Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


The Last Zebra Finish

IMG_2861This is the last one of these, I promise.  I’m all out of the fabric, even the scraps (I have a few flannel giraffe squares, but that’s different.)  And this quilt may be my favorite.

IMG_2866This was not on my list to make right now, but when I saw Christa’s post about her scrappy half-square triangles, I knew that was the right technique to use with the scraps I had.  I combined them with a soft green print and a gray and white stripe, and I like how much softer the look is.

2017-07-09 18.26.32I quilted it all with the walking foot.  First I stitched in all the ditches using silver Bottom Line.  Then I auditioned three green variegated threads for the the decorative quilting.  I chose the So Fine (Superior) on the right, just because it was the lightest.  I always prefer bold, contrasting colors (hence all the dark threads in my collection), but I wanted to keep this soft and blending.  Light thread looks okay over darker fabric, but dark thread on light shows every wobble.

2017-07-10 16.40.16I like minimal, asymmetrical lines of quilting, so I kept thinking I was finished.  I did want to do enough to hold down all of the fabrics, including the small pieced triangles.  When I put the last rows of stitching in, it all came together and I knew I had it.

This one’s for sale in my Etsy shop.

Looking forward to seeing your finishes.




Two Wild Finishes

IMG_2604I bought these animal prints (zebras and giraffes, and a fun text print) on sale over Christmas and I think I intended to use them together in one or two quilts.  When it came down to it, they wanted to be two very different  baby quilts (and a third still to come, since I made double the blocks for one, but that’s another story 😉  )  They’re an interesting mix of quilting cotton, batik, and flannel, very fun and tactile.





















These both have more quilting than it looks, because I did some structural quilting in the ditch before I did the fun decorative parts.

Thanks for looking!  These are in my Etsy shop now.