... In all you do! (Door hanger was a gift from my friend Tiffany.)
Introducing to the 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at The Joyful Quilter!! I really enjoyed my Quilted Basket Challenge with Judy @ Busy Hands are Happy Hands. Next year, I thought of doing the table runners that I didn't make this past year!
Discussions with several blogging friend ensued...
Nov. 24, I wrote:
A couple of weeks later, I was talking to LeeAnna...
She was also interested in participating. A focus for her Rainbow Scrap Challenge efforts is good thing. Full of questions, LeeAnna wanted to know the particulars of the Table Runner Challenge.
As you saw, I mentioned it to Deb @ Happy to be Scrappy and we decided that we will be doing a Table Runner Challenge throughout 2021. Judy is in for the upcoming challenge, as well. When LeeAnna found out about it, she wanted in, too. I am SEW excited!! What about you?! Read on, if you need some focus for the year and are motivated by challenges.
I often feel my creativity is drained/constrained by too many limitations. Plus, like most of us, I have a variety of sizes of tables to cover. The primary recipient of many a table runner is the dining room table. That being said, my living room coffee table will be the main focus for my efforts (as dust won't be quite so apparent on a quilted table runner as it is on a clear glass topped table.)
However, not everyone has space for a coffee table, but we all have random smaller tables that might like to be graced with a quilted table topper. No more naked end tables or side tables! Those will be included in the parameters of the challenge.
In the interest of fairness to ALL tables, the rules will also include mug rugs. I know it's a stretch from the standard table runner, but those of us who live in small homes may not have use for a larger quilted runner or topper. I just happen to have a tall, but tiny, table sitting in the foyer of our home. It needs some attention, too!
No certain technique will be required, but you are welcome to add your own design rules to add to your own personal challenge. (Themes? seasonal, colors, blocks, etc.)
If it fits your table, it fits the Challenge.
Any technique will be acceptable. (Applique, pieced, QAYG)
Any quilted table covering, be it runner, topper, placemats, candle mat, or mug rug.
1. RSC Quilters should incorporate the Color of the Month!! Others are invited to join in, as well. Write a separate post or add it to the one you write for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
2. Link-up with the Challengers here on The Joyful Quilter on the LAST Saturday of the month to share your quilted table dressings.
3. Tell us about any further "rules" that you set for yourself. These can be all encompassing or change as the months go by.
You can thank LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color for suggesting that we come up with a cute name for the Challenge. Here's hoping Wendy @ The Constant Quilter won't mind that I borrowed the name of one of her latest quilts! :o))
She also suggested adding a resource list for you. Here are some of my favorite for table coverings:
1. Skinny Quilts & Table Runners by Eleanor Levie
4. Skinny Quilts by Kim Schaefer (Click the FREE Sample button for a preview of the book.)
I'll be creating a TABLE SCRAPS tab at the top of the page for ease of reference.
Would YOU like to join the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, too???
Leave a comment with your blog link to sign-up for the Challenge and start making those quilted table coverings! Non-bloggers are welcome to email a photo of their entries to share here on The Joyful Quilter and Instagram users can link to @thejoyfulquilter using the tag #tablescrapstrtchallenge when posting participating projects.
Until next time...
No more naked tables!!!