Friday, December 30, 2022

December 2022 - TABLE SCRAPS Challenge - Link Party

Welcome to the December 2022 edition of the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!!  I'd like to express my appreciation to everyone who participated in this year's TSC.  Whether one month or every month, you helped to make this challenge a success.  Thanks to YOU, dear reader, for dropping by the Link Party to see what everyone has made each month.  It's been another wonderful and scrappy year here on the blog!

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 sort through my scrap baskets to see what I can come up with.  

Each month in 2023, I'm going to be offering a different sort of prompt to help get your creative juices flowing.  While you are NOT required to use it in your project, the challenge parameters will be revealed at the end of each month's LINK PARTY post.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see January's focus.  It, along with the RSC Color of the Month (as soon as Angela releases it - around the 1st of the month), will be added to the 2023 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge page at the top of the blog.

December's theme was...


Why??  Because 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.

Where did that lead me???

To my scrap baskets, of course!  :P

The Color of the Month was Quilt Finishing so I decided our color would be RAINBOW or Maker's Choice.  You might have guessed that as I searched, my focus was on ALL the colors and there were a number of fabrics that looked interesting, but what would I make?

I began with scrappy strips in a RAINBOW of colors:

But what would I do with them???

Several ideas swirled through my head, but something on the internet called out to me...

I layered up squares of denim with a scrap of batting and appliqued the scrappy stars on top:

Quilting and binding soon followed:

Here is my completed TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry for December:

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

I feel certain there's no need to spell it out this month.  It's got RAINBOW written all over it!  I'm pleased to have used some small scraps.

What's next, Joyful???

January is just a day away.  Angela will be choosing a Color of the Month.  (January is Dark/Bright BLUE!!)  Rainbow Scrap Challenge participants are encouraged to use that in your project.  Speaking of spelling things out...

January 2023's letters are:

C R and/or J

Letters???  What ARE you talking about, Joyful???

The 2023 ABC (Table) SCRAPS Challenge, that's what!!

Take a look at the details:

Use each month's letters in whatever form they lead. Your interpretation of what to do with them is NOT limited to using the actual letter in your project!  Although, you are welcome to do that (by using them in spelling out a word), you may also relate them to a color, quilting technique or project type.  Interpreting an item that begins with one of the letters is appropriate for a challenge entry, as well.  The most important part is to have FUN while using your fabric scraps!!

And now...

It's time for YOU to link up your ANY Color OR the RAINBOW and/or STAR projects in the LINK PARTY below.  All entries MUST be submitted by Tuesday, January 3rd @ 11:59PM (EST).

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

Sharing with Cynthia


  1. Thank you for organising and I look forward to the 2023 challenges each month.

  2. And away we go for 2023! Thanks, Joy!

  3. I love your scrappy stars on the denim! Sew bright in a neat kind of way. ~Jeanne

  4. What a fun way to use a rainbow of scrappy bits! I've never used denim as a background, but now I want to try that. Your new challenge for 2023 with the letters has got me thinking already. This will be fun!

  5. Your striped stars are really fun! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for prompts and projects in 2023.

  6. I like the pieced stars! That was a good idea!

  7. Whoo Hoo, you nailed it! I’ve got my thinking cap on for 2023! It’ll be a challenge for me, but fun! Thanks for “keeping on”! !

  8. Hi Joy, your scrappy rainbow stars are wonderful! I love the denim background. Thanks so much for hosting this great challenge. I'm going through my posts to prepare my "best of 2022" and I realised that I participated in 10 out of 12 months, which is all the months if you consider that I "discovered" your challenge in March :-) I hope that you have an amazing 2023!

  9. A fun new Challenge! I added it to my Quilters' Challenges list ;))

  10. Great rainbow stars! Your thinking cap is working overtime with this year's challenge. Let's see if inspiration strikes!


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