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. Marian  – Seams to be Sew: http://www.seamstobesew.com Patty – Elm Street Quilts: www.elmstreetquilts.com Cheryl – Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting: http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/ Barb –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb: www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com Vanda – Quilt in Piece:  http://chittenden.co.za  (this is me) Julie – Pink Doxies: www.pinkdoxies.com       Carol – Fun Threads Designs: www.funthreads.blogspot.com Carole – >From My Carolina Home: www.frommycarolinahome.com Darlene – QuiltShopGal: www.quiltshopgal.com AndRead More →

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. 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 andRead More →

Project of Doom Week 13 Monster Book of Monsters and Quirrell’s Turban is this weeks options in the Quilt Along. I took some inspiration from other members of the group and decided to make my Monster Book of Monsters “Fluffy”. In hindsight, if I had to make the monster book again, I would NOT use fleece to do it again, keep to nice and safe cotton. Saying that, doesn’t he look adorable, I named him Snuggles. “A vicious guide to monstrous creatures.“—Description The Monster Book of Monsters, by Edwardus Lima, is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in Care of Magical Creatures while RubeusRead More →

Project of Doom Week 12 This weeks blocks are the Basilisk Fang, Butterbeer and Cooking Sherry.  Once again I just had to make all three options, since I am making a queen size quilt. What can I say. All the free patterns for this weeks blocks can be found on Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked. Here is my blocks based on the patterns. “Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?“ —Hermione Granger inviting Harry Potter to the Three Broomsticks Inn. Butterbeer was a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sicklyRead More →

Project of Doom Week 9 This week we made the Golden Snitch and a stack of books with our house tie. I am in Hufflepuff house, so my tie colors are yellow and black. Both patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches. Here is my Snitch. “To Harry James Potter, I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.“—Rufus Scrimgeour quotes from Dumbledore’s will on this Snitch. And my house tie. “You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid ofRead More →

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