..... to play ScrapHappy Scrappiness.
Kate and Gun host this day on the 15th of each month so we can share any scrappy projects we've made.
In 2014 I joined Andrea at So Scrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and each month made wonky star blocks with the colour of the month. I think I got sidetracked a bit last year when I joined again, and made other rainbow blocks, as well as the odd wonky star. It really got put on the back burner this year, what with moving and renovating, so I decided it was time to dig it out and finish it.
It was my friend Anne who prompted me.....she's been staying here for a bit, while she's been looking for a rental property.....reasonably priced houses that are clean and in good condition are pretty rare here, and everyone wants them.....and each time she saw the folded up stars sitting in my sewing room, she'd stroke them and mutter about "lovely stars". So I thought what better home for them than as a housewarming gift for her, and to give her something to cheer her up.
I thought I had only one more to make, so decided instead of a star, I'd make a house block...a wonky house of course! And a good use of scraps. So here it is, personalised for Anne with her cat and dog peering from the windows. I still need to do some finishing, a bit of embellishing and maybe some embroidered words, and it needs a border to bring it to the same size as the stars.
Here's the house set out with the stars, not a good pic and not the final layout, but you get the idea. I realised though that I still need one more star block.....maybe a teal, plenty of those scraps!.....so that's on the agenda for today. These blocks are 15 " square, so not a lot needed for a good size lap quilt.
Go visit Kate and check out her scrappiness for this month, and while you're there, there's also a list of quilters who join in with their own projects.
Until next time......