Celebrate International Craft Month


Celebrate International Craft Month

Celebrate International Craft Month

You can not imagine the excitement I felt, when I was included in the blog hop for International Quilting Month.

Here is the whole list of bloggers taking part in the event. Please go and visit everyone, you never know what you might find.

And don’t forget to leave and comment and enter your name in the Rafflecopter to win a prize. There are19 prizes to be won, the full list is available on Quiltshopgal. Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.


But what to do?

I wracked my head for weeks until it dawned on me, that I can share my inspiration. The whole reason why I am addicted to quilting, in particular paper piecing or foundation piecing as it is also called.

Did you know, that I only started quilting and paper piecing January 2015. It feels as though I have been quilting forever.

The quilt that got me started was a quilt along that started in January 2015, it was paper pieced and it was magical, to say the least. Never in my whole life, did I think I would be able to make any of the things that was posted.

Here is my finished project from The Project of Doom quilt along, a Harry Potter inspired Quilt.

Celebrate International Craft Month

Project of Doom, a Harry Potter inspired quilt.

Celebrate International Craft Month

Harry Potter inspired quilt, number 2

Jennifer Ofenstein is the mastermind behind these awesome patterns. And best of all, these patterns were shared with us for free.

Jennifer runs a website called Fandom in Stitches, where you can find all of these patterns, plus a lot more.  The website has any genre you can think of to satisfy any fandom, geek or nerd.

What is even more inspirational is a lot of these quilts are donated to the Linus Connection (their mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.) You can also find Jennifer on her own website Sewhooked.

This has also inspired me to work on my own quilt along, which is why I didn’t have time to make anything new for this hop.

I can’t show anything to do why my qal yet, but here is a blog button.

Celebrate International Craft Month

Now for the rafflecopter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

See everyone soon and enjoy the blog hop.



PS: to comment from my front page, the comments is at the top of the page under the heading, just click on the word comments.

If you click on the heading and go to the specific post, then the comments is at the bottom and the top of the page.



102 thoughts on “Celebrate International Craft Month

  1. I’ll look forward to seeing your QAL in October. You look like you’ve found “your thing” with the paper piecing. Isn’t it fun when we hit on it?
    Thanks for sharing all the lovely pieced blocks. Love HP!

  2. Karin

    Lovely post and indeed very inspirational. Will have to have a look at the website. Fantastic job with your quilt. Love it

  3. carol n

    You started paper piecing with Project of Doom??? Just jump right in, don’t you! I had not seen that pattern before, it is great, and for a great cause, thanks for sharing.

  4. Joyce Carter

    Wow! i am really impressed. You did a wonderful job. Honestly, I have never tried paper-piecing. It kinda scares me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt.

  5. I started 2 Harry Potter POD quilts, back in 2013, but, stopped, and have never gotten started on them again. I know I’ll hear about your QAL again, since I’ve followed both of Jennifer’s blogs for years now.

  6. Wonderful post. I absolutely love your Harry Potter quilt. Totally blown away that you just started quilting in January 2015. I think you are a natural. Thank you for sharing and helping with our kick off to Celebrate International Craft Month. I couldn’t do this without your help.


  7. reeskylr

    I found it! I feel so silly, Vanda. I was looking all over the bottom for comments and it was at the top! I love the Harry Potter quilt, thanks for sharing it.

  8. KJ

    I have printed out quite a few of the Fandom patterns and hope to use them one day. I am also looking forward to your Beasts quilt along. October is so far away, both for Halloween and your quilt along. 🙂

  9. Lisa Marie

    I love paper piecing too! Your blocks are wonderful, I think my favorite is the owl on the stack of books.

  10. Laura

    Love those Harry Potter blocks. Am always looking for book themed projects for my son who loves loves books. Love to quilt along.

  11. I’m in shock, serious shock.. I had no idea you were so new to quilting and especially paper piecing. WoW Vanda.. Amazing and the quilts are positively wonderful. Fantastic.

  12. dezertsuz

    Hmm. Don’t know if that posted or not, it got hung up. I do like your Harry Potter castle/bookcase quilt. Great job on that. I look forward to seeing more about your own QAL and have taken the button to put a notice on QuiltBOM.

  13. Karen

    I remember when that QAL came out, but, such complicated blocks! Would take me longer than a year to sew!

  14. Sheila Ivany

    This Harry Potter quilt must have taken you hours to make. You did a splendid quilt . Thank you for a chance to win . Happy Quilting 🙂

  15. joanne

    Luv your color combinations, what fun you are having.
    Would be sew much fun to become lucky winner.
    thank sew for sharing all your energies

  16. Bridget

    Wow! I can’t believe you’ve only been paper-piecing for a year! Amazing! Thanks for participating in the blog-hop!

  17. I love your Harry Potter quilt – bookcase quilts are awesome. I really would love to learn how to paper piece – this year’s resolution.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  18. Rose Marie Andreozzi

    I cannot get over that you have only been quilting for 1 year and you started with paper piecing??? WOW!

  19. I love paper-piecing! You can do sew much with it and get fantastic results! Go fandom! I think my love of reading wars with my love of quilting sometimes!

  20. Mom C

    Not as much a fan of paper piecing as I would like to be. It’s high on my bucket list though and I love the very cool things that are made. Thanks.

  21. Mary Furber

    The only paper piecing I’ve done is pointy blocks. But I love Harry Potter and may have to give this a try. Thanks!

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