Friday, November 15, 2019

Scrap Happy in November

On the 15th of each month Kate in Australia and Gun in Sweden invite us to show what we've done with our scrap materials, whether they're fabric or paper or something else altogether. My scraps are nearly always fabric. I turn them into patchwork blocks which then increase the inventory of my Parts Department. Every once in a while I delve into the Parts Dept. and produce a quilt. Since last month I've only added to the Parts Department.

I don't know how many of these mini Trip Around the World blocks I've made since last month but here are the newest six:

I need one more in order to make a 60" square quilt. I may not stop there though. Maybe I'll make 20 blocks for a 60" x 75" quilt. As there's no specific destination or purpose for this project yet we'll just have to wait and see. 😉

One day last week I went through the box I keep near the cutting table into which I put offcuts and remnant pieces. I managed to cut quite a few scrap patches that day. So far I've made these blocks from that cutting session:

These have been built between the seams of other projects I've worked on:

Those flying geese units have not been sewn together, they're just loose 3" x 6" (finished) units at this point.

The Eve quilt (see previous post) has been set aside for the time being as I work on one of those secret projects that come up at this time of the year. It's a pretty controlled quilt, which is making me want very much to break out and make a wild and crazy scrap quilt. Maybe for Scrap Happy Day in December I'll have put together a quilt top out of the Parts Department. 😀

Here are links to others who may or may not have a blog post up featuring their use of scrap materials. If you'd like to participate just leave a comment on Kate or Gun's blog.

KateGun, TittiHeléneEva, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, 
JanMoira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerry
ClaireJeanJoanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwenConnie
BekkiPauline and Sue L


  1. I find it very satisfying to use the small scraps to make something both beautiful and useful. Your quilt will be pretty at any size.

  2. There's something beautifully free and happy about a scrappy quilt. I do look forward to see where you decide to call a halt on this one!

  3. I have a parts department - not as big as yours by any means - but the parts never seem to suit any project I'm working on. Maybe a scrappy quilt is the way to go as yours look great.

  4. I always like seeing what you are doing with your scraps, because mine are overflowing, no matter what I do with them!


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