Saturday, August 27, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 34

Welcome to Week 34 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week was a mixed bag.  Was ORANGE sewing involved?  Stayed tuned, as the days unfold.

SUNDAY - The day began with my weekly Zoom call with Knittingsuek...

And continued with a bonus Zoom with LeeAnna:

Later, I colorized one of the book pages in my Flowers Magic journal and added a bit of collage:

MONDAY - Work...  For real, this time.  I managed to squeeze in a bit of game time:

Quordle, too!  Unfortunately, I deleted the photo that wasn't blurry:

TUESDAY - I spent the bulk of the day doing chores around the house.  On the art front, I watched a couple of videos from Cat Rains sharing her experiment with crayon rubbings.  I was inspired to go straight up to the studio to give it a try by substituting oil pastels for the Crayola crayons that were given away prior to our move:

WEDNESDAY - It was an art filled day.  After viewing a tutorial by Roben-Marie, the Tech Savvy Artist, I uploaded my very first Instagram reel sharing my completed abstract painting series.  Here's the ORANGE one from my class with Judy Woods Art:

Before my regular weekly Zoom with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color...

I worked on my 5-Minute Art Challenge.  This splattered gelli print was the result of yesterday's prompt:

THURSDAY - Work.  Again.


Quordle was a near win, but I messed up on my final puzzle:

Another art project was begun using this deconstructed mailer to create a small art journal:

My monthly Evening Quilt Group changed nights and moved indoors this month.  I forgot to take a group photo so here I am with my Show and Tell for this time:

FRIDAY - August 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge...
This was the BONUS project:

Knit Group this morning was down about half the members:

It turned into Coffee and Collage...

The music paper didn't stick in the middle so it turned into a surprise tuck spot:

Work soon followed.  You KNOW what that means, don't you???

Wordle and...


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'm pleased to have something quilty to share.

Until next time...

Friday, August 26, 2022

August 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the August 2022 edition of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!!  I'm a scrap quilter who is really enjoying this challenge.  I'm SEW grateful that some of my blog friends decided to join me!  Thanks for stopping by to see what we have made this month.

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!)

I offer a prompt to help get participants' 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.

August's theme was...


Here's what I did with that...

The Color of the Month was ORANGE so I had a look at my overflowing scrap basket to see what I might find:


There is (still) a stack of boxes in front of that portion of the Scrap Center, but there just happened to be a UFO on the end of the cutting table:

 I promptly chose one of the bicycle backing scraps provided by my friend Maggie for the purpose of finishing this little project... LAST YEAR, but please don't judge me - I was a LITTLE busy:

Around the middle of the month, I decided that it was about time to cut out the "T" (for University of Tennessee - Knoxville) out to attach to the top:

A few days later, I selected threads to stitch the "T" down.  If you look closely, you can see a bit of embroidery floss waiting for the embroidery portion of the process.  That comes compliments of my good friend Britt.  Thanks, B!  Now, if I can just get from here to there:

With a scrap of batting in hand, I was ready to layer the pieces...

... For quilting...

But I'm going to HAVE to tackle that stack of boxes, if I want an ORANGE binding:

I present my August 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry:


You probably want to see the completed mug rug...

The binding fabric was (thankfully) located in the 6"-strip drawer.  No (box) mountain climbing was required in the finishing of this project.  Whew!!


I finally dragged the bag of crushed walnut shells out of the back of my car:

Please note that I added French knots (shown above) and Cross stitches (shown below) to the pin cushion that was started last month:

This is the other side of the completed pin cushion:

Special thanks to Diane @ Stitch Studio for these fun (already pieced) little quilt blocks!

What's next, Joyful???

September will be arriving next week.  There are only a few more color that the Color of the Month could be!  Angela will let us know soon enough, but...

Since autumn is on the way September's theme is:


NOTE:  Angela announced Light BLUE for September.  (I will updated the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge tab at the top of my blog as soon as it was announced.)

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your ORANGE and/or Embroidered project in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Wednesday, August 31st @ 11:59PM (EDT).

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

Sharing with Alycia

Hoping to Link Up with Cynthia
(Forgot Sunday and didn't remember until 4 hours before the deadline!)

Visit Wendy @ The Constant Quilter

Saturday, August 20, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC22 - Week 33

Welcome to Week 33 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week was a mixed bag.  Was ORANGE sewing involved?  Stayed tuned, as the days unfold.

SUNDAY - Today's ARTventure with @britt_quilts was AMAZING...

Here we are, trading a sample of the day's fun.

... But I'm getting ahead of myself because the day began, as most Sundays do, with my weekly Zoom call with Knittingsuek:

What about the ARTventure, Joyful???

Gelli printing was what Britt and I were doing all afternoon.  I'm looking forward to seeing how I might incorporate some of these into my art journals:

MONDAY - Monday meant work.  At least, it was supposed to!  Here's what I did instead...

I took a load of stuff to "The Will of Good" and later attended this month's Quilt Guilt meeting:

Our guest speaker was Applique Designer @sandyfitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs and the photo below shows the BEST binding trick EVER:

TUESDAY - It was an art-y day where I used the first bit of the gelli prints from Sunday...

... And taped off a section of my layered abstract painting for the FREE class I'm taking with Judy Woods Art.  It looks a bit like a hot mess at the moment, but it's been interesting to explore her artistic process:

WEDNESDAY - Today was an errand and appointment day.  It started off with "Coffee and Collage" at Filament with Tracy and Hilary:

I used one of my layered gelli prints for this page in my Flowers Magic Challenge journal.  The event is over, but I continue to fill in the gaps with more floral fun:

LOOK!!!  I actually did a bit of ORANGE knitting... On the "spare" sock that Tracy brought just in case I wanted something to knit:

Later, I cleared this bulletin board...

... And headed off to a local thrift store, where I came thisclose to bringing home a sweet little ORANGE mug, but decided that I really didn't NEED it:

I got home just in time to Zoom with LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color:

Afterwards, I threw in a load of laundry and then the mad scientist in me experimented with acrylic inks for the first time:

THURSDAY - Work.  On a day that I had hoped for it to be canceled....

I won at Wordle:

There was NO WAY in the world that I could have won this game of Quordle:

After work, I added the "florals" to my series of abstract paintings:

- Knit Group all but canceled today.  I met Tracy there for another episode of "Coffee and Collage", once again working in my #flowersmagicchallenge journal:

Later, I did a bit of ORANGE scrap quilting...

... Because the August 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge will be here NEXT FRIDAY!!!

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'm pleased to have something quilty to share.

Until next time...