The Scrap Box (ScrapHappy October)

When you buy the end of a bolt or a bag of samples, you’ll sometimes find a piece with a manufacturer’s mark. I saved these pieces with no special plan in mind.

batiks (blue, yellow, brown), cotton (yellow sunprint square), silk (red, pink), muslin (ecru), and a snippet of decorator’s fabric
machine appliquéd to a cotton base fabric
size 30 x 30 cms approx.

On the 15th of each month a group of people will post their scrap creations, although not everyone is posting every month. Here’s a list of the people partaking –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and please welcome our newst member Esther

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

The Scrap Box (Scrap Happy September)

With an overflowing scrap box, I’ve decided to join Scrap Happy. This is my first entry.

cotton scraps, sewn to base fabric, size 30 x 30 cms. approx.

On the 15th of each month people can post their scrap creations, although not everyone is posting every month. Here’s a list of the people partaking –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Jule (me)

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

Tiny & Fiddly

tiny batik snippets (offcuts from a past project) sewn into random rectangles, then appliquéd onto fabric from the back of a shirt

panel size 54 x 42 cms

I really love tiny & fiddly – even the smallest of snippets is saved for future use

Improv blocks

Looking at my list of creative material, I’ve decided to use up my pile of shirts and blouses.

The next project from these fabrics is already on its way – still got a lot of fabric left  for more.

Block size here is only roughly 15 cms square, so I’ll need some sashing strips.

Rainbow garden

The material for this project was free, with the jute fabric being a gift from my local fabric store. I think the tapestry wool came from Mom’s late aunt, a bag of leftovers from some other project. The panel is big enough to be turned into a small book cover – just an idea.

random eyelet stitch

Strata

Strata – improv foundation piecing, using scraps of batiks and leftover
strips from a shopping tote, panel size 28 x 34 cms

I haven’t been into crafting much lately. Finally, I’ve gathered each and every piece of paper from my shelves and cupboards – sorting, filing, trashing. May take me a while.