ScrapHappy Day, July 2019

This month I made a lap quilt from the Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps (this one is the third, I think.  Maybe the fourth.  And the bin is still pretty full).

lap quilt in reds and browns

A scrappy lap quilt with roosters and sunflowers.

I have tried all kinds of batting in my life — silk, wool, bamboo, and cotton.  For this quilt, I used a piece of inexpensive 80 % cotton/20 % polyester batting, and I really liked the way the threads sank into it.  The top thread and the bobbin thread actually met somewhere in the middle as they are supposed to.  No matter which different battings and tension settings I try, it seems I always have one thread just floating on the surface, so I was very happy with this one.

I also used Robbi Joy Eklow’s method of facing the quilt, rather than binding.  I like being able to use shorter pieces instead of a long roll of binding, and I love the opportunity to have even more patterns and colors on the back, with mismatched strips for the facings, and bright triangles in the corners.

back of lap quilt, showing facings

The brown fabric came from Second Chance Fabrics.  (I am not a rep, just a fan!)


ScrapHappy Day is the 15th of every month, and it is a good thing, because it seems to be the only day I post, anymore!  It is hosted by Kate and Gun.  Here is the list of participants:

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen (me), Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Please visit and see what other scrappy things we have been up to!