Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

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Sunday Stash Report: 11/4/18

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Finished one quilt this week, and didn’t buy any more fabric.


This week: + 0 yards, – 6.75 yards

This year: + 80.75 yards, – 122.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 41.75 yards


Nibbling away at that yardage!  How about you?


Sunday Stash Report: 9/30/18

In the two weeks since my last report, I’ve completed a quilt completed a quilt using 7.5 yards of fabric.

Also in that time, I purchased 17.25 yards of fabric. Three are large pieces for backings, one is a good binding stripe, and the four greens are just stash enhancement, since I’ve found I’m very weak on greens.

This week: + 17.25 yards, – 7.5 yards

This year: + 80.75 yards, – 105 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 24.25 yards

One thing to note is that I’ve passed 100 yards of fabric used for the year. My net usage fell, but I have a few projects in the works, so I’m not worried. I still hope to destash 50 yards by the end of the year.

And I sent this quilt from 2017 off to Quilts of Compassion to donate the someone in the Carolinas. I really loved the colors in this, but it didn’t fit in anywhere here. They won’t be transporting them there until late November, so you have lots of time send one if you wish.

Now go sew that stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 9/16/18

A big finish this week, so the numbers look good!

This week: + 0 yards, – 10.5 yards

This year: + 63.5 yards, – 97.5 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 34 yards

It’s been hot here, but as soon as it cools off I hope to get to work one of the Christmas panel quilts.

Hope you’re staying safe from the weather, and finding time to use your stash.

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Monday Stash Report: 6/4/18


Last week I finished one baby quilt, using 3.25 yards.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.25 yards

This year: + 44.25 yards, – 65.25 yards

Net destashed  added in 2018: 21 yards

If I keep this up, I’m on track for using my goal of fifty yards by the end of the year.

How are you doing?

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S…Monday Stash Report: 2/26/18

Yesterday got away from me, between a birthday celebration and the Closing Ceremonies, but it’s been two weeks since I had anything to report, so I wanted to check in.

No fabric was purchased this week, and I had a big finish with the Quilt of Valor.

This week: + 0 yards, – 10.5 yards

This year: + 33.75 yards, – 44.50 yards

Net destashed  added in 2018: 10.75 yards

That’s starting to look a little more into the black!

We don’t count thread purchases, do we?

And I made 96 of these cuties, all trimmed to perfect 2″ squares, for Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.

Keep using your stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 2/11/18

I bought no fabric this week! That’s an improvement. And I finished this Scrappy Stars quilt. Back into the black! Just barely.

This week: + 0 yards, – 8.75 yards

This year: + 33.75 yards, – 34.00 yards

Net destashed  added in 2018: .25 yards

Not much, but I’ll take it.

And I bought my studio this very cute tote, as I continue to declutter, dust, etc., a little at a time.

Go sew that stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 1/28/18

This week I finished this baby quilt.

And I bought five yards of fabric.

This week: + 5 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 24.75 yards, – 21.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 3 yards

I’ve wanted to make a houndstooth check quilt for a long time. I used this tutorial by Jenny at Missouri Star. It was very easy, but watch the pieced blocks. They’re all bias, so they’re very stretchy. When I sewed them to the plain blocks, I used pins, and sewed with the plain blocks on top to ease in any fullness. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. It in my Etsy shop.

I hope you’re getting some sewing time!


Sunday Stash Report: 1/21/18

Terrible weather during the past week, so lots of sewing got done!  And no new fabric. Yet.

2018-01-18 09.34.11This baby quilt was inspired by some of the fabric I got on sale after Christmas.  The two fabrics are not related, but I thought they belonged together.

2018-01-18 09.34.50Find this in my Etsy shop.

2018-01-21 14.44.52This quilt looks familiar, but I just finished it as a custom order.  This makes # 12 of my elephant/Star Wars baby quilts using this design.

So that’s seven yards used this week.

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 7 yards

This year:  + 19.75 yards,  – 18.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018:  1.5 yards


Almost breaking even!  Good luck on your destashing!


Sunday Stash Report: 1/14/18

My finishes this week were eighteen of these lovelies for Kat’s Jan/Feb block drive.  Still loads of time if you want to lighten your string bin(s)!  I’m always amazed by how much better they look when they’re trimmed up.  They’ve been packaged, addressed, and are in the riding-around-in-my-car stage of reaching Kat.

And, no new fabric was purchased.

 This week:  + 0 yards,  – 4 yards

This year:  + 19.75 yards,  – 11.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018:  8.5 yards

I’ll get there!  The other sewing I did was the first clue to Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.  Again, still time to join us in this mystery quilt.

Good luck using your stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 1/7/18

First Stash Report!  And, as usual, I hit the fabric sales, so my numbers will be upside down for awhile, but that’s okay.  I’m aiming to use 50 net yards from my stash this year, but there’s plenty of time for that.  I needed fabric for backs, as well as other things.

 This week:  + 19.75 yards,  – 7.25 yards

This year:  + 19.75 yards,  – 7.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018:  12.5 yards

Good luck, whether you’re paring or adding!