Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash Report: 9/10/2017

2017-09-02 15.00.11Some sewing is happening, but I can only count out the donation blocks I made for Kat’s drive. nd I haven’t purchased any fabric!  So it’s good.

This week:  +  0 yard,  – 2.75  yards

This year:  + 75.25 yards,  – 92.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  17.00 yards

Creeping along!  Just wait till I finish one of these big quilts!

2017-08-27 18.14.23Keep using your stash!


Work in Progress…Thursday!

2017-09-07 13.25.28Hey, Pam posted early this week, so I’ll take the late spot!  I’ve had a great time working on these donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love block drive.  You have all of September and October, so there’s lots of time to get involved.  Aren’t the colors beautiful?  And these 18 blocks used 144 of my 3.5″ squares!  (No, you can’t see a difference in the bins…!)

2017-09-07 13.24.04I recommend pressing all your HST seams open.  That makes it easier to see the intersections and reduces bulk.

2017-09-07 13.23.45After those were made, I just laid all the patches out and chain-pieced them.  After a few, I was down to nine minutes each.  Quick, and no pins!  My kind of block!

2017-09-07 14.33.07I’m stopping at 18 blocks, but it’s been a fun break in the large, heavy stuff.  Next up:  a back for Layer Cake Explosion.

Hope you’re making progress!

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August/ September Goals

PicMonkey Collage AugustIt’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States.  It’s been chilly and rainy, and the cats and I are on our own, so it’s perfect for sewing.

I did pretty well on my goals, achieving 3/4 of them.  Layer Cake Explosion took a long time to assemble, and I may take a break from it for a few days.

August Goals:

  1. Finish piecing Layer Cake Explosion.  Yes!
  2. Continue with Pacific Stars.  Yes!
  3. Make Christmas wall hangings for my shop.  Yes!  Here.
  4. Make a scrap quilt for donation.  No.  This did not happen.


September Goals:

  1. Make back for Layer Cake Explosion.
  2. Make donation blocks for Kat’s September/October block drive.
  3. Continue with Pacific Stars Mystery Quilt.
  4. Customer quilt commission? (in the works)


2017-09-02 15.00.11I’ve already pulled the scraps for the donation blocks, so those should be done soon.  These blocks use lots of 3.5″ squares, and I have lots!

Good luck on your goals, and enjoy your sewing time.