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2015 in a nutshell

2015 in a nutshell.

It is the last day of the year 2015, I cant believe how the time has flown. And decided that I need to recap on my project list for 2015, that I had written up for this year.

It looks a bit dismal.

Below is the original list, and I will follow on below that with what I actually managed this year.

  1. POD 2015 –  Project of Doom, a Harry Potter quilt along, hosted Fandom in Stitches website and run by Jennifer.  – Finished one, quilt top is finished for a second one.finished quiltDark arts quilt
  2. Rainbow Brick Road Quilt  – for Charles, my son  – FO (Finished Object) (my own design based on a brick pattern.

    Rainbow Brick Road Quilt
    Rainbow Brick Road Quilt
  3. Sharky quilt – for Tanika, my niece  –  never started
  4. Craftsy Block of the Month 2015  –  never started
  5. Quilt Doodle Christmas BOM  –  never started
  6. Oceans BOM  –  never started
  7. Signature POD 2015 block  –  for Jennifer  –  finished and sent
  8. There and back again, Hobbit Quilt –  FIS  –  never started
  9. Not all who wonder are lost or NAWWAL, Lord of the Rings  –  FIS  –  never started
  10. Hogwarts School Crest Wall Hanging, Harry Potter  –  FIS  –  never started
  11. Hogwarts Castle Quilt, From Owlsea, Harry Potter  –  never started
  12. New Spock quilt, designed by me  –  designed but not started
  13. Old Spock quilt designed by Carol Steely  –  USo abandoned
  14. Various Christmas goodies, to numerous to mention –  finished and sent of some stockings, no photos, sorry.
  15. Various UFO quilts started by my late Aunt Stella, who passed away from cancer 1 month ago in early December 2014. finished some, and 1 sent to linus connection.
  16. Embroidery quilt, started 2000  –  no progress
  17. Cat quilt for Natasha  –  no progress
  18. Design Star Trek Patterns for Fandom in Stitches fans – many designed and made, still a work in progress
  19. Stars Quilt For Late Aunty Stella – never started
  20. Beatrix Potter Book Characters Patterns For Fandom in Stitches Fans. only two designed, no interest shown, so this project is shelved. (For now)
    Peter Rabbit
    Peter Rabbit

    Busy being tested, then I will attached a link for the patterns.

    Jemima
    Jemima

Added below is what I actually managed to do, that was not on my list.

Bedrunner for mom, made from purple scraps from my late aunt.

Purple Quilted Bed Runner, pieced.
Purple Quilted Bed Runner for mom

I became a staff writer and designer for Fandom in Stitches website.

FiSDesigner250Snape wallhanging for a swap on TTMT group on Livejournal.

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Made some blocks for the EQ7 seasons row along.

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Took part in the Halloween Blog Hop.22275017641_1873e89ba4_z

Christmas is in my Heart blog hop.

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Made a Star Trek Christmas Themed Table Topper23960764656_5a4e5f267b_z

Bonsai Quilt for Dad

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Minnie Mouse quilt for little niece Tanika.24062365795_da7f758261_z

Unfinished for 2015, but is works in progress.

  1. The smartphone quilt along on Fandom in Stitches.18842507521_97f0a35ebb
  2. Giant hexie quilt, one of my aunts started it 20 years ago, and I will be finishing it off 2016.
  3. Bear charity quilt
  4. Pink house wall hanging
  5. black cabin table runner
  6. embroidered quilt
  7. embroidered herbs wall hanging
  8. handbag
  9. dog bed made from old t shirts
  10. Christmas stocking
  11. Sharkie quilt
  12. Aunty Stella orphan blocks quilt
  13. 9 block and hour glass quilt table topper
  14. Quilt 2nd pod quilt top
  15. Finish Star Wars Sith Robes
  16. Star Trek quilt
  17. Lapkoors house quilt, need to design a sewing machine house for January.
  18. Quilt second Smartphone quilt

Tomorrow I will post my updated need to finish in 2016 to do list.

It is a bit long at the moment, and need to do a lot of cut throat decisions to shorten the list a bit.

