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:
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From our participants...
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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!!!