Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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.

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Sunday Stash Report: 6/27/21

Twelve yards of new fabric arrived this week, but, as you can see, it was essential.

Nothing was completed, but I’m almost finished quilting the Christmas mystery quilt. Photos soon.

  • This week: + 12 yards, – 0 yards
  • This year: +52.5 yards, – 59.4 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 7 yards

Stay cool, and find some time to sew.


Design Wall Monday

I softened the edges of the “stream” on this.

The patches are all sewn into blocks, and I might be finished moving them around.  Maybe.

Question for you:  This is 36″ x 42″, my typical baby size, but would it make a better wall hanging?

Let me know what you think.

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Sunday Stash Report: 6/20/21

Since my last report, I finished this quilt, and used some white Kona to line curtain valences for my kitchen.

No new fabric!

  • This week: + 0 yards, – 4.5 yards
  • This year: +40.5 yards, – 59.4 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 19 yards

And this week’s top is all stash!

Take care, and sew your stash.


Design Wall Tuesday

I started this baby-size quilt today with beach quilt scraps. That’s all turquoise/ aqua, I dont know why it looks royal blue.

These are 3.5″ squares, next is to add some 2.5″.

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The Scraps are All Cut!

Sometimes I’m just happy for small bits of progress!

There were scraps in here from a January quilt, so, yeah, it was time.

All cleaned up, ready to make curtain valences.

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Sunday Stash Report: 6/6/21

Six yards of new fabric arrived, and nothing was finished.

  • This week: + 6 yards, – 0 yards
  • This year: +40.5 yards, – 55 yards
  • Net fabric destashed/added this year: 14.5 yards

Fear not! This baby quilt will be finished soon. It’s #15.


WIP Wednesday

Yesterday I put the borders on the Christmas version of Charlotte’s Mystery Quilt.

I was so pleased to be able to use up some very old Jinny Beyer border fabric. Of course, the fabric had alternating stripes, so I have another set to put on a future quilt…

Currently raining here, breaking up a little heat wave and making it much more comfortable for sewing!