Friday, January 1, 2021

RSC21 - The Plan - {Rainbow Scrap Challenge}

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to my planning post for the 2021 Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Welcome to a new year.  Welcome to another year of using my scraps down to the very last inch.  It is SEW much fun!! With that goal in mind, I am beginning my 7th year of participation in the RSC.  It's Angela's brilliant scheme to sew up ALL of our fabric scraps. One color at a time.  Silly, Angela!  Doesn't she know that USING scraps only breeds MORE scraps?!?!

(I'm STILL chuckling at the thought of it.)

Welcome to my project list for the coming year...

This post will focus on my projects for:

NOTE:  Click THIS LINK to read about this year's Challenge!

As inspiration allows...

I hope to use the Color of the Month prompts to create a Table Runner/Table Topper for the 2021 Table Scraps TRT Challenge here on The Joyful Quilter as a way to use some of my fabric scraps this year.  

Last year, the squirrels derailed my plans to make a small quilt top each month.  Unless you count the wall hangings and mini quilts that I made!  It's just that I was thinking small, as in lap quilt size, but I guess it's no real surprise that I shrunk the scale of the monthly project, is it? Although, I did state the following "Even if this only happens ONCE during the year, I will consider it a success!"  Using some scraps to finish off "Charmed. I'm Sure!" satisfied that goal.

As time allows...

I would like to make one or more of these each month:

Scrap Jar Stars - This project was started in 2017 and was to continue into 2018, but that didn't really happen.  I still don't have enough blocks for a bed quilt and that's where I'm headed with this one.  King sized, to be exact!!

The 2021 Rainbow Scrap Challenge 
will provide me with another opportunity to complete some additional blocks.

If I'm feeling REALLY ambitious...

I would like to make some House blocks during the year.  I haven't settled on a particular pattern (and may not.)  I might just make a different pattern so that each home is unique.  We'll see how that goes, but I was inspired this quilt by Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts:

Let's take a look back to 2020 in Joyful Quilterland...

I started 2 new block collections this year, but didn't get very far with either of them.

1. 2020 Scrap Buster Challenge - Nine blocks:

2. Preeti's Picket Star - Four blocks:

Since we KNOW that I didn't make many blocks, just what DID I do with my quilting time???

USE a whole bunch of small scraps, that's what!!

Those scraps made the following:

 1  Mug Rug
 2  Pillows
 2  Pin Cushions
 4  Lap Quilts
 8  Scrap Baskets
15 Mini Quilts

For a total of...

32 Scrappy Projects for the 2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  :o))

You can see a few of these in my 2020 Rainbow Scrap Challenge - The Year in Review post.  I did my best to sew with the assigned Color of the Month throughout the calendar year.  These small scrappy projects were SEW much FUN to make!!!

Aside from my scrap usage...

I also completed 3 4 UFOs over the course of the year.  The list changed each quarter, but I didn't stress too much over which items were completed.  I had a few too many "client quilts" to make additional progress on finishing more of my own projects, however, I'm certainly not complaining about THAT!!  Chasing a few too many "squirrels" also contributed to my lack of further progress on the UFO List.  That kept things in the studio interesting, though.

2020 was an extremely productive year for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge endeavors.  I'm not sure that I could have accomplished any more, if I had tried Wish me luck for a productive 2021!

A new LINK PARTY will be posted on each Saturday of the year.

Until next time...
SCRAPPY New Year!!!


  1. I love the house quilt made by Preeti, what a great idea for a new RSC! I hope 2021 will a sproductive as 2020, 32 RSC projects were a lot!!
    Happy new year ;)

  2. Sounds like great plans! 32 RSC projects - now that is a lot of scraps. Good luck with the goals this year... I fear once I see everyone's posts I'm going to be in trouble wanting to make all of them!

  3. I have so many RSC block collections that never made it into quilts and other test blocks that never made it into the action and lots of UFOs from mysteries, QALs, SALs, and squirrels. But I'm not gonna let that stop me from started more new projects. After all those scraps aren't going to sew themselves together.

  4. I will soon join the world of quilting again....nice plans to look forward to!

  5. I'll be making house blocks too this year, for a block exchange. Now to find some fun one's to make.

  6. You've got some fun projects for the RSC challenge. I miss making RSC blocks. My plan for 2021 is to finish up some of the quilts from year's past. Looking forward to seeing some scrappy goodness each week.

  7. You sure did spend a lot of time in front of your sewing machine. Wow! 32 projects done. Congratulations! Here's to another scrappy, quilty year! Cheers! ;^)

  8. You did get so much done this year. There are some great plans in there for 2021. Enjoy!


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