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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 June 2022

I was chatting with Kate this afternoon and told her I’ve had no time today to post …. Yet …

She did say that there’s no urgency to post each month but I do feel like I’ve missed something important if I don’t.

So here’s what I have made at the end of last month. I had pieces of fabric which were just a perfect size for hexies.

I ended up making hearts and still have no idea what it’s going to end up being at this stage, but I’m just happy to see them made and sitting on my table …. I know inspiration will hit at some stage but till then my ‘Heart’ will be there ♥️

Three “full” hearts
One “heart” outline.

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

Happy ScrapHappiness all & will definitely see you next month 🥰

And they are here 😘

Two and a half years later and hundreds of video calls Kate & John are here with me.

Happy does not begin to describe how I feel. There are some people you meet along your journey through life and when you cross paths you just “click”…. Well that’s the way it is with us.

Blessed & grateful to call them my friends ❤️

🙏 WELCOME 🤗

A gift for my birthday 🥳 HANDMADE of course!

BLOCKS for OC

This is the first year I have volunteered to make blocks for Ovarian Cancer fundraiser. I have been quilting and learning different blocks for the last two years now and I’m hoping I have made something that can be used in the quilt.

Kate has been making these beautiful quilts for many years and I feel privileged to be part of this process.

The four blocks made so far 😍

This looks very blue instead of teal .. so may not be part of the blocks

ScrapHappy May 2022

And here we are again…. A super time of the month…. When we all share our lovely ScrapHappiness 🤗

My post is going to be a short one as we leave in an hour to hit the road again. We are heading to Mundulla in South Australia. It’s 505kms of riding and I don’t think I’ll be in any shape to do any blogging later 😄

This piece is a follow up to the rag quilt I sent my aunt last month. I noticed a cushion sitting on her bed and decided she needed a cover for it.

And I present …..

Having seen a pillow behind the cushion I’m thinking a matching pillow case too …. I have enough scraps for it 🤩

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, 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, Nanette, Ann,Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbieroseand Viv

See you all next month 🥰

What we will be on for the next 505 kms today 😍

SCRAPHAPPY APRIL 2022

A Story ….

Once upon a time …. In a land far far away ….
Oops wrong story …. 🤩

This story is about 7 cushion covers … they were made for the cushions in my lounge… however they were too big for the cushions…. I did use them but only once …. And being big the edges tipped forward like ears 😳…
So they sat in my basket 🧺 for a long time …
I would NEVER EVER throw them out … so I did the next best thing…. I made it into a foot rug for my bed. I have one cover left over so I can use that to dress up my pillows … A job done ✔️ and I’m very happy 😊
The end …. (Well to this quilt story anyway 😄)

The cushion covers made last year…
You can see the floppy ears !!
The cushion inserts were filled with batting cut to size & I did FMQ all over & then used the QAYG method to join …
A ScrapHappy Rug for the foot of my bed 🥰

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 genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email Kate at the address on my Contact Me page. 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, Gun, Eva, Sue, 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,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Viv

Happy ScrapHappiness everyone 💖