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 😍


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 2022

Good morning & Happy New Year ScrapHappy friends 🤍

Glad to say quilting is still very much my happy place. It’s a new year and I’m looking forward to a new year of ScrapHappiness 😍

This Tote is made from a piece of material which is over 20 years old !!! It’s material I bought with me back from India on one of my trips back to my place of birth. It’s been used as a bed cover & then moved onto a table sheet when entertaining outdoors… it’s been sitting in my cupboard for a while now and I’ve been loathe to give it away or throw it out. It holds a nostalgic place in my heart ♥️

What better way to reuse the nostalgia than by making something for someone. A previous post has given you the story about that friend and our lives over the last 27 years. ….

At the moment I’m sitting in a holiday house in Rye and writing this post. It’s a big weekend for my family as it’s the start & lead up to my eldest daughter’s wedding next month. We are at a family Hen’s Weekend and enjoying every minute of it. But sitting on the bed in our very ‘fancy’ bedroom I had to take time out to write this post. There is no way I would miss out on our shared ScrapHappiness 😍

Blogging while sipping our coffee 🤍

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).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

Quilting 2022 #2

This quilt is for a little girl yet to be born. Her mum is a close friend and as soon as she told me her daughter was expecting I thought of making a quilt ( it’s not like I need an excuse 🤗).

We met for coffee and she told me about it and we both spoke at the same time … Me saying “I’ll make her Grand baby a quilt” & She saying “Would you make my grand child a quilt”

Great minds do think alike and we hugged and laughed and reminisced about when we first met 28 years ago… The little girl who is now having a baby I met when she was 2 years old … leaning over a Hymn book in church standing in the pew … her parents not far away. She was reading it so avidly and turned the page so reverently.. I was fascinated just watching her….

It was only after she looked up and smiled at me that I leaned over to say hello and realized the book was upside down 🥰.

That story has been told to her so so many times and that was how I met her mum and how we became friends. 28 years on we meet at least once a month and catch up for coffee or lunch depending on how much time we both have to spare. We pick up conversations where we left off and our lives even though not entwined will always and forever be entwined.

Now that little girl is going to have a little girl of her own and the one thing this “Grand Aunty”can give her is a hug with a handmade quilt.

I need to also mention that I have used QAYG method of joining and I have to thank Kate as she’s the one who has taught me pretty much all I know in quilting and helps me all the time. She is my mentor and a super dooper friend 🥰 . I’m liking this method of joining the pieces as she promised me I would. THANK YOU KATE 💝

And so now I present…

And so it starts 🤩

A sheet lying in my cupboard for a very long time … it’s meant to be a bed cover. It was too small to cover my bed.

It’s a printed cotton sheet I brought with me from India. I’ve used it a few times as a table sheet and when one of my friends asked if I could make her a bag with black in it my mind lit up 🤩

The pattern is something I’ve seen on Facebook many times … https://fb.watch/akW6Sj09eF/. I thought I would try it out.

I’m sure as I make more my hand will set but I’m quite happy with the results.

I have enough left to make another bag and the scraps will be lovely to use in a hexie cushion cover … lots of little projects floating around the New Year Brain 😍

2022 … Project 1

ScrapHappy December 2021

It’s that time again and Lo & Behold it’s the end of the year !!! Where does the time go …..

This ScrapHappy piece is not made with fabric or thread …. It’s a centrepiece for an 25th Wedding Anniversary which was meant to be in October… however due to lockdown was postponed to December …. Better late than never I say 😍

This was something I made for our 25th anniversary three years ago …. It’s been used at least five times now over the three years by different friends & friends of friends. I tweek it every time so as to make it individual for them.

The lantern is from IKEA, the base is a piece of florist form which has been covered with foil to match the silver theme. The flowers have also been recycled with a bit of greenery added to it. Even the candles inside the lanterns have been reused time and time again and after three years I have needed to put new batteries in it so that it would be nice and bright in the ambient light at the restaurant.

The event was a rip roaring success and my friends loved the centrepieces and that made me very happy.

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). Please note that Esther has a large ongoing project at present and needs all her time for this, so she has withdrawn from ScrapHappy for the time being. Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera( Me)Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose

Here’s to some more lovely ScrapHappy days in the new year 😍

ScrapHappy November 2021

Good morning and happy ScrapHappy day to everyone …. It’s here again !!!!

Seems like yesterday I had put it up a ScrapHappy Days post. The month seem to be flying by and we are almost at the end of the year.

I love this time of the month and always seem to have something ScrapHappy…. Which is very good seeing as I use up and recycle pieces of fabric or anything else for that matter.

This month Scrap happy piece is a four slice toaster cover made for a friend who lives in Perth.

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

Here’s to the next ScrapHappy post 🤩