Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/5/2020

Yes, there was new fabric, but I needed it all.

No finishes, but I worked away and completed this rainbow top, so it will be a finish soon.

This week: + 7.5 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 61.25 yards, – 78 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 16.75 yards

Keep using your stash!


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WIP Wednesday: Switching Gears


I’m trying, I’m trying. To sew and to be on here. But it’s hot and my back hurts, so it’s slow going.

I did get into the studio to put some stabilizing walking foot stitching into the large (hot, heavy) mystery quilt. I’m mulling over how I want to quilt it.

Then today I set that aside and made a start on another version of the Rainbow Baby Quilt, since the first one sold from my Etsy shop. I’m using blue in this one. It seems much lighter and more fun to work on baby quilts for a while.

I hope you’re making progress where you want to this week.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/28/20

Hello! This one bit of fabric came in this week. They’re watching you!

And I finally started sewing again. I can’t count most of this, because its home dec fabric, but the orangey ones are quilt fabric for the linings of two little tote bags.

This is the Sylvie Tote from Sotak Patterns on Etsy. It’s the small size, 10.5 x 13x 2.5″. I had bought this during last year’s delve into tote bags. I added a phone pocket inside and a key leash. It really cleaned up my small home dec scraps. I needed something to carry my mask, water bottle, and towel to the gym, and I made one for a friend.

This week: + .75 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 53.75 yards, – 78 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24.25 yards

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/24/20

Not much sewing this week. The only finishes were a few masks. I hope I’m done making those. They’re not hard, but they hurt my hands a lot. I did work on cutting scraps, but, again, not easy on the hands. Plenty of other things to do, inside and out!

This week: + 0 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 77.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24.5 yards

Sew that Stash! Or just enjoy the season!


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Sunday Stash Report and One More SW Finish

This is the last one, at least for a while! This quilt and the last one used 6.5 yards of fabric, and I didn’t buy any new!

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 77 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24 yards

I couldn’t resist this bright colored R2-D2 fabric, so I used those colors to make a much happier version on the theme. These colors were fun to use, and included lots of older fabric.

See more photos in my Etsy shop.

Using the stash!


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Another Star Wars Baby Quilt

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I love the fabrics in this quilt so much!  That starry sky/space!  This was really fun to sew.  (My only complaint is that that Robert Kauffman space fabric is only 40″ wide.  I don’t like this trend.)

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The star panel was the only part that used “old” stash, but every bit of it came from my 3.5″ scrap bin, and the colors are wonderful.  I’m using this idea on one of the next ones.

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I quilted it with vertical lines, ranging from a half to one and a half inches apart.  The thread is Superior’s Rainbows in Lilac Bouquet (40 wt.).  It’s very light compared to the dark fabrics, and I had some misgivings as I quilted it, but I like it now.  I think it lightens the dark strip a bit and lends some movement to the stars.

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Find this in my Etsy shop.

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Enjoy your quilting!


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/10/20

Happy Mothers Day!

This week I received 8.5 yard of fabric from Fabric Shack. They are backed up, so it took about two weeks to get my order. Most of it is the feather print for the back to Scrap Fantasy Medallion.

I used 6.5 yards for the two baby quilts I finished this week: Star Wars Geese and Rose Garden.

This week: + 8.5 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 70.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 17.5 yards

I hope you’re sewing today!


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Lots of Roses- Finished

I made this top earlier, so I just had to quilt and bind it.

I’ve had this fabric for a looong time, so I’m finally using it (there’s more left!). I didn’t want cut it, so I just sliced it and inserted the chevrons.

I quilted it with zig zags all over.

This is in my Etsy shop.


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Star Wars Finish

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I found myself working away on this quilt on May the Fourth, so I guess the Force is strong with this one!

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Pro Tip:  Make sure you’re using you 1/4″ foot while you are piecing.  I made all these geese using my open-toe #20 foot, left on from binding the last quilt.  Apparently it sews a 3/8 or 5/16″ seam… Made them too small.  Thank goodness the whole top wasn’t full of piecing!

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I’m much happier with the quilting on this one.  It’s rays extending in different directions, and it seems to be enough.

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You’ll find this quilt in my Etsy Shop.

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