Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Quick Friday Finish

I thought this panel was very cute, but I really bought it to use this piece of ombre Chevron as a backing.

Just a quick border that also uses a stash dog hard-to-use fabric and then I quilted around all the animals and their frames.

This is in my Etsy shop.


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Sunday Stash Report: 1/30/2022

Here’s that Rainbow quilt from last week. Its headed to my shop.

No new fabric! And a new Animal Baby Quilt was created.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: + 7 yards, – 9.75 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 2.75 yards

Back in the black! Enjoy your sewing!


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Animal Finish

I found this animal panel (“Bramble” by Moda) and the glen plaid for the backing. The animals have great patterns, and I thought it would be fun to add more small cream and black prints around them. It was, but pretty soon my eyes were throbbing from all that pattern.

The borders were supposed to be glen plaid, but I switched them out for a slightly calmer fabric.

I used a black Grunge for the binding. We were looking at stripes on Twitter, but I just couldn’t do any more pattern!

I do like it now that I don’t have to look at it so closely. 36″ x 42″ Find this sharp little quilt in my Etsy shop soon.


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Sunday Stash Report: 1/23/2022

So. Seven yards of fabric came in this week. But you can see that it was essential. Look at those squirrels!

Also, a rainbow baby quilt was created, and there will be pictures when it stops snowing.

  • This week: + 7 yards, – 2.75 yards
  • This year: + 7 yards, – 6.25 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: .75 yards

Eh, the year is young!

Use your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 1/16/2022

These blocks for Charlotte Hawke’s Pinwheel Surprise mystery quilt are using a lot of stash, but I can’t count it out till it’s finished.

This week I made the Red and Gray baby quilt, which used 3.5 yards.

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

Again this year I would like to turn over my stash a lot, and get rid of about 50 yards. I came close last year!

Good luck in your efforts!


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Red and Gray Chevrons

I finished this bright baby quilt. It’s made completely from scraps from the twin sized commission quilt I did in the fall. I think I have enough to make another by adding just a little more fabric.

This is available in my Etsy Shop.