Saturday, December 26, 2020

2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Year in Review

2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Year in Review

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It's the final week of the year and this is where I break my RSC progress down to a monthly review of scrap use.  If you saw my 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Year in Review post, you have an idea about what will follow.

First, I would like to thank Angela for her continued offering of the RSC by hosting the 2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year.

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I appreciate her commitment to maintaining the fabric flow in the studio.  Over the years, it has helped me process more bags of fabric scraps than I can count.

Now, take a look at my progress for the year...

JANUARY - Light/Bright GREEN

Project QUILTING 11.2 Challenge - Team Colors - Made using fabric scraps and upcycled t-shirts:


Project QUILTING 11.4 Challenge - Birds in the Air - Made using fabric scraps and a single Birds In the Air quilt block:


Project QUILTING 11.5 Challenge - Give It Away - Made using fabric scraps and 5 yards of stashed fabric:

Here's a closer look at the Color of the Month, as seen in that block:

That quilt was mailed off to Little Lou Quilts.  Follow the link to read about how YOU can help.  For quilt pattern (with a substitute for my block) information go to Sarah's Charmed, I'm Sure! post.

APRIL - Light/Bright BLUE

This month, Project QUILTING - Quarantine Limited Edition took over my life.  As such, I planned a twofer for the Q.2 challenge. PQQ2020 challenge AND the RSC Color of the Month:

The quilt turned out to be a trifecta, as I also included scraps from my niece's wedding quilt.  :o))

I had planned for my efforts to be directed toward Bonnie Hunter's Sew-in-Place UNITY QAL.  Other little projects jumped in line.  I wrapped up the month with this little quilt in Light/Bright Blue:


I went thru a series of ideas for this month's mini quilt before landing on my very own Stand of Trees block designed for my contribution to the #bushfireblocks collection from earlier in 2020:

On the flip side, orphan blocks from a quilty friend:

Dark GREEN Quilted Scrap Basket:

Tracy's BIGGER (Birthday) Yarn Bowl:


Shades of PINK Mini:

PINK Quilted Scrap Basket:


I jumped the gun with this month's color.  I actually got started on working with these scraps during the middle of June.  Oops!

Questionable EARLY finishes...

Dark BLUE Scrap Basket:

Timely finishes...


This month's mini quilt hit me like a ton of bricks.  Once I began, I couldn't stop until it was a completed top!  Let me introduce My PURPLE Palace aka. Condo Complex:


Red is a challenging color for me.  It would be an understatement to say that it isn't my favorite color.  Even so, I embraced the challenge by making several items.  I also used it to challenge myself to finish a UFO in the Color of the Month.  Win-win!  

On the final day of the month, from one of the off-cut corners of my Quilted Scrap Basket, I decided to make one more scrappy project.  I stitched and stuffed this little Palm-sized Pincushion in RED:


A few UFOs and something new, too?  Yes, indeed!  I enjoyed a very productive month.

YELLOW (Again) Basket, secretly named Lellow for Lana, made to brighten my friend LeeAnna's day during these crazy times:

Cat Nap (A Carpe Nap Quilt from Hunter Design Studio):

Rhythm (A Sewing Mojo Mini):

NOVEMBER - Light Neutrals and/or Multi-colored prints

The mini quilts for the month came easy.  The basket?  Not SEW much!!  November's Quilted Basket Challenge turned out to be one of the biggest challenges of the year.

I really wanted to get to those multi-colored prints, but with several quilts on the longarm during the month, that didn't leave me enough time to play.  I did release the TUTORIAL for my method of making Quilted Scrap Baskets.  Yes, the REAL reason I had so much trouble with that project.

DECEMBER - Dark Neutrals

Participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is SEW much fun!!  During 2020, I found that my scrappy sewing was a great way to preserve my sanity in the wake of the craziness in a world experiencing a global pandemic.

As you saw above, I sewed with the Color of the Month.  EVERY month!  I took a modern detour this year, creating a number of projects in that style.  It's a highly unusual occurrence for me, but it has been SEW much fun!

I enjoyed my Quilted Basket Challenge with Judy @ Busy Hands are Happy Hands.  Next year, I'm planning on doing the table runners that I didn't make this past year!

Are YOU up for a Table Runner Challenge???

Check out THIS POST for the particulars.

Until next time...
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  1. You did a great job keeping up with the 2020 challenge! I'm looking forward to the tablerunner challenge next year.

  2. Nice job summarizing the 2020 RSC! On to 2021!

  3. You did such a fabulous job with all these RSC inspired projects! Congrats on all the finishes!

  4. What a fun, productive rainbow year! Happy end of 2020, and it's on to new challenges in 2021!

  5. wow this is a wonderful way to see the accomplishment!

  6. Lots of fun finishes for you this year, Joy! I was trying to pick a favorite, but my idea changed every time I scrolled on down. I do love all those scrap baskets you've made!

  7. Lot of pretty projects! Your Table Runner Challenge looks fun ;)

  8. You did a phenomenal job with RSC2020! So many good ideas, loads of creativity. I may jump in periodically with your TRC!

  9. Seeing your year in summary is amazing. You have gotten so much done. Looking forward to seeing lots of great Table Runners in the new year.

  10. Wow! So many great projects! And such an interesting way to do the RSC. Congratulations!

  11. I've been enjoying your scrap baskets and mini quilts all year long! So nice to see them all assembled here to hug all at once!

  12. What a nice year in review for the RSC 2020!

  13. Oh my gosh - what a great year in review!! you had some very great projects!!!!

  14. Wow! You did have a great year on the RSC front. Looking forward to seeing the different table runners that pop up on your blog next year.


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