It’s mid-month and time for the ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun. I’ve completed my state/hometown blocks for the swap initiated by two friends. Paper piecing has really intrigued me. Participating in Scrap Happy has done what I’d hope: encourage me to learn more about quilting. So, now I am on the search for a local quilt paper piecing class.
OCTOBER SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE
I was determined to include fields, forests, waterways — all the way to the coastline of Virginia Beach. Last SH post, I’d figured out the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. I added prints and solids for the Piedmont’s rolling hills and sandy coastline. I thought the batiks worked rather well for the waterways. Eh. That pesky top, left corner, again…
I sewed scrap strips together for the “forest.” Feeling adventuresome, I cut one tree in half lengthwise and then sewed the opposite sides back together.
Federally funded by George Washington, the first Cape Henry Lighthouse and its sister is located in Virginia Beach just off the Atlantic at the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay.
Not the best applique, but I managed the two lighthouses. This block went to my Chicago friend. I am working on the second block to give to my New York friend.
I managed to correct that pesky corner. 😉 We three plan to work on our own interpretation of our completed respective state/hometown quilts. LOL, This will be a rather small quilt unless I talk a couple more friends into participating.
Have a good week! — Joanne
Be sure to visit these other posts to see what others have made for their Scrap Happy projects: Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen and Connie