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 →

Project of Doom Week 11 In week 11 of the quilt along, the patterns Hedwig, Eagle Owl, Errol, Pigwidgeon is based on the owls in the Harry Potter films and books. I couldn’t resist or rather decide which one I was going to make, and ended up making all 4 of them. All these free patterns can be found on Fandom in Stitches or Sewhooked. Here is my blocks from these patterns. “I’ve got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that.“ —Ron Weasley Pigwidgeon (also known as Pig) was Ron Weasley’s first pet owl.Read More →

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