Harvest Basket Quilt As You Go

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Harvest Basket Quilt As You Go

And! I am so behind in showing the quilt as you go with all the Fall Into A Quilt Along block.

This is the second block that was released, the Harvest Basket. I decided to try doing a bit of quilting on the block to make it look a little bit like basket weave.

Now, I failed all of you on this one, as I did not take enough or decent photos during the process. But took some close ups, I after I was finished.

This is the basket handle and the background.

And the body of the basket.

That is unfortunately all I have for this block. For more in formation on how to prepare and sandwich your blocks, see my previous post herehttps://chittenden.co.za/hedgehog-quilt-as-you-go/

I will be back in a couple of days with a proper tutorial on how to quilt as you the next block.

Someone asked about sashing for my quilt. This quilt will not have sashing as such. Only the strips attaching the blocks together. You can see what I am talking about here, with last year quilt as you go project.  https://chittenden.co.za/i-wish-you-a-merry-quilt-along-quilt-as-you-go-layout/

Happy sewing!

Vanda

Star Trek Row Along News Flash

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Star Trek Row Along News Flash

Star trek quilt along news flash

I am super excited to announce the Star Trek Row Along starting January 2019 and will last until March 2019.

The Row Along will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked and myself will be designers of all the rows, and the patterns will include paper pieced patterns and embroidery. Plus full layout ideas will be shared.

Save the date and please join us for this Row Along.

Happy Sewing!

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Five

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Five

Welcome everyone to Block 5 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Kathleen from kathleenmcmusing.com, has designed the Acorn block, and have us spoilt for choice with 2 techniques. Split applique and a pieced version.

In the end, I decided on the pieced version of the acorn block.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Here is Block 5 prize info.

Two printed “Vintage Blessings” exclusive mini patterns from Shabby Fabrics. Vintage Kite Table Runner Pattern

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Vintage-Kite-Table-Runner-Pattern-P37924.aspx

Vintage Garden Wall Hanging Pattern

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Vintage-Garden-Wall-Hanging-Pattern-P37839.aspx5” charm pack “From the Chateau” by Lisa Audit for Wilmington Prints

http://www.wilmingtonprints.com/ donated by Kathleen Scargle McCormick.

As part of their sponsorship, Shabby Fabrics has mentioned that you can request their latest catalog at https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Catalog.aspx

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

“These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”.

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda – this is me.

 

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Four

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Four

Welcome everyone to Block 4 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 4. The Sunflower Block is designed by Sandy Maxfield from http://sandystardesigns.com

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Here is Block 4 prize logo and links;

Two printed patterns from Amanda Murphy Design“Folk Garden” a set of three 16” x 30” mini quilts

http://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/product/folk-garden-printed/

and“Folk Art Flowers” a 62” x 80” quilt pattern

Folk Art Flowers (printed)

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win. “These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”, that would be great!

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

Welcome everyone to Block 3 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 3. The Bonfire Block is designed by Sherri of Powered By Quilting.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

One free pattern of your choice from Powered by Quilting:

https://poweredbyquilting.com/shop/

Seam-Fix™ Double-Sided Seam Ripper:

https://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sewing/sewing-tools/seam-rippers/949/

Omnigrid 4 1/2” square ruler:

https://www.omnigrid.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/rulers/omnigrid-standard-rulers/r45g/

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win. “These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”, that would be great!

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Hedgehog Quilt As You Go

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Hedgehog Quilt As You Go.

Remember I did not applique stitch the shapes down, as I wanted to stitch them down after I made my quilt sandwich.

Start with making sure your shapes are heat pressed down properly.

Then make a quilt sandwich, making sure that you batting and your backing is slightly bigger than your block.

Baste your sandwich in any method you like.

The back

Then once you picked your design to quilt, draw it onto your block with an erasable pen. I decie

Applique stitch around each shape, either by hand or with your machine.

Look, a hedgehog shape on the back!

Straight line stitch the grass at the bottom.

Then free motion stitch swirly shapes for the wind around the hedgehog.

I added an additional squiggly line in the body of the hedgehog to make it look more spiky.

Happy sewing.

Vanda

 

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Two

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Two

Welcome everyone to Block 2 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 2. The Harvest Basket Block is designed by Janda Bend Quilts.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/book/Braid-in-a-Day-Eleanor-Burns-Signature-Pattern-735272012825/38614

and

https://www.omnigrid.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sets-accessories/omnigear/2114/

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block One

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block One

Welcome everyone to Block 1 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 1. A hedgehog, I just could not resist making one of these little critters. I love them. You see where I live in South Africa it is fall or autumn right now. So I am so happy to be working on a Fall quilt with all of you.

