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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)
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    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.

TTMT #11

TTMT #11 . Where I talk a bit about projects in progress, but no finished projects (that I can actually show).

I recently finished my Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts Applique quilt.  The post can be found here.

Creepy Crawley Halloween Haunts, ttmt #11The center creepy tree, now called the bonsai tree. Is the center piece for a wall hanging for my dad, my dad and I share a passion for growing bonsai. There is no picture to show of that tree yet, but will take one as soon as I have added the words below and above the tree.

You can see both the new bonsai tree quilt in progress and the nearly finished signature block in this weeks TTMT video below.

Please excuse the coloring, I seem to either get the picture to dark or to red and orange.

I have a lot more free patterns in the works, plus some patterns for sale.

  1. Star Trek – Free patterns
  2. Ice Age- free patterns
  3. Christmas patterns – haven’t decided yet.
  4. Anime – free patterns
  5. Super Secret project due in 2016 – free patterns

Hope everyone has a great day.

Look out for future TTMT #11 videos with big reveals and finished projects.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

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

Haunting With Joan Today

Haunting With Joan Today

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Let me introduce you today to Joan Wintersgill. She doesn’t have a blog, so I am showing her project here at Quilt In Piece.

Today, Joan is presenting us with a pattern she made that she got from Janeen’s blog at Quilt Art. She’s made this into a pillow to present to one of her co-workers mother who’s birthday is on Halloween. She lives in England.

Continue reading Haunting With Joan Today

Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts

Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts.

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Thank you Marian from Seams to be Sew for organizing this blog hop, it has been super fun so far.

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Finally! I can show my Halloween Haunts project.

And here she is. (My quilt photo skills are not quite there yet. )

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I was so excited when I signed on for the Halloween Haunts blog hop, that the only plan of action was to start from the beginning. Design my own patterns.

Yes, I had loads of fun with the project, this was my first time designing applique patterns, and my first Halloween quilt. You see, in South Africa, it is only recently that Halloween has become popular, and growing bigger by the year. So this was truly a lot of fun to make.

I am giving away this pattern for free to everyone visiting my blog on my blog hop day, maybe a bit longer, as I don’t have my own prize to give away. My pattern for Creepy Crawly Halloween Haunts is now available in my Craftsy store here.

But there is a giveaway today from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Here is the other bloggers posting today.

Quilt In Piece  –  This is me!!!!!
The Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Apple Avenue
Quilt Doodle Doodle

And don’t forget Friday and Monday’s bloggers below

Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16
A Stitch In Time
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Ravelly
Words In Stitches
Quilted Delights

Featured Haunts On Monday October 19
Charm About You
Quilting Affection
Moose Stash Quilting
Gracie Oliver Arts
Kwilt Krazy
Debbie

And the prize, leave a comment and stand a chance to win a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I really hope you enjoy these patterns. I would love to see any finished quilts made from these patterns.

If you have any problems downloading the patterns (Google Drive), please let me know, I can send them as a pdf via email.

And don’t forget to visit the bloggers still coming up

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 21
Tea Time Creations
Grandma’s Stories
In The Boon Docks
Just Because Quilts
Just Let Me Quilt

Featured Haunts On Thursday October 22
Quilt Shop Gal
Jane’s Quilting
U Can Quilt 2
RMS Handcrafted
Everyone Deserves A Quilt
Life In The Scrapatch

Featured Haunts On Friday October 23
Free Motion By The River
Quilt Art
Joan E
It Seams To Be Sew
From This To That

Featured Haunts On Monday October 26
Beads & Birds
Needled Mom
Fun Threads
Pampered Petit
Vrooman’s Quilts
Pam G

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 27
Tweety Loves Quilting
Sandy
How Art You
Cate’s Place
Feather Your Nest
Why Knot Kwilt

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28
Bumbleberry Stitches
Meadow Brook
Sew Many Yarns
In Stitches & Seams
Seams To Be Sew

Sneak peek

Sneak peek… and two days to go before the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop starts.

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I am so excited about the blog starting this Friday, that I just have to show you a sneak peak of my project.

Sneak Peek

There is twelve 10 x 10 inch blocks and one 20 x 20 inch block that makes up this wall hanging. You will need to visit me again on 20 October to see the front of the quilt, and all “13” patterns are available for download in pdf format for free during the blog hop.

