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Where's the table dressing, Joyful???
I'm getting to that. Since it was PINK month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I pulled out this Quilted Scrap Basket:
You can find the tutorial HERE.
What happened next was some sorting...
... Some pressing...
... And some trimming:
All of that took place during a (Virtual) Retreat Day, and was followed by making some changes to this design:
Later, I gathered the strips, squared up the batting a bit and cut the backing to size:
With the glue from my recent prize basket, I tried glue basting:
Auditioning the thread provided a clear winner for use in the bobbin:
To border or not to border? That was the question (after realizing the backing was shorter than I intended my runner to be.) Once that was decided, options were assessed. Beginning with this combination...
... Working my way through a selection of greens:
After those tasks were completed, I was ready to get organized...
This took place on my design floor, where all of the strips were laid out on the batting. Some adjustments were made during the process:
The center strip was pinned in place and the rest were gathered into a LEFT of center stack and a RIGHT of center stack:
Stitching (finally) commenced. Pressing after each strip:
I sewed one side...
... Then the other:
The winning back borders were added after the majority of strips were sewn in place:
Binding came next and I made my selection from the following:
When Needle B stopped by for an LWR quilt swap, I brought out the options for her (valued) opinion:
I cut and pieced the binding earlier this week:
I'm pleased to share my first TABLE SCRAPS Challenge piece...
The top half:
The bottom half, as displayed for my ZoomBEE meeting:
A look at the binding with the backing before it was sewn down:
Gracing my table:
The longarm table, that is:
I very nearly forgot to add the full shots!! I meant to get photos of it out in the snow this morning, but it was too cold outside. Whoops!!
Please accept some quilty love...
Thank you to the following quilters, who came alongside me in this challenge. Whether you participated with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month or not, I'm SEW glad that you are sharing this journey with me.
A shout out to:
Deb @ Happy to be Scrappy
LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color
Judy @ Busy Hands are Happy Hands
Gail @ Quilting Gail
Maggie @ Making a Lather
Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts
Libby @ Life on the Hill
Frederique @ Quilting Patchwork & Applique
Kat @ Scrapbox Quilts
Gayle @ Mangofeet
Alycia @ Alycia Quilts
Brenda @ Songbird Designs
Beth @ Applique And...
Cathy @ Crazy By Design
P. @ The Way I Sew It
Janis @ Canyon Rim Quilting
Carol @ Quilt Schmilt
Cathy @ Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting
Kathy @ Hazel's Daughter
Julie @ Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities
Kathy @ Kathy's Quilts
Marly @ Marly's Quilts
Susie @ Knitty Quilter
Bonnie @ In Stitches with Bonnie
Colleen @ Colleen's Quilting Journey
Nann @ With Strings Attached
Kirsten @ Quilting Corgis
Ivani @ Arte em Casa
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Jo @ ButterZ
June @ Basket Full of Scraps
KatieQ @ Katie's Salt Marsh Path
Susan @ Farm Quilter
Joansy @ Grammy Gives It a Go
Rosa @ String Thing Along
Sherrie @ Food for Thought
Jane in Australia
Your interest in this challenge led me to researching a better way to share participating projects. There was no way that I could manage it if all interested parties completed a project.