APOLOGIES FOR THE EARLY BIRDS WHO FOUND NO LINK!!!
Welcome to the May 2023 edition of the ABC (Table) SCRAPS Challenge here at the Joyful Quilter!! Thanks for stopping by the Link Party to see what participants have made this month. In my part of the world, Spring and Summer have once again been struggling for power this month. Have the moderate temperatures arrived in your neck of the woods or has someone turned up the heat? Allergy season seems to be at its peak. I can't think of a better reason to stay inside and quilt!!
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 the next month'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 2023 ABC (Table) SCRAPS Challenge page at the top of the blog.
May's letters were:
F and/or L
This month, I ended up with something completely different that what I had expected to create. My plan was to combine the two letters and come up with a design that represented Florida, as well as the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month.
What better way to depict the Sunshine State???
May's color was ORANGE, after all. As you can see, I have a fair amount in my scrap basket(s)...
This was yet another month that I neglected to take many process photos...
Here are the little quilt tops in the making:
Soon enough, the quilting was DONE on the (expanded) backing...
(What I'm considering...) The front has also been quilted. Although, you might notice a fabric substitution. One strip was bothering me enough to get out the seam ripper and re-sew:
I'm pleased to present my completed ABC (Table) SCRAPS Challenge entry for May:
The clip side:
How does that fit this month's theme, Joyful???
It worked like this:
F = FLORAL... A couple of small scraps displaying a floral theme were used in making this little pin cushion.
L = LINE... The Autumn-themed ORANGE fabric on the back (or would that be the front?) form a line on which to store a few quilt clips. However, I would probably construct that portion differently, if I were to make this project for someone else.
What's next, Joyful???
The month of June is nearly a week away. Angela will pick a new Color of the Month then... Er... now:
Dark and/or Bright BLUE
Whoops!!! That was done in January.
For June... Let's do Light GREEN and/or Any BLUE!!!
June's letters are:
D and/or I
It's time for YOU to link up your F and/or L projects in the LINK PARTY below. All entries MUST be submitted by Wednesday, May 31st @ 11:59PM (EST).
Until next time...
USE those table scraps!!!
Linking with Cynthia