Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Hanging Around

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Last week I finished this sleepy little baby quilt.  I bought the sloths printed on a panel, and put them on my own (stash) background with a couple of branches from which they could hang.

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I didn’t want to use Steam a Seam under these very large pieces of applique.  Instead, I starched them heavily, and then used spray adhesive (baste) to hold them in place when they were dry.  It worked fine.  I did use Steam a Seam under the leaves, and they were harder to quilt through.  I think this is the first time I used my Leaves Galore ruler set to actually cut leaves!  Usually I’m just using it to trace curves or leaves for quilting.

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If the background looks very textured, it’s true.  The gray print is super busy, so I quilted lots of wavy horizontal lines on it.  It’s not exactly drapey, but it’s soft enough and feels great.

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Find this in my shop soon.

And, I have extra sloths, so look for another version soon!

 


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Sunday Stash Report

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Here’s 1.75 yards of new fabric to counter the winter weather.

 

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This week I finished the two pillow covers that match the Chartreuse and White quilt, using 1.5 yards of fabric.

 

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And I have finished this sloth quilt, using 2.75 yards.  Look for photos soon!

 

This week:  + 1.75 yards,   –  4.25 yards

This year:   + 15.25 yards,    – 17.25 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020:  2 yards

 

Using the stash, a little at a time!  Enjoy your sewing!


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Sunday Stash Report: 1/19/20

Yes, I purchased some (a lot of) fabric this week. Good, good stuff that I really needed. The Chartreuse and White quilt used every last bit of my white Kona, but that’s all better now. The strange looking one is panel of sloths…

 

This week:  + 13.5 yards,   –  7 yards

This year:   + 13.5 yards,    – 13 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020:  0.5 yards

 

 

Now, back to using that stash!


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Chartreuse and White Quilt

2020-01-17 16.24.21When I designed this, I thought I had invented a Hugs and Kisses quilt.  A quick internet search showed that I was way late on that, even though most of them are made differently from mine.  I was going to change to Xs and Os (like Elle King), but that’s been used for quilts, too.  So.  Any ideas?

 

2020-01-17 16.24.42I still like it, and I like the diagonal quilting, which changes directions a couple of times.

 

2020-01-17 16.24.59This is entirely from stash.  It’s 48″ x 72″.  It’s pieced and quilted with white Bottom Line thread from Superior.  Look for this in my Etsy shop soon.

 

2020-01-17 16.25.32Of course, I’ve had it inspected.  It passed.

 

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Good luck on your finishes!

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

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We’re linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


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WIP Wed…Whatever

Yesterday I completed the first clue for Charlotte’s 2020 mystery quilt, Scrap Fantasy Medallion.

Recognize the bird fabric? It looks a little out of place with the autumn tones, but I’m hoping it ends up on a good spot in the quilt to add a nice contrast. We shall see!