Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

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Friendship Finish

2016-01-26 09.31.29He should look guilty, he was playing with an open pen on my new quilt!

2016-01-28 11.59.59The Twilters’ Hashtag Quilt is finally finished.  On the Twilters! Facebook group, we exchanged wonky hashtag blocks back in the fall, in a world-wide exchange somehow coordinated by the amazing Carole.  I sent twenty-four blocks and received twenty-four back, from nine states and four countries on three continents.

I added sashing in celery Fairy Frost, and a border from a metalic gold and green fabric.

2016-01-28 12.01.132016-01-28 12.01.45For the back I used a piece of fabric I had been hoarding saving for years.  It’s not water waves, as it appears, but rows of Queen Anne’s Lace in several greens, white and metalic gold.  I finished it with the border fabric and another green.  I was afraid of the signatures on the front fading, so I made a label for the back with all the names and locations.

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I think the quilt designs show up best on the the back in these photos.  I drew these both myself, and one was more visually effective than the other.  That’s how we learn.  I used white Bottom Line on the top and light green on the back.

2016-01-28 12.03.52This quilt is 56″ x 82″, and should be great to wrap up in during cold evenings, or whenever I need a Twilty hug!  Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful blocks!

I”m linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


Sunday Stash Report: 9/27/15


Lots of sewing this week, but the only finish is the last dozen of the Hashtag blocks for the #Twilters exchange, for two and a half yards.  If I was misleading in the last report, I’m sorry.  We are trimming them to 12.5 inches square.  (Oh, and a tiny, super secret block that used almost nothing.)

And then one and a half yards came in, some teal with white elephants that will go out again soon in a commissioned baby quilt.

This week:  + 1.5 yards,  – 2.5 yards
This year:  + 93.25 yards,  – 127.50 yards
Net fabric destashed  in 2015:  34.25 yards

Did you see that The Quilt Show is showing a 2 hour Feather Fundamentals program for free today?  I may need to watch that!

I’m linking up to Judy’s report at Patchwork Times.