Category Archives: Patterns For Sale

All quilt patterns for sale

Paper Piecing Vintage update

Paper Piecing Vintage update

Hey everyone!

As mentioned in my crafty updates post. I decided that I would only join one quilt along this year, as I have to many of my own projects that needs finishing up, loads of patterns and quilts on the way…

I chose to join in with Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked for her quilt along this year.  And it is called Paper Piecing Vintage.

You can also follow Jennifer in her Facebook group. You have got to see some of the awesome blocks being posted there by other PPV quilters.

These are the blocks I have made so far.

Paper Piecing Vintage update

It was so difficult to choose a color scheme for this quilt, I went through my stash and first was going for a range of cream to browns, and then it was purple.

But in the end I decided on a scrappy pink and white with a touch of green.

And a close up of all the blocks.

Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update Paper Piecing Vintage update

I have a couple of blocks left to do to be able to finish the quilt top. Can’t wait for it to be finished.

You can find me on Facebook

and Instagram

***

Hope everyone has a wonderful crafty week, see you next time.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Save

Quilting Therapy

Quilting Therapy …

Is the name of my new and first pattern for 2017. It is a very easy paper pieced pattern, perfect for beginners.

The idea came to me one day, as I was commenting to someone about not needing a psychologist, as quilting is my therapy.  It is what I do at the end of every day, after a day at work. Basically every spare minute I have.  What about you, do you find quilting therapeutic? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

Quilting Therapy
Quilting Therapy

(Need to work on my quilting photography)

The pattern has the capsule template, plus the layout instructions for a crib, twin and queen sized bed quilts.  Clicking on the picture above will take you to my Craftsy Shop.

I had a bit of fun here, as I included a bunch of “special” fabric. This therapy quilt, as jelly beans candy, umbrellas for rainy weather, some African birds, flower, apples, yarn etc. You know, things that makes us happy.  Plus some random fabric, that could look like things you will find in capsules.

So there you have it.

***

There is another project I finished this year, but I cannot show you yet, as it is for a blog hop coming up 20 January. The theme is winter and it is hosted by Marian from Seams to be Sew. Link in the picture.

***

The 3rd pattern is just about finished. I designed an applique Star Wars pattern. I made the square, just have to finished up the pattern and will then share it here for free. Look out for that in the next couple of days.

Princess Leia

***

And I sewed up another BB8 block, this one is 20″ in size, a paper pieced pattern.

Clicking on the picture will take you to my Craftsy shop for the free download or you can download BB8 at Fandom in Stitches, there is a whole bunch of other Star Wars patterns there as well.

And that’s me for today. I hope everyone had a super awesome start of the year.

Live Long and Prosper!

Vanda

Summer Sensations Camping

Summer Sensations Camping

Summer sensationsToday marks the first day of the Summer Sensations Blog Hop hosted by Marian from Seams To Be Sew. I am not sure which fountain she finds all the energy and time from, but I want the GPS location please.

So, what do I think of when I think of Summer Sensations, well for me it is camping. I love summer and camping in nature, looking up at the stars and feeling the breeze on my face, listening to the crickets singing their songs. I especially love the thought of summer right now, as I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it is freezing cold. Summer can’t come fast enough.

This is what I came up with for the blog hop.

Camping themed quilt.

Summer Sensations Camping40 x 40 inch quilt, just add binding.

This is a paper pieced pattern.

(Clicking on the picture above, will take you to the download page)

Pattern will be available soon in my Craftsy shop.

For the duration of the blog hop, this pattern will be free, so grab it while you can, as it will be going up for sale.

My finished quilt top looks like this. I still have to quilt it and add the orange binding.

summer-sensation-camping-quilt_28348733585_o

Unfortunately the lighting was terrible when I took the photo.

And these are some close ups of the separate pieces.

Now for the schedule of other bloggers that is taking part in the Summer Sensations Blog Hop.

Today is

July 21

Quilt In Piece – This is me!
Moose Stash Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches

The rest of the blogger days.

July 22

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Sally’s Quilts
Thrift Shop Commando

July 25

Cloth and Paper Studio
Quilt Doodle Designs
Seams To Be Sew
Life In The Scrapatch

July 26

Seacoast Quilter
TeaTme Creations
I Can Quilt 2

Now for the best part, the giveaway. Please comment on this post either at the top or the bottom of the post and then enter the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to Marian for hosting this event. She can be found at

12011387_744785302334263_7072732987409645872_n

Special note: Every effort has been made to make sure the pattern is correct. But should you find a mistake please let me know via email (in the pattern) and will correct the pattern and resend it to you.

Thank you for visiting my post today and please visit all the other bloggers as well.

LLAP

dif ter hem smugma

Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece

Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug

Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug

Mum asked me the other day to make something for her friend, that would be traveling across the big ocean to the other side of the world.

My mom and her friends had coffee and cake on a weekly basis, so I could not think of anything more appropriate to make.

paper piecing, Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug
Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug
Paper Piecing, Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug
Tea Coffee and Cake Mug Rug

The pattern is the perfect size for a mug rug, or any other project you might like to make with it.

I hope you enjoy the pattern, let me know if you would like something else in the same style.

Have an awesome day and see you soon.

More Star Trek Patterns are on the way and don’t forget to bookmark the quilt along.

blog logo

My quilt along will be hosted by Fandom in Stitches.

And will appear here as well.

LLAP Vanda

Little sewing machine house

Little sewing machine house

In one of the quilting groups Lapkoors, that I am a member of, I offered to design a house in the shape of a sewing machine, for the little house quilt along.

There has been a mish mash of styles, from applique to paper piecing, to normal piecing.

And every quilter, has added their own personal touch to each block.

All the blocks is 6″ excluding seam allowances.

This is what I designed.

Little sewing machine house
Little sewing machine house

You will notice that the stitching is not quite finished yet, still need to embroider some button holes in the buttons. The buttons is the colored circles.

If you like the pattern, you can download it from here. This will take you to another page.

***

Going off topic here now, I have finished designing the Tribble from Star Trek the Original Series and a block for the  Deep Space Nine series, that was on request.

Hopefully in the next day or two I will have that pattern available for download, for free of course.

***

(Warning! Stop reading here if you don’t want to read the sad bit.)

On a personal note…

After doing some work last night until about 11pm, I went to bed and then awoke at 1am. I heard a commotion going on with my 15 year old puppy dog.

I ran outside, to find that he was having violent seizures, so bad he was bashing himself on the wall and tiles, getting hurt.

After sitting with him for hours, trying to stop him convulsing. He lost control of his bodily functions. But the seizures did eventually stop. Just to be followed by the dog going round and round in circles.

Needless to say, I was devastated. I knew whatever happened to him has damaged part of his brain. And I knew that the only humane thing to do is to have him euthanized.

The vet opened at 8am, and confirmed that my fur-baby had a stroke, which caused the seizures, and he sustained brain damage from the stroke, so bad, that he could not function anymore.

So it was with heart-wrenching sadness that I had to say goodbye to him this morning, I stayed with him till the end, then wrapped him in the sheet I took with for that.

I am going to miss him so much. He has been a member of the family for 11 years.

Now I need to try and get over my grieve, so that I can support my son, who has taken his death very, very badly.

Greetings Vanda

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.

21104775905_03418bcbc8_z

Made some blocks for the EQ7 seasons row along.

20996448458_ea64d3e750_z

21174639329_0649127f48_z21174915889_43e7a6ac85_z

Took part in the Halloween Blog Hop.22275017641_1873e89ba4_z

Christmas is in my Heart blog hop.

23039365766_6073551171_z

Made a Star Trek Christmas Themed Table Topper23960764656_5a4e5f267b_z

Bonsai Quilt for Dad

23878680982_3f801024b1_z

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

stbs-2015-christmas-300x225Christmas is in my heart pattern.

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.

23039365766_6073551171_z

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.

FatQuarterShop

 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