Star Trek Row 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.
My fellow Star Trek fans, the quilt top is complete. I just need to find the perfect backing for it and get quilting.
Check it out, isn’t it the best thing you have ever seen?
(really need to work on my quilt photography)
I will post a nice photo once the quilt top is quilted.
Most of the block patterns are mine, but there are some other designers in there as well. You can find them on my Star Trek page here.
Or on Fandom in Stitches
and Some can be found on Sewhooked
Originally I thought it would be a good idea to have both black and brown starry fabric for the background. It doesn’t look to bad, but I think I would have gone with just the black background.
Also these Star Trek patterns were some of the first patterns I designed when I just started designing. And there was no plan of action on anything at all. I just designed willy nilly.
So when it came time to put them all together it became a problem, I had to add fabric to some, and trim off on others to make them all fit together.
Since them I have planned all my quilt tops, to ligically fit together, so that it does not become a problem for other quilters to put together.
I know there has not been any new Star Trek patterns posted recently, but there is a reason for that. I a planning a Star Trek quilt along for 2018. It is themed The Next Generation. Whoohoo, my favorite series. So all the patterns being designed is specifically for the quilt along and cannot be share yet.
If you would like a quilt along based on the other series as well, no worries they are coming as well. But you can help me decide which one will be next.
Please comment below or fill in the the contact form below and let me know what type of Star Trek theme or a completely other theme you would like to see.
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Hope everyone has a wonderful crafty week, see you next time.
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, as I have been so busy getting the Vulcan Script patterns designed and tested. Plus I am on the last stretch of planning and finalizing for the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along coming up in October 2016. Fabric requirements will be posted in the next couple of week. So keep a lookout for that.
In between all of that, we had some severe flooding here, and tornadoes, we personally did not have to much damage to our house, just “rained” a bit inside two off the bedrooms, and there was some major cleanup to do after that. There were quite a few families in our community that had lost their home completely.
Now that all off the personal distasters have been sorted out and I am on track with all the quilting events planning. There will be more regular post on new pattern being released. Star Trek patterns are still very much on the go and I will continue pumping those out, as much as I can in between other projects.
Till next time.
LLAP – “dif-tor heh smugma”
(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 down verbally by the Klingon clerics as a test of Kahless’ return. (TNG: “Rightful Heir“)
The Sword of Kahless was preserved by the Klingons following Kahless’ death, until it was stolen by the Hur’q when they plundered Qo’noS about five hundred years after his death. (DS9: “The Sword of Kahless“)
Worf owned a bat’leth that had been in his family for ten generations. After his mate K’Ehleyr was murdered by Duras, Worf used this weapon to kill Duras in honorable combat. (TNG: “Reunion“)
During his time aboard the USS Enterprise-D, Worf trained both William T. Riker and Beverly Crusher in the use of the bat’leth. (TNG: “The Quality of Life“, “The Pegasus“) (http://memory-alpha.wikia.com)
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.
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 you might know, that Jennifer is the blog owner for Fandom in Stitches, where I design and write posts. And she has become a really good friend, plus she share the same birthday month as me.
So when I made this quilt, it was a bit of tongue in cheek reference here to Fandom and Stitches as the collective and Jennifer as the Borg Queen.
(Please take note! The words in the quilt is not included in the pattern, if you would like them, please message me in the contact form below and I will gladly make up a pattern for the words.)
Just for fun, I am including my video to Jennifer about the wall hanging and Jennifer’s video where she shares the gift with us.
This is me!
And this is Jennifer our FIS Queen
And the Borg Queen
Have an awesome crafty week.
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 I can talk about my “Secret Project”, but sorry no sneak peaks. The teaser is in the picture above. And maybe, just maybe, I will slip something in as we get closer to the Quilt Along date.
Please book the date, I really hope you will join me for this quilt along.
The quilt along will be hosted by Fandom in Stitches
and a dedicated Fantastic Beast page and regular blog posts will be here on my blog for anyone who wants to follow along here.
