Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Sunday Stash Report: 5/24/20

Not much sewing this week. The only finishes were a few masks. I hope I’m done making those. They’re not hard, but they hurt my hands a lot. I did work on cutting scraps, but, again, not easy on the hands. Plenty of other things to do, inside and out!

This week: + 0 yards, – .5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 77.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24.5 yards

Sew that Stash! Or just enjoy the season!


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Sunday Stash Report and One More SW Finish

This is the last one, at least for a while! This quilt and the last one used 6.5 yards of fabric, and I didn’t buy any new!

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 77 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24 yards

I couldn’t resist this bright colored R2-D2 fabric, so I used those colors to make a much happier version on the theme. These colors were fun to use, and included lots of older fabric.

See more photos in my Etsy shop.

Using the stash!


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Another Star Wars Baby Quilt

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I love the fabrics in this quilt so much!  That starry sky/space!  This was really fun to sew.  (My only complaint is that that Robert Kauffman space fabric is only 40″ wide.  I don’t like this trend.)

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The star panel was the only part that used “old” stash, but every bit of it came from my 3.5″ scrap bin, and the colors are wonderful.  I’m using this idea on one of the next ones.

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I quilted it with vertical lines, ranging from a half to one and a half inches apart.  The thread is Superior’s Rainbows in Lilac Bouquet (40 wt.).  It’s very light compared to the dark fabrics, and I had some misgivings as I quilted it, but I like it now.  I think it lightens the dark strip a bit and lends some movement to the stars.

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Find this in my Etsy shop.

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Enjoy your quilting!


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/10/20

Happy Mothers Day!

This week I received 8.5 yard of fabric from Fabric Shack. They are backed up, so it took about two weeks to get my order. Most of it is the feather print for the back to Scrap Fantasy Medallion.

I used 6.5 yards for the two baby quilts I finished this week: Star Wars Geese and Rose Garden.

This week: + 8.5 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 70.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 17.5 yards

I hope you’re sewing today!


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Lots of Roses- Finished

I made this top earlier, so I just had to quilt and bind it.

I’ve had this fabric for a looong time, so I’m finally using it (there’s more left!). I didn’t want cut it, so I just sliced it and inserted the chevrons.

I quilted it with zig zags all over.

This is in my Etsy shop.


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Star Wars Finish

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I found myself working away on this quilt on May the Fourth, so I guess the Force is strong with this one!

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Pro Tip:  Make sure you’re using you 1/4″ foot while you are piecing.  I made all these geese using my open-toe #20 foot, left on from binding the last quilt.  Apparently it sews a 3/8 or 5/16″ seam… Made them too small.  Thank goodness the whole top wasn’t full of piecing!

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I’m much happier with the quilting on this one.  It’s rays extending in different directions, and it seems to be enough.

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You’ll find this quilt in my Etsy Shop.

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