I will reveal on my Talk To Me Tuesday video, the whole quilt in person, which I will include in the post on Tuesday 20 October.

Hope to see you all here soon.

Here is the full schedule for Halloween Haunts:

On each day below, those blogs will post their items for your enjoyment. I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to.

Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16
A Stitch In Time
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Ravelly
Words In Stitches
Quilted Delights

Featured Haunts On Monday October 19
Charm About You
Quilting Affection
Moose Stash Quilting
Gracie Oliver Arts
Kwilt Krazy
Debbie

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 20
Quilt In Piece  –  This is me!!!!!
The Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Apple Avenue
Quilt Doodle Doodle

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 21
Tea Time Creations
Grandma’s Stories
In The Boon Docks
Just Because Quilts
Just Let Me Quilt

Featured Haunts On Thursday October 22
Quilt Shop Gal
Jane’s Quilting
U Can Quilt 2
RMS Handcrafted
Everyone Deserves A Quilt
Life In The Scrapatch

Featured Haunts On Friday October 23
Free Motion By The River
Quilt Art
Joan E
It Seams To Be Sew
From This To That

Featured Haunts On Monday October 26
Beads & Birds
Needled Mom
Fun Threads
Pampered Petit
Vrooman’s Quilts
Pam G

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 27
Tweety Loves Quilting
Sandy
How Art You
Cate’s Place
Feather Your Nest
Why Knot Kwilt

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28
Bumbleberry Stitches
Meadow Brook
Sew Many Yarns
In Stitches & Seams
Seams To Be Sew

And the prize!

FatQuarterShop

The Fat Quarter Shop is giving a $25.00 gift certificate for each day of this hop, You can enter at any of the featured sites of the day. Marian from Seams To Be Sew will announce the winner daily, and it will also be featured on any of the blogs that featured the giveaway entry for that featured day.

And a reminder about the Christmas is in my heart blog hop later in November.

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See you all very soon.

PS: Don’t worry Star Trek followers, I have a LOT more patterns on the way. I will not fail you. If you have a specific request, please email me, you should have my email by now, it is on each of my patterns, or leave a comment below.

LLAP

Vanda

Halloween Haunts Countdown

The Halloween Haunts countdown has started, 8 more days to go.

I have added the schedule with participants below. And the prize that will be given away to one lucky visitor.

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There is 49 crafty people creating wonderful things for everyone to enjoy.

Here is the full schedule for Halloween Haunts:

On each day below, those blogs will post their items for your enjoyment. I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to.

Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16
A Stitch In Time
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Ravelly
Words In Stitches
Quilted Delights

Featured Haunts On Monday October 19
Charm About You
Quilting Affection
Moose Stash Quilting
Gracie Oliver Arts
Kwilt Krazy
Debbie

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 20
Quilt In Piece  –  This is me!!!!!
The Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Apple Avenue
Quilt Doodle Doodle

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 21
Tea Time Creations
Grandma’s Stories
In The Boon Docks
Just Because Quilts
Just Let Me Quilt

Featured Haunts On Thursday October 22
Quilt Shop Gal
Jane’s Quilting
U Can Quilt 2
RMS Handcrafted
Everyone Deserves A Quilt
Life In The Scrapatch

Featured Haunts On Friday October 23
Free Motion By The River
Quilt Art
Joan E
It Seams To Be Sew
From This To That

Featured Haunts On Monday October 26
Beads & Birds
Needled Mom
Fun Threads
Pampered Petit
Vrooman’s Quilts
Pam G

Featured Haunts On Tuesday October 27
Tweety Loves Quilting
Sandy
How Art You
Cate’s Place
Feather Your Nest
Why Knot Kwilt

Featured Haunts On Wednesday October 28
Bumbleberry Stitches
Meadow Brook
Sew Many Yarns
In Stitches & Seams
Seams To Be Sew

And the prize!

FatQuarterShop

The Fat Quarter Shop is giving a $25.00 gift certificate for each day of this hop, You can enter at any of the featured sites of the day. Marian from Seams To Be Sew will announce the winner daily, and it will also be featured on any of the blogs that featured the giveaway entry for that featured day.

And a reminder about the Christmas is in my heart blog hop later in November.

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See you all very soon.

PS: Don’t worry Star Trek followers, I have a LOT more patterns on the way. I will not fail you. If you have a specific request, please email me, you should have my email by now, it is on each of my patterns, or leave a comment below.

LLAP

Vanda