Scrap Happy Comfy Cocoa Quilt III

The sunshine and water beckons – I can’t refuse. So, I’ve made just a little progress on the Comfy Cocoa Quilt. Some of my blocks haven’t squared up nicely, so I must be more observant when sewing and trimming. This QAYG process is actually easier than I thought. Thank you to all for the tips and suggestions!

I need to add the backing to more than half the blocks. Twelve blocks will make a comfy TV binge-worthy quilt. I’ll have a few blocks left over. Not sure if I’ll add them to make a larger quilt, use them as part of the backing, or stow them away for another project.

Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun. Check out some of the Scrap Happy projects by others:

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

Have a good week and stay well! — Joanne

Scrap Happy No-Sew Pennants

A few years back, I sewed a quilt from cotton dress shirts. I found these “too good to throw out” 😉 scraps while tidying up my sewing drawers. The scraps were just enough to experiment with to make tiny pennants. With fabric on the fold, I pinked-cut 3″ (7.6cm) triangles. I overlaid the fold on twine, placed iron-on tape in-between, pinned and ironed. There was enough scraps to create four six feet (1.8m) no-sew pennants. I’m not sure how long they’ll stay “glued” together, but they are cute.

Meanwhile, I’ve made some progress on my QAYG project. Still not liking the dark backing/binding. But I am determined not to buy anything but thread for this project. I have a few questions for the pros: Are QAYG quilts naturally more stiff due to the fact that the quilted blocks (a smaller area) are sewn together — as opposed to a one-piece larger backing? Will this change after washing? Do QAYG bindings suffer more stress? Gah! Do my questions even make sense? 😀

Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun. Check out some of the projects others have create for Scrap Happy:

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

Have a good week and stay well! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Hot Glue Stand

My sew/craft room has become Distance Learning Central (it’s a mess). I was tired of dripping and stringy strands of hot glue stick getting everywhere. So, my husband’s thoughtfulness is the star of May’s Scrap Happy project. Ingenuity, pine scraps, nails from the garage and wood glue later: tada! A Hot Glue Gun Stand.

Mind you, this isn’t perfection; but it certainly is sparing my nerves and work space. This little project gave him something to do (Mr. Wanderer is going batty 😉 with ‘shelter in place’).

I’m sure you’ve seen multiple images like the one below. But what harm just one more? Sharing a little positivity created by fellow faculty members. 🙂

Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun. Check out some of the projects others have create for Scrap Happy:

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

Have a good week and stay well! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Face Covers

So, how are you doing? I hope you are well and hanging in there. I hope you have a fair share of food, drink, and paper products. I hope you are getting enough exercise, fresh air, and emotional support. But mostly, I hope this cray-cray time ends as quickly as possible. Weeks into this mess, I now realize the need to step outside for little breaks to rejuvenate. I read somewhere that when “…planning for distance learning, teachers need to cut their plans in half; then in half again.” Thankfully, I have a great Admin who understands and promotes this.

I decided to QAYG (first timer) my Scrap Happy quilt. So far I’ve sewn twelve 18″ (45cm) blocks. I’ve made a few mistakes and I wish I used a softer color backing; but, it’s all good. However, this project is side-lined as I construct face covers.

I am making face covers for my at risk family members. Something is better than nothing, right? My nieces requested “kitties.” My sister asked if she should order fabric and I replied, “Nooo! Scraps I have!” 😉 I used a never-worn T-shirt as “elastic.” I had to laugh when my mom asked, “Isn’t that the shirt I gave you?” Why, yes it is. 😀

Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun. Check out some of the projects others have create for Scrap Happy:

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

Have a good week and stay well! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Comfy Cocoa Quilt

A while back, I gathered and cut fabric scraps into usable squares and rectangles. My goal is to start using up these scraps. I’ve started on a “scrap happy” TV-binge-worthy, comfy, cold night for cocoa scrap quilt using 5″ square scraps. I haven’t gotten very far; but am enjoying working with the fabric and color choices.

I’ve got to get crack-a-lackin’ if I want to use it this winter, LOL! Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun. Check out some of the projects others have created.

Have a good week! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Shoe Sacks

How do you pack shoes when traveling? Not wanting to soil the clothing in my suitcase, I typically reuse plastic grocery bags.  Conscientious reuse of the ubiquitous plastic bag. On my last get-away adventure, a friend tsk-tsked! and gifted me with handmade shoe sacks. Love them! So much that I made a few to gift this Christmas. 

I folded 15 x 15 inch (38 cm) square scraps in half, turned under a top casing, sewed down the side and across the bottom. Easy peasy.

Voilà! Easy to sew, very simple, yet a handy gift. Hope my friends like them. 🙂

Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything to create a new item. It is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun.  Check out some of the creations made this month:

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Have a good week! — Joanne