Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

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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!


Sunday Stash Report 12/5/2021

Here’s one I haven’t shown you.  It was a custom order that I finished at the beginning of November so that it would get to Canada in a timely way.  And it did. Whew.

It used about 12.5 yards.

The Christmas Star quilt used about 6.5 yards.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 19 yards
  • This year: +69 yards, – 105.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 36.5 yards

Will I make it to 50 yards?  Hmmm.

Sew on!

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Sunday Stash Report: 7/18/2021

A finish of the Beach Wall Hanging, and no new fabric!

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 70.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 16 yards

And next, the plan is to sew up some red, white, and blue scraps for Kat’s July/August block drive.

Whittling down that stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 5/9/2021

Hello! No new fabric this week, and I sent off this commissioned quilt. (Its number fourteen, if you’re keeping track.)

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards
  • This year: +34.5 yards, – 53.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

Enjoy your Sunday! I hope you’re getting some time to sew your stash.

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Sunday Stash Report

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Here’s 1.75 yards of new fabric to counter the winter weather.


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This week I finished the two pillow covers that match the Chartreuse and White quilt, using 1.5 yards of fabric.


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And I have finished this sloth quilt, using 2.75 yards.  Look for photos soon!


This week:  + 1.75 yards,   –  4.25 yards

This year:   + 15.25 yards,    – 17.25 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020:  2 yards


Using the stash, a little at a time!  Enjoy your sewing!

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Sunday Stash Report:1/5/2020

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No new fabric (yet!), and I finished these two little quilts.


This week:  + 0 yards,   –  6 yards

This year:   + 0 yards,    – 6 yards

Total destashed / added in 2020:  6 yards


Time to use that old fabric!




Sunday Stash Report: 9/15/19

20190913_114644 (1).jpgSo, the fabric that came in.  Did you know that Fat Quarter Shop has its 12 lb. “Grab Bag” boxes again?  I stumbled on them unexpectedly (on sale), and I’ve wanted one for so long I just had to get one.  I know.  I know.  Well, some enhancement was part of the goal.  This is just a…big chunk of enhancement.  (Note:  Today I can’t find these Grab Bags.  I guess you’ll have to check back till they have them again.)

I was initially a little disappointed in this box.  I was looking for bright colors and bold prints, and it took awhile to find any.  Are reproduction calico prints really making a comeback lately?  I sure got a lot of them.  Also, I started sneezing non-stop as I went through the box.  Please tell me I’m not allergic to cotton!  I assume it was the finishes, so they all went right into the washer and dryer.

As I was folding them, I began to look upon the fabrics more favorably.  I got a ton of white-to-cream neutrals, a stack of black prints, various navys, greens, and grays that I really like, a little bit of Grunge, and a single piece of Kaffe!  Maybe a third of the fabrics were prints that I would never have chosen.  But that was the point of a grab bag, to give depth to my stash.  So.

One difference I noticed from several years ago is that there weren’t too many one-yard cuts.  There were lots of half yards, and lots of smaller pieces, even a broken layer cake.  I’m sure it will all be useful.

With all the smaller pieces of fabric, I can’t begin to measure it.  I’m just going to go with Fat Quarter Shop’s estimate and say twenty yards.  That’s bad enough!

PicMonkey Collage TransThe sewing!  It pales in comparison, but I did use four yards this week to make these wall hangings from printed panels.  Now you see where those little stars went!  Look for them soon in my Etsy shop.


This week: + 20 yards, – 4 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 72.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 1.75 yards

Ah, well, back behind the starting line.  I still have three and a half months left to destash this year!

Better luck to you!


Sunday Stash Report: 4/21/19

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Among the new fabric are these pretty ombres.  You’ll have to stay tuned to see what I do with them.

2019-04-21 13.06.40My finish is this log cabin quilt that I made from all those blocks I’ve been piecing from strings for months.  These are twelve-inch blocks, and the quilt measures 72″ x 96″.   It’s for donation.

2019-04-21 13.07.05I settled on the straight furrows set for these blocks.  I first tried to set them as a barn raising (concentric diamonds), but I had played fast and loose with the values in the blocks, so it was hard to see the pattern.  This worked better.

2019-04-21 13.08.08I really like this background fabric.

2019-04-21 13.07.17The quilting is done with Superior’s Bottom Line in white on the back, and aqua Nature’s Colors and white Sulky on the front.


This week: + 10 yards, – 13.5 yards

This year: + 39.5 yards, – 47.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019:  7.75 yards

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Happy Easter, and good luck using your stash!


Sunday Stash Report: 12/23/18

Probably these will be my last finishes of the year. The bowl cozies are for me, and the pillowcase is for donation. I discovered Halloween fabric beneath the Martha Negley fabric I used for the cozies. I don’t know why I have it, but it will be gone after a few more pillowcases. I was glad to find that I’m not the only one with mysterious little piles of fabric hiding around.

This week: + 0 yards, – 1.5 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 132.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 51 yards

So there’s my goal of 50 yards even if I don’t finish anything else before the end of the year. That makes 500 yards out of my stash in the last seven years!

Have a great holiday until I see you again!

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Sunday Stash Report: 12/2/18

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No new fabric!

I used 2.25 yards of quilting fabric in some gifts this week.


This week: + 0 yards, – 2.25 yards

This year: + 81.25 yards, – 126.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 45.0 yards


Keep on using that stash!