the month, the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps. This month, the big hexie quilt has a name at last. I’ve realised how much these black-centred hexie blocks resemble the flowers of Anemone coronaria. Just Google it for yourself; do an image search, and you’ll see. I grant you that my palette is a little more extensive than the range of colours the flowers come in naturally, but still, the name Anemone seemed right. ¬†Wikipedia has a pretty source for the name:

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemŇćnńď means “daughter of the wind”, from √°nemos the wind god “wind” + feminine patronymic suffix -Ňćnńď.¬†The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name “windflower” is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone A. nemorosa.

So, anyway, back on topic.¬†ScrapHappy¬†is open to anyone using up scraps ‚Äď 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‚Äôd 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jan: http://thesnailofhappiness.com/ (in English only)

 

See you again, same time next month!

ScrapHappy November

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

And here it is, my latest scrappy project, currently imaginatively called Big Hexies (needs work, I know!). You may have seen the post earlier this month on my first batch of hexie flowers. Here’s the next lot!

big-hexies-2

This isn’t the final arrangement, by any means, just a layout to show what I’ve got finished since my last Big Hexies post.

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps ‚Äď 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‚Äôd 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Susan: http://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

ScrapHappy October

Hurray, tis done, tis done!

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

And I’m extremely¬†Happy¬†to tell you that the very¬†Scrappy¬†Grey Nomad quilt is completed.¬†The scrappy sashing and scrappy binding are on, and here it is in all its magnificent scrappyness:

The front:

grey-nomad-front

And the back:

grey-nomad-back

It was actually ready over a week ago, but I decided to hold it back for this post to celebrate a shoebox and more of scraps used up. Now all I have to do is come up with another nice long project that will use loads of scraps. Thinks… I suspect it may be hand-stitched hexies for a good while. Bigger pieces ‚Äď I’m using 2 inch hexie papers, which are 2 inches on each side ‚Äď but still scraps. I’ll be making a good start on it when I go on leave in a week’s time, as it’s my travel handwork.

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps ‚Äď 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‚Äôd 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôll 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 https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Heléne at http://quiltochsom.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Sometimes has a scrappy post:

Eva at bambisyr-evaj.blogspot.com (in Swedish only)

Sue at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (in English only)

Nanette at http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com.au (in English only)

Lynn at https://thetialys.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Norma at https://shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Lynda at: https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com (in English only)

Birthe: http://birthesrom.blogspot.no (in Norwegian only)

Turid: http://densyendehimmel.blogspot.se (in English and Norwegian)

Cathy: http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com (in English only)

Debbierose: https://sewrosey.wordpress.com (in English only)

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Jill: http://nicepieceofwork.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Claire: https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/ (in English only)

Susan : https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/just-in-time (in English only)

See you again, same time next month!

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 2¬Ĺ inch strips I can join together. ¬†I love binding, so I’m looking forward to this next stage ūüôā

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