ScrapHappy May 2021

Two more lap quilts. One is truly scrappy, made from donated fabrics which the donor had already cut into strips. I started these blocks back in December, and made two other lap quilts from the blocks in March.

lap quilt made of various scraps

The other just looks scrappy — it is a panel of cheater cloth or “pre-printed patchwork”. My guess is that it is from the 1970s, but it may be as late as the 1990s (based on the copyright dates printed on other fabrics in this hand-me-down stash). I have never been a fan of these brown-toned fabrics, but I do love the small-scale navy blue “sashing”, and I did have fun practicing my free motion quilting around the little motifs. I picked blue floral fabric from the same era for the backing and binding.

I was grateful that whoever cut this square of fabric, had the repeating motifs top and bottom, with the two rows of unique motifs in the center. And I think the fabric is so happy to finally achieve its quilt destiny. ๐Ÿ™‚

lap quilt made from fabric printed to look like intricate applique

Both of these will be donation quilts.

ScrapHappy is the fifteenth of each month, and it is a day that Kate and Gun encourage us to use up our scraps! I don’t get something ready each and every month, but I always get some inspiration from visiting the other participants!

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