Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two

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Enter If You Dare Blog Hop Day Two

Yesterday started the Enter If you Dare Blog Hop, a Halloween theme.

I had so much fun, making the mug rugs, and wall hanging for this event.

But first!  A big thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for planning and running another awesome event. Be sure to visit Marian blog every day to get the pretty awesome patterns she is giving away.

The Bonus Blocks

Ok! yes I am starting this post a little back to front.

Marian asked all the bloggers if they were interested in making some of her bonus patterns to show off during the hop. (The free patterns mentioned above). And I jumped at the chance.

Here is my two that I chose for my day.

This one looks just like a ghost emoji. I think it is so cute. Click on the photo to go to the page where all these patterns are shown.

I chose a black background, as you would see your ghost during the night, and bordered it with a green to match his eye. A super easy applique pattern, I chose to machine applique the pieces to the background at the same time quilting it through the quilt sandwich. I then back stitched the features in the face. You can just make them out in the photos, I do wish I had chosen a darker green.

This one above is a traditionally pieced pattern of Frankenstein. Mostly squares.

I chose to quilt this wall hanging (20 x 20″) in a criss cross pattern, and think it turned out very well.

Click on the photo to go to the pattern page.

My contribution

Alright, I need to confess something here.

Every single hop and quilt along I have taken part in, I have designed something new.

But circumstances in the last couple of months had been against me for this one.

The patterns I am showing today, is both free and new to me. Freshly made, quilted and bound, hot of the presses.

But not designed by me. Both these blocks below can be found free on Fandom in Stitches and is designed by my friend Jennifer Ofenstein, these patterns can also be found on her own website called Sewhooked.

A list of other bloggers during this event.

Wednesday, Oct 18
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Doodles
Tea Time Creations
Thursday, Oct 19
Tweety Loves Quilting
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece – this is me
Ms P. Designs USA
Friday, Oct 20
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Maria Magdalena Living Ideas
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Just Because Quilts
Monday, Oct 23
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Pumpkin Patch
Tuesday, Oct 24
Words & Stitches
Seams To Be Sew
Moose Stash
Quilted Delights

The best part – The Prizes

a $75.00 gift certificate,

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Timeless Treasures bundle of fabric.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cost To Ship 7.19 USA / Canada/Europe rates will be given when address for winner is known.
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Blog Giveaway Guidelines

Please take the time to read it.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

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In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway… do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and…

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don’t win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn’t read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

 

Happy sewing!

Vanda

Philosophers Stone