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Fresh Snow Blog Hop

Fresh Snow Blog Hop

Today I have the great pleasure of taking part in another awesome blog hop with Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew. Thank you so much for organizing this event for us, you are a star.

The theme for this blog hop is Winter. We could make anything that is associated with winter, a thing or an event or a holiday.

We also needed to use something that is not cotton in our projects.

Since I live in the Southern Hemisphere, our winter fall over Easter! Easter reminds me of bunnies, chocolates and eggs.

In the end I decided on bunnies.

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Bunny Ears to be exact.

Craftsy pattern download here.

I decided on applique for this project, the block is 10 x 10 inch excluding seam allowance. The green background is cotton for stability, the outer bunny ears a soft fluffy pink fleece, the inner bunny ears is a light brown velvet and had some in my stash.

The technique I used is raw edge applique, as I was not going to fiddle with turn under applique with that fleece.

And machine stitched a tight small zigzag stitch to secure it to the background.

Originally I was going to turn this block into a small bag, but it screamed to be turned into a pillow.

So instead of quilting the block, I just sewed another 10 x 10 inch of the same green cotton fabric to the back of the pillow, and stuffed it with leftover off cuts of batting used for other projects.

I hand stitched the opening closed, then for extra stability, I machine stitched a 1/4 inch along the edge of the pillow. So it looks sort of like a french seam.

The photo above is the only picture I have of the entire project, as my son took the pillow (without my knowledge) and promptly sold it (hey, no problem with that) within 5 minutes after I finished it.  Plus with several more orders for the same pillow, so that was a success. (whoop!)

But did have a chat with to wait until I have taken all my photos before selling my stuff. Hey I might even employ him as a sales manager. LOL.

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Now for the Giveaways!

Marian Pena is giving away kits on her blog throughout this blog hop so make sure you visit her every day to enter and win this giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Or click on the link below to go to her blog.

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Here is a schedule of other bloggers and designers for this event.

Jan 20

Jane’s Quilting
Lulu & Celeste
Quilt In Piece – This is me!
3Patch Crafts

Jan 23

Quilted Fabric Art
Sew Many Yarns
Ravellry
Bdieges

Jan 24

Elm Street Quilts
Resourceful Mama (previously Cloth & Paper Studio)
MooseStash Quilting
Any Pattern
SeaCoast Quilter

Jan 25

Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Seams To Be Sew

LLAP

Vanda

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Fresh Snow Blog Hop coming up plus schedule

Fresh Snow Blog Hop coming up plus schedule

Fresh Snow Blog Hop coming up plus schedule

The first hop I will be taking part in this year is the A Fresh Snow Blog Hop.

The mission: create something from fabric other than cotton. And something that happens during winter.

Can’t wait to show you what I have created for you, there will be a pattern to share with it.

And here is the schedule

Jan 20

Jane’s Quilting
Lulu & Celeste
Quilt In Piece – This is me!
3Patch Crafts

Jan 23

Quilted Fabric Art
Sew Many Yarns
Ravellry
Bdieges

Jan 24

Elm Street Quilts
Resourceful Mama
MooseStash Quilting
Any Pattern
SeaCoast Quilter

Jan 25

Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Seams To Be Sew

Please come back and see what all the wonderful designers have created for you on their day.

See you soon.

LLAP

Vanda

Row Along, Blog Hops and Quilt Along

Row Along, Blog Hops and Quilt Along

It had been so crazy busy in my quilting life, that I have not had time to blog. Which is depressing.

But I am going to have a lot to show you in the next couple of weeks and it is going to be awesome.

The first one is the Road Home Row Along starting 6 September 2016 and ends on 4 October 2016 with a show and tell day.  Where some of the quilters will show full finished quilts made from some of the rows.

With 40+ rows, there will definitely something for everyone.

Row Along, Blog Hops and Quilt Along

September 6

Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada

September 8

Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria

September 13

Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand

September 15

bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa

September 20

Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic — date may change
creates Hollywood/LA
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine

September 22

Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington

September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

September 29

Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA

October 04

Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space

October 06

Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates Oklahoma
Needle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert

October 11
Show N Tell Day
TBA

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The second event starts on 5 October 2016 and will end on 28 December 2016.

This is the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along that I am running on the Fandom in Stitches website.  The patterns will be released every Wednesday and the last week the layouts will be revealed.

Row Along, Blog Hops and Quilt AlongPlease come and join us for this quilt along. It is going to be super fun.

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Then the third event coming up soon in October, exact date to be announced sometime soon. Is the Eerie nights blog hop for Halloween.

Row Along, Blog Hops and Quilt Along

For this one I have planned something …. well eerie.

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“dif-tor heh smusma”

(Live long and prosper)

Vanda Chittenden

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.

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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

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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

Nuts About My Day

Nuts About My Day –

with a my pattern free for the duration of the blog hop.

stbs-Nuts-About-267x300Today is finally my day to show off what I planned for the Nuts About Blog Hop.  I was so excited about the idea of nuts about, that I went completely nuts about it … LOL.

And I think I really was a bit nuts, as you will see from my project. I had decided to go with applique this time round. And not just some blocks, an entire baby quilt.

First I made the duck pond, which quickly expanded into some more fish at the bottom. Once I finished the top, a lady saw it and paid for it, which is why there is a name at the top.

The picture is entirely in applique, except for the name which is paper pieced.

Why did  I do a giant picture like this, because I wanted to do something nuts, and it was nuts. There were times I felt like swearing while working with all the bigger pieces. And it used up an entire roll of fusing.

This one is 40 x 60 inches finished.

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This pattern to download is 20 x 20 for the duck pond + 20 x 10 for the extra fish.

Pattern. Now in my Craftsy store.

Oh yes, did I mention that I have TWO free patterns for you, the second one is my BB-8 Droid from Star Wars, and yes I am Nuts About Star Wars and Star Trek and …

The pattern is entirely paper pieced. And 10 x 10 inches finished.

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And this is what it looks like when I turned it into a mug-rug.

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Pattern

(The link will take you the Google Drive page)

More patterns like BB-8 can be found here at Fandom in Stitches as well.

Thank you so much Marian for arranging another great blog hop.

You can find out more about Marian at Seams to be Sew.

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Nuts About is being sponsored by two wonderful sponsors.

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And the Fat Quarter ShopFatQuarterShopAnd now for our giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please make a turn at all the blogs, who have some awesome patterns to show as well. And remember Marian is releasing a new free pattern every day on her blog as well.

Today we have,

February 4, 2016

Words & Stitches
Moose Stash
Vroomans Quilts
Quilt In Piece – This is me.

And then on the other days.

February 5, 2016

Just Let Me Quilt
DesertSky
Lulu & Celeste
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Tea Time Creations

February 8, 2016

Batts In The Attic
Life In The Scrapatch
Quilting Affection
Ravelly’s
In The Boon Docks

February 9, 2016

Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin
Bumbleberry Cottage
All Things Sewn

February 10, 2016

MeadowBrook
Sew Many Yarns
From This To That
Seams To Be Sew

Have a super awesome day, Vanda

Quilt plans galore 2016

Quilt plans galore 2016

Happy new year everyone! I hope this year brings you happiness and pleasure.

In yesterday’s post, I went through my list, and realized how far I veered of my planned list. But I did accomplish a whole lot.

This year I am planning a quilt along, of magical proportions.

There will be 97 paper pieced blocks, which will give you options, to pick and choose your favorites. The quilt along will start the first Wednesday of October and end the last Wednesday of December. This will include several layouts for you to choose from.

This quilt along is free.

Oh! you want to know what the theme is, I did mention that it is magical. Lets just say if you loved Harry Potter, then you will love this. It is not Harry Potter, but is related to it. And that is where I leave all my clues.

Unfortunately, I cannot not actually reveal the theme until September.

Now! For my 2016 list of projects.

UFO’s to finish

  • Create sewing machine house block for house quilt first week of January
  • Design and make baby duck quilt by end January
  • Finish Star Trek design and quilt
  • Finish Smart phone quilt for mom18842507521_97f0a35ebb
  • Finish Aunts UFO hexie quilt
  • Quilt 2nd pod quiltPoD2015ComingSoon_zpsf2dd6a6c
  • Finish Sith Robes
  • FINISH AND MAKE (SUPER SECRET “MAGICAL” QUILT ALONG ) FOR OCTOBER

New quilt alongs, block of the months and blog hops

  • My Favourite Things – Sewhooked23165509552_86915aca91_m
  • X files quit along – Fandom in Stitches22506779958_0a22bbe335
  • Play with me – Twelo QuiltingPlayWithMeLogo
  • Sue and Sam Travels the world block of the month – Seams to be sewstbs-SSATW-Bom-300x300
  • Nuts about blog hop – Seams to be sewstbs-Nuts-About-267x300
  • Design a fish eagle quilt for dad.

Ok, now. And don’t think I a crazy, but I have some more UFO’s and ideas floating through my brain. The QAL and BOM I will not list here, as I am still in design stage with these. But the rest I will list below, if and a BIG IF I have a chance throughout this year, I will get to it list.

You also have to factor in the distraction of other peoples awesome projects.

  • Catch up with House quilt block quilt along
  • Postage stamp quilt
  • EQ7 Seasons Row along
  • Bear charity quilt
  • Pink house quilt
  • Black cabin table topper
  • UFO Embroidered quilt
  • Embroidered herbs wall hanging
  • hand bag
  • dog bed
  • Christmas stockings, multiples
  • Sharkie Quilt
  • Orphan blocks – Stella
  • 9 block hourglass table topper
  • Stars for Stella
  • Halloween quilt – Jennifers patterns
  • A friendly game
  • Mosaic Quilt
  • Camping and hiking themed quilt
  • Craftsy Lessons on applique patterns quilt
  • Rene Mom’s medallion quilt
  • Kitty cat quilt
  • Cozy afternoon quilt
  • Oceans bom – Quilt Art Designs
  • Chains of flora
  • Cute kitty quilt
  • Quilt doodle 2015 bom
  • Craftsy 2015
  • Craftsy 2016
  • Hogwarts crest wall hanging
  • Teeny tiny zipper pouches
  • Flower pot quilt
  • Make myself some clothes – hahahahhahahahahahhaha lol

And that I think is it for 2016. Wish me luck, because I am going to need it.

Thank you everyone for following me, I hope you enjoy the patterns I make this year. There is loads more Star Trek patterns cming your way.

The holidays have put a crimp in all my plans of what I wanted to do in December, now that the new year has started, things will be back on track again.

LLAP

Vanda

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.

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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.

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