Friday, October 29, 2021

Table Scraps Challenge - October

I've got a fun one for this month's Table Scraps Challenge!  Follow the yellow brick road...

I wanted to use some of the cute Wizard of Oz fabrics given to me in big scrap donation from one of my daughter's coworkers.  They were so cute, but what to do, what to do?  There was not enough for a quilt, but how about a table topper? 

This was right about the time I was thinking about making some scrappy string Hole In the Barn Door blocks, so I used that idea to make a larger size block for this table topper.

I originally thought I might string-piece the vertical and horizontal parts of the block that surround the center square from black and white fabrics, a la Wicked Witch stockings.  But then I found an interesting art deco-ish looking fat quarter in the stash that reminded me of Emerald City architecture (in my mind's eye, anyway), so I went with that.  So glad I did! 

I added some black corner triangles to the center square for a little more focus and sort of a scrapbook effect.  

For the backing, I had a gingham fabric that was reminiscent of Dorothy's dress.  Then I straight-line quilted the block in a crosshatch pattern.

The binding is from a fat quarter of the same line as the other art deco-ish print.  So is the background fabric, come to think of it.

It finished at 18-1/2 inches square, a nice size for the pub style table in the kitchen.

Linking to The Joyful Quilter's Table Scraps Challenge October Link Party!


  1. That is so cute! A really fun idea for the scraps you were given, and perfect for that table!

  2. Super cute table topper for this month's challenge, Paulette!! Good call on leaving the string piecing off of your entry. Thanks for joining the TABLE SCRAPS Link Party!

  3. A single block and totally perfect fabric combinations! Well done!

  4. Oooh I love the block you created. And that binding is fabulous. Great job.

  5. So clever with your fabric planning and arrangement! I can almost visualize a couple sitting at the table and sharing their favorite parts of the movie. The blue check backing is just perfect!

  6. I freakin love that table topper! So much fun fabric!

  7. What a wonderful scrap donation! Your fabric picks are superb, and snowballing the centre square was genius.

  8. Totally adorable, Paulette! Novelty fabrics are always a bit more challenging - at least for me. That you were able to use the Dorothy fabric is awesome!

  9. What great fabrics - I love Dorothy peeping out from the centre of your block.


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