July Table Scraps Challenge

The Table Scraps Challenge theme for this 7th month was Circles, Spots and Dots / PURPLE.  I remembered that I had a UFO that had circles, so dug around and found it. Eureka - a UFO done! This was going to be a full size quilt (48" lap) turned out to be just a 12" topper. One of the prints I used had some purple, so I was able to satisfy that suggestion for the month also.

Circles are hard for me. I'd only done 2 of the 8 in this piece.  What helped me out was acquiring and reading about circles in Ruth B. McDowell's Piecing Workshop. 

I wanted to buy this book way back when, but by the time I found it back in 2009 it was already sold out and copies could only be had for twice the price when it first came out. As much as I wanted it, I wasn't about to pay nearly $60 for it. So I checked it out from the library. That was great! Turned it back in and the next person apparently never returned it, so no book. Ugh. Recently, I checked my go-to online book seller to see if they had it - and they did! For the regular price and new!  I ordered one. If you've always wanted one, they still have some.  This online source is DiscoverBooks .  Well back to circles, Ruth has you clip the concave piece and put it on the top to sew the two pieces together. It worked.  I may practice making a small block with one curve once a week just to get more adept at these. Could be my next leader/ender project.

I FMQed it and followed some lines. The quilting went fast. Here's the back:

For some reason two of the corners don't look quilted, but they are. Now I have four small projects done due to the Table Scraps Challenge. Should have seven, but such is life.

I'm entering the link party for the Table Scraps Challenge and Susan's RSC link party. Also Cynthia's Oh, Scraps on Sunday.

I hope you have something to share. Looking forward to it. Leave me a comment and I'll try to visit to see your goodies. Blessings.


  1. That is so pretty! I love the green and purple floral. Orphan blocks work really nicely to finish up as mini quilts and tabletoppers!

  2. What a great solution and so glad you were able to find the book.

  3. Doubly challenged? LOVE it!!! Your quilt SEW perfectly met the parameters of the July 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun!

  4. What cute fabric! Your table topper is lovely from start to finish!

  5. Hurray for moving an older project forward. It turned out very cute. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  6. Great job at the circle and then the circle quilting! Win-win on this one!

  7. That is a great little piece. Congrats on getting both the challenge and a UFO done! If you get a chance, please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks with either Muv or Andrée. Thanks!

  8. Great job meeting the challenge. Circles are always intimidating and you have double circles with the quilting too. The book looks really interesting.


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