Category Archives: Project of Doom Quilt Along 2015

Paper piecing quilt patterns from the Fandom in Stitches website. All the patterns are free. There are also applique and embroidery patterns.

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.

LLAP

Vanda

 

Celebrate International Craft Month

Celebrate International Craft Month

Celebrate International Craft Month

You can not imagine the excitement I felt, when I was included in the blog hop for International Quilting Month.

Here is the whole list of bloggers taking part in the event. Please go and visit everyone, you never know what you might find.

And don’t forget to leave and comment and enter your name in the Rafflecopter to win a prize. There are19 prizes to be won, the full list is available on Quiltshopgal. Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

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But what to do?

I wracked my head for weeks until it dawned on me, that I can share my inspiration. The whole reason why I am addicted to quilting, in particular paper piecing or foundation piecing as it is also called.

Did you know, that I only started quilting and paper piecing January 2015. It feels as though I have been quilting forever.

The quilt that got me started was a quilt along that started in January 2015, it was paper pieced and it was magical, to say the least. Never in my whole life, did I think I would be able to make any of the things that was posted.

Here is my finished project from The Project of Doom quilt along, a Harry Potter inspired Quilt.

Celebrate International Craft Month
Project of Doom, a Harry Potter inspired quilt.
Celebrate International Craft Month
Harry Potter inspired quilt, number 2

Jennifer Ofenstein is the mastermind behind these awesome patterns. And best of all, these patterns were shared with us for free.

Jennifer runs a website called Fandom in Stitches, where you can find all of these patterns, plus a lot more.  The website has any genre you can think of to satisfy any fandom, geek or nerd.

What is even more inspirational is a lot of these quilts are donated to the Linus Connection (their mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.) You can also find Jennifer on her own website Sewhooked.

This has also inspired me to work on my own quilt along, which is why I didn’t have time to make anything new for this hop.

I can’t show anything to do why my qal yet, but here is a blog button.

Celebrate International Craft Month

Now for the rafflecopter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

See everyone soon and enjoy the blog hop.

LLAP

Vanda

PS: to comment from my front page, the comments is at the top of the page under the heading, just click on the word comments.

If you click on the heading and go to the specific post, then the comments is at the bottom and the top of the page.

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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Christmas is in my Heart blog hop.

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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.

Project of Doom Quilt is done!

Project of Doom Quilt is done! Finally, I can’t tell everyone how happy I am. She finished off so beautiful.

The Project of Doom quilt was part of a Quilt Along, that is still ongoing. New members join every day, some of the new member have never paper pieced before. So it does not matter how experienced you are, you CAN make this quilt.

I will be honest of you, this was my very first paper pieced quilt, ever.

All these patterns and more can be found here. They are all free.

Here is she is, Petunia in all her glory.

Project of Doom quilt

There is a couple more works in progress, that I am currently busy with. That is excluding all the ufo projects. (Un finished objects)

Here is the dark arts Project of Doom quilt top. Still has to be quilted.

Dark arts quilt

Then the EQ7 Seasons row along, only a couple of blocks done on this one so far.

All the patterns can be found here.

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Then most importantly, my Star Trek quilt. Most of the patterns are my design, but a couple is designed from other people and 1 gifted item.

All the Start Trek Patterns can be found here, and they are all free.

3d chess set

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Romulan Phaser
Romulan Phaser

The Smartphone Quilt Along, some finished blocks.

The patterns can be found here, they are also free.

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And last but not least, the patterns I have designed for the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop. All the blocks is nearly all done. My reveal date is on 20 October, so be sure to check back for these great patterns.

More information can be found here for this blog hop.

There will be prizes to be won every day of the blog hop.

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See you all soon for more.

Vanda

 

Project of Doom final blocks

Project of Doom final blocks is finally done.

Here is the last block I made for the dark arts Project of Doom quilt.

It has some potions bottles in the block.

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Project of Doom final blocks

Then this is the final layout for the Dark Arts blocks to go together, will start stitching those together as soon as I have cut out all the sashing for it.

Project of Doom final blocks
Project of Doom final blocks

And finally, my “good” Project of Doom, for the good guys.  This is the finished quilt top, ready to be quilted.

You can see I have added some extra pieces on the sides of the castle, the Sword of Gryffindor with Dobby the house elf. And on the other side the Nimbus 2000, Harry Potter’s first broom.

Project of Doom final blocks
Project of Doom final blocks

If you would like any of the patterns shown in the photos, then you can click on the photos, which will take you through to Fandom in Stitches where all the free patterns are hosted.

That is all for today, visit back again for more patterns coming soon.

Below is links to other quilt alongs that I am busy with at the moment.

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Severus Snape

Severus Snape

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Severus Snape

Designed and tested by Vanda Chittenden

20 x 20 inch paper pieced with applique

This pattern was inspired by Snape and his love for Lily.

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

So, when a swap event happened recently and my swap buddy requested Snape, I decided to design Snape with a memory of his Protronus.

The Patronus is appliqued, you can decide if you want it, your choice. Pattern shape included in the pdf download.

I also tried to embroider the blossom tree where Snape met Lily for the first time, and had some blossoms floating around. Not to many.

That is completely optional.

I hope you like him. (I will need to make another one, just for me.)

For the pattern click here.

Always

Vanda

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Project of Doom Week 14

Project of Doom Week 14

Harry’s Wand,  Elder Wand and Voldemort’s Wand.

This weeks blocks was based on all the important wands in Harry Potter, I was quite excited about this block and ultimately decided to make all 3 variations.

All 3 patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.

Voldemort’s Wand block, I made with black and green colors to represent Slytherin.

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Voldemort’s wand

Tom Riddle’s wand was 13 1/2″ in length and belonged to Tom Riddle, the wizard who later became known as Lord Voldemort. The wand was made from yew with a phoenix feather core.

It was manufactured by Garrick Ollivander and was the “brother” or “twin” of the wand of Harry Potter, as their wands share cores. It was with this wand that Riddle murdered James and Lily Potter and countless others, including Muggle Frank Bryce, Amelia Bones, and Ministry of Magic ex-employee Bertha Jorkins. On Voldemort’s orders, Peter Pettigrew used this wand to kill Cedric Diggory in June of 1995 as well.

Harry Potter’s wand block

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Harry Potter’s wand
Harry Potter: “I don’t want it.
Ron Weasley: “What? Are you mental?
Harry Potter: “I know it’s powerful. But I was happier with mine.
— Harry giving up the Elder Wand in favour of his own

Harry Potter’s wand was 11″ long, made of holly, and possessed a phoenix feather core. This was described by Ollivander to be an unusual combination of wand core and wood. The feather was donated by Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix. It was revealed by Garrick Ollivander that Tom Riddle’s wand core also came from Fawkes, making the two wands “brothers”. Harry’s wand was described as being “nice and supple

The Elder Wand block.

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Elder Wand
Hermione Granger: “You — you really think this wand exists, then, Mr. Ollivander?
Garrick Ollivander: “Oh yes, yes, it is perfectly possible to trace the wand’s course through history. There are gaps, of course, and long ones, where it vanishes from view, temporarily lost or hidden; but it always resurfaces. It has certain identifying characteristics that those who are learned in wandlore recognize…Whether it needs to pass by murder, I do not know. Its history is bloody, but that may be simply due to the fact that it is such a desirable object, and arouses such passions in wizards. Immensely powerful, dangerous in the wrong hands, and an object of incredible fascination to all of us who study the power of wands.
— Ollivander and Hermione discussing the Elder Wand

The Elder Wand is one of the fabled Deathly Hallows. In the “Tale of the Three Brothers” it was the first Hallow created, bestowed on Antioch Peverell, supposedly by Death himself after the wizard requested, as his bounty, the most powerful wand in the history of wizardkind. According to legend, whoever reunited it with the other two Hallows, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility, would become the Master of Death.

It is said to be the most powerful wand that has ever existed, able to perform feats of magic that would normally be considered impossible, such as mending another wand damaged beyond normal magical repair. It is known that the Elder Wand’s core is the tail hair of a Thestral, a potent yet tricky substance to master that can only be handled by a witch or wizard who is capable of accepting death, since only by such can it be seen.

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