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 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 May Camp Quilt Block

My quilt guild’s May lottery is the Scrappy Camp Quilt block. Perfect for a Scrap Happy project! The finished block is supposed to be 18.5″/47 cm square and my block finished up at 20″/5 cm. Of course it did. 🙂 I put together another block – just to be sure I was following the instructions correctly – and got the same results. I really like this block so I hope that the other participant’s blocks measure up like mine.

The block begins with a 6″/15 cm center square. Two 2″/5 cm same fabric strips are added to opposite sides of the center square; followed by a different set of two same fabric strips added to the other edges. (Kind of an updated Log Cabin block). After four rows of strips have been added to the edges of the center square, the block is then cut into fourths.

Two center strips are added (in a “plus” design) to put it all back together. Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun.  Well, I’ve yet to win a block lottery. But I am gaining new skills and learning new blocks. So a win-win, I think. 😀

Have a good week! — Joanne

Scrap Happy Hometown Block 2

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…

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Scrap Happy Hometown Block

It’s mid-month and time for the ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun.  I’m posting a wee bit early as we may lose electric power due to outlying effects of Hurricane Florence. One of my quilty friends came up with the idea of a “state/home town” quilt block swap. While I admire appliqué and paper piecing; I am not in the least bit comfortable with my own lack of expertise. So I put it off. For two years. 😛 The other day I got to thinking…what a great way to use up scraps and participate in ScrapHappy! 

SEPTEMBER SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE

Virginia, one of the original thirteen colonies, has it all: The Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountain Range, and loads of history. My hometown is in Virginia Beach.

Quilt_VA_1

I have a vague idea for my design, I’m starting with the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and working my way toward the coast.

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