Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Design Wall Monday

I softened the edges of the “stream” on this.

The patches are all sewn into blocks, and I might be finished moving them around.  Maybe.

Question for you:  This is 36″ x 42″, my typical baby size, but would it make a better wall hanging?

Let me know what you think.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/20/21

Since my last report, I finished this quilt, and used some white Kona to line curtain valences for my kitchen.

No new fabric!

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 4.5 yards
  • This year: +40.5 yards, – 59.4 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

And this week’s top is all stash!

Take care, and sew your stash.


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Design Wall Tuesday

I started this baby-size quilt today with beach quilt scraps. That’s all turquoise/ aqua, I dont know why it looks royal blue.

These are 3.5″ squares, next is to add some 2.5″.


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The Scraps are All Cut!

Sometimes I’m just happy for small bits of progress!

There were scraps in here from a January quilt, so, yeah, it was time.

All cleaned up, ready to make curtain valences.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/6/21

Six yards of new fabric arrived, and nothing was finished.

  • This week: + 6 yards, – 0 yards
  • This year: +40.5 yards, – 55 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 14.5 yards

Fear not! This baby quilt will be finished soon. It’s #15.


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WIP Wednesday

Yesterday I put the borders on the Christmas version of Charlotte’s Mystery Quilt.

I was so pleased to be able to use up some very old Jinny Beyer border fabric. Of course, the fabric had alternating stripes, so I have another set to put on a future quilt…

Currently raining here, breaking up a little heat wave and making it much more comfortable for sewing!


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/23/21

Since my last report, I’ve made these dozen blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love project. They were perfect, because many of the scraps were still on my cutting table.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 1.5 yards
  • This year: +34.5 yards, – 55 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 20.5 yards

So, not much sewing going on. Kitchen renovation and gardening are taking president.

Enjoy your Spring (or Fall)!


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/9/2021

Hello! No new fabric this week, and I sent off this commissioned quilt. (Its number fourteen, if you’re keeping track.)

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: +34.5 yards, – 53.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

Enjoy your Sunday! I hope you’re getting some time to sew your stash.


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Beach Quilt Finish

This year’s beach quilt is…different.  I wanted to do something different from the framed squares I often do. 

I had about a quarter yard left of most of the fabrics I wanted to use, and tried to make the most of them.  I wanted to make Disappearing Four Patches and do a color wash effect, but keep the patches large to show the prints.

I cut 8.5″ patches and sewed them into 16.5″ blocks. When I cut and resewed them to “disappear” them, they became 15.5″ blocks. (Why do all the tutorials say you will lose two inches?) Thus the finished quilt is about 45″ x 60″.

For the record, there is no way to make a color wash from a dozen giant 15″ blocks. I tried them every which way (and made and discarded a few spares), and finally settled on this. It’s pretty, but not exactly what I was going for.

Ah, well.