Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Guest Blogger(s) - Vol. 30 - Pat Plays with Improv

Welcome to another edition of The Guest Blogger(s)!!  Another post in this series, already?  That's right!  An email came in from Miss Pat this afternoon.  I'm always happy to hear from a returning TABLE SCRAPS Challenge participant.

She's here with her February 2022 entry...

Aqua improv piece:

My reply...

Very nice, Pat! Care to tell my readers a little about your process or motivation? I'm always happy to share the "low down" along with the photo of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge projects. How are you thinking of using or displaying your AQUA/TEAL entry?
Thanks for playing along!

This is what she had to say...

I knew you would want more info, but I just couldn't figure out what  to say.  Try this:

Having not made a Table Scraps project since last September, I knew I had to get back in the saddle.  The theme for February was "Improv", not one of my specialties.  So I turned to Joy and LeAnna (Not Afraid of Color) for some input.  LeAnna referred me to books by Jean Wells and one by Jan Mullen called "Cut-Loose Quilts" which I actually owned.  I chose this wonky log cabinish block, intending to make a flower.  I stalled out after finishing the flower block.  Realizing I only had a few days to get it done, I took the easy way out and made a simple mat.  This will be used on one of two small round tables I use as plant stands.  Finished size about 9" square.


Give Miss Pat's project some quilty love in the comments below.  I know that you enjoyed seeing her pretty IMPROV table mat as much as I did!  Thank you for sending a photo for the blog, Pat.  I'm thrilled to post your project so that others may be inspired to look through their library of quilting books and try something new, too!

Link Party REMINDER...

The February 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Link Party starts on Friday, February 25th @ 12:01 AM and closes on MONDAY, February 28th @ 11:59 PM.  At this posting, you have the entire weekend to start your own AQUA/TEAL and/or IMPROV project.  I hope that YOU will join in the scrappy fun!

NOTE:  The Color of the Month will be added when it becomes available.  Check in with Angela @ So Scrappy, if you don't see it HERE by the first Saturday of the month.

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


  1. I hope Miss Pat will continue to play along with us . Plant stand table mats are definitely examples of table scraps used for good! I love her log cabin like “flower”!

  2. Hey Pat, your table mat is awesome!! xo

  3. if you're like me, I always dribble when I water plants so this is a great idea. Good for you to burst out of a slump try something new and have a pretty mat to use! Love the idea of improv flowers like this

  4. The improv is great idea. And thanks for giving me an idea for my water problem when watering my plants on a three tier stand.

  5. Can't go wrong with Improv and turq scraps!


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