Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art


Old Business

2018-07-22 13.50.44closeHere’s the finished baby quilt I never got around to posting.  Finally getting back into a bit of a routine, although the garden is taking some of my time.

Does it look a little poochy in the center?  The quilting is really uneven, with lots on the squares in the borders compared to the “star bunting” in the center.  After this was taken, I went back and added more swags and more stars, and it’s flatter now.

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Is it just me, or are so many panels really long and skinny?  They make funny shaped baby quilts, without some help.  Does the shape work better with bed-size quilts?  But it’s a pretty panel, and flannel!

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And everything needs chevrons, right?  I keep waiting, but they’re still all over the Pinterest nursery boards.

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This is in my Etsy shop.


2018-08-14 11.59.57This week I’m making some scrappy star blocks for Kat’s Covered in Love.  These are the centers.  Yes, sock monkeys.  Playing sports.  And the Millenium Falcon.

May the Sewing Force be with you!




Sunday Stash Report: 8/12/18

Just back from vacation, so no sewing has happened, but I did purchase 2.5 yards from Crazy Moose Fabrics in Greenville, ME. These will go with the Christmas panel I bought last month.

This week: + 2.5 yards, – 0 yards

This year: + 58 yards, – 81.5 yards

Net destashed added in 2018: 23.5 yards

And my machine is back from its trip to the spa, so I’ll see if I can use some fabric soon. Good luck on your destashing!

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Sunday Stash Report: 7/22/18

Just a sneak peek at this week’s baby quilt, I’ll post about it soon. And no new fabric came in.

This week: + 0 yards, – 3.5 yards

This year: + 55.5 yards, – 81.5 yards

Net  destashed  added in 2018: 26 yards

I’ll be traveling for the next few weeks, so no promises about not buying fabric!


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.