Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/25/2021

This week I used about three yards to make these donation blocks for Kat, and I didn’t buy any new fabric.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 73.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

Enjoy your season!


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WIP Wednesday

The first eight 12″ donation blocks are ready for Kat’s Covered With Love July/August block drive. I usually piece the centers, but I found odd bits of fabric that wanted to be in the middle.

I generated enough 2.5″ squares to start using as leaders and enders, so next year’s will have 16-patch centers!


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Ode to the Design Wall

Remember years ago when bloggers were taking the Process Pledge to show more than just their finished quilts?

This last quilt made quite a journey from the first concept (and possible use as a baby quilt) to the finished product. Using the design wall was essential to seeing the progress and making changes. Sometimes even more important were the (poorly lit phone) photos I took along the way.

And finally!


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/18/2021

A finish of the Beach Wall Hanging, and no new fabric!

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 70.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 16 yards

And next, the plan is to sew up some red, white, and blue scraps for Kat’s July/August block drive.

Whittling down that stash!


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Finished Beach Wall Hanging

Now that the sleeve is sewn on the back, this wall hanging is complete. It’s made all from scraps and materials on hand.

I arranged the threads on the blue areas, covered the blocks with tulle, and quilted over them. As I went I added tiny beads and trapped them in the quilted swirls.

When the quilting was finished, I used the rest of the roll of tulle (from a long-ago bargain bin) to swirls across and sewed it down.

It’s hard to photograph, but there’s lots of glitter and shine.

Some favorite scraps!

Thanks for stopping!


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/11/21

This past two weeks I used seven and a half yards when I completed the Christmas version of the mystery, and I bought two yards of fabric.

  • This week: + 2 yards, – 7.5 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 67 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 12.5 yards

This quilt used really old scraps and yardage, too, so it seems like a double win!

Keep sewing your stash!


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Friday Finish: Christmas in July

This is the finished Christmas version of Scrappy 4 Patch Stars, Charlotte Hawkes’ 2021 mystery quilt. It finished at 63″ square. I was inspired to do this version after seeing one by Lorraine on the Facebook group.

I quilted it all over with Superior’s Magnifico, 40 wt., shiny poly thread.

Yuri wants to know, what are you quilting lately?

Were linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict’s Whoop Whoop Friday.