PS: Because of the #fbqal I have not been able to blog patterns so much. I will be showing some fabrics and layouts soon for Fantastic Beasts, that I will be sharing with Jennifer at Fandom in Stitches.
Till next time.
And here she is, as promised.
This is one of the patterns that was requested.
It took me awhile to work out how to design something that is essentially just a ball of fluff. So this is the best I could do. I hope you like it.
Designed and tested by Vanda Chittenden
10″ paper pieced (without seam allowance)
Click on the pictures above for the free download link.
(I think we have enough TOS now, and will be designing newer series patterns from now on)
Today’s pattern is the Tribble, which is a curious creature, that once invested the Enterprise.
Tribbles are fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe who first appeared in the episode titled “The Trouble with Tribbles”. They are depicted as small, furry, soft, gentle, attractive, and slow-moving, and they usually produce a soothing purring or cooing sound when stroked, all of which are endearing traits to humans, Vulcans, and their hybrids. However, because tribbles reproduce incredibly fast, and consume exponentially larger and larger amounts of food as they multiply and crawl stealthily from one place to another, Starfleet considers them dangerous organisms and forbids their transportation. The Klingons, in whose presence tribbles produce a convulsive, shrieking reaction, go as far as to consider them “mortal enemies”, as stated in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations”. – Wiki
Spock claimed he was immune to the effects of the Tribble.
Till next time, have an awesome day.
I finally managed to get to Spock. I am so happy with him.
You can click on the picture for the free pattern download. It will take you to a different page.
This year my Star Trek quilt will be completely finished. It is ending up to be more a tribute to Spock than anything else.
Plus this year is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. So this quilt will be finished by June.
I am by no means anywhere near finished with Star Trek though, there is still loads more patterns planned, and there has been some requests for specific Star Trek patterns, which I am currently working on.
After the requests have been designed, and the rest of my current quilt, I will be focusing on The Next Generations blocks, then DS9, Voyager and lastly Enterprise, in this order. Finally once I have watched the brand new series coming out in 2017, I will design those as well.
And of course, with the brand new timeline, there will be new things and places and aliens to make into blocks to. The project is endless.
If you put in a request, I will obviously work on that blocks first before the other blocks being designed.
All current request are being worked on right now.
Here is today’s Talk To Me Tuesday video, if you would like to watch.
Have a great day.
YES! I did say that. Am I mad, nuts, crazy in the head? NO!! This year I decided to make things more fun for me, as opposed to doing things like “normal” people. Because, I am not normal in anyway whatsoever. This pattern is free to download, just for my fans and followers. I hope you enjoy it, and please email me a photo if you make one of these. I would love to see what you have made.
This one above, is the original design. The photo below is what I made from the pattern. You can choose if you want the original series logo, without the ovals. Or from the Next Generation, logo with the ovals. Easy! The pattern is appliqued 25 x 12". You can obviously make it bigger or smaller, mix things up a bit.
You can download the pattern here.
The next couple of days I will maintain online silence for a bit, as I get ready for a cross country trip to visit with my sister. Plus the last minutes Christmas present rush to finish off. A couple of quilts for little nieces and nephews, children and parents.
I am hoping to get one more post in before leaving on Friday, as I have some Star Wars Sith robes to show off. I have no pattern for it. A friend Jennifer Ofenstein from Fandom in Stitches, gave me some guidelines to work with, plus my friend is 6 foot something, so I had to wing it a bit. I a going to try and get that post out on Thursday afternoon after we have gone to watch Star Wars.
Other than that I will only be posting again next week sometime with updates on the Minnie Mouse quilt, Bonsai Quilt, a quilted Christmas Apron.
PS: Do you prefer Applique patterns or Paper Pieced Patterns? Let me know via the contact form. I have mostly done paper piecing, but am venturing into applique some more. Let me know which you prefer more.