Hello quilting world! Thank you to all my lovely friends from far and wide for commenting, liking and following my blog. I really appreciate all your encouragement and the inspiration that I find in all of your fabulous blogs too. I know all quilters have far too many ideas that could ever come to fruition, but I’ve been trying to finish as many projects as I can recently so I can try out some new things. Trouble is, I’ve now run out of wadding so it will have to be smaller projects, using up the scraps for a little while, she says 🙂 

Since my last post I’ve been working on finishing this quilt.


I made three quilt tops plus a Kindle cover from the same layer cake a little while ago and blogged about them here. I used every scrap of layer cake plus white or cream.

I would love my garden to have all of these lovely colours in it but the more time I spend making quilts, the less time I have for gardening 🙂 and the weather, Ugh!!

I’ve named this quilt Chequered Garden and I’ve entered it in the Quilting Gallery competition. Pop over to take a look at all the gorgeous quilts sometime this weekend when the gallery has opened.

Have a lovely day! Avis x


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  1. Pretty! I like the different squares and oblongs you used

  2. claire93

     /  April 19, 2012

    what an appropriate name for this quilt – it really does combine all the wonderful colours of the garden in full bloom.
    Well done ^^

  3. claire93

     /  April 19, 2012

    btw the link to the Quilting Gallery doesn’t seem to be working. Is this just a temporary glitch?

  4. So pretty! You made good use of that layer cake. Just about how I might make good use of a real layer cake…not a crumb left!

  5. Oh how I love those colors paired with the white….so crisp, happy and Spring-y! I am finding I am using more white in my recent quilts. For so long it was the look of unbleached muslin that dominated-no white (too stark,etc!) but now it’s back. Lends itself to some neat quilting, hmmmm? Thanks so much for sharing….now back to the machine! Hugs, Doreen

    • I like white with most colours as long as it is crisp snowy white. I’ve never been one for buying the muted, more subtle shades. However, when I see quilts others have made, I love them too 🙂 It always amazes me how two or more quilts of the same pattern can look so different depending on the fabrics used. Avis x

  6. Very Pretty! I love the pattern you did and the beautiful colors offset with white brings it all back together. : )

  7. Teje

     /  April 19, 2012

    Hi Avis! That is so beautiful quilt and really like a garden! Good luck and thank you for reminding me about the weekly contest! x Teje

    • Oh, I hope you can enter too 🙂 It may look like your gorgeous garden but mine has been flattened by days of constant rain 😦 Hopefully, the sunshine will return soon. Avis x

  8. it is beautiful and very spring like – i love the pattern and your name for it, good luck in the quilting gallery competition

  9. Beautifuk quilt. All the colours of spring! Thank you for always commenting on my own blog and quilts! I will check out the gallery soon…

  10. This is so beautiful! I love the colours! 🙂

  11. creative pixie

     /  April 20, 2012

    It’s gorgeous and I love the colours of your fabrics they’re so fresh looking and complement each other really well.


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