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Scrap Happy July

July 14, 2020

Kate’s parcel of scraps arrived  and I couldn’t wait to get started

I was hoping to have this finished

but – well, you all know!

hexies are cut ready to stitch the right border

the dark, plain fabric was an odd shaped piece of cotton that I used to test the new summer indigo vat

and the vat is so strong I got dark blue with only 3 dips – yeah!

never having stitched hexies before I had to experiment before finding a way to finish the edges

the final 4 blue rows are Kate’s contribution

they worked perfectly – thank you Kate

hopefully I will have moved on by next month

oops! I forgot to add the list of other happy scrappers

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.

KateGun, 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, Kjerstin and Vera

18 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2020 3:07 am

    This is beautiful. Do you dye clothing or home furnishings too or just small pieces? Just being nosy.


    • July 16, 2020 10:00 am

      Lynn – I dye lots of yarn, (silk, wool, cotton) and use it to weave fabric for clothing/furnishings also old sheets etc. for rag weaving. Currently am doing some major shibori dyeing. Most of my dyeing is done in the summer so I can work outside.


  2. July 15, 2020 12:16 pm

    Beautiful! Love indigo! 🙂


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    July 15, 2020 4:04 am

    I love those blues! How big is the piece – I can’t get a sense of scale from the picture and know you have done some tiny hexies and some bigger ones.


  4. July 15, 2020 3:13 am

    So glad I could contribute something to this very pretty hexie quilt 🙂 Thank you for letting me join in – and for helping to reduce my indigo scraps!


    • July 15, 2020 9:57 am

      Kate – thank you, always happy to reduce a stash – mine or from someone else. It is fun to add some energy from a far away place.

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  5. claire93 permalink
    July 15, 2020 2:10 am

    you’d never know these fabrics weren’t chosen especially for your quilt ^^


  6. July 14, 2020 11:35 pm

    Wonderful hexies. Can’t always have finishes- I don’t this month.


    • July 15, 2020 10:00 am

      Cathy – sometimes things that much longer than first planned for – and of course the garden needs weeding and the kitchen floor needs washing.


  7. jilloy permalink
    July 14, 2020 11:14 pm

    Great effort Jean. I’m not nearly so advanced. Did you use a backing cloth or wadding?


    • July 15, 2020 10:03 am

      Jill – I will put some kind of backing on from the stash when I get the borders finished. No wadding, I’ll sew a hanging sleeve on the back.


  8. July 14, 2020 6:09 pm

    Jean, they are looking so good! Hooray for indigo!


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