Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Sunday Stash Report: 5/3/20


All my fabric this week comes from Etsy sellers.  Besides helping out fellow crafters, there’s a huge variety of fabrics in one spot.

My only finish was the Rainbow Baby Quilt.

This week: + 5.75 yards, – 3.25 yards

This year: + 44.5 yards, – 64 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 19.5 yards


Wrong direction, I know, but more finishes will be coming up!


Good luck using your stash!


Rainbow Finish

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This one-block quilt is a new direction for me, and I like the result. I would tweek some things for another one, making the rainbow taller and thinner. I was just happy when I figured out how to make a rainbow without resorting to giant applique or curved piecing.

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I decided to make this baby quilt (36″ x 42″) after seeing examples of earth-tone rainbows for nurseries on Pinterest and Etsy.

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Also, I was looking for a use for a couple of fabrics from the “When Skies are Gray” line, like these umbrellas.

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I intended to narrow strips of more fabrics to make the stripes, but I found the perfect colors in my 2.5 strip container.

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The quilting is sort of a clamshell. I hope it suggests clouds. I like the look, but I think this quilt could have used a little more quilting. The good news is that I got my stitch regulator working, so that made life easier.

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Find this baby quilt in my Etsy shop.

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April / May Goals

Happy May, everyone! For me, April had lots of sewing time. I gardened on the sunny days, and sewed on the rainy ones, and I think the rainy ones won out.

April Goals:

  1. Complete Clue #4 for Scrap Fantasy Medallion. Yes. This turned out to be finishing the top.
  2. Make donation blocks for Kat’s March/April Covered in Love drive. Yes. Here.
  3. Cover the cushion for my deck settee. Yes. Here.
  4. Make a top for Beach Quilt #7. Yes, and quilted it.

Bonus: Made parts of several baby quilt tops. Here and here.

And made a bunch of masks.

I have some fabric on order, so I’ve been working on parts of baby quilts while I’m waiting.

May Goals:

  1. Complete Star Wars baby quilt.
  2. Complete Roses baby quilt.
  3. Complete Rainbow baby quilt.
  4. Complete Feather/Owl baby quilt.
  5. Make progress on sandwiching / quilting Scrap Fantasy.

Keep safe, and I hope you find some sewing time!