Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2020 is--Gone!

It's that time when I like to look back on what I accomplished the year before. Despite all the craziness of 2020--including moving to a new state--quilting was an integral part of what kept me focused--and sane :) So here it goes . . . 


Dutch Panel was the first finish of the year :) Rachel had given me the panel many years ago but I only started making this quilt in 2017. 

By this time I had already made 12 blocks for the Ella Maria Deacon quilt--a 21-month BOM offered by Gay Bomers at Sentimental Stitches. I welcomed new techniques including foundation piecing, something I had only done once before.

January's Mini was inspired by a little quilt on Pinterest. 


I used a reject Deacon block for February's mini. This one ended up being too small for the quilt.


March mini was really quick and easy. I had just about packed up everything in my sewing room but figured I could squeeze in just one more thing :)


I did machine applique (a close zig-zag stitch) for this broderie perse Deacon block.

We moved the end of March and this was the first quilt I made in our new home. These Churn Dash blocks were from Barb V's swap.


One of many Deacon block applique challenges.


Finally piecing together patriotic leftovers for May's mini. . .


. . . and choosing pre-cut scraps from my bin for June's little quilt. 

That's it for now. I'll continue with the rest of the year next week :)

I can't wait to stitch the binding on my Basket Quilt and I'm going to do that today! 

Have a great week!




Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Oh my, it is amazing how they pile up! What an accomplishment! I don't even remember seeing the Churn Dash quilt, but then my brain isn't what it used to be! Love them all! Looking forward to the next recap chapter.

  2. Each piece is beautiful! You had a good year! ---"Love"

  3. A lot of variety and techniques here... and beauty! Happy New Year!

  4. Pfewwww.... they are ALL beautiful !
    Happy new year Barbara !

  5. What a beautiful parade. Your quilts are always an inspiration.

  6. I love the variety of all your mini quilts! Looking forward to the next installment.

  7. I love seeing your quilts from the year!

  8. I just found your blog and love your work! Thanks for cheering me up today!

  9. You got a lot accomplished! Their all so pretty. I love doing small quilts too. Hugs,

  10. What a great quilt review.
    You made so many beautiful pieces and we're only half way through.