Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Friday Finish: Wild Animals

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Yes, they are all watching you!  Isn’t this a great panel?  I framed each animal up with some nubbins of fabrics, and then used the rest to make a scrappy binding.  All gone!

 

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We debated some other background fabrics, but I felt like our choice was too busy, so I chose this subtle (boring?) light fabric, and I had just enough.

 

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The owl fabric on the back was purchased for another project and never used, so here it is.  Yes, gold highlights.

 

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Find this for sale in my Etsy shop.


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Sunday Stash Report, and Rainbow #3

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This week: + 0 yards, – 3.25 yards

This year: + 61.25 yards, – 84.5 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020:  23.25 yards

 

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This quilt (but not Yuri!) will be for sale in my Etsy shop.


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Sunday Stash Report and One More SW Finish

This is the last one, at least for a while! This quilt and the last one used 6.5 yards of fabric, and I didn’t buy any new!

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 53 yards, – 77 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 24 yards

I couldn’t resist this bright colored R2-D2 fabric, so I used those colors to make a much happier version on the theme. These colors were fun to use, and included lots of older fabric.

See more photos in my Etsy shop.

Using the stash!


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Another Star Wars Baby Quilt

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I love the fabrics in this quilt so much!  That starry sky/space!  This was really fun to sew.  (My only complaint is that that Robert Kauffman space fabric is only 40″ wide.  I don’t like this trend.)

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The star panel was the only part that used “old” stash, but every bit of it came from my 3.5″ scrap bin, and the colors are wonderful.  I’m using this idea on one of the next ones.

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I quilted it with vertical lines, ranging from a half to one and a half inches apart.  The thread is Superior’s Rainbows in Lilac Bouquet (40 wt.).  It’s very light compared to the dark fabrics, and I had some misgivings as I quilted it, but I like it now.  I think it lightens the dark strip a bit and lends some movement to the stars.

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Find this in my Etsy shop.

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Enjoy your quilting!


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Lots of Roses- Finished

I made this top earlier, so I just had to quilt and bind it.

I’ve had this fabric for a looong time, so I’m finally using it (there’s more left!). I didn’t want cut it, so I just sliced it and inserted the chevrons.

I quilted it with zig zags all over.

This is in my Etsy shop.


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Star Wars Finish

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I found myself working away on this quilt on May the Fourth, so I guess the Force is strong with this one!

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Pro Tip:  Make sure you’re using you 1/4″ foot while you are piecing.  I made all these geese using my open-toe #20 foot, left on from binding the last quilt.  Apparently it sews a 3/8 or 5/16″ seam… Made them too small.  Thank goodness the whole top wasn’t full of piecing!

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I’m much happier with the quilting on this one.  It’s rays extending in different directions, and it seems to be enough.

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You’ll find this quilt in my Etsy Shop.

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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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Beach Quilt #7

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Back to the Beach!  We can dream, can’t we?

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I chose bright blues for this quilt instead of the aquas I usually use.  Some of the quilts have been a bit subdued, but this one is very sunny and cheerful.  Also, I think the novelty prints make it more fun.

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The backing is a decorator fabric that was perfect for this quilt.  It wasn’t a problem to quilt though.  Nonnie reminded me about quilting from the back, so I did!

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I love the placement of the squares and square spirals on the front.  The only problem was that the squares were wonky and did some jogging and curving.  The result is…casual.

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In general, it gave it a great texture.

 

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This is listed in my Etsy Shop.


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Pinwheel Finish

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This was a quick little quilt for donation.  It’s going to A Mother’s Hope at Margaret’s Hope Chest.  It’s a good cause, and they want small quilts, 40″ x 60″, so these are quick to make up and only take a yard and three quarters for the backing.  (Whoops, on checking the link, I see they want these even smaller, but they haven’t sent any of mine back!)

 

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This back is a piece of Alexander Henry fabric I’ve had a looong time.  It’s beautiful, but I never found a use for it, so I designed the quilt for it.  I have something similar in blue/purple, so look for that sometime in the future.

 

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The orange is almost the last of my Fairy Frost…

Enjoy your sewing time!


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Beach Quilt #6, and Stash

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It’s chilly here, but bright, so I snapped some pictures of the new Beach Quilt.

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You can’t tell here, but the basket weave batik on the back is washed with a bit of aqua.

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This will be SOLD in my Etsy Shop.

So that used 6.5 yards of fabric, some that was long in the stash, and I didn’t buy any this week. We’ll see how long that lasts!

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 30.75 yards, – 41 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020: 10.25 yards

Take care, everyone, and enjoy your sewing time.

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