Welcome to the December 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Runner/Topper Challenge!! Before I say anything else, I want to say a big THANK YOU you to all who participated in this hair brained scheme of mine this year. I absolutely love making things with my fabric scraps and I am SEW pleased that many of you joined in my scrappy quest! Keep reading to find out about our 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge. I appreciate that YOU were asking for another year of scrap sewing fun!
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter your table runner/topper, mug rug, etc. in the Link Party by MONDAY, January 3rd @ 11:59 PM (EST.)
My gift to you is an extended deadline, as posted above, because the last FULL weekend of December fell on Christmas weekend. We all know how busy the holiday season can be and I wanted to make sure that YOU had enough time to join in the fun!
Here is the color inspiration photo for this month's TABLE SCRAPS Challenge:
I absolutely LOVE a good RAINBOW project and thought that might be a fun way to finish up the year. As usual, any and all color combinations are welcome. Stay tuned for information about the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge (at the end of this post.) The team and I are making some minor adjustments. Nothing too limiting, just adding to the inspiration and fun factor, if you are "stuck" as to what to make. For the most part, I'll be using Angela's color selections for the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge in my entries.
No blog? No problem, you will be able to have your scrappy table runners/toppers, etc. hosted here on The Joyful Quilter. Just pop me an email with your name, a photo of your completed project, a blurb about it and I will add it to a follow-up post.
Where's the table covering, Joyful???
This is my entry for the December TABLE SCRAPS Challenge:
Choose a rainbow of scraps:
Stitch pairs of scraps:
With most of the rainbow assembled, I needed to choose a layout...
More square-ular, as shown above, or the skinny runner below:
My Design Assistant (DS2) selected the skinny rectangle below...
... While I found that scrap of coordinating binding, along with a near-perfect piece of batting:
Next came the (minimal) quilting:
That quilting was followed by binding:
There you have it! My freshly finished fun rainbow mini table mat:
The back is a scrap of dreamy night sky print that's just right for my bedside:
It measures approximately 5" x 10" and there was only about 3" of binding leftover, which I can add back to the scrap bin for the win:
Linking up with Alycia
Finished (Or Not) Friday
Sharing (on Sunday) with Cynthia
NEW "RULES" for the New Year...
1. For 2022, I will be offering a MONTHLY THEME OR TECHNIQUE to help inspire/inform your work. Prompt will be released with the prior month's Link Party (Example, Dec.21 for Jan.22's prompt, as well as listed in the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge tab in the header at the top of my blog.)
2. We will continue WORKING WITH SCRAPS from our cutting table (hence the name of the challenge.)
3. Your ENTRIES MAY INCLUDE other small items such as basket, bags, pillows, and pin cushions (in addition to the runners/toppers/ mug rugs, etc. included in the 2021 Challenge.)
4. While Angela offers color suggestions through her Rainbow Scrap Challenge, you are always welcome to sew with whatever scraps you choose.
January's theme: SNOWMEN
Thank goodness for quilting friends! (Even ones that I have never met in person.) They were first in line to participate with me when I discussed starting the 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge and then encouraged me to continue on with a challenge for 2022.
Many thanks to The Team:
Deb @ Happy To Be Scrappy
Judy @ Busy Hands Are Happy Hands
LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color
Finished or not, join the link-up here on the blog. Tag me on IG, if you participate that way. Use the following: @thejoyfulquilter and #2022tablescrapschallenge
And, with that...
It's time to add your own projects to the Table Scraps Link Party below!! Here's hoping you had fun with a RAINBOW of scraps this month, as I'm fairly certain that it's impossible to use up ALL of our scraps, even if we participated in this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge!
Until next time...
It's a Cover Up!!!