Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash Report: 7/15/18

This week I finished the Ocean Baby Quilt and didn’t buy any new fabric.

This week: + 0 yards, – 2.75 yards

This year: + 55.50 yards, – 78.00 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 22.5 yards

Watching the stash shrink!



Friday Finish: Ocean Baby Quilt

2018-07-13 16.17.26closeNo, it’s not low-volume, but I like the way this turned out.  It started life as a short wide panel.  I cut it apart and sewed it back together to make it a vertical rectangle.  Then I added the fish panels (the very last of that fabric) and the shell borders.

2018-07-13 16.17.47I quilted on the seam lines, dark blue lines, and around all the motifs.  Then I quilted waves around the borders.

2018-07-13 16.17.40I finished it with a blue and white diagonal stripe binding.

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And don’t worry, I had it professionally tested.  It passed.

Find this soon in my Etsy shop.

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WIP Wednesday: The Ocean

I’m not very good at low volume. I really admire the neutral nurseries, especially the nautical ones. I just couldnt quite get there.

I had this pretty, pale sea glass fabric ready for the inner borders, but I found it blah. One final check of the fabric closet found the last of the fish batik, and they really wanted to swim with the whales. I think it fits just right, but it sure isn’t neutral, is it?

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Monday Stash Report: 7/9/18

It wasn’t that I didn’t realize that yesterday was Sunday. I just couldn’t get these pictures off my phone. Sure enough, there they are today.

No, this is not one of my low-volume projects. I had made a leader-and-enders kit with old scraps (maybe twelve years old), and the blocks were ready to be sewn together and quilted. I backed it with the last of a very bright stripe from a line of road construction fabric. I used the last smidges of the stripe for the binding, but didn’t have enough, so I used my last strip of bar code stripe. It all used about three yards of fabric. I quilted it diagonally in both directions with yellow Sulky thread. I’ll be donating this to Project Linus.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3 yards

This year: + 55.50 yards, – 75.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 19.75 yards

Hope you are well, and finding time to sew your stash.

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Sunday Stash Report: 7/1/18

Sewing happened! But just a little and not a finish. I’ve almost put together a baby quilt top I had been doing as leader-and-enders. When it’s finished it will be completely from (very old) stash.

What did happen this week is that I got a bug to to sew some things from panels, so I bought 11.25 yards from eQuilter. I think all of it was on sale. That took my numbers down a lot, but I’m finding the fabric inspiring.

This week: + 11.25 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 55.50 yards, – 72.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 16.25 yards

Yuri hopes you’re staying on top of your stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 6/24/18

Very little sewing happening here, so you can look at my garden.

I’ve completed one baby quilt, this nautical quilt, since my last report, using 3.5 yards.

(I’ve also ordered some fabric, but we won’t talk about that until it arrives.)

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 44.25 yards, – 72.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 28 yards

Good luck with whatever you’re doing!


Nautical Finish

2018-06-15 15.35.24Today I finished this very soothing neutral baby quilt in nautical fabrics.


2018-06-15 15.38.08detailI quilted it with diagonal rows of waves, and a few ropes thrown in for good measure.


2018-06-15 15.35.47The anchor is appliqued from a Moda Grunge red fabric.


2018-06-15 15.35.54I also used the Grunge for a faux flange on the binding.

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2018-06-15 15.36.02And, for you Yuri fans, here is the customary roll on the finished quilt.  It’s the first time in many months that he has run out to participate in a quilt shoot, so I take that as a good sign, even though he doesn’t have all his pep back.  Thank you if you’ve been inquiring about him.

You’ll find this quilt in my Etsy shop.