Starry, starry, night…..paint your palette blue and purple!

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful crafty time. Welcome to my new followers and all the lovely crafting people across the globe πŸ™‚

I have finally plucked up the courage to quilt a large quilt top which has been waiting in my box for almost two years. I think this was the third top I ever pieced. The fabrics screamed at me in the shop. I just had to buy them!


I quilted it with a surfy sea sort of pattern as the colours and prints are very watery.



The back is a gorgeous solid purple which is a perfect match for the purple marble on the front. I like a solid backing as it shows off the quilting….and I get a nice reversible quilt. Two for one…..bargain!

ImageNow you can get an idea of the size. It’s massive!


Now, what’s next? Come on everyone….follow me over to seeΒ Claire. Part 3 of the SAL is now Β available. I must get stitching!

Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

I’ve just entered this quilt in a challenge here:

There are some wonderful entries. Don’t forget to pop along and vote for your favourites πŸ˜€

Avis x

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  1. claire93

     /  April 20, 2013

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again . . . you are my patchwork Goddess ^^ This is so stunning. Just makes you want to snuggle up into the warmth of those vibrant colours and swirls. Absolutely beautiful work Avis.

    • Thank you Claire. I was about to take it to the park to photograph it in the glorious sunshine on the grass…..only joking πŸ˜‰

  2. Hi Avis! This is so beautiful and I love the wavy quilting! I can’t even imagine to quilt something so big and with the machine. We hove these colours today on the sea and sky.
    I wish you wonderful weekend! x Teje

    • Hi Teje πŸ™‚ We have these colours today too. See my other post from today. I couldn’t resist a picture of the blue sky which is now even more deep and rich than it was an hour ago. What a lovely day πŸ˜€ Have fun! Avis xx

  3. This is so beautiful! I absolutely love the colours. πŸ™‚

  4. Gorgeous colours Avis, and the quilting completes it beautifully.

  5. Class, and tutorials please! Outstandingly made as always, Avis x. Beautiful colors of course. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  6. Wow – it’s huge! Lovely colours – and that quilting pattern is really nice. I still can’t believe every time I blink and open my eyes again, you’ve finished something gigantic πŸ˜€

  7. Wow – I love it – you did a fantastic job! πŸ™‚ I love the quilting too!

  8. Absolutely beautiful, Avis. I love the colours and your wavy quilting. πŸ™‚

  9. This is a large quilt – congratulations on quilting the “surfy” pattern on the lovely ocaen colours of the quilt.

  10. witchylin

     /  April 21, 2013

    My colours too Avis. It looks wonderful. The machine quilting is just perfect for the shades you chose. It was well worth the effort to machine quilt such a large project. I agree with claire93, you are a quilting goddess. I love looking at your projects, they are always in such beautiful fabrics and the designs are brilliant. Your blog certainly makes me want to get the machine out and start quilting.

    • Now you’ve got me blushing Lin! It won’t be long before you can get back to your sewing fix again. Just letting you into a little secret ;-)……I’ll be running a blackwork SAL soon. I’m just doing a final test run of my design. Hurry up and get your kitchen finished so you can join in the fun πŸ™‚

  11. Great job, Avis. The blue/purple hues are wonderful!

  12. Wow…….I love it! The colours look so good together πŸ™‚
    Gun, Sweden

  13. Your color choices are beautiful. I love to see your quilting, it inspires me.

    • Well your embroidery is beautiful too, so that is a win-win for us πŸ™‚ I’m designing a small blackwork project for a SAL in a few weeks time. I’d love it if you could join in πŸ™‚ It shouldn’t take much more than an hour each week. Avis x


I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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