Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Scrap Happy in September

 We've had a little bit of rain! Hurray! Hopefully there will be more over the next day or two. I doubt it will make the air quality safe for me but it will make it safer. My roses will be happier too.

It has been hard to generate the energy to do much of anything with the amount of smoke in the air. Before the air got so bad I pieced up another little quilt top to turn into a quilt for a cat in our local animal shelter. I started with some scrappy Hourglass blocks I'd made some time ago that finish at 3 inches square.

Then I found scraps of an old floral stripe and used it for borders.

Those colors aren't quite true. I've got a large scale print of cats cut for the back. Just have to dig out a batting scrap to finish this off. 😁(You can see the first two quilts I made in this post.)

I've pieced up a few new scrap blocks for the Parts Department...

And used scraps to make two 12" Tall Ship blocks.

Now I'm trying to figure out a way to combine the Tall Ships with some of my 6" ship blocks for a donation quilt. Probably I'll want to make another Tall Ship or two as well! 

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). We have two new members this month, Del and Nanette – Welcome, ladies!

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaLynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Del and Nanette


  1. what a lovely idea to make cat beds! and with cat print on the back, it'll be reversible ^^

  2. Oh what fun - I do love scrapies :-) Those ships are gorgeous.
    And YAY! for rain. Praying we get some soon.

  3. wow, what a lucky cat and i love the tall ships. We had rain last night which seems to have washed away some of the foggy smoke and smell - the sun is trying to break through.

  4. The tall ships are more intriguing to me than the regular ones. Very cool.

  5. You know me and ship blocks... Those tall ships are so charming! One of these days I'm going to feel compelled to make a quilt with a Storm at Sea centre and a border of small and large ship blocks, sailing around and around! Blue and white and aqua and green, I think. Anyway, beautiful scrappy work once again, and I'm so glad the air quality situation has eased just a fraction for you.

  6. It must be awful for you with the smoky air - thank goodness you have your sewing to distract you and keep you busy. The cat quilt is lovely and I always admire your ships.


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