Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

A Finish, and Other Progress


This week I finished the other commissioned baby quilt I was working on. This was special because I had made one for her older sister, accented in purple, and now grandma has ordered this in, well, rose. Then we went to see The Last Jedi last night, and I kept thinking, “Those are x-wings! I’ve appliqued those a lot lately!”

I’ve been working on my studio, partly prompted by a Twilter call for “as is” photos the other day, and partly just a New Year’s clean up. I have a lot crammed into a small room, and some has to be out and messy, but I’m doing what I can.

These birdseed bags have been lying under my cutting table for…a long time. I’ve finally started making them into shopping bags just to get them out of there. They’re straight, not cone-shaped as this picture looks.

This bulletin board was a complete wreck, several layers deep in expired coupons, old project directions, etc. Now it’s ready to tack up something I need currently.

My old webbing baskets on top of my lockers literally disintegrated this winter. I hope it was sun damage from before we installed the current windows that are supposed to protect against uv rays. I shopped my basement for the center basket and Hobby Lobby for the pink ones. One holds a mystery quilt in progress, one has leaders and enders kits, and one has extra shipping supplies.

And I vacuumed!

I’m currently re-reading this book. Not too much is new to me, but it’s interesting to see the small things she does differently, and her work is beautiful. She goes over all the steps involved, so I recommend this if you’re just starting, or getting back into, free motion quilting.

There! What have you been doing?

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “A Finish, and Other Progress

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stash Report: 2/4/18 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

  2. The Baby quilt caught my eye. I have a niece named Angeline Rose.

  3. What does it take to make the bird seed bags into shopping bags? Just handles? Or?

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