Saturday, June 25, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week has been a mix of fabric flying and art journaling.  If you are here for the quilts, you will have to wade through the rest of my week.  It's been a(nother) busy one.

Take a look, but be warned...  This is a PHOTO HEAVY post!!!

SUNDAY - My week started well with a Zoom call to Knittingsuek:

The afternoon was spent in the studio and was followed by a family adventure complete with...


Kissing cars:

A mechanic at work:

Ultimately, after a team effort to push 4000 pounds, a temporary home for Daisy:

Fortunately, it was a beautiful evening and we accomplished the task before nightfall:

MONDAY - I posted Week 3 of the ICAD challenge and these are my three favorites...

A collage that began with the spring-themed cookie wrapper on the left and grew from there with the addition of bits of magazine pages, painted papers, and a few scraps of fabric:

Of course, I would think of a sewing machine when the TOY prompt came up!

I had fun adding the fold out tool "door" to my entry for the day:

This was one that I had to look up the meaning of the prompt and ended up only loosely following, but was thrilled to use a bit of fabric from a recent stash enhancement from my friend Diane of Stitch Studio:

Tonight was the (long awaited) Silent Auction at Quilt Guild.  Here's my haul:

When I got home from running errands, I did another page in my Somerset Studio Mixed Media Journal.  I finally got a set of Posca pens:

Tonight was the Silent Auction at Quilt Guild and here is my haul:

TUESDAY - This afternoon I added my new washi tapes to one of the interactive pages in my Somerset Studio journal.  This set seems more usable than the other set:

WEDNESDAY - It was a scrap sewing day.  I had a ton of fun figuring out how to use these gorgeous bits from my friend Diane's "autumn phase" and stopped with these three table toppers:

Thanks for sharing these beauties with me, Diane!!
They will make lovely pieces to add to the DOQ Quilt Show Boutique or Charity Auction.

This afternoon was my weekly Zoom call with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color:

After dinner, I couldn't resist the last batch of autumn-themed scraps from Diane.  Trimming and arranging was the task for this evening:

THURSDAY - I had hoped to attend my Weekly Quilt Group, but opted to stay close to home.  DS2 helped me knock a BIG project off my list.  We located appropriately sized boxes and loaded up the Lutheran World Relief quilts.  They've been waiting such a long time to be shipped off.  The 2-box stack is actually hip height and weighs in at a combined 67.4 pounds:

FRIDAY - Table Scraps Challenge LINK PARTY

I'll start with an Index-Card-a-Day challenge entry made earlier in the week because it matches today's big event:

The highlight of the day was a trip to the Pineapple Fabrics Warehouse SALE where @britt_quilts caught up with our friend Tiffany who was volunteering at the Fabric-By-The- Pound tent:

We were pleased to run into our beemate Ella at the sale:

I was on the hunt for yellow to make a new baby quilt.  I feel good about my selections:

Not shown, a few pieces of wide back fabric for options on a variety of quilts.

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 23, 2022

June 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the June 2022 edition of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!!  Thanks for stopping by to see what participants have made this month.

I'm a scrap quilter who is really enjoying this challenge. For several years, I hosted individual challenges in conjunction with Angela's (RSC) Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy.  Last year, I went global when I offered the 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge.  There were participants from around the corner, across the country and around the world.  It's been 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 year, baskets and bins, along with pillows and pin cushions, are qualifying projects.  Not just the toppers, runners, and mug rugs we focused on during the 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge.  This year, basically, ANY small quilted item qualifies.  The main premise is that you USE the (new or old) SCRAPS from your cutting table (or your friend's cutting table - since that's where the majority of my scraps come from!)

Each month I offer a prompt to help get your creative juices flowing.  While you are NOT required to use it in your project, the guiding word will be revealed at the end of each month's LINK PARTY post.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see July's focus.  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.

June's theme was...


Here's what I did with that...

The Color of the Month was Bright/Dark BLUE so I brought out my scrap basket to see what might inspire me:

Right on top was a small UFO...

 Which I promptly finished:

Spoiler Alert...

You just saw the back side of the completed pin cushion in the photo of my Quilted Scrap Basket shown above:

Follow this LINK for my tutorial, if you would like to make a Quilted Scrap Basket like mine.

That was a quick win, but WAIT!!!  There's more...

Since my TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry was completed SEW early in the month, I decided to see what else I could find in my scrap basket.

What did you come up with, Joyful???

I found these lovely Bright/Dark BLUE scraps:

They were wonderful and begged to be sewn into something fun, but...

When I dug a little deeper...

This little topper was waiting for me to find it.  Hoping for me to layer it up:

It was waiting for me to quilt it with "stripes" of matchstick quilting:

I present my (second) June 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry:

~ 6" x 18"

What's next, Joyful???

July will be arriving before we know it.  Do you have any idea what the Color of the Month might be?  Angela will let us know soon enough, but...

July's theme is:


NOTE:  Angela announced PURPLE for July.  (I will update on the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge tab at the top of my blog as soon as it's announced.)

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your Bright/Dark BLUE and/or Stripe-y project in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Tuesday, July 5th @ 11:59PM (EDT).  Here's hoping everyone will enjoy the (US) holiday weekend and maybe a bit of sewing time, too.
Until next time...
USE those table scraps!!!

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 24

Welcome to Week 24 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week was about art and quilting.  Not SEW much about scraps.

