Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash Report: 5/19/19

This week I finished this baby quilt, and used a piece of fabric that had been in my stash for a long time. And I didn’t buy fabric this week.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 45 yards, – 50.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 5.75 yards

Slowly heading in the right direction.

Keep using your stash!


Sunday Stash Report: 5/5/19

I spent this week completing April’s clue for the Handy Dandy Scrap quilt. My scrappy sashing did not look good with my busy background and my scrappy blocks. I changed it to this scrappy gold, which works much better. Of course, I don’t count the fabric out until the quilt is finished, but this will help the numbers when I do finish it. So many scraps!

Also this week my mother in law gave me her sewing scraps. After sorting out the blends and corduroy, I was left with about 5.5 yards, mostly red and blue (went to the Quilts of Valor bin!) and two Christmas prints.

This week: + 5.5 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 45 yards, – 47.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 2.25 yards

Keep using your stash!


April / May Goals

PicMonkey Collage April 2019I didn’t accomplish all of my goals last month, but I didn’t do too badly.

April Goals:

  1. Make blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love March/April block driveYes!  Made, mailed, and received.
  2. Make a donation baby quilt from scraps.  Yes!  It’s Stellar!
  3. Quilt and bind the log cabin quilt.  Yes!  Here.
  4. Decide on a quilting plan for the Slow QuiltNo, didn’t touch this.
  5.  Complete Clue 4 for the Handy Dandy Scap QuiltI only have half of this sewn together.

I’m also doing well on my goals of keeping current on my photos and my bookkeeping.  The Stash is moving slowly, but it is moving


I’m keeping May goals very modest.  There’s lots to be done in the yard and garden, and we’re taking two short trips.

May Goals:

  1. Finish Clue 4 for the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.
  2. Complete Clue 5/Reveal for the Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt.
  3. Make a baby quilt from fabric that’s been hanging around for too long.


Good luck with your goals!

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Sunday Stash Report: 4/14/19

This week I made this baby quilt from scraps, and no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 33.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.25 yards

Yuri thinks you should be using YOUR stash!


Design Wall Monday

Thank goodness for a design wall (or floor or back of couch or whatever you use)! This has been so hard to arrange correctly.

These are bonus HSTs left from a commissioned quilt I made last year. They’re 4.5″ square, and this will be a baby quilt.

I arranged these, and stepped back, then arranged them again, took a photo, arranged, then another, etc., etc. Finally Colleen spotted (all the way from Alberta, Canada!) that last error in the too left corner of this photo (three print triangles together).

I hope that’s the last! If you see another, please tell me quickly now! After its quilted, any errors will just be considered intentional design quirks!

Hope your design wall is giving you less trouble than mine.


Sunday Stash Report: 4/7/19

I know it’s a bad picture, but these are my blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love drive for this month. The real colors are pink, orange, and blue. I encourage you to try this block. It isn’t hard, but you have think about it a little. Watch while trimming the second units that you don’t cut off any points. Ask me how I know…

These used about two yards of fabric.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 29.5 yards, – 30.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: .75 yards

There! Back on the right side of the ledger!

Yuri says, Attack that stash!