Friday, September 24, 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 - TABLE SCRAPS Runner/Topper Challenge/Link Party

Welcome to the September 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Runner/Topper Challenge!!  Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter your table runner/topper, mug rug, etc. in the Link Party by Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EDT.)

Here is this month's inspiration photo:

Photo by Cala on Unsplash

No blog?  No problem, you will be able to have your scrappy table runners/toppers hosted here on The Joyful Quilter.  Just pop me an email with your name/state and a photo of your completed project and I will add it to a follow-up post.

From our participants...

Kat @ Scrapbox Quilts shared this LINK to a post by Joanne @ The Canuck Quilter.  These are paid patterns, but I decided to pass them along for inspiration.

Got favorites???

Email me , if you have a "go to" runner or topper pattern.  I'll add it to a future post.  Thanks!

Where's the table covering, Joyful???

Life got in the way (again) this month.  I pulled out my ORANGE scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and hoped for inspiration:

Then while I was unpacking a studio box I came across this baggie of HSTs:

Some of them included ORANGE...

... However, I had trouble deciding which way to arrange them:

There was also the matter of the missing rotary cutter.  Thankfully, that was finally resolved and I was able to Trim up the squares...

I took a POLL here.  Results were nearly split half and half.  I fully intended to go with the majority, but...

Something happened on the way to the sewing machine...

One last debate with myself occurred...

Prior to sewing:


Backing chosen (Thank, Mari!!) and thoughts of what for binding:

A scrap of batting was selected From the batting remnant drawer:

Then I set up the iron and gave it a good press:

Next came layering it up...

... Choosing the thread...

... And then the quilting:

Followed by trimming, which was somewhat problematic, as my favorite rulers are still missing:

I pulled out my ORANGE scrap chunks to choose a binding fabric:

Here is the (nearly) completed topper:

It's hard to tell, but there are three options that I'm still debating about.  I took a poll at my Weekly Quilt Group meeting to a mixed review.  I think I've selected the winner, but there was no time to make the binding once I got home.

I'm still considering this a BIG WIN after MONTHS of no sewing!!

Linking up with Alycia
Finished (Or NOT) Friday


Sharing with Cynthia

And, with that...

It's time to add your own projects to the Table Scraps Link Party below!!  Here's hoping that YOU had better luck on finishing up your runner/topper/placemat, etc.  Here's hoping you have fun with Light/Bright GREEN or Light Neutrals next month, as I'm pretty sure those are the only colors remaining for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

Until next time...
It's a Cover Up!!!


  1. I like the binding fabric on the left-hand side; it blends well with the orange triangles. I think you did well considering the upheaval of moving house.

  2. I LOVE your final layout. For some reason when I read your "polling" post, I missed that poll. (I also missed that pretty view of your backyard - where you could just walk over and tell your DH dinner was ready!) "Nearly" completed is a finish in my book, and a pretty one too, especially since you are dealing with primitive conditions like missing favorite rulers - lol!

  3. So glad you found you rotary cutter and are back to quilting. Yay!!! ~Jeanne

  4. I am sure you will finish this one in no time, Joy.

  5. Doesn't it feel great to work on something quick and cute after a long time away from sewing? I love your center square with the little birds!

  6. Cute, Cute, Cute! Phew! You found your rotary cutter. I missed a pair of scissors for 18 months and I wasn't even moving my studio! *giggle*
    Here's to more sewing in your future! Have a great weekend.

  7. Hurray for a nearly finished topper. You've had quite a time lately, so you're excused. Mine's done and I posted to IG, but didn't want to bother you in the midst of your upheaval. I can send you my photo if you have time to post it.

  8. Goodness... how is it the last weekend of September. Guess I need to go find something to make a topper!

  9. That's one of my favorite blocks no matter which way you turn the triangles! Great job and almost finished which is even better!

  10. That's a pretty little topper, Joy! I think I have (or had) that same green/orange batik. Glad you got some sewing in, finally!

  11. Definitely a big win!! and a find!! with the rotary cutter!!!


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