Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek

Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek

Klingon Bat'leth from Star Trek
Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek

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Here we have another TNG (The Next Generation) pattern, Worf’s Bat’leth.

According to Klingon mythology, the first bat’leth was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable in the 9th century. Kahless cut a lock of his hair and dropped it into the lava of the Kri’stak volcano, then plunged the burning lock into the Lake of Lusor and twisted it into a blade. After forging the weapon, he used it to fight the tyrant Molor, and then gave it its name. This story was not recorded in public texts, but was passed down verbally by the Klingon clerics as a test of Kahless’ return. (TNG: “Rightful Heir“)

The Sword of Kahless was preserved by the Klingons following Kahless’ death, until it was stolen by the Hur’q when they plundered Qo’noS about five hundred years after his death. (DS9: “The Sword of Kahless“)

Worf owned a bat’leth that had been in his family for ten generations. After his mate K’Ehleyr was murdered by Duras, Worf used this weapon to kill Duras in honorable combat. (TNG: “Reunion“)

During his time aboard the USS Enterprise-D, Worf trained both William T. Riker and Beverly Crusher in the use of the bat’leth. (TNG: “The Quality of Life“, “The Pegasus“) (http://memory-alpha.wikia.com)

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Vanda

The Borg Queen

 

The Borg Queen

Welcome back to another Star Trek pattern!

The Borg Queen
The Borg Queen

This pattern is the Borg Queen from Star Trek, she appears in several episodes of The Next Generation and Voyager, and in the movie First Contact.

 I have been working on this pattern for some time now, and have been delaying sharing it until the time was perfect.

 

The pattern is the perfect size for a wall hanging, but can easily be turned into a small quilt with some borders.

My friend Jennifer Ofenstein loves Star Trek just as much as I do, so this was the perfect gift to make.

Some of you might know, that Jennifer is the blog owner for Fandom in Stitches, where I design and write posts. And she has become a really good friend, plus she share the same birthday month as me.

So when I made this quilt,  it was a bit of tongue in cheek reference here to Fandom and Stitches as the collective and Jennifer as the Borg Queen.

(Please take note! The words in the quilt is not included in the pattern, if you would like them, please message me in the contact form below and I will gladly make up a pattern for the words.)

Just for fun, I am including my video to Jennifer about the wall hanging and Jennifer’s video where she shares the gift with us.

This is me!

And this is Jennifer our FIS Queen

 And the Borg Queen

Have an awesome crafty week.

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Vanda Chittenden

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Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids

This cute pattern was designed with someone in mind who loves them.

Her name is Amber, and she is my official pattern tester. Amber has an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls, so when I was thinking of what to make her, the answer was obvious.

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kid Forest Friends Frog

This one is from the Forest Friends Series, the Frog.

I just love how this pattern worked out. Orange, green and blue is Amber’s favorite colors, making the decision on which doll to make much easier. I scrolled through all the dolls, until I found one with those colors, wallah. Done.

The blue and orange fabric is from the Fairy Frost range in Robert Kauffman fabric collections. The other colors were from my stash, and I would not be able to tell you their brand or make.

Just for fun I am including the video where I talked about this pattern and my reasons for making it. And a video from Amber sharing the wall hanging with us.

This is me!

And this is Amber!

I hope you like this pattern, let me know if you make it, I would love to see it.

These patterns can also be found on

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Philosophers Stone From Harry Potter

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

The is the newest pattern made for a request.

The lady, Jo, is making a Harry Potter quilt for her son, and wanted this faceted Philosophers Stone, to add to the patterns.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter
Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

The pattern is 10 inches finished, and paper pieced.

The patterns are colored, to make it easier to sew the pattern.

You can see from Jo’s block, that she chose to make the bottom a book, but this can be left as the background as well.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter
Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

This is an ongoing project hosted by Fandom in Stitches

The original quilt along happened in 2011 and revitalized in 2015, and there is still people joining  up to today, starting from the first block. So it seams to be a never ending  quilt along.

This faceted stone will be published on Fandom in Stitches in the next couple of week, date to be announced.

For more fantastic patterns based on Harry Potter and much more visit Fandom in Stitches.

 Voldemort: Harry Potter. We meet again.

Harry: Voldemort?

Voldemort: Yes. You see what I’ve become? See what I must do to survive? Live off another, a mere parasite! Unicorn blood can sustain me, but it cannot give me a body of my own. But there is something that can; something that, conveniently enough, lies in your pocket!

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Till next time.

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Vanda

 

Completed Smartphone Quilt

Completed Smartphone Quilt

It is done, finally! It took a couple of months, but here she is on all her glory.

Completed Smartphone Quilt

All these patterns and much, much more is still available for free on Fandom in Stitches in the link below.

Completed Smartphone Quilt

There are several layouts to choose from as well, in the end my mom decided in the Ipad layout, as this quilt is for her. And she is completely addicted to her Ipad.

You can still join in with the quilt along. Even though it “ended in December”, there is still people joining in and starting their quilts.

And some closeups of all the blocks that went into the quilt.

There will be a second quilt, and has been added to my list of things to do. But not right now, as I have to finish off some current bom’s and qal’s.

Plus I need to finish preparing for my Fantastic Beasts quilt along starting in October.

Fantastic Beasts

I will keep a database here, and you can follow the quilt along from here as well. But the main event will be hosted by Fandom in Stitches.

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Tomorrow I have some catch up blocks to show, from the My Favorite Things block of the month.

My Favorite Things

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And lastly, but definitely not least, I have been working on a Romulan Pattern for my Star Trek Series. Hopefully I will have this one tested in the next week or two and then I will share it with all of you.

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Vanda

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along.

Alida from Twelogdesign is the designer and quilt along leader for these patterns.

This is my attempt.

The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along
Backgammon

Now, I will be completely honest with you. This was the first time I tried reverse applique …. and I didn’t like it. But after having a chat with Alida, I will try this technique again on a different pattern, I might change my mind.

I chose two bright colors for the triangles behind a plain blue foreground. As an afterthought, i probably should have chosen a more vibrant color.

Each block in this quilt along, teaches you a new technique and a different way to quilt a motive on the pattern.

The quilting bit I haven’t tried yet. I am still deciding to wait to finish all the patterns, or quilt as you go.

These were the previous two patterns I have made so far.

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

All the patterns can be found by clicking on the link below.

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

Please go an have a look at what Alida has on her blog and hopefully you will join us for this fun quilt along.

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Tomorrow I will post my finished quilt for the Ipad quilt along I took part in, all these patterns are still free and there are people joining every day to join in the fun.

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Plus some other quilt and sew along catch up photos, from

  • My Favorite things Block of the month
  • X-files Quilt and sew along
  • Sunbonnet Sue and Sam travels the world
  • And some information about the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along happening in October

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Don’t forget that the Minions quilt along is starting soon on Fandom in Stitches.

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Have an awesome crafty week.

Vanda

EQ 25TH Anniversary Celebration for March

EQ 25TH Anniversary Celebration for March

This month is Easter and felt the need to make something special.

In the end I chose the Cross and made it into a bookmark, to satisfy my soul and for the love of reading.

I love bunnies and chocolate, Easter eggs and chocolate, marshmallows and chocolate. Just chocolate, some more chocolate and just in case I forgot to mention it Chocolate. Hahaha.

But the Cross it was going to be, for this month.

EQ 25TH Anniversary Celebration for March
The Cross Bookmark

The pattern size is 3 x 4.5″

The cross is appliqued and then I finished it off with some free motion quilting.

Link to the FREE pattern here. (The link will take you to google drive)

There is also a tutorial for EQ to show how I made this pattern.

The pdf can be downloaded here. (I just could not get the images to import into my post, so turned it into a pdf document for you. The link will take you to google drive)

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I am taking part in the EQ 25TH Anniversary Celebration.

You can click on the link below to see what Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal have done for today’s post with links to other bloggers taking part in the event.

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I hope you have a super crafty week.

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Vanda

A journey through fabric choices, pattern design and finished quilts.

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