Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

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Sunday Stash Report: 1/8/17

A brand new year and a freshort start on redusing the stash.

This week I received six yards of new fabric.   Has anyone used double gauze for quilting?  I’d appreciate any suggestions.  I bought it for the cute elephant print, but it’s a little flimsy.  Interfacing?

And I used seven yards for two new baby quilts.

This week:  + 6 yards, – 7 yards

This year:  +6 yards, -7 yards

Net destashed this year:  1 yard
And forty-nine yards to go!  And knowing what’s coming in the mail, it will be a bumpy ride.

I’m linuking up to Judy’s report at Patchwork Times. 

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Design Wall Monday

Today I pulled fabrics and cut for a baby quilt for the new daughter of a friend.  This is the Whirlwind block.  It was getting dark by the time I took the photos, but the fabrics are a pretty blush pink.

This speaks to the state of my stash.  Since I’ve worked so hard to reduce it, I assumed I needed to buy fabric for this quilt.  After all, this mother has a certain color and a certain aesthetic.   I thought I could pull fabrics from stash to piece the top, but was sure I needed to order the back. (I chose one of the Michael Miller “Magic” fabrics.)  When went into my small, dark closet, removed all the fabrics from the Pink drawer,  and brought them out into the light, I found I had plenty to choose from, even for the back.  Sigh.  I’ll probably make a similar quilt for my Etsy shop while I’m cutting.

I like keeping my fabrics in the closet where they’re protected from fading.  I’ve invested over the years in a nice metal basket system where I can separate the colors.  I don’t have anywhere else to keep it, but I do wish it were easier to see what I have on hand.  Ah, well.

Also,  I finished cutting all the scrap fabric for Surrounded by Scraps,  Charlotte Hawks mystery quilt for this year.  I have lots of background to cut yet, but I just ordered it.

I’m linking up to Design Wall Monday  at Patchwork Times.