Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

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Sports Baby Quilt #1

2019-06-16 12.34.37The sun came out for a while yesterday, so Yuri and I raced out to take some quilt photos.


2019-06-16 12.35.15I had a variety of sports fabric scraps left from some baby quilts I’ve made as gifts and commissions.  I planned to make one quilt, but it turned out I had enough for three.


2019-06-16 12.35.01Some of the fabrics were already cut in 6.5″ squares, and I wanted to keep the large prints visible, so I stuck with squares for this one.  I found the blue ombre semi-solid that I think adds interest to the alternate squares.


2019-06-09 16.42.48Since this turned into three quilts, I had the opportunity to assembly-line them a little, making all the bindings and labels at once, basting two at the same time, etc.


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2019-06-16 12.38.50And, yes, I had it checked for snuggliness.  It passed!

Stay tuned for the next two soon.


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Sunday Stash Report: 6/16/19

The Fates smiled on me as I finished this week’s baby quilt! (The black marker lines show how much I stretch the binding as I sew it on, so that I don’t have extra fullness when I sew it down on the front.)

Here’s a peek at it, but it’s way too dark and stormy here for good photos, so look for those in a day or two.

And no new fabric!

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 50 yards, – 54.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.25 yards

Creeping along! Have a great week!

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Sunday Stash Report: 6/9/19

This week I bought four yards of fabric, and I didn’t finish anything. However, I have three baby quilts in progress to use up a mess of sports print scraps. These backs, etc., will help with that. Don’t you love the chain-link fencing?

This week: + 4 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 50 yards, – 50.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 0.75 yards

Look for some better destashing in the next few weeks!


May and June Goals

Boy, May went quickly! But I kept my goals modest and achieved them all.

May Goals:

  1. Finish Clue 4 for the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt. Yes! Here.
  2. Complete Clue 5/Reveal for the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt. Yes!
  3. Make a baby quilt from fabric that’s been hanging around for too long. Yes! Here.

Wet weather and traveling have put us behind in our house and yard, so I don’t expect much quilting time this month, either.

June Goals:

  1. Make back and binding for Handy Dandy.
  2. Baste and begin quilting Handy Dandy.
  3. Make a baby quilt from recent scraps.

I hope you enjoy whatever you’re woking on this June!


Sunday Stash Report: 5/26/19

I traveled several days this week, so I didn’t sew. I did purchase four fat quarters at the Ailsa Craig (Ontario, CA) Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival.

Why, yes, I did make the Maori-style basket myself!

This week: + 1 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 46 yards, – 50.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.75 yards

More about the Festival soon!


Sunday Stash Report: 5/19/19

This week I finished this baby quilt, and used a piece of fabric that had been in my stash for a long time. And I didn’t buy fabric this week.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 45 yards, – 50.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 5.75 yards

Slowly heading in the right direction.

Keep using your stash!


Stellar II



2019-05-17 13.37.01This is the Supernova pattern again.  When I made this quilt, using the tutorial from Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Jaye said she thought I should make some variations.  Here’s one; you never know if I might try more.


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This floral fabric is too pretty to be called a stash dog, but it had been hanging around my stash for way too long.  Like, I have no idea how long.  Many years.  I bought this pretty ombre recently to use with it, so until I bound it, this was a two fabric quilt.


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Here’s the first layout.


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And the second.


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And I finally went to the top-to-bottom color wash layout.


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I quilted in the ditches from the center out with pink Bottom Line, and used a serpentine stitch in between in pink Sulky.  I used all light pink Bottom Line on the back and I can’t believe how well it blended with all the colors.  I guess it’s a thing that light pink does that, but I didn’t know.


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I’m very happy with the way this turned out, and with my binding fabric.


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Yuri’s happy, too.  We hope you have some good finishes this week.

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