Friday, November 25, 2022

November 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!!  Thanks for stopping by the Link Party to see what participants have made this month.  It's amazing that another month is coming to a close.  Where DOES the time go?

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.

November's theme was...


Here's what I did with that...

The Color of the Month was Dark NEUTRAL and there were a number of things that looked interesting in my scrap basket...

I began with 1.5" squares in BROWN:

But, you know how it goes, don't you???

After making two blocks...

A little bag of bits of aqua caught my eye.  Inside was the makings of these:

From there, I search for a scrap chunk that would work for backing and binding:

Landing on this one seemed SEW perfect for the job:

I layered it up with a scrap of batting:

Quilting and binding soon followed:

Here is my completed TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry for November:

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

It's a mini sized mug rug, thanks to a random assortment of pre-sewn BROWN strip sets and small squares from my friend Maggie.  I'm pleased to have used up a few of the pieces from her little baggie of scraps.

What's next, Joyful???

December is less than a week away.  Angela won't be choosing a Color of the Month, but for the purposes of this challenge, I'm making an executive decision and calling for ANY Color OR the RAINBOW - whichever works for you.  :o))

December's theme is:


NOTE:  Take that theme wherever it leads. Star fabrics, star blocks, or your interpretation of a starry night.  Challenge participants have all been ROCK STARS in my book!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what has been written in the stars for this prompt.

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your Dark NEUTRAL and/or MINI projects in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Wednesday, November 30th @ 11:59PM (EST).

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

Linking up with Alycia

Then heading to
Confessions of a Fabric Addict to enjoy

Joining Cynthia on Sunday


  1. Your scrappy mug rug looks fantastic. Love that colour combo.

  2. Brown and aqua always a winning combo.

  3. Great little mug rug. Will look sweet next to your work station while working on Wordle & Quordle! Hahaha!

  4. The aqua and brown are a great color combination, and I love the mini you made from those orphan blocks! But you've left us with a mystery... what will become of those first two neat blocks you pieced? Thanks for the scrappy inspiration, Joy!

  5. Turq and brown are my second favorite color combo!

  6. Love your mini! The teal and brown are fun together!

  7. Joy, your mini mug rug is fabulous. You’ve taken a blah tone, added the teal and whala….a pretty little quilty piece. Then your quilting really brings it to life.

    1. I’m not anonymous, I’m Annie! (Annie’s musings)

  8. Ooh, yummy. Brown and Turquoise/aqua. Such a rich color combo!

  9. Your mugs rugs are so cute! And the colors are spectacular. I think I'll make something with that combo. It's so rich.


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