Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Sunday Stash Report: 12/16/18

This week I only got to the sewing machine a few times, but I made some more blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love, using two more yards.

An added benefit is that these were some ugly duckling fabrics I got out of my stash, too. Kat’s color scheme this month is violets, blues, and grays.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 130.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 49.5 yards

Oh, so close! Yuri says we can do it!

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Sunday Stash Report: 12/9/18

This week I finished a Christmas gift and some of the donation blocks, using 2.5 yards.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2.5 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 128.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 47.5 yards

So close! Keep on destashing!


November/ December Goals

It’s that time of year when I can’t show most of what I’m sewing, so you’ll have to take my word that I’m making progress. And I am! Here are those donation quilt blocks.

November Goals:

  1. Finish cardinal Christmas quilt. Yes! Here.
  2. Secret Christmas project. Partially. I finished one, and have one more to go.
  3. Make blocks for a donation quilt (probably log cabins). Yes, I’ve made 24 blocks.

Bonus: Made two hostess gifts.

I don’t usually sew much for Christmas, but I am making a few gifts this year. I’ll share them later. And I’m doing a few things for my enjoyment.

December Goals:

  1. Finish Secret Christmas project.
  2. Sew two more Christmas gifts.
  3. Make donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love.
  4. Pull fabrics and begin cutting for Charlotte Hawke’s mystery quilt.

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Sunday Stash Report: 12/2/18

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No new fabric!

I used 2.25 yards of quilting fabric in some gifts this week.


This week: + 0 yards, – 2.25 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 126.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 45.0 yards


Keep on using that stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 11/18/18

This week I made another dozen of these, for a total of twenty-four, half of what I’ll need for the quilt.

What I can count out of the stash is a hostess gift that used a little over half a yard. Inching along, but I’m going to make 50 yards!

This week: + 0 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 124 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 42.75 yards

Now my supplies have arrived and I need to get busy on some Christmas sewing.

Keep using your stash!


Panel Quilts

Here are the official results of my summer/fall immersion in using printed panels to inspire quilts. (I have one more panel, designed to be placemats. That can wait for the new year.)

I truly don’t remember what started me on this journey, but it led to me finding these panels on sale at eQuilter.

The last one, with the cardinals, was the simplest. I just left the panel alone and added borders. On the others, I either added patchwork or cut apart and framed the blocks.

The top three are baby quilts, and the bottom three are throw-sized. I think my favorite is the one with the baby animals. The Moon baby quilt has already sold in my Etsy shop, and the others are available there.

This wasn’t among my goals for this year, but at least the Moon quilt is low volume, so that counts!

Thanks for playing along.

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Sunday Stash Report: 11/11/18

Wow, what a date. Happy Veterans Day to all.

I can’t show you my finish, so this is what I’m currently working on. I often piece my large log cabin blocks on the Shumway catalog- look at that artwork!

My two small finishes this week used a yard of fabric.

However, I did buy a half yard of new fabric, so just creeping along.


This week: + .5 yards, – 1.0 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 123.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 42.25 yards

Keep using your stash!