**First off, my apologies for last Friday's shocking announcement about the "family emergency".  I meant to edit that out/tone it down, but forgot before releasing the post.  Thank you for the well wishes!  Things have very nearly returned to "normal" now.  You may be wondering...

What happened THIS week, Joyful???

SUNDAY - It was a Zoom-y kind of day!!  The morning started out with a call to Knittingsuek:

In the middle of the afternoon, I did an Open Hangout over on Get Messy Art.  Caylee jokingly calls it Artist Speed Dating:

Later in the afternoon, I gave LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color a break from gardening with a quick Zoom call to make up for the one we missed last week:

MONDAY - I spent time with Alice Sheridan @ Soul Rocket Studio this morning.  She's hosting the Midsummer Creative Refresh and Reset Retreat.  Today's nugget of inspiration was "If you want something, you have to make it a priority!"  Alternatively...  "Don't pretend that something is important, if you're not going to make time for it!"

To that end, she shared a story about her husband and (not) going to the gym.  After 15 years of him saying that he wanted to go to the gym, she had enough one day and flat out told him that if he wasn't going to stop talking about it and actually DO IT, that she didn't want to hear about it!!  (Now, he goes cycling instead.)

TUESDAY - I worked on a paper collage which included some fabric scraps and a little bit of BLUE.  This is just the beginning, I had fun mixing up the background paint color, but it seems to "need" a bit more SOMETHING in the middle:

WEDNESDAY - No Zoom-ing with  LeeAnna today.  She's fully involved in the Embroidery Summit with Rebecca Page.  (There were only a couple of classes which interested me, but I'm looking forward to seeing what will be included in the upcoming Paper Crafts Summit.)

While she was doing that, I was burying the last of the thread tails on my friend Carol's quilt - too bad I apparently deleted the darling bunny photo, so you get another look at the fox:

THURSDAY - I opted out of Weekly Quilt Group today.  Hanging close to home due to last week's Covid exposure.  (There.  I've said it.  It was WAY too close to home!)  Isolation isn't so bad when you're a quilter.  In fact, it felt rather like a staycation!  :P

Summer has come on with a vengeance!  96, feels like 101... was followed by this:

The storm blew through quickly and a while later this was the view out of my studio windows:

Since there was no sewing during the storm, I decided to ready the next quilt for the longarm.  This was a beautiful collaboration between Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts and "The Piecing Fairy" during the 2021 Positivity QAL Block Drive hosted here on the blog:

Once the quilt back was cut and loaded, I wandered over to the Rebecca Page website...

... To take in one of the only videos of interest to me.  Rainbow, of course:

FRIDAY - Wonder of wonders, since I developed no symptoms, I was able to attend Knit Group today.  It was good to spend time with Tracy...

... And with Hilary:

This evening, I enjoyed watching another of the Embroidery Week classes:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  I was thinking of you all when I snapped the photo below:

This week's scrappy (washi tape) efforts:

I'm having a lot of fun playing with a different sort of scraps.  Never fear!  There will be Bright/Dark BLUE fabric scrap sewing to share for next week's TABLE SCRAPS Challenge post.

Until next time...

Saturday, June 11, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 23

Welcome to Week 23 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week's event was Workshop Week 2022 hosted by Becca @ The Happy Ever Crafter.  I participated so that I could experiment with a number of different art styles.

SUNDAYI spent a portion of my afternoon with these members of my Quilt Bee:

We attended a ceremony honoring one of our friends, who now has her name on the Wall of Memory at the Passmore Center where the Donation Bee meets:

Prior to that, I visited with Knittingsuek during our weekly Zoom call:

MONDAY - The highlight of Day One was Funky Floral Art Journaling with Megan Wells.  You can find her on her website@makewells on Instagram, and on YouTube.  Here is what I made in Megan's class:

TUESDAY - Day Two found me drawing faces in Attabeira German's Learn to Draw One-Line Portraits class:

These were the reference photos...

Left - with reference points:

Right - without any marked points:


WEDNESDAY - Wonderful Wednesday - Did you see my completed UFO?  If not click that link to have a look.

Zoom with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color - Canceled in favor of a quick phone call during a class intermission.  Today's favorite class was a toss-up between Joanne Lauzon's class called A Colorful Collection of Cards:

And the reason I signed up for Workshop Week 2022 in the first place...

Helen Colebrook of Journal With Purpose and you will find YouTube videos linked at the bottom of most blog posts:

THURSDAY - I thoroughly enjoyed several of today's classes.  The most shocking was Learn to Draw Perspective by David Drazil.  You can find him on Instagram @david_drazil or on his website and if you want to learn this technique I would highly recommend:

FRIDAY - Weekly Knit Group - I had planned to attend, but a family emergency kept me home today.  :o((

I did spend some time quilting a quilt for my friend Carol, who liked the trees that I added to my great-nephew's quilt, so I added them to the borders of her Forest Friends quilt:

What about Workshop Week, Joyful???

This was the most interesting class of the day...

Floral No-Cut Dutch Door for Your Bullet Journal by Shayda Campbell.  You can finder her on her website, Instagram, or on YouTube.

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  I hope you will join me in visiting Angela @ So Scrappy to see what the RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  You saw all the creative things that I was doing this past week, but here's what you didn't see:

I also played with some Bright/Dark BLUE fabric scraps between classes.  Apparently, creativity breeds creativity.  :o))

Until next time...