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 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: Mini Pouch

This is the perfect project to use up scraps. The result is a cute little box zipper pouch. The Little Clover Pouch pattern calls for a 10″ square each of exterior and lining fabric and fusible fleece. This pattern is a free download and “perfect for a beginner!” (Hmm. Some kind of warning label?)

Looked like an easy, fun, quick, functional project. . . Then, why?!? have I attempted to sew three pouches, with each descendant promising to correct my mistakes? Don’t worry. I haven’t thrown in the towel. Hopefully, the fourth endeavor will yield desired results.

My fair attempts:

#1 Forgot the lining fabric and ribbon tab (my favorite)

#2 Remembered. Buuut, placed the ribbon tab too low

#3 Placed ribbon tab too high

The ribbon tab should meet at the contrasting fabric/zipper seam middle. *sigh* Maybe I’ll skip the ribbon tab on the fourth go ’round. 😉 I still like this scrap buster project. I plan to use one as a travel pouch for small plastic sewing clips. Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun

Have a good week! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Roundabout 3

Pulled out my Scrap Happy WIP ‘Roundabout.’ Made with 1-3″ wide scrappy strips and a fuchsia background fabric. Not sure – the background may disqualify this project. 😉 I must say, all those seams are rather bumpy. Hope it doesn’t interfere with the quilting part.

A lot of thunder and heat lightening yesterday. Worried about a power failure and my aging desktop. . . My ScrapHappy is a day late. Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun

Have a good week! – – Joanne