Scrap Happy Star Quilt Delights with Bright, Happy Colors
The Scrap Happy Star Quilt was conceived and created in love. And has paved the way to add for Quilt Maker Isabella Denham to add celebrated “Pattern Designer” her list of creative accomplishments. What started out as a project to bring delight to her nearly blind 91 year-old mother-in-law Eileen, turned into even more than a beautiful quilt.
Online quilters who have anxiously been awaiting release of Isabella’s pattern are giddy. So much so, the pattern recently placed at the top of Craftsy’s best sellers list.
Isabella explains, The Scrap Happy Star Quilt evolved as a way to use scraps.
“Eileen loved the bright colors, so I made it for her,” she explained. Eileen, who also suffers from dementia, clearly adores the bright, beautiful quilt.
Isabella began her quilter’s journey while living in Spain in 2007.
“I guess the Mediterranean sun made me fall in love with the bright, happy colors.” – Isabelle Denham
The Scrap Happy Star Quilt is Isabella’s second Craftsy pattern offering. Her Rainbow Flutterbye Scrap Quilt is one I’m eyeing for a long-term project using scraps to make a Quilter’s Journey Quilt (QJQ? Another story to be told).
Expect to see many translations of Isabella’s Scrap Happy Star Quilt and her Rainbow Flutterbye Scrap Quilt patterns on quilter community social media in the coming months. And perhaps, if we’re fortunate, we’ll see more patterns out of Isabella Denham.
Keep up with Isabella, of Halifax, West Yorkshire on her Face Book at Izy_Sewbuzy Creations (“Everything Quilting, patchwork, sewing, English Paper Piecing, Tilda dolls).
Noteworthy Halifax Gem: The Piece Hall, located in Isabella’s town, was constructed in 1779 “to support the trading of cloth.” Slated to reopen late summer 2016 after extensive renovation and restoration, The Piece Hall will welcome visitors to shops, restaurants, an ice arena, an extensive library and host concerts and events. It will also be home to the Heritage Interpretation Centre. Curious? Prospective visitor? Check out the director’s blog.
God created, sew should we. [Creative Joy = Therapy = Undeniable Rippling Effects.] Our stories as makers are valuable. [Life is humbling. Sharing our journeys is uplifting and productive.]