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Bright… Cheerful …Hopeful …Optimistic Promising….

Words I think of when I look at these colours.

A quilt inspired by my friend Kate. She is the one who gave me the courage to get started and keeps encouraging me each and every time.

Her latest quilt “Twilight” has stars in my eyes and following her latest blog I thought it would be a wonderful way to tutor myself into making a similar one for myself.

Now believe me I am her ardent follower but by no means am I even close to her level of skill and expertise….

I started with the same window blocks but added another row. I have followed the patterns as best I can seeing as I have limited colours to work with.

I’ve planned this quilt the two jelly rolls I picked up at half price from spotlight… I had left over squares in blue from a previous project and it seems like it’s worked.

I’ve enjoyed making the blocks and putting them together… I’ve used a simple QAYG method and it seems to have worked ….

The border is in blue as I’ve run out of the pinkish colours in the jelly roll. The blue seems to bring out the pink in the quilt so I’m happy…

Without further ado I present ….

The colours are bright and beautiful and pretty 😍

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ScrapHappy January 2021

Well it’s time again and as I missed last month I simply could not miss this month …

The runner that I have made is called my 2020 WRAP… coz it has all the scraps from all my 2020 projects.

As I’ve made a fair few quilts and gifts over the year I don’t have them here with me to look at or feel. This runner will be a reminder of all things made last year.

I haven’t actually set it out making sure colours match … I’ve just pulled them out of the stacks of scraps I have now and free motion quilted them on the batting. It’s turned out bright and has a stained glass look to it which I love.

Here’s to more ScrapHappiness next month 🤩

Kate , Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera (Me!) Nanette, Ann and Kym

SCRAPHAPPY JANUARY 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIENDS 🎉

It’s that time again and this post is very close to my heart. 💕

Our first grand baby is due in March and you can well imagine I’m super excited 🤩🥰

I have been keeping blocks not used in other projects and pieces in pink in a box ready to start the year with a quilt for my grandbaby.

I have finished it … washed and dried it and it’s at home with my eldest waiting to be used. Once done I found it a bit big for a new born so I’ve decided to make another 🤩

Here it is ….

Hearts inserted into the quilt 💕

Please make sure to check out all the lovely Scrap Happy posts 🎉

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, 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

Here’s to the next project filled with ScrapHappiness 🥰

SCRAPHAPPY DECEMBER 2022

‘Tis the season 🎄😍

Surprise surprise… the post this month is Christmassy 😋

I’ve been making small gifts for my friends for Christmas as I do each year …

I had a couple of tea towels (Christmas ones) from last year & a few lengths of Christmas ribbon which I love but will not use again as a decoration…. So I decided to do this ….

The ribbon was perfect as a border …
Pretty perfect 😍

The ribbon has been recycled again into a Christmas frame 🖼️

A very Christmassy ScrapHappy Post 🥰

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). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Coments.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseNóilin and Viv

SCRAPHAPPY OCTOBER 2022

Hello 👋 hello 👋.

October is here !!! And it’s ScrapHappy time again. The speed with which the month flies by makes me catch my breath and I’m always happy to reach the 15th coz that’s the only way I make time to post !

Nothing extraordinary this time … I’m making a baby rug for a little boy from a quilt cover I had previously made but seldom use.

Its only a few blocks taken from the original cover and I’ve got bits left over for other stuff … but this makes a perfect ScrapHappy post.

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.

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

THREE YEARS AGO TODAY !!!

This is worth a blog as it’s something very close to my heart ♥️

Motorcycle Trip from Melbourne (Victoria)- Perth (Western Australia) 9091kms in total & the places we visited across the country stole my heart. This place in particular was amazing!!!

And so a piece from my write up at the time ….

“Day 10 CONTINUES FURTHER….

The icing on the cake …. THE LACE PLACE …The Margaret Blackburn Collection of Lace Since 1650.

There was a whole room devoted to LACE … almost all of it hand made and dating back to 1650…. an unbelievable collection of absolutely spectacular Lace. Anyone knowing me knows my love for Anything Lace … the delicate nature of the work along with the beauty that goes with it gives whatever it’s attached to an ethereal look & feel. Lace as far as I’m concerned would make the most drab outfit worthy of a second look and when you touch anything with lace it will make you immediately use a very gentle touch….. obviously I could go on & on about Lace & why I love it 🥰 but these pictures will give you some idea of the rapture I felt going through this place ….. I leave a piece of my heart in Hyden and every time I think of this place my mind will fill with the beauty of the LACE ♥️”

I could go on & on with pictures as I have at least 100…. But you can understand what I mean.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ”