ScrapHappy March 2021

Back in December of 2020, I showed a bunch of scrappy log cabin blocks, made mostly from donated fabrics. I could not get them arranged to my satisfaction.

Based on the helpful comments there, I decided to turn them into small lap quilts, and now I have two done.

Blue scrappy lap quilt.
Autumn colors scrappy lap quilt.

I think I am going to keep the second one, and use it for a table topper in the fall.

I also finished another lap quilt from the donated fabrics —

Patriotic stars lap quilt, the front.
Patriotic stars, the back.

That one will go to the Veterans’ Administration hospital, whenever I can get back together with the woman who collects them. I have several saved up for her.

Faster than I can use up these fabrics, my friend from Dallas brings me more. Last weekend I got literally 50 pounds of scraps from her! (They have been donated to her quilting group, and they can’t keep up with them either and are spreading the wealth.) A lot of the ones she gave me earlier had already been cut into squares and strips — this new batch looks to be remnants left after scrubs were cut out. I have started cutting them into squares and strips myself and I find that very satisfying. πŸ™‚

ScrapHappy is the fifteenth of each month, and it is a day that Kate and Gun encourage us to use up our scraps! I am so happy to be part of this group along with:

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