A Scrap Happy Trip Around the World – January 2021

Suitcase

A kind relative cleared out a chest of drawers and sent two suitcases of fabric my way, just in time for the first ScrapHappy Day of 2021..

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zip lock

Among the stacks of large pieces was a small zip-lock bag with 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric that had been unpicked from something – quarter inch fold lines and stitch holes still visible at the edges of the strips.

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pressed

We pressed them all flat…

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smaller

…and cut them into one-and-a-half-inch squares…

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stitch

…and stitched them into strips…

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more pressing

Which were pressed again…

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Siyah

…and the strips sewn together (closely supervised by the cat).

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First Trip

We made two mini Trip-around-the-World quilt tops – one in browns and tans…

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Second Trip

…and another in reds and blues. We’ll be backing, binding, and quilting them next.

 Trip Around the World quilts are one way to travel places this year, and if you click on some of the links below, it will take you to other people’s scrappy studios all around the world!

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ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th!

Here are the links for other ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group: 

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin (me!), Vera, Nanette and Ann

 

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25 thoughts on “A Scrap Happy Trip Around the World – January 2021

  1. You and your delightful assistant have produced another little beauty. I’m sure your kind relative knew the best place for her excess fabric pieces to end up.

  2. I love the Scrap Happy posts and have wondered if I could join in- so I asked Kate and she said that my upcycled scrap wood Spoon Dolls are just fine to be part of the fun. Yay! She has invited me to join in, so I look forward to doing that! Thank you so much for introducing us all to the neat things that you are doing for Scrap Happy as well as all the other bloggers around the world! 🙂

  3. Oh, I do like to make mini quilts. I have a stack of fat quarters that would be just perfect for this…. hmm… I’m still hooked by your dolly! So beautiful!

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