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. There is a coupleRead More →

The Smartphone Quilt Along started recently at Fandom in Stitches. Jennifer Rowels is the designer. Every week she is releasing 3  blocks, you can choose 1 or all three, depending on how big you want your quilt to be, there is 56 (I think) icons to choose from. And she will have different layouts to choose from as well. So you could end up with an apple or a Samsung quilt in the end. Here is what I have managed to stitch up so far. If you would like to sew along with us on this quilt, or just want to download the free patterns,Read More →

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. 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. 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 theRead More →

Dogwood Branch Block 4 I was so excited when this EQ7 Seasons Row Along started last week and when you see the patterns, you will love them to. Seams to be Sew is the host for the Row Along, visit her blog to see the full schedule of patterns and designers for these lovely blocks. When the patterns for week 1 appeared last week, I decided to start with Spring, as we have just entered Spring in South Africa. I have done 1 block so far (as I am busy with a whole bunch of projects, I am a bit busy) The pattern can beRead More →

Star Trek Enterprise Shuttle. Click on picture to download the pattern. The shuttle had to be included in my quilt, and talking about quilt, it is about time, I lay out all my blocks and see if I have enough for a queen size bed yet. But don’t worry, there is load more patterns on the way. When I started with the patterns, I had to many ideas running through my head and all of them needs to be made. Below is the official description of a shuttle; In starship classification, a shuttlecraft or shuttle or glider, is a type of auxiliary craft typically attachedRead More →

Severus Snape Click on the picture to download the pattern. 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 eyesRead More →

Halloween Haunts 2015 Starting October 16, 2015 Look out for this blog hop, a lot of awesome designers will be hosting new patterns in various different types of craft. I will be joining in on this, and can’t wait to get designing on some blocks. See you soon. Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saintsRead 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 →