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Scrap Happy December 2022

December 14, 2022

in November I had just started Ann Wood’s tree ornaments

well, here they are with a gift tree from the Hittys hanging in the middle

I have been working on another ikat jacket – every day for a month

and I am so happy it is finally finished

with the exception of the back panel all the pieces were long but only 4 or 5 inches (11.25 – 13 cm.) wide

and the fabric raveled faster than I could sew

the seams all had to be finished and then top stitched

the black is two different fabrics – one is the leg of an old pair of wool pants

out in the late afternoon sun

the back needed an extra piece on the bottom for length

it is lined with a beautiful light weight wool fabric given to me several years ago

it had some severe moth damage and it was a challenge working around the holes

it is not a colour I would usually wear but it goes well with the ikat

and finally – a patch-y inside pocket for a hankie

 I have never, in 12 years, written 2 posts in one day but Scrap Happy is here  – there is a first time for everything

 to all happy scrappers, Season Greetings to you and your families and a happy, healthy new year to come

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).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean(me), Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin and Viv

22 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Nixon permalink
    December 17, 2022 12:08 pm

    I don’t know that I could have accomplished that, but wow, it’s a beauty!


    • December 17, 2022 1:00 pm

      Susan – it really was no more difficult than putting pieces together for a quilt. The hard part was the limited amount of fabric and using the different patterns in a pleasing arrangement.


  2. December 17, 2022 2:10 am

    Beautiful jacket! God Jul och Gott Nytt År!


  3. December 15, 2022 11:35 pm

    Two lovely scrap projects for the price of one. Your patience has really paid off with the gorgeous jacket and the little trees are fab.


    • December 16, 2022 12:57 pm

      Jan – thank you, I’m still not leaving home with any frequency so I need to keep busy and how often can you wash the kitchen floor??


  4. December 15, 2022 11:05 pm

    Jaclet is wonderful. Happy Christmas.


  5. December 15, 2022 7:19 am

    I love stories like this about putting many fabric scraps together. The Jacket is glorious, I love the inside pocket for a hanky! And I love the tree garland!


    • December 15, 2022 12:12 pm

      Kjerstin – the pocket was the best part of all – maybe it was because I knew the end was near. The garland works on the fireplace or hung around the tree.


  6. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    December 15, 2022 3:06 am

    The trees look great as a garland and the jacket is beautiful. I imagine it will be warm too.


  7. December 15, 2022 2:27 am

    The jacket is absolutely beautiful, totally worth all the work piecing it together inside and out.


  8. claire93 permalink
    December 14, 2022 10:57 pm

    your jacket looks great! a great use of scraps!


  9. December 14, 2022 6:42 pm

    I love the ikat jacket. The bottom band at the back gives it an even more special look.


    • December 14, 2022 10:10 pm

      tumblesmum – thank you, it was like putting a puzzle together, I haven’t worn it yet but I think it will be o.k.


  10. January 1, 2023 12:08 pm

    Gwen – thank you for adding me to your list.



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