Friday, February 25, 2022

February 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the February 2022 edition of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!!  If you've visited before, welcome back.  If you're new here, welcome!  I'm a scrap quilter who has engaged in a variety of quilt challenges for several years.  This one is for YOU and I'm running it in conjunction with Angela's (RSC) Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy, again.  It was SEW much fun and we all have MORE scraps to use, so I changed the "rules" and am pleased to offer the...

Button credit to Susan @ Desert Sky Quilts, updated by me.

This month's Color of the Month was AQUA/TEAL.  While you are NOT required to use it in your project, its a fun way for the RSC Quilters to USE their scraps and wrap it into this challenge.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see March's prompt.  It, along with the RSC Color of the Month (as soon as Angela releases it - around the 1st of the month.) will also be added to the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge page at the top of the blog.

February's theme was...


Here's what transpired as a result...

The Color of the Month was AQUA/TEAL so I brought out that basket as the basis for my entry:


Once those scraps were chosen for the top - back in January! - I decided I wanted to try to assemble this a different way than I've been seeing online.

Where did you go from there, Joyful???

Those AQUA/TEAL scraps reminded me that I had pre-pieced some little improv mug rugs during my New Year's Day Zoom-y Sew Day with my quilting friends and one was just the right color combo:

OK, it MIGHT be cheating, but...

Here's the stitched panel that I created that day and the scrap of batting it was layered with.  While the project doesn't APPEAR to be improv, it was definitely created in an improvisational way:

Britt was here scouring the purple scraps for pieces needed for her UnBegun Challenge quilt...

While she searched, I sewed:

Arcs along the seamlines:

The binding came from a scrap bag. I'm pretty sure this came from Katie @ Zana's Ninis or Deb @ Happy to be Scrappy.  The strip was almost exactly the right length and finished off this little quilt just perfectly:

By the time Britt had exhausted my stash of purple scraps, (AS IF!!  She decided she had gathered enough for now.) I had completed this little AQUA/TEAL delight:

Here's a closer look:

Shown here with a scrap of the backing fabric of another project:

Britt liked the mini, so I let her take it home:

Special thanks to Diane H for the random strip sets!!  I had fun putting then together into this little mug rug (and its scrappy friends.)

She was kind enough to send along an "in use" photo in her office:

What's next, Joyful???

March will be blowing in before we know it.  We'll have to wait for Angela to reveal the Color of the Month, but...

March's theme is:


Pieced in, appliqued on, quilted in...
Or simply using some of your favorite floral fabric!

Edited to add: YELLOW is the March color.

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your AQUA/TEAL and/or IMPROV project in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Monday, February 28th @ 11:59PM (EST).

Until next time...
USE those table scraps!!!

Sharing with Alycia


  1. The perfect mat to sit a coffee mug on with room for a little something sweet to enjoy if needed.

  2. Very sweet mat, and lucky Britt to own it now! I will try to join in on next month's challenge! xx

  3. What a cute little mini, and already put to use!

  4. Very cute.... I thought your other piece was for this month! Love blue and yellow together.

  5. It's so fun to stitch up those little scrappy projects! They make great gifts, too. Cute finish, Joy!

  6. It's funny that you say "it might be cheating" because that's how I felt with my TSC this month. But I redeemed myself. What are the boxes behind Britt? Do you still have some unpacking to do? Oh My! Moving is no big deal, it's the settling in that takes the longest. Take care. ;^)

  7. What a cute improv piece, and you made Diane happy with it. :) Have fun with the TSC!

  8. Very cute little mini. It looks like it found a great home!

  9. oooo flowers.... now that's perfect for spring! How will I do them??? putting on my thinking cap now

  10. Such a sweet little rug mug. I like small pieces like this. Thank you so much for hosting the link party and the challenge. Looking forward to next month's. Happy quilting.

  11. The yellowish really sets off the teal! Nice mug rug!

  12. Very cute, and very generous of you to give it away!


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