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Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along

Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along.

Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along

Whenever I take part in a quilt along, the hosts always ask for a Signature Block. It is in no way compulsory, it is for those who would like to send one to the designer.  And to be honest, the quilt along I have been taking part in, the patterns are always free, so it is a big pleasure to send the designer / host a signature block.

So what do the designers to with the signature blocks?

Well, you can turn them into a memory quilt. How awesome!

That’s why, when I ran my very first quilt along last year, (Fantastic Beasts) I decided to do the same thing. I chose a simple paper pieced block. The participants can choose any fabric choices regarding color and pattern and put their name, place where they stay and the Quilt Along name.

And as you can see from my photo above, that is the layout I was thinking of using for my memory quilt.

The blocks have been arriving from all over the world.  I love how it is looking already.

Some of the really awesome participants, even added some really cool extras in their packages, which was a complete surprise.

Here is some close ups of some of the blocks I have received. At the moment, I could get away with a wall hanging or a table topper. And that is OK. I know that there is some more on the way, which is great.

Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along
In memory of Gail Conner who passed away Mid January 2017.

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Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along

Signature Blocks Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along

I am sure I had more photo’s but these is the ones I have for now. Will add the rest when I find them.

What I was thinking with these signature blocks, would be to continue on with them through to the end of this year, as I will be running my second Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along from September to end December 2017. Anyone taking part in the second quilt along is welcome to send me a signature block then.

Did you miss the first quilt along?

Here is a link to the patterns on Fandom in Stitches

And here on my Fantastic Beasts Page

There is people joining every day.


As mentioned at the 1 photo, Gail Conner, one of my participants sent me a block a couple of week before she passed away after a long illness.

Her family let me know, and it was a blow. I only knew her through the Facebook group, but everyone is always chatting and sharing there, that everyone feels like family.

For any of her family who might be reading this post, my sincere condolences for your loss.


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


Vanda Chittenden

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
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

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


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.


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.


“dif-tor heh smusma”

(Live long and prosper)

Vanda Chittenden

Completed Smartphone Quilt

Completed Smartphone Quilt

It is done, finally! It took a couple of months, but here she is on all her glory.

Completed Smartphone Quilt

All these patterns and much, much more is still available for free on Fandom in Stitches in the link below.

Completed Smartphone Quilt

There are several layouts to choose from as well, in the end my mom decided in the Ipad layout, as this quilt is for her. And she is completely addicted to her Ipad.

You can still join in with the quilt along. Even though it “ended in December”, there is still people joining in and starting their quilts.

And some closeups of all the blocks that went into the quilt.

There will be a second quilt, and has been added to my list of things to do. But not right now, as I have to finish off some current bom’s and qal’s.

Plus I need to finish preparing for my Fantastic Beasts quilt along starting in October.

Fantastic Beasts

I will keep a database here, and you can follow the quilt along from here as well. But the main event will be hosted by Fandom in Stitches.


Tomorrow I have some catch up blocks to show, from the My Favorite Things block of the month.

My Favorite Things


And lastly, but definitely not least, I have been working on a Romulan Pattern for my Star Trek Series. Hopefully I will have this one tested in the next week or two and then I will share it with all of you.




Checkerboard – Play with me QAL

Wow, we are into out second week of January already. And what a first week it was. Busy, busy, busy.

In between many other things, I decided to tackle the Play with me QAL with alidatweloqdesigns.

Alida has 9 wonderful boards to make into either place-mats, zip / roll-up bags and a pick-nick sized quilt.

Each block will showcase a different technique and can be done as a quilt as you go method. I am happy about this, as I have not tried quilt as you go yet. So that will be a first for me.

This one below is the first block, the checkerboard.

This ones used bargello piecing, which was also a first for me. (Which is weird, since I have made way more advanced stuff)

And was a very easy technique to use.

Alida, give very detailed information on each block, how to make the block. And teaches you the technique, in such a way that even absolute beginners can follow along.


I am very excited to see what she has planned for us next.

If you want to quilt along with us, here is the link below.


There isn’t much else I can show at the moment, as I am busy with a commissioned piece that needs to be finished in the next week.

I will show more of that one later.

Till next time.

Thank you to all of my followers for all of your support and lovely comments.


Messenger App

Messenger App

Messenger App

My latest finished block for the Smart Phone Quilt Along.

All patterns are designed by Jennifer Rowles at Fandom in Stitches.

The is nearly a hundred different apps to choose from, and five different layouts.  Including an Iphone style layout and an Ipad layout.

Because this Iphone quilt is for my mom, she has chosen the Ipad style layout, with enough block to make it a queens size bed quilt, to share with my dad.

I am planning on making a quilt for me as well, but this will have to wait, as I have to many things going on this year. So I will add to my “if I get a chance this year” list. There is way to many UFO’s to start something new.

All the patterns are free to download, click on the link below to go straight to the pattern page.

As soon on Fandom in Stitches2


Don’t forget the newest Block of them month, that has just started from Sewhooked. The bom is call “My Favourite Things” and is based on sewing things. This one has already started on 1 January 2016.


Starting on Wednesday is the X-files quilt along. This is going to be awesome.


Have a great day further and see you tomorrow for something Star Trek related.



Project updates

Christmas madness has arrived. So I thought I should do project updates. Just for November. I will look over my UFO list and wanted to start list later, towards the end of December.

Smartphone Quilt along, several more blocks done this week. The blocks is designed by Jennifer Rowles on Fandom in Stitches.


This one above is my design for the invitational happening in a couple of weeks.


Star Trek quilt, Nothing new this week, but have blocks ready to be sewn, and some more designs in the works, mostly requests.

Minnie Mouse quilt, haven’t started yet. Patterns are printed and ready to be sewn. HAS TO BE FINISHED FOR CHRISTMAS. For my niece.

Dad’s bonsai quilts, cut the batting, nothing further.

SUPER SECRET project, designed some more patterns, my secret keeper has sent back some tested blocks. This is for my QAL starting on 1 October 2016.

And that was it for November. Tomorrow starts the mad rush to finish off some Christmas presents.

Thank you for following me.

LLAP Vanda

“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”Star Trek, season 3, episode 7 (“Day of the Dove,” 1968)

Google Drive, Smartphone Quilt Along

Google Drive, Smartphone Quilt Along. So after a bit of sulking because of bad health, I restarted my blocks for the Smartphone Quilt Along.
This is a really fun quilt to make, anyone would love one for a present, from teenagers to granny and grandpa.

It has been a busy coupe of weeks, trying to get the project finished for the Halloween Haunts finished, plus I am busy with several project (secret ones). One surprise Christmas present for my son, and the massive, huge, awesome secret project that I now have a date for. The “big” secret project will be a quilt along, starting November next year, the quilt along will run for about 4 months, and you will have multiple choices of blocks and layouts to choose from.

I know it is a long time to wait, but it is AWESOME! a zillion times over. It is going to be worth the wait.

Here is what I finished last night for the Smartphone Quilt Along.

Smartphone Quilt Along
Google drive

And all the others so far.

All these patterns and more can be found for free at Fandom in Stitches here.

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Don’t forget to visit again, for the first day of the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop starting tomorrow.

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

For more information on this blog hop, visit the link below.


Something else to look forward to is the Christmas is in my heart blog hop in November.

More information can be found in the link below.

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