I've been making a series of quilted mats for the small table that sits between our two comfy chairs in the family room. This month's design was inspired by Kathy at Kathy's Quilts who recently showed a quilt she finished that she calls Scraphappiness. I really liked the way her blocks were made, so I decided to give them a try. I started with a bunch of strips about 4 inches wide, and sewed them into a column. When it seemed like there were enough, I trimmed the whole column to 3.5 x 9.5.
Three columns sewn together made a 9.5 inch block. I've been making these mats about 13 x 17, so some bright yellow sashing was added to get the size I wanted.
Two more columns on either side of the yellow brought this up to the width I wanted, and voila!
I call this one Scrap Happy because, really, anything I had available in a strip or string went in. Flowers, cats, penguins, stars, raindrops, even a sewing machine!
March's color of the month is yellow, and Joy added the challenge to include flowers in our project, and they're both covered on the front. But you have to see the back!
I think someone gave me this in a scrap bag, and it's really kind of ugly,
but so perfect for this Table Scraps mat! Daisies and red and yellow dots!
And here is my March Table mat already hard at work!
But, wait! There's more! I had kind of a Drop Everything and Make It moment a couple days ago, and made my mom a shamrock mug rug. This was inspired by Pat, @pate393 on Instagram, who made a pretty shamrock door hanger. I saw hers on Tuesday and spent Wednesday making this so I could give it to my mom on St. Patrick's Day.
2 inch squares made 3.5 inch 4 patches, and 1 inch squares for the stitch and flip corners.
Some white to border the shamrock and a little coordinating green check brought this up to 8 x 10 inches.
And a peek at the back:
Four leaf clovers!
A lot of fun was had this week, finishing up these Scrap Happy projects!
Sharing at SoScrappy
for ScrapHappy Saturday!
And my DrEAMi
has to be linked up at mmmquilts, too!