Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Sunday Stash:  11/19/17

Hello!  This week some fabric was acquired, fourteen and a quarter yards.  Because I don’t have enough Christmas fabric.  Mm hmm.

But, I also had two wonderful finishes!  Pacific Stars is finished, and so is the poinsettia quilt, which I will post about when the weather clears up.  They used seven and a half, and eight and a half yards, respectively. 

 This week:  +  14.25 yards,  – 16 yards

This year:  + 103.50 yards,  – 146.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  43.00 yards

Speaking of destashing, cutting directions are up for Charlotte Hawke’s mystery scrap quilt, Summer Stars on Fawn Lake.  Sewing directions won’t begin until mid-January.  I’m thinking about doing the smaller one. 

This afternoon I’ve been making spiced nuts for Thanksgiving.  The Cajun Pecans are finished, and the Sherried Orange Walnuts are cooling, and the house smells all warm and orangey. 

Hope you’re having a peaceful time preparing for holidays (or not!), and hope you’re using that stash!



Sunday Stash Report: 11/5/17

Wow, hard to remember to type the “11”.  I don’t know where the year has gone.

Some finishing happened here, and no new fabric came in!  I made these six Star Trek pillowcases, two of which are for my DS.  These were part of my goals for November, so that feels good.  And they let me use these bits of star/space fabric.

 This week:  +  0 yard,  – 6  yards

This year:  + 89.25 yards,  – 130.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  41.2 5 yards

Looks like I might destashed that fifty yards if I keep working.

Have a great week, and use your stash!

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Sunday Stash Report: 10/29/17

Quilts ready to be released into the wild.

Yesterday I worked at boxing up quilts to head to new homes.  I have a couple more that need a box and an address, respectively.  

Today I cut the scraps, put away fabric, put away the extra table, vacuumed, and just generally dug out from this month’s flurry of piecing and quilting.

It’s been a month since my last stash report!  As best I can tell, I’ve brought in 7.5 yards of fabric since then.  I’ve completed two quilts, the #quiltsforvegas, and the Flying Geese commission.  Extra points for the Vegas quilt, because it wasn’t just scraps, it was strings!  (Only the white bin shows any difference…)

 This week:  +  7.5 yard,  – 19.75  yards

This year:  + 89.25 yards,  – 124.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  35.25 yards

Keep warm and use your stash!


Sunday Stash and October/November Goals

2017-10-01 11.49.39A finish!  A post about Layer Cake Explosion in a few days.


2017-09-25 13.52.40And… a large amount of fabric came in.  It’s for a commissioned quilt, and I wish I could say that it will all go out again soon, but there will be lots left over that I will need to put to use.  So.

This week:  +  16.5 yard,  – 12.5  yards

This year:  + 81.75 yards,  – 104.75 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  13.00 yards

So, net destashing needs work, but I have used more than a hundred yards of fabric this year.


September Goals:

  1. Make back for Layer Cake Explosion.  Yes!  And I quilted it!  A post soon.
  2. Make donation blocks for Kat’s September/October block drive.  Yes, I made eighteen.
  3. Continue with Pacific Stars Mystery Quilt.   No, I skipped this.
  4. Customer quilt commission? (in the works)  Not made, but I spent the time discussing, ordering, and washing the fabrics.  Almost ready to sew.

I got on a roll after making the back for Layer Cake Explosion, and got it basted, quilted, and bound.  This was a huge project (93″ square), so I don’t mind that I put off Pacific Stars.  I’ll just be doing lots of work on that this month.


October Goals:

  1. Make last month’s Pacific Stars blocks.
  2. Make this month’s Pacific Stars blocks.
  3. Make commissioned flying geese quilt.
  4. Donate some quilts that are hanging around.


2017-09-01 18.17.07Good luck on all of your goals!  Right now I’m feeling fortunate to have food, water, and power, and I hope you do, too.


Sunday Stash Report: 9/10/2017

2017-09-02 15.00.11Some sewing is happening, but I can only count out the donation blocks I made for Kat’s drive. nd I haven’t purchased any fabric!  So it’s good.

This week:  +  0 yard,  – 2.75  yards

This year:  + 75.25 yards,  – 92.25 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  17.00 yards

Creeping along!  Just wait till I finish one of these big quilts!

2017-08-27 18.14.23Keep using your stash!


Sunday Stash Report: 8/13/17

These past two weeks haven’t seen much sewing, but I did complete these wall hangings from printed panels.  This picture was taken before they were washed and dried.  We were talking over on Twilters! about whether or not to wash them.  Often I don’t, if I didn’t use marking on them for the quilting.  This time they seemed very flat and the invisible thread quilting didn’t show up much.  I like them much better now that they’re poofier.

Also, I caught up on the current clue (lower right blocks) for the Pacific Stars mystery by Charlotte Scott.  These won’t count out of the stash until the quilt is completed.

This week:  +  0 yard,  – 4.25  yards

This year:  + 75.25 yards,  – 89.50 yards

Net destashed added in 2017:  14.25 yards

Keep using that stash!


Sunday Stash Report: 7/16/17

Hope you’ve been enjoying Palindrome Week- every date this week is palindrome!

No fabric was purchased, and I completed this baby quilt, so there’s a little progress.

This week:  +  yards,  – 3.5  yards
This year:  + 74.25 yards,  – 82.75 yards
Net destashed added in 2017:  8.5 yards