Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


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!


Sunday Stash Report: 4/21/19

2019-04-21 13.11.56New fabric and a finish this week!

Among the new fabric are these pretty ombres.  You’ll have to stay tuned to see what I do with them.

2019-04-21 13.06.40My finish is this log cabin quilt that I made from all those blocks I’ve been piecing from strings for months.  These are twelve-inch blocks, and the quilt measures 72″ x 96″.   It’s for donation.

2019-04-21 13.07.05I settled on the straight furrows set for these blocks.  I first tried to set them as a barn raising (concentric diamonds), but I had played fast and loose with the values in the blocks, so it was hard to see the pattern.  This worked better.

2019-04-21 13.08.08I really like this background fabric.

2019-04-21 13.07.17The quilting is done with Superior’s Bottom Line in white on the back, and aqua Nature’s Colors and white Sulky on the front.


This week: + 10 yards, – 13.5 yards

This year: + 39.5 yards, – 47.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2019:  7.75 yards

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Happy Easter, and good luck using your stash!

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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!


Stellar Baby Quilt Finish

2019-04-11 11.47.52Once I finally got all my ducks in a row, this baby quilt (36″ x 40″) was easy and quick to assemble and finish.

2019-04-11 11.48.20This is made from 90 4.5″ half square triangles units I had left over from a twin-sized flying geese quilt I made last year.  I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them until I saw this quilt made by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Then she made a tiny one, which motivated me to pull out my squares and start.  Mine is somewhere in the middle of these two.

2019-04-11 11.49.26I didn’t occur to me till I looked back at these posts and her tutorial that she paired her fabrics to create same-color diamonds.  I bet that would have been a lot easier to arrange correctly!  Oh, well, I like the color and movement in mine.

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This is headed off to Jack’s Basket to welcome a new baby.

I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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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.