Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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No Sewing Here

My sewing machine is still at the spa, so there’s no sewing happening here.

I’m plenty busy putting the house back together after the kitchen remodel, and putting up the last of the garden produce.

I did go through my stash for fall fabrics and cut them up for Kat’s September/October block drive for Covered in Love.  I went overboard with the cutting- these will be a lot of blocks!  But it really weeded out some old scraps.

And I may have ordered some Christmas fabrics from Etsy and Fabric Shack…because we all know I don’t have much…yep.

Take it easy, and sew if you can.


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String Finish

This string quilt is finished! It’s 44″ x 62″.

I quilted it with wavy lines in pale lavender poly thread. I started out to do feathers in a slightly darker variegated thread but it looked terrible, so out it came.

These colors were inspired by this backing fabric in my stash.

As you can see, it’s not only comfortable, but very flattering if you happen to be gray.

(I didn’t call Yuri out for this shoot. He heard me taking photos ??? and came running downstairs and out onto the patio to participate. Dedication!)

We both hope you have some peace, and some time to sew.


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/25/2021

This week I used about three yards to make these donation blocks for Kat, and I didn’t buy any new fabric.

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 3 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 73.5 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

Enjoy your season!


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WIP Wednesday

The first eight 12″ donation blocks are ready for Kat’s Covered With Love July/August block drive. I usually piece the centers, but I found odd bits of fabric that wanted to be in the middle.

I generated enough 2.5″ squares to start using as leaders and enders, so next year’s will have 16-patch centers!


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Ode to the Design Wall

Remember years ago when bloggers were taking the Process Pledge to show more than just their finished quilts?

This last quilt made quite a journey from the first concept (and possible use as a baby quilt) to the finished product. Using the design wall was essential to seeing the progress and making changes. Sometimes even more important were the (poorly lit phone) photos I took along the way.

And finally!


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Sunday Stash Report: 7/11/21

This past two weeks I used seven and a half yards when I completed the Christmas version of the mystery, and I bought two yards of fabric.

  • This week: + 2 yards, – 7.5 yards
  • This year: +54.5 yards, – 67 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 12.5 yards

This quilt used really old scraps and yardage, too, so it seems like a double win!

Keep sewing your stash!


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Friday Finish: Christmas in July

This is the finished Christmas version of Scrappy 4 Patch Stars, Charlotte Hawkes’ 2021 mystery quilt. It finished at 63″ square. I was inspired to do this version after seeing one by Lorraine on the Facebook group.

I quilted it all over with Superior’s Magnifico, 40 wt., shiny poly thread.

Yuri wants to know, what are you quilting lately?

Were linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict’s Whoop Whoop Friday.