Welcome to the July 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, Summer has in full swing. The heat and humidity of the season has me parked in the studio with the air conditioner funning full blast. What about you?
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.
July's letters were:
A and/or G
I'm enjoying stretching my creativity to come up with a design to include each letter, as well as the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month.
July's color was RED. I have a generous amount in my scrap basket...
I had BIG ideas, but you will only see a few process photos...
Because this little quilt top went together MUCH faster than I expected, as I had planned cutting shards of fabric to try a super involved applique, but the cheerful RED pentagon had other ideas for me:
Here, it's layered and the quilting has begun:
Once the quilting was complete, I arrived at the question of how to finish the edges...
There were no RED strips that seemed to work so I chose an alternate edge finish:
This is a closer look at the phrase I chose to include - written with a Pigma pen or my favorite Sharpie fineliner, I can't recall which I grabbed:
The backing was two scrap chunks pieced together:
What's next, Joyful???
The August Color of the Month with soon be announced. Angela may let us know tomorrow:
August's letters are:
X and/or O
NOTE: What will YOU create???
It's time for YOU to link up your A and/or G projects in the LINK PARTY below. All entries MUST be submitted by Wednesday, August 2nd @ 11:59PM (EST).
Until next time...
USE those table scraps!!!