Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Another Rainbow Finish

Yesterday I finished this sweet commissioned baby quilt.

This is not my design– we were reproducing Mom’s childhood quilt for the next generation.

The front is a printed gingham from Riley Blake. The back is a light yellow Kona solid.

I did the regular allover cloud quilting.

Hope you’re sewing something fun!


Rainbow Finish

This quilt is finished and has reached it’s new owner.

It’s the fourth one of these rainbows made with 2.5″ straight grain fabric strips. My customer wanted these colors that are so popular now. Great idea!

I did the cloud quilting in the white background again.

And you know what I’m doing with the scraps!


Sunflower Finish

Today I finished the Sunflower hanging. (It’s straighter than this, I was fighting the wind.)

It’s 23″ x 30″. I ended up putting a hanging sleeve on the back. The blues are not showing up well here, but they all read as blue, not gray.

I think the quilting gives it a lot of texture and energy. I’m pretty happy with it.

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Animal Finish #2

Here’s the finished baby quilt from the Bramble fabric. It’s a good thing its finished, because the first one sold yesterday!

Careful observers will note the glenn plaid border that was supposed to go on the other one. It almost didn’t make it onto here, either, but I added a cream flange that separated it enough to make it work.

I like the checkerboard embroidery I used on the quad blocks (partially to hide the dotted line printed there). Next time I will embroider the blocks before they are assembled into the top. Live and learn!

Get this one quickly, before it’s gone from my Etsy shop!

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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.


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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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.


2021 Quilt Collage

The best I can tell, I made twenty-two projects this year, from coasters to a twin quilt. Here they are, in no particular order.

An eclectic group, with the Star Wars baby quilts remaining popular.

We’ll have to see what 2022 brings!


Christmas Stars Quilt

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted!  I had a couple aches and pains that kept me away from the sewing machine for a while.  Then DS and DiL were here for two weeks before Thanksgiving (yay!).  So I finally got back to it this week and wrapped up this fun Christmas project.

The non-traditional fabrics were a departure for me, and I really enjoyed them.  I like how fresh and crinkly this turned out.

I hope you’re finding time to sew or be with family.