Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash Report: 2/10/19

February’s Stash Enhancement is beautiful whites. I was down to a quarter yard of Kona White and yard of Snow. Now I have some choices!

This week: + 9.5 yards, – .25 yards

This year: + 22.5 yards, – 19.5 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 3 yards

So, back in the red, but that’s okay.

The quarter yard I used was to line this zipper pouch made from an upcycled t shirt. Look for it soon in my Etsy shop.


Sunday Stash Report: 2/3/19

No new fabric, and the donation blocks used 3.75 yards of stash fabric.


This week: + 0 yards, – 3.75 yards

This year: + 13 yards, – 19.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 6.25 yards

Go use your stash!


Friday Finish: Donation Blocks

On this snowy day today I finished a dozen donation string blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love.

Oh, the memories! I know from which project every string came.

After a while it dawned on me to use my walking foot, and that worked very well.

And I got to use my new Christmas gift 14″ turntable cutting board. It has foam on the back, and the base really stayed in place while I turned the top.

Kat specified that you should use a cat to press your blocks. These should certainly be flat enough! (He wants to be let out or fed or, really, for me to make the weather warmer. I would if I could, Yuri!)


WIP Wednesday: Donation Blocks

Brrr! Hope those of you up north are keeping warm and finding lots of time to sew.

Today I vacuumed my studio, and then got a start on some string blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love. The foundations themselves use a lot of fabric!

I currently plan to head head to Ailsa Craig, Ontario, in May for the Quilt Festival. Here is a link Charlotte Scott sent me to register for classes: https://ailsacraigartscentreampquiltfibreartsfestival.wildapricot.org/page-18145?fbclid=IwAR3Kh64qa6rDyE0nQgMYWYgtWXkTeqhaeqatvK1mUWZpwBw8kS-FqLmF8Pg

I don’t yet know which days I’ll be there or what I want to attend.

Twilter meet-up?


Sunday Stash Report: 1/27/19

This week I used 4.25 yards for the purple baby quilt, birthday pouch, and lining for my tote. And no new quilting fabric! I’m not counting home dec fabric for bags.

This week: + 0 yards, – 4.25 yards

This year: + 13 yards, – 15.5 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 2.5 yards

So there I am, in the black! For now, anyway.

Get out there and use your stash!



2019-01-22 15.53.58-2I have some finishes this week.  I made this tote bag for me!  Mostly I made it so that I could incorporate parts of a favorite old sweatshirt I was discarding.  (My Canadian friends will understand about Roots!)


2019-01-22 15.55.18Also, I was tired of my water bottle falling over and leaking in whatever random tote bag I grabbed for the gym.  I added loops of some wide elastic belting I had.


2019-01-22 15.54.34Also, sloths.


2019-01-25 16.20.05Yesterday I made this tiny zipper pouch for my friend’s birthday.


2019-01-26 16.08.34And today I finished up this baby quilt made from scraps from a recent project.


2019-01-25 14.47.03 I quilted it all with the walking foot.


I hope you’re finding time for some finishes!



Today I finished all the cutting of the print fabrics for the Handy Dandy mystery quilt. Tomorrow on to the white and the background!