Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Scrap Happy- December 2019

Delighted to say that I have now added in all the hexies of my quilt.

That’s enough to cover the top of a king sized bed. Next step is to sew it onto a sheet for backing. I went to my favourite linen shop in Scarborough and it’s gone, the shop that is. John Lewis it will have to be. The hexies all have meaning for me, so I thought I’d share some with you.

My starting point was these two red ones. The white with the red dots being the fabric from the first dress I made for Little Miss F.

The yellow fabric was another dress.


Blue floral fabric- bunting for Mr J and Mrs M’s wedding, waking dead fabric – mug rug for Ms J, pink floral fabric was the dress for a rag doll nearly 30 years in the making and finally gifted to Little Miss F. The bunting now adorns the shed in Mr J’s garden!

Blue flower fairy- another dress, green spotty fabric a toy giraffe, red and gold fabric a cushion cover. So many memories.

I also dug out my scraps of Christmas fabric

to make a few decorations.

The trees were adapted from a book called Scandi Christmas. The book used screws for the tree truks, I used scraps of brown felt. They are weighted with cloves.

I’ll be filling these with chocolates and gifting them to my son who is hosting Christmas for us this year.

And so we come to the end of Scrap Happy for 2019. Do check out the other scrap happy posts here, and thanks goes to Kate for another lovely year of these posts.

Comments on: "Scrap Happy- December 2019" (44)

  1. So many lovely memories in your quilt.

  2. Loving the trees ๐ŸŒฒ and I love that the scraps have meanings too xxx

  3. I love your version of the Scandi trees! I need to make some! The hexi quilt is so wonderful! I love the memories it holds! Goodness your stitches are so tiny and neat! I enlarged the picture to see it better and it looks so warm and inviting!

  4. Ok I am like fainting – you win the National Hexie award – ha! That is an AMAZING amount of hexies that you cut and put together! I love the holidays decorations too!

  5. I am so very impressed! Hexies take a long time – and to think how large you’ve made it! How fun it will be to think of each little memory as you use it.

    • Jam packed with memories of a life with fabric projects. As I only did it i fits and starts it doesn’t seem to have been a big task at all!

  6. Your quilt looks fantastic!

  7. That is going to be an amazing quilt. I love that the hexagons hold wonderful memories for you. Thank you for sharing your memories with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Gosh that’s a lot of scrap usage! And they’re all lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love the idea of stuffing/weighting the tree trunks with cloves! And your scrappy hexie quilt is my favorite kind of quilt, one filled with memories as well as a wide variety of prints and colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Well done – soooooo many hexies. You’re on the home straight now. Sorry to hear about your favourite shop’s demise. I thought fabric shops were on the rise, what with the influence of Sewing Bee. Cute decorations too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The shop that has gone was a linen shop selling bedding,curtains etc. I was hoping to get a king size sheet from there. Pleased to say the fabric shop is alive and well.

  11. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    What a beautiful quilt of memories. A fabulous way to use “scraps” – it doesn’t seem right to call them scraps when you have created a beautiful memory quilt:)

  12. What a wonderful hexie quilt Cathy – can’t tell you how impressed I am with all the work you have put into that! And the memories are so special too – a double whammy there my dear! Love the idea of filling the tree trunks with cloves – now that’s a particularly Christmassy scent, especially in your part of the world. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a most happy 2020.

    • Thank you. I have enjoyed every minute of the hexie quilt. It’s never been a chore, but a nice project to work on when I fancied some hand stitching.

  13. WOW! That’s an impressive scrap quilt! There is a lot of work in that. Love the doll and little stockings too. You are quite the scrapper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Lovely quilt with such lovely memories. Good for you for staying with itโฃ๏ธ What a lovely idea for those trees. Do you suppose crushed cinnamon sticks would also do? I might give that a try, as I’ve never been a fan of cloves. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐ŸŽ„

  15. What a beautiful quilt and so many happy memories. I was especially struck by the Flower Fairies print. I have always loved the Flower Fairies. Your Christmas decorations look great too. Ah! if only I enjoyed sewing.

  16. Love all the memories tied up in your hexi quilt, it’s beautiful!

  17. What a triumph! A scrappy finish of your beautiful hexie quilt, just in time for Christmas! Your quilt is one way to make sure that all those memories stay alive.

  18. What a great idea to make a quilt from pieces which all mean something to you, it looks beautiful – my favourite is the flower fairy piece ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. A mind boggling amount of lovely hexies you have put together there and you are going to have a beautiful, memory filled quilt.

    • It was only when I came to taking out most of the paper shapes I realised quite how many there were. It’s been a long time in the making.

  20. your hexie quilt is so full of wonderful memories, it’s amazing.
    As for the xmas dรฉcorations . . . postie delivered the one you sent me yesterday, and I had a laugh and a “great minds think alike” moment (if my xmas mail has arrived, you’ll know why).
    Thank you ever so much!

  21. Delightful in every way. So many memories and connections in your quilt.
    You have some fascinating fabrics in there. I particularly love the one with crabs on it.
    What a great idea to fill little trees with cloves

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