For the hedgehog I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

My block, has not been stitched down yet. As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

 

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Please share your finished blocks in the linky below.

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Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into a Qal Introduction

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Fall Into a Qal Introduction

Fall Into a Qal Introduction

Welcome to the introduction to our new Quilt Along called Fall Into a Qal starting 15 May 2018. The theme as you have guessed from the designed is Fall. You should be very easily be able to finish this quilt by fall.

There will be 12 blocks from 10 designers, plus 7 hosts. The hosts will be making all the blocks, showing different skills sets.

I have decided to do all my blocks as quilt as you go again, like last year. But instead of posting the information the same day as the block, I will do a follow up post the week after a block release with how I quilted each block.

All the blocks are designed by our Quilt Group called

Fall Into a Qal Introduction

And let us not forget about the prizes. We will have prices for each block that you complete, and a grand prize at the end, for each quilt top that you complete.

“To keep the contest portion of the quilt-along fair and fun for everyone, only quilts that use all of the designers’ blocks will be eligible for prizes. Likewise, our bi-weekly giveaways will only be open to those that make the designer’s block for that fortnight.”

Fall Into a Qal Introduction

You will need about 2 yards of back ground fabric, this does not include yardage for sashing or backing for the quilt.

And each block will be 12 inches squared.

Keep your eyes peeled for the first block to be released on 15 May 2018.

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see what they have to say about the quilt along coming up.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Happy sewing!

Vanda

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

And finally and far to quickly, we have finished all 12 blocks and will be sewing them altogether to make a quilt.

Some of you may have quilted each block along with me, to make a quilt as you go quilt. I am so happy to see so many of you.

Now I will be showing you how to put these together.

But first, there is the really big prize.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

The sponsors web pages are below;

Make Modern Magazine – https://www.makemodern.com.au/

RJR Fabric – https://www.rjrfabrics.com/

Island Batik – www.islandbatik.com/

Quilting Jetgirl – https://quiltingjetgirl.com/

The Warm Co – https://warmcompany.com/

Aurifil – www.aurifil.com/

Warm Crochet – https://warmcrochet.com/

Good luck, you have until 15 January 2018 to submit a photo of your finished quilt top to enter to win the prize.

Putting the quilt together.

You will need the following;

(8) 1 inch x 12.5 inch strips (back)

(8) 2 inch x 12.5 inch strips (front) (pressed in half)

(3) 1 inch x 36.5 inch strips (back)

(3) 2 inch x 36.5 inch strips (front) (pressed in half)

Your choice of binding.

My layout, has 3 blocks in a row, and 4 rows to make up the final quilt.

Step 1

Take (1) 2 x 12 inch strip and line it up on the front of a block.

Add (1) 1 x 12 inch strip to the back of the block.

Make sure they are line up nicely. You will have the top strip, the quilted block and the bottom strip all lined up. Now, sew a seam a 1/4 inch from the edge.

Step 2

Turn over your block. See the strip?

Press the back strip towards the seam. This will make it easier to sew the next block to it.

Step 3

Take the next block in the row, place it with the backside facing up, and the backside of the first block facing down. So they need to be back to back.

Place the back strip (from the first block) along the edge of the second block.

Make sure that they edges line up nicely.

And sew a 1/4 from the edge.

Step 4

Flip the second block over to also face up. Check how perfectly the edge fit snugly together. This will not create a ridge in the finished quilt, as there is no overlapping.

Press the top strip over to the second block. The top strip cover the seam allowance easily.

You can now, either hand sew this strip down, the same as binding, or you can machine sew a straight line down the edge. To make it look more even, you can repeat the line on both sides of the strip. Plus if you use a matching thread with the back, you will not notice the extra line on the back.

Step 5

Repeat, all the steps above, to finish the rest of the rows. And exactly the same way, to attach all the rows.

The finished quilt. Trimmed and squared.

The binding.

I cut my binding strips at 2 1/2 inch wide and pressed in half. Use any technique you prefer to bind your quilt. I like to machine bind my quilts, as most are for my family and they don’t mind.

Candy stripe binding.

My amateurish attempt at placing the quilt artistically below. LOL.

A closeup of the biding and the corners.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
Becca at Pretty Piney
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts

 

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Vanda – Quilt In Piece