Skip to content

Scrap Happy April

April 14, 2020

it’s that time again!

time has slowed down somewhat

I was so happy making a scrap happy sample book

that I carried on making a second

and when Kate posted her tutorial on making hexies  – (not being a quilter I’d never made one before)

one had to go into the book

 2 handwoven, 2 antique Japanese, my old yukata and 2 designer scraps

many people in my neighborhood have put hearts and/or rainbows in their front windows

I see them on my daily walk

this is a common one – a variation of the Canadian flag

and one I see all the time – just across the road

with lots of little hearts and a teddy bear

(click on the picture to see the teddy)

so one hexie was not enough – like eating peanuts

and then I had a bright idea

instead of hearts I could put hexies in the window

it started with five –  3 for the weeks I had self isolated and two for the weeks leading up to that

then add one each week to create a rainbow

this week’s is lower left – Winnie the Pooh

scraps left over from granddaughter Carrie’s sun dress when she was three

I’ll definitely be making more hexies and if this goes on and on, possibly a small quilt

hi Carrie!

From Kate;

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). If you’ve copied this list from previous posts, please use the one below as it’s the most up to date.

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



34 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Nixon permalink
    April 17, 2020 6:00 pm

    What an interesting thing going on in your neighborhood! The hexagon flowers are perfect in the window. I like the two you highlighted, and that you used fabrics meaningful to you.


    • April 18, 2020 10:14 am

      Susan – many windows with children’s hearts and messages and then colourful Easter eggs – and painted rocks on fence lines and tree roots. I think it is a way to help children understand what is happening and help their voices be heard, many are also chalking designs on their sidewalks.


  2. claire93 permalink
    April 16, 2020 6:55 am

    you can never have too many hexies ^^


  3. April 16, 2020 1:40 am

    A lovely hexie rainbow and a new obsession. I’ve just gone back to my box of hexies (again, thanks to you know who!!) and they have become my evening ‘in front of the t.v.’ project because I have too many crochet blankets now. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have enough for a quilt but a throw or even a wall hanging or cushion would be nice.


    • April 16, 2020 10:58 am

      Lynn – my evening too now that I’ve run out of fibre to spin, of course I could order some but I like to feel and see it before I commit to hours of spinning something that might be of poor quality. So, onward with the hexies!


  4. April 15, 2020 4:16 am

    holy cow–it worked! so trying again! i’ve been reading right along, jean, and meaning to write a proper note, but this is working again and i just love how your creativity and productivity has continued apace. thanks for inspiring me as always.


    • April 15, 2020 10:43 am

      Velma – holy cow! it’s great to hear from you. Yes, it has become difficult to leave comments, what is wrong with the blogging sites? It seems counter productive. I’ve tried leaving comments on your blog too, still go there but mostly silent. I think of you as I’ve been stitching these books, as they come to an end and I’m contemplating making a book box to shelter them. Strange times, I don’t seem to be generating any interest in weaving, hopefully it will come back when the world returns to normal although what that normal will be is a mystery. Hope you are well and safe in your beautiful part of the world.


  5. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    April 15, 2020 3:45 am

    The hexxies for the book are gorgeous! And the ones in the window – such a lovely idea. The nice thing about hexies is that you can make a flower when the mood takes you and store them up until there are enough for something – be it another book or a cushion or a quilt.


    • April 15, 2020 10:46 am

      Sue – yes, I’m discovering all sorts of small, precious scraps that are perfect for a hexie or two and they are small enough to take to the beach or backyard. Like I need another new interest!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        April 16, 2020 3:10 am

        Hobbies do tend to breed don’t they!


      • April 16, 2020 10:52 am

        Sue – at a time like this it’s good to have hobbies – and the stash that goes with them.


      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        April 17, 2020 5:49 am

        Stash is definitely not a problem! If this lockdown keeps being extended I might actually get some of it used.


      • April 17, 2020 12:28 pm

        Sue – my problem with stash is that I keep working on small projects which don’t use up enough materials.


      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        April 18, 2020 3:37 am

        I do do some bigger ones but then I have a lot of stash to use up! Your things seem to be mostly small but exquisite. Mine may be bigger but are often a bit slap-dash.


      • April 18, 2020 9:53 am

        Sue – big or small, each is made by hand with love.


      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        April 19, 2020 3:31 am



      • April 19, 2020 10:35 am

        Sue – 🙂


  6. April 15, 2020 2:10 am

    Wow! You really have got the hexie bug. How lovely to make them into a rainbow to show you care.


    • April 15, 2020 10:54 am

      Bekki – I thought the window hexies would be a small once-a-week project and hoped it wouldn’t go on for too long but there doesn’t look like any resolution quickly.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. April 14, 2020 11:45 pm

    Love the hexies in the window.


    • April 15, 2020 11:45 am

      Cathy – the hexies in the window look great from the inside too, with the afternoon sun shining through.


  8. April 14, 2020 5:24 pm

    So many ways to say ‘I care about you’ from Winnie the Pooh to Hexagons in the windows!


  9. April 14, 2020 5:12 pm

    There is something quite appealing about hexies. I’m glad to see it catching on. Lovely!


  10. April 14, 2020 2:27 pm

    Oh no! I have created another hexie addict! Seriously though, they look absolutely beautiful in the window, and will make a lovely quilt when the time comes and you feel you’ve made enough.


    • April 14, 2020 3:05 pm

      Kate – it is all your fault, holding you completely responsible. Seriously I’m praying this doesn’t go on long enough for a quilt or anything like it.


      • April 14, 2020 3:15 pm

        Uh huh… “No, no, I don’t want to make any more hexies… Oh alright then, just a few more”. It’s how we all started. Fortunately you have many other more interesting distractions!


      • April 14, 2020 3:50 pm

        Kate – 🙂 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: