Friday, October 28, 2022

October 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the October 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'll kick things off with what I made from the quilted scrap shown below:

I host this challenge in conjunction with Angela's (RSC) Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy.  It's been SEW much fun to offer the...

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

Since basically ANY small quilted item qualifies for this challenge, I scrounge through my scrap basket to see what I can come up with.  

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 is revealed at the end of each month's LINK PARTY post.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see August'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.

October's theme was...


Here's what I did with that...

The Color of the Month was Lime/Light GREEN checked my scrap basket to see what I might find to inspire me:

There was nothing begging to be dealt with.  Although, I did find this laying on the sewing table...

It's a small table topper, thanks to the pre-sewn strip sets from my friend Diane H.

Here's the completed project...

Along with the fun scrap (also from Diane) that I put on the back:

How does that fit this month's theme???

I love nothing more than making something useful from another quilter's fabric scraps.  It makes me SEW happy!

What's next, Joyful???

November is right around the corner.  Angela hasn't chosen a Color of the Month, but Dark NEUTRAL is my suggestion for our challenge purposes.

November's theme is:


NOTE:  Make something that seems small to you.  It could be as simple as using a small scale print in your project.  Maybe a sweet new pin cushion?

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your Lime/Light GREEN and/or JOYFUL project in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Tuesday, November 1st @ 11:59PM (EDT).

Until next time...
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  1. Joy, I LOVE that you make good use of my pieced strip sets! It’s fun to see them given new purpose. Stitch on! Diane

  2. Those colors look great together. The quiting on it really makes it sparkle. ~~Kathy S.

  3. Great job on your challenge piece. I hope to have mine ready to post Saturday.

  4. Great finish! That scrappy back is also a fun use of scraps!--TerryK@OngoingProjects

  5. I like your finish!! the colors are so pretty!

  6. And now the strip sets no longer sit around feeling unloved! Then your quilting brings the runner to life. And then when you peek at the back, those cute little chairs are a fun surprise.

  7. I like your finish, Joy! It is double side with that cute backing.

  8. What’s cute finish, Joy! I also have fun playing with someone else’s scraps. Fabrics from one of my friends have made their way into some of my projects this year.

  9. That's a fun little mat! The quilting is perfect for it, too. I love how you can pull something out of your scrap basket that just needs a little TLC and so quickly, you have a fun finish!

  10. An oh so fun back! Love the quilting, too. A nifty table topper to add to your collection. Joy all around.

  11. It has to feel good to use up those odds and ends. Very cute!

  12. The quilting really this "humbug" piece of fabric to life. Using every bit of scrap is the name of the game. You did a great job! Love the back too. ;^)

  13. Very nice placemat, great colors and quilting, plus I love the back! It is so kind of you to host this challenge, and so much fun to see what people come up with.

  14. Great way to use those strip sets in the little table topper, and I like the quilting you did on it, too!

  15. Hi Joy, what a great way to use up scraps. It's so great to use a previously made something and give it life again! Thanks for the great challenge. Take care!


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