Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash Report: 4/21/19

2019-04-21 13.11.56New fabric and a finish this week!

Among the new fabric are these pretty ombres.  You’ll have to stay tuned to see what I do with them.

2019-04-21 13.06.40My finish is this log cabin quilt that I made from all those blocks I’ve been piecing from strings for months.  These are twelve-inch blocks, and the quilt measures 72″ x 96″.   It’s for donation.

2019-04-21 13.07.05I settled on the straight furrows set for these blocks.  I first tried to set them as a barn raising (concentric diamonds), but I had played fast and loose with the values in the blocks, so it was hard to see the pattern.  This worked better.

2019-04-21 13.08.08I really like this background fabric.

2019-04-21 13.07.17The quilting is done with Superior’s Bottom Line in white on the back, and aqua Nature’s Colors and white Sulky on the front.


This week: + 10 yards, – 13.5 yards

This year: + 39.5 yards, – 47.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019:  7.75 yards

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Happy Easter, and good luck using your stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 4/14/19

This week I made this baby quilt from scraps, and no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 33.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.25 yards

Yuri thinks you should be using YOUR stash!


Stellar Baby Quilt Finish

2019-04-11 11.47.52Once I finally got all my ducks in a row, this baby quilt (36″ x 40″) was easy and quick to assemble and finish.

2019-04-11 11.48.20This is made from 90 4.5″ half square triangles units I had left over from a twin-sized flying geese quilt I made last year.  I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them until I saw this quilt made by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Then she made a tiny one, which motivated me to pull out my squares and start.  Mine is somewhere in the middle of these two.

2019-04-11 11.49.26I didn’t occur to me till I looked back at these posts and her tutorial that she paired her fabrics to create same-color diamonds.  I bet that would have been a lot easier to arrange correctly!  Oh, well, I like the color and movement in mine.

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This is headed off to Jack’s Basket to welcome a new baby.

I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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Design Wall Monday

Thank goodness for a design wall (or floor or back of couch or whatever you use)! This has been so hard to arrange correctly.

These are bonus HSTs left from a commissioned quilt I made last year. They’re 4.5″ square, and this will be a baby quilt.

I arranged these, and stepped back, then arranged them again, took a photo, arranged, then another, etc., etc. Finally Colleen spotted (all the way from Alberta, Canada!) that last error in the too left corner of this photo (three print triangles together).

I hope that’s the last! If you see another, please tell me quickly now! After its quilted, any errors will just be considered intentional design quirks!

Hope your design wall is giving you less trouble than mine.


Sunday Stash Report: 4/7/19

I know it’s a bad picture, but these are my blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love drive for this month. The real colors are pink, orange, and blue. I encourage you to try this block. It isn’t hard, but you have think about it a little. Watch while trimming the second units that you don’t cut off any points. Ask me how I know…

These used about two yards of fabric.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 30.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: .75 yards

There! Back on the right side of the ledger!

Yuri says, Attack that stash!


March / April Goals

March Goals:

  1. Complete Step 3 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.  Yes!
  2. Determine pattern and collect fabrics for my brother’s quilt.  No progress.  They’re thinking about it.
  3. Make last twelve log cabin blocks.  Yes!
  4. Assemble top for log cabin donation quilt.  Yes!

Bonus:  I made a commissioned baby quilt.

I’ve also done a lot on my yearly goal with tidying up my studio.
I didn’t succeed in March-Along as much as usual.  We traveled, and I caught a cold, and…you know, Life.  Ah, well.  Next year!

April Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love March/April block drive.
  2. Make a donation baby quilt from scraps.
  3. Quilt and bind the log cabin quilt.
  4. Decide on a quilting plan for the Slow Quilt.
  5. Complete Step 4 of the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.

Hope you’re achieving your goals!