Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/20/19

The String Ornaments quilt used a nice chunk of fabric, including some real scraps, and no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 7.75 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 89 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 14.5 yards

Making some progress!

Check out how Jaye’s been busting her scraps with these great blocks.

Keep using your stash!


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Sunday Stash Report: 10/6/19

No new fabric, and I used two yards of scraps to make these twelve donation blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love. Can’t wait to see all the designs they’ll make with this Split Nine-Patch.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 81.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 6.75 yards

Creeping along, but it’s in the right direction.

Continuing to bust the scraps with these string blocks. Don’t these put you in the mood? And, for once, I can see a difference in the scrap bin!

Good luck using your stash!


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September/ October Goals

Happy October! We’re having a few hot days this week, but it has been feeling and looking like fall here.

I did well on my September goals.

September Goals:

  1. Make some Christmas coasters from scraps. Yes, several sets.
  2. Make a wall hanging from a printed panel. Yes! In fact I made three from the same panel. Here they are.
  3. Start a nordic-themed quilt from a printed panel. Yes! And finished it! Right here.

Bonus: I sewed a small zipper pouch for my purse.

This month I’m giving Handy Dandy another try. I’ve wanted to make a scrappy Christmas quilt for a while, but when I got out my Christmas scraps I saw I really had to do something! And Kat’s blocks this month are easy and great scrap busters.

October Goals:

  1. Make donation blocks for Kat’s September/October block drive.
  2. Finish quilting Handy Dandy.
  3. Bind Handy Dandy.
  4. Begin a Christmas scrap quilt.

Good luck to you this month!


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Sunday Stash Report: 9/29/19

Making progress! No new fabric (!), and I completed this cozy winter throw quilt.

This week: + 0 yards, – 6.5 yards

This year: + 74.5 yards, – 79.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019: 4.75 yards

Yay, back in the black! And a few months left to use more.

How are you doing with your stash?


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Making Binding

The quilting is finished and the quilt is trimmed, so I made the binding. The problem was that after I found this perfect fabric, there was very little of it, and it ran the wrong direction. I cut and pieced and pieced and pieced, and I made enough, with a little to spare!

I had to sew straight seams, which I never do, but I didn’t have enough for diagonal joining. I pressed the seams open, and I hope it’s not too bulky.

Working on this, I remembered where I first saw this large-scale birch fabric. It was in a sale bin in a fabric store that was closed many years ago. I didn’t know what I would do with it, but I bought the rest of the bolt. I may paid $2 a yard.

In 2007 I used this fabric to make this wall hanging (it was updated with the cardinals more recently!).

In 2013 I made this winter nine-patch quilt. You can see I was a bit short on the birch fabric, so I used corner stones to fill out the border. Ooh, blurry!

So now, I’ve used the last. Except that the binding tail will go into my strings. And I probably have some 2.5″ patches in that bin…