Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Stellar II

 

 

2019-05-17 13.37.01This is the Supernova pattern again.  When I made this quilt, using the tutorial from Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Jaye said she thought I should make some variations.  Here’s one; you never know if I might try more.

 

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This floral fabric is too pretty to be called a stash dog, but it had been hanging around my stash for way too long.  Like, I have no idea how long.  Many years.  I bought this pretty ombre recently to use with it, so until I bound it, this was a two fabric quilt.

 

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Here’s the first layout.

 

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And the second.

 

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And I finally went to the top-to-bottom color wash layout.

 

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I quilted in the ditches from the center out with pink Bottom Line, and used a serpentine stitch in between in pink Sulky.  I used all light pink Bottom Line on the back and I can’t believe how well it blended with all the colors.  I guess it’s a thing that light pink does that, but I didn’t know.

 

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I’m very happy with the way this turned out, and with my binding fabric.

 

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Yuri’s happy, too.  We hope you have some good finishes this week.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

We’re linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


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Stellar Baby Quilt Finish

2019-04-11 11.47.52Once I finally got all my ducks in a row, this baby quilt (36″ x 40″) was easy and quick to assemble and finish.

2019-04-11 11.48.20This is made from 90 4.5″ half square triangles units I had left over from a twin-sized flying geese quilt I made last year.  I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them until I saw this quilt made by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Then she made a tiny one, which motivated me to pull out my squares and start.  Mine is somewhere in the middle of these two.

2019-04-11 11.49.26I didn’t occur to me till I looked back at these posts and her tutorial that she paired her fabrics to create same-color diamonds.  I bet that would have been a lot easier to arrange correctly!  Oh, well, I like the color and movement in mine.

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This is headed off to Jack’s Basket to welcome a new baby.

I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

 


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Sportsy Finish

I just finished this commissioned baby quilt. It’s the color of the Spring sky!

One thing that made it go more quickly was my new laser line! A friend showed me this post by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts about adding an inexpensive laser to your machine. I ended up getting the exact one she did (use the link, it’s very confusing searching for these on Amazon). It has mixed reviews, but so far it’s working for me. The line is a little thick, so I’m lining up on the edge of it. I expect to mostly use it for half-square triangles, but it really made it easy to quilt these flying geese shapes in the background spaces. No marking!

It felt good to finish something!


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Finishes!

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.

 

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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!


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Panel Quilts

Here are the official results of my summer/fall immersion in using printed panels to inspire quilts. (I have one more panel, designed to be placemats. That can wait for the new year.)

I truly don’t remember what started me on this journey, but it led to me finding these panels on sale at eQuilter.

The last one, with the cardinals, was the simplest. I just left the panel alone and added borders. On the others, I either added patchwork or cut apart and framed the blocks.

The top three are baby quilts, and the bottom three are throw-sized. I think my favorite is the one with the baby animals. The Moon baby quilt has already sold in my Etsy shop, and the others are available there.

This wasn’t among my goals for this year, but at least the Moon quilt is low volume, so that counts!

Thanks for playing along.


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The Last Christmas Quilt

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Well, no, not the last ever, just for this fall.  Aren’t the colors here beautiful, both quilt and woods?  No filter, just the light by the end of my photo shoot.

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Here are the real colors from just a few minutes earlier.  I managed to erase my photo of the back, but it’s black with fewer snowflakes than the inner border fabric.  And I finally remembered to use black batting!  It’s Quilter’s Dream Poly.  It was thin and flat like cotton, so it was very easy to use.  Now that it’s washed, it’s lighter than cotton, with just a little more loft, and probably warmer.  I would use it again.

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The metalic thread is Superior’s Glitter, and it sewed like a charm.

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This is the last of my panels (I have one more for placemats that I’ll probably make next year.) and the one to which I did the least.  I left it intact and just added two borders.

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This quilt finished at 49″ x 63″.  I originally had the outer border a little wider, but someone cut the backing a little short, so…

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Have a great week!