Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Scrap Happy in December

 On the 15th of each month Kate and Gun (links below) host a link party so we can share the things we've made from scrap materials. Not everyone is a quilt maker so sometimes there are unexpected materials involved. I've only used fabric this time though, blocks that came straight out of my Parts Department and some leftover flannels for a couple of doll quilts. 

This first one is made up of just a few blocks I'd made experimentally. 

I believe some people know the block as Indian Hatchet. I started with five inch squares and used two inch squares on opposing corners to create the units. Like log cabin blocks, these can be set in a multitude of ways. It wasn't until I went to do a bit of quilting that I realized this setting had created an offset design. Fortunately, something this small didn't require much quilting! The only quilting was just inside the two white diamond shapes. I backed the top with a piece of flannel so there was no batting to secure either. I just stitched around the perimeter with right sides together, leaving an opening for turning. Then I topstitched all the way around to finish it off. It's about 15.5" square.

The second one was made with just four 6.5" liberated log cabins from the inventory on hand. I used two inch scrap strips to frame the four blocks up to a 15 inch square. I backed it with more leftover flannel, no batting, and once again did minimal quilting.

It was fun to highlight the two cat images. 😉

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, TittiHeléneEvaLynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaire,
JeanJon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette and Ann


  1. Don't people use that setting to create a Tic Tac Toe quilt, aka Hugs and Kisses? Either way, the dolls have something pretty and cosy :-)

  2. I'm sure the dolls and their owners will love these bright, cheerful animal patterns quilts.

  3. Two great scrappy projects, Sue! I love the cats, especially.

  4. so joyful, and some lovely fussy cutting ^^


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