Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scrap Happy in November - for a Good Cause

It's time to share something we've done with scraps. After last month's post I made up a couple of postage stamp stars. Then the other day I sewed up one more 4" postage stamp block.

What really got me rolling was the call for blocks for a quilt drive for those whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Florence.

I've been avoiding patchwork in an effort to give my left elbow a chance to heal. Precut scrap patches to the rescue! I was able to make up four of the prescribed 12" blocks out of my scrap tins.

Then I had some fun rearranging the four blocks...

This is one versatile block!

While I was working on these four blocks I sewed scrap strips together between seams. Then I just kept going...

 I also sewed up some other scrap blocks I'd prepared last month.

Next thing I knew one of the gals from my local guild asked for a 12" crazy patch block for her friendship quilt. Perfect for scraps!

So in spite of not sewing for about three weeks I got a lot done in a few days!

Scrap Happy Day is hosted by Kate in Australia and Gun in Sweden. To see what others are doing/have done with their scraps you can hop over to either of their blogs. There will be a lot to see, I promise you!


  1. Forward planning at its best!
    Love the versatility of those scrappy squares with the white.
    Don't go too mad with that elbow now!

  2. I've always loved Perkiomen Valley blocks: I made a friend a whole quilt of them, but the blocks had a red square in the centre of mixed black and white prints, half darker and half lighter. It produced a spectacular result – and you're right, there are loads of permutations of layouts. You've scrapped to huge effect this month despite your poor arm. Well done!

  3. Wow--you have been on a roll! I really like the way you used the whites to balance the busy, colorful fabrics in some of these blocks!

  4. Wowza! You have been very productive! I do not know the name of the block, but I really like the one with the white center. Nice work!


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