Scrap Happy Roundabout

My ScrapHappy Project (hosted by Kate and Gun ) has no pre-plan nor timeline this month.  It is made of a bunch of  strips and tiny square scraps left over from an Alison Glass quilt top. I have hoarded vibrant colors scraps and pre-cuts of her fabric for several years. So…of course, I can’t bear to throw out any of these scraps. Thank goodness for Scrap Happy! 😀 


I can’t take credit for this block idea that I saw online a year or two ago. I’ve tried, but I can’t find it now. With solid fuchsia cotton squares I have on hand; I started sewing scraps around and around the edges. Not particularly worried about lining up seams. I am not even sure what direction I am going in, or what the end product will look like. 





I am saving and incorporate the lovely trimmed edges. This is a Scrap Happy project after all. 😉  I am thinking about cutting this block in half horizontally and vertically; then putting it back together much like a disappearing nine-patch. I am greatly open to block suggestions and ideas.  I usually worry that I’ll run out of fabric. Now? I hope I don’t run out of scraps! LOL. By the way, a couple of years ago I toured Alison’s home workshop studio. What a treat! Thought you might want to take a peek. 

Have a good week! — Joanne

Be sure to visit these other posts to see what others have made for their Scrap Happy projects: Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohannaJon, HayleyDawnGwen and Connie

12 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Roundabout

    1. I’ll definitely have to make more to see where this journey is taking me. 🙂 I hadn’t thought of a bird’s nest, as Kate mentioned, but now I can see it. 😀

  1. Oh, lovely! You know what? It reminds me of bird nests, where all sorts of beautiful things are woven together in the sides. It’s probably not at all your thing, but if they were mine I’d be joining them as they are, with sashing between, and I’d be appliquéing a couple of pretty eggs in each of those nests! And now, enough of what I’d do; I’ll look forward to seeing your decisions sometime soon when you have enough blocks.

  2. Hi Joanne! Your “bitd’s nest” block looks fantastic! I have made several quilts using this method. I don’t know if you have a plan for this quilt or not, but a fun way to unify all of the scrappy blocks is to make the centers all the same and then sash them with the center color as well. Good luck with the rest of your birds nests . I hope you have a wonderful day!❤️❤️

    1. Thank you, Johanna. I like the idea of a bird’s nest. 🙂 This is exactly why I choose to be part of Scrap Happy… to get ideas and learn from others!!!

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