I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block One Plus Prizes Hi everyone, Welcome to Week 1 Block 1 of the Quilt Along. It has been so much fun designing for this quilt along and who doesn’t love Christmas. Without further ado, here is block 1. A snowflake, I just could not resist making a snowflake. You see where I live in South Africa our Christmas falls in summer. And I would absolutely love to see a snow white Christmas. For the snowflake I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make. You can download the pattern here. PlusRead More →

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 alongRead More →

2017 Year of the UFO It is sad to say, that the second half of 2016 flew by so fast, I hardly had time to post patterns and tutorials. From September to this past Wednesday I was super busy running a quilt along which was hosted by Fandom in Stitches. I blogged and posted a LOT on FIS and the Facebook page for Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along, and did not have time for my own site. This will be corrected asap. And should not have happened, but I did learn a lot from this Quilt Along, even though I prepared for it for a year,Read More →

The Road Home Row Along, Amanzimtoti, South Africa (NB! to comment, click on the comment box right underneath the heading of the post or at the very bottom of the post.) First I need to say a very big thank you to Amy Warner of Sew Incredibly Crazy and Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for organizing another fantastic event. There has been a lot of hard work planning and gathering sponsors for this row along. And I can’t thank you enough. Plus we must not forget any of the bloggers and quilters who has designed a row for this row along, they areRead More →

The latest Star Trek patterns has now been uploaded to the Star Trek pattern download page, here. There are some new ones and some corrected ones on the page, and the newest most exciting patterns set for me, is the Vulcan Insignia, now all complete. I just love how those ones finished off. Tomorrow I am releasing my complete Vulcan Script (Alphabet) set for the Star Trek Series. It has been revealed on Fandom in Stitches already, here. Look out for the download on the Star Trek page tomorrow for the Vulcan Script set. *** It had been quiet on the blog writing front, asRead More →

Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek (Click on the image above to download this pattern) Here we have another TNG (The Next Generation) pattern, Worf’s Bat’leth. According to Klingon mythology, the first bat’leth was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable in the 9th century. Kahless cut a lock of his hair and dropped it into the lava of the Kri’stak volcano, then plunged the burning lock into the Lake of Lusor and twisted it into a blade. After forging the weapon, he used it to fight the tyrant Molor, and then gave it its name. This story was not recorded in public texts, but was passed downRead More →

The Borg Queen Welcome back to another Star Trek pattern! This pattern is the Borg Queen from Star Trek, she appears in several episodes of The Next Generation and Voyager, and in the movie First Contact.  I have been working on this pattern for some time now, and have been delaying sharing it until the time was perfect.   The pattern is the perfect size for a wall hanging, but can easily be turned into a small quilt with some borders. My friend Jennifer Ofenstein loves Star Trek just as much as I do, so this was the perfect gift to make. Some of youRead More →

Cabbage Patch Kids This cute pattern was designed with someone in mind who loves them. Her name is Amber, and she is my official pattern tester. Amber has an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls, so when I was thinking of what to make her, the answer was obvious. This one is from the Forest Friends Series, the Frog. I just love how this pattern worked out. Orange, green and blue is Amber’s favorite colors, making the decision on which doll to make much easier. I scrolled through all the dolls, until I found one with those colors, wallah. Done. The blue and orange fabricRead More →

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter The is the newest pattern made for a request. The lady, Jo, is making a Harry Potter quilt for her son, and wanted this faceted Philosophers Stone, to add to the patterns. The pattern is 10 inches finished, and paper pieced. The patterns are colored, to make it easier to sew the pattern. You can see from Jo’s block, that she chose to make the bottom a book, but this can be left as the background as well. This is an ongoing project hosted by Fandom in Stitches The original quilt along happened in 2011 and revitalized in 2015, andRead More →

Star Trek DS9 Station Today I am sharing the newest Star Trek pattern, DS9, the station. finished 10 x 10 ” paper pieced block excluding the seam allowance. (Click on the image for the pdf download) Wow, was I excited when I got this request, DS9 is towards the top of my list of favorites in Star Trek. And the DS9 pattern was born. I will be making some more patterns soon based on DS9, I will keep you posted on that. And the reason I am so slow with the Star Trek patterns at the moment, (besides being sick recently) is … Finally IRead More →