Saturday, December 26, 2020

2020 Wrap up!


Angela over at the RSC has asked us to share what we have accomplished this strange year of 2020.   Honestly, I work from home part time and have since March 2016. My weekends have been more free without all the external activities, but we did add in the build of 2 chicken coops and the addition of 9 chickens to the back yard this year. That has taken up a bit of time but they are pretty relaxing to watch peck around out back and we are enjoying the eggs they are providing to us now. 
Onto the quilt finishes this year!
A Jaquelynne Steves Art of Home Sew Along

Some extra green and cream log cabins turned into this small wall hanging.

Extra triangles turned into this little mini quilt.

My RSC Trip Around the Worlds quilt got finished this year. All hand pieced and hand quilted. I did use the machine to add the top of the binding but hand stitched it to the back. This is 90x90 and resides on my bed.



This was a RSC sew along that got finished off this year and lives on Emily's bed.

The front of a baby quilt for a great nephew.



The iSpy back of the baby quilt.

My 2019 RSC hand applique umbrella's got hand quilted and finished off this year.

The stars and nines is being enjoyed by my sister up in Vermont.

Mini bits leftover got sewn into this hot pad. Right now it is a resting place for the egg holder.

The Cobblestone quilt got finished off and lives with Mom up in Vermont. This was a fun one to make with 2 inch strips.


The mini magic stars got some quilting and finished off this year as well. Sophie approves.


Now the chicken portion of the post! Can you believe the chickens started off this little?


And now they are pretty much full grown!

This is the second set we got the beginning of September. 3 Barred Rock Plymouths and 2 Easter Egger 'mutts'. 

These are the ones from the baby photo's above we got around the end of June. We are getting 4 eggs a day from these ladies.


The quilt tops - not yet finished but hey, they got to a top stage this year!
Hoarfrost by Canuckquilter.

Stashbuster blocks from 2020. 

A booth hop from Vermont Quilt Festival in either 2009 or 2010.



Book Club  sew along - where I learned to use templates, and sew curves! Hope to get this finished in 2020. I have 6 outer sashings to hand quilt then I'll add the binding.

Hexagon quilt as you go - I made this little candle mat. I can see these in the 2021 RSC Challenge next year.

16 patches.

crumb blocks got a few added to the mix this year.

Sweet confetti blocks - 96 made and are waiting to be sewn together.


My first attempt at drafting a block, making templates and hand piecing it! 19 Endless Diamond blocks are done. This has been a fun one.
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Head on over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and see what others have accomplished with their scraps this year. 

13 comments:

Sara said...

Wow! You had some gorgeous finishes for 2020! The star blocks at the bottom are really amazing.

Julierose said...

What a productive year you've had--all lovely finishes and QIP's
Nice work hugs Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have made a lot of quilts this year and that some of them are hand pieced makes it even nicer! I love the trip around the world and some of the others that you did this year I really like too. A nice adventure into the world of chickens too made a nice addition for the kids I bet while they spent more time at home

Jennifer said...

WOW! lots of quilt! i especially LOVE your cobblestones and the TATW. good job on using so much fabric. you're probably almost out of fabric (and scraps) now, right?!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lots of beautiful quilts and some additional progress, as well. It looks like 2020 was SEW productive. Congratulations, Deb!

Frédérique said...

A lot of cheerful and beautiful quilts!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So fun to see your gallery of projects, both finished and not! The Trip Around the World quilt caught my eye because I had forgotten that it was all hand-pieced and you know I'm looking for a new hand-piecing project right now. (wink!) It's been fun to follow along on your chicken adventures this year, too. Glad that has been so successful!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You have done a remarkable job this year. You inspire all of us to do more and do better! I love all of your projects! Even love the chickens - send me some eggs! LOL. Hugs

Florida Farm Girl said...

You've been a busy girl this year, even with the family to attend!! I really and truly love the Endless Diamonds quilt. It's stunning. Stay safe and well. We'll get through this one of these days.

Quilter Kathy said...

So many beauties! My favourite has to be the Trip around the World because it is completely hand made and totally gorgeous!

Jenny said...

My goodness, such a lot to show for your year of RSC sewing, well done indeed.

scraphappy said...

Such a productive year! It is amazing to see the baby chickens again.

karenbbsnow said...

Very productive, love the Hoarfrost Quilt!!