ScrapHappy for September – the late edition

Sometimes Life just gets in the way no matter what you’ve planned, but late is better than nothing.

I haven’t participated in ScrapHappy for a long time.  I do enjoy making something from nothing, so I gathered together all my Kona Solid scraps and a wild little bit of leftover, multicolored Ikat fabric.

I used the Ikat to guide my color choices and used a new technique I learned on *Craftsy to make insertions in the black field.  It wasn’t too hard, but matching up the existing straight lines after cutting at an angle was a little tricky!

Kinda reminded me of when we learned about refraction in school by placing a pencil in a glass of water

I cut the fabric across a previously inserted color line and then inserted a new strip of fabric

It really moves when you cut it at an angle!

It took a few tries pinning, moving, and then finally success!

And since I am late I will post the finish on October 15th.  If I finish it now, I do have lots of time, then I can’t be late now can I?


ON IKAT:  Authentic Ikat is a woven fabric that uses threads/yarn that are pre-dyed to produce the pattern.  Ikat designs can also be printed as is the case in my little strip used for this project.  Want to know more about the process?  Look HERE

ON CRAFTSY:  The class was Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design with Jacquie Gering.
While I enjoyed the class, my end product is not a cookie cutter of her suggested project.

Isn’t that the whole point of the classes?  To learn a new skill and then run with it?




13 thoughts on “ScrapHappy for September – the late edition

  1. petspeopleandlife says:

    Swing is such a good outlet and I think that you get a lot of satisfaction from being crafty. I Can sew on buttons and hem to a fair degree. I detest sewing because I was not good at it when I took home eco in high school. I put one zipper in about 4 -5 times, What a total mess.

    • Lynda says:

      Yvonne, I never took home economics. I learned sewing from my mother… but that is not to say that I learned it well. I remember vividly the dress I made and when all done I found I had put the zipper in backwards. I never fixed it I just wore it that way and asked others to help me with the zipping. Strangely, no one ever said no. I do agree, that it is a good outlet. I love sewing and somehow just in the last few months I seem to have broken through a barrier with it. I am really enjoying the process. 🙂

  2. katechiconi says:

    You’re right, it moves like crazy! I’ve found the only way is to stitch one side of the new piece of fabric in, press it, and then press the seam allowance of the other side down and offer it up to the stitched side for placement, followed by careful pinning. But even that can be tricky if your angle is very much on the bias! Looks good so far, and I’ll look forward to seeing what Scrappiness you come up with next time!

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, I’m just glad I didn’t jump in with both feet on this one. It is fun, but could have been overwhelming to start with a larger project. I did what you did except I didn’t press the other seam allowance. I know I would have damaged my fingers! Pinning and flipping worked pretty good for me. Lots of practice will probably help too.
      Thank you for your encouragement! 🙂

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