RIP Professor Severus Snape, Alan Rickman In memory of our favorite Professor, Severus Snape – Alan Rickman, may you rest in peace. I designed this pattern last year September for a friend. To download the pattern click on the photo. Designed and tested by Vanda Chittenden 20 x 20 inch paper pieced with applique This pattern was inspired by Snape and his love for Lily. “But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?” “For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!” From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor,Read More →

2015 in a nutshell. It is the last day of the year 2015, I cant believe how the time has flown. And decided that I need to recap on my project list for 2015, that I had written up for this year. It looks a bit dismal. Below is the original list, and I will follow on below that with what I actually managed this year. POD 2015 –  Project of Doom, a Harry Potter quilt along, hosted Fandom in Stitches website and run by Jennifer.  – Finished one, quilt top is finished for a second one. Rainbow Brick Road Quilt  – for Charles, myRead More →

Project of Doom Week 9 This week we made the Golden Snitch and a stack of books with our house tie. I am in Hufflepuff house, so my tie colors are yellow and black. Both patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches. Here is my Snitch. “To Harry James Potter, I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.“—Rufus Scrimgeour quotes from Dumbledore’s will on this Snitch. And my house tie. “You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid ofRead More →

Project of Doom Week 7 This time we have the Time Turner and the Venomous Tentacula. I loved working on these pattern, especially the Tentacula, he came out gorgeous. “I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.“—Inscription on Hermione Granger‘s Time-Turner The Venomous Tentacula is a green, spiky, toothsome plant with mobile vines that try to grab living prey. Venomous Tentacula expels venom from its shoots, and its spikes are deadly. Its bite is highly poisonous and can prove fatal. The patterns is designed by JenniferRead More →

Project of Doom week 4 This week we had Harry Potter spectacles and the Hand of Glory. Some of the bits on the both the blocks has teeny tiny pieces, but the end result was awesome. The patterns is designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked and hosted by Fandom in Stitches. Click on the pictures below to get the pattern. Draco Malfoy sees a Hand of Glory in Borgin and Burkes, a specialist Dark Arts shop. He is told by Mr Borgin that it “gives light only to the holder”. Save SaveRead More →

Quilt Pattern testing Recently I tested some Quilt pattern for a couple of people, from the Project of Doom group. That was great fun, the finished patterns will be worked in to my Project of Doom quilt. Dobby the house elf, he will be peeking around the side of the book case. You can find all these patterns here. A sleeping dragon baby, to represent the dragons in the Harry Potter Movies and Books. She is Rosie and will be sleeping on top of my Book Case. “Yes, Harry Potter!” said Dobby at once, his great eyes shining with excitement. “And if Dobby does itRead More →

2015 Quilt and Sewing to do list Inspiration hit me, after reading Jennifer Ofenstein’s UFO to do list for 2015 over at sewhooked.com. I have so many unfinished quilts lying around, that I forgot about or didn’t have time for. I decided to make my own UFO (unfinished object) list for 2015, that I need to work on. Some of the objects are USO (Un-started Objects) or WIP (Work in progress), BOM (block of the month) FIS (Fandom in Stitches) I was quite shocked when I realized how many projects I had lying around waiting to be finished. Here the are, no. 1 is priorityRead More →

POD Quilt a long 2015 It is with great excitement that the new Project of doom Quilt a long (POD Quilt a long 2015) for 2015 was announced late last year. The super vibe that swept through the Facebook Group Project of Doom, (click on the name or here to go through and find out about this fantastic quilting project) was and still is awesome. The POD is based on the Harry Potter Movies. Yes it is still very popular. On 7 January 2015 we received our first pattern Week 1 on the Fandom of Stitches Website. Once a week every Wednesday we will getRead More →