Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Sunday Stash Report: 4/19/20

This week I used 6.5 yards for Beach Quilt #7, and .75 for a matching pillow cover. And I didn’t buy any fabric!

This week: + 0 yards, – 7.25 yards

This year: + 38.75 yards, – 60.75 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 22 yards

Keep sewing the stash through this strange time!


Beach Quilt #7

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Back to the Beach!  We can dream, can’t we?

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I chose bright blues for this quilt instead of the aquas I usually use.  Some of the quilts have been a bit subdued, but this one is very sunny and cheerful.  Also, I think the novelty prints make it more fun.

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The backing is a decorator fabric that was perfect for this quilt.  It wasn’t a problem to quilt though.  Nonnie reminded me about quilting from the back, so I did!

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I love the placement of the squares and square spirals on the front.  The only problem was that the squares were wonky and did some jogging and curving.  The result is…casual.

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In general, it gave it a great texture.


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This is listed in my Etsy Shop.


Sunday Stash Report: 4/12/20

Happy Easter!

This week I finished and mailed nine blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love drive, using 1.25 yards. (I would have made more, but that’s all the bright blue I have. It’s brighter than it looks…)

Then my DS called and needed masks for his shift at work. They are made up of all military branches, so I made a variety. Also, I discovered I have no olive drab in my stash. Go figure. Seventeen more masks used 1.5 yards.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2.75 yards

This year: + 38.75 yards, – 53.50 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 14.75 yards

Moving along!

Enjoy your holiday, and sew your stash!


WIP Wednesday: Deck Cushion

What I’d do differently:

  • Zigzag around the edges of the fabric pieces before I started sewing. This is Sunbrella jacquard fabric, and it raveled a lot.
  • Use Sunbrella 15 years ago when I recovered this cushion the first time. Or when I did it the second time. Or the third.

The pillows came from Wayfair last year.