Christmas is in my heart Pattern

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Marian from Seams to be Sew, has managed to pull together another fantastic blog hop. This time the theme is Christmas is in my heart. And she really wanted some hearts to appear in any of our crafty projects.

I didn’t want to disappoint, here is my Christmas is my heart table topper / place mat.

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This pattern is free for my day.  I hope you enjoy the pattern.

The pattern is appliqued, red and black to symbolize Christmas. And of course, the words Merry Christmas.

You can download it here.

You can now find the pattern in my Craftsy store here.

I really wanted to make a bunch more goodies, but Christmas is coming … And nieces and nephews wants their own quilts etc.

There is some really awesome patterns and crafts made by all the other bloggers in the blog hop, be sure to visit every one of them to catch all the goodies.

Here is the other bloggers out and about today.

Just Because Quilts
Words & Stitches
Feather Your Nest
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece – this is me!

And don’t forget the best part, the giveaway today.

A big thank you to The Fat Quarter Shop for the prize.

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 Each day will feature a new giveaway from The Fat Quarter Shop
who once again has graciously given us a $25.00 gift certificate to give away.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fa la la la

Fa la la la … Christmas in my heart is nearly here. We kick off the festivities on 12 November. I for one, can’t wait for this to start, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

Alright, Marian asked us if we could include a heart into our projects, and boy did I find the perfect project for this.

I have designed a new pattern in applique for this blog hop and will have it available for free on my day. So if you like it, download it quick on the day.

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Here is the full schedule of blogs participating in the blog hop.

Thursday, November 12
Bejeweled Quilts
Quilt Shop Gal
The Quilting Queen Online
In The Boon Docks
BumbleBerry Stitches

Friday, November 13
All Thingz Sewn
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Jane’s Quilting
Grandmama’s Stories
Just Sew Quilter
Batts in the Attic

Monday, November 16
A Stitch In Time
Apple Avenue Quilts
From This To That
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilting Affection Blog
Kwilt Krazy

Tuesday, November 17
Just Because Quilts
Words & Stitches
Feather Your Nest
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece – This is me!

Wednesday, November 18
Pink Doxies
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Morning Glory
In Stitches and Seams
Moose Stash Quilting

Thursday, November 19
Meadowbrook
Tea Time Creations
Selina Quilts
Living My Dream
Seams To Be Sew

And don’t forget the prize that is being …

Sponsored By The Fat Quarter Shop

Please visit again to see all the wonderful projects in the making.

See you all in a bit.

Fa la la la … from Vanda

Christmas is in my heart is looming

Christmas is in my heart is looming on the horizon .

And I can’t wait, it has been so much fun participating in the Halloween Haunts blog hop, which by the way is still on the go for a couple more days.

Why don’t you go and visit today’s blogs for some awesome Halloween goodness.

Featured Haunts On Monday October 26
—> Beads & Birds <—-
—> Needled Mom <—-
—> Fun Threads <—-
—> Pampered Pettit <—-
—> Vrooman’s Quilts <—-
—> Grandmama’s Stories <—-

My day was here at Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts

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You can get more info at Seams so be sew below.

Halloween-Haunts-2015-600x423 Tentative Schedule of blogs participating in the Christmas is in my heart blog hop.

Thursday, November 12
Bejeweled Quilts
Quilt Shop Gal
Just Because Quilts
In The Boon Docks
BumbleBerry Stitches

Friday, November 13
All Thingz Sewn
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Jane’s Quilting
Grandmama’s Stories
Just Sew Quilter
Batts in the Attic

Monday, November 16
A Stitch In Time
Apple Avenue Quilts
From This To That BobbaLou
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilting Affection Blog
Kwilt Krazy

Tuesday, November 17
The Quilting Queen Online
Words & Stitches
Feather Your Nest
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece

Wednesday, November 18
Pink Doxies
Schoolhouse Quilts
Hill Valley Quilters
Morning Glory
In Stitches and Seams
Moose Stash Quilting

Thursday, November 19
Meadowbrook
Tea Time Creations
Selina Quilts
Living My Dream
Seams To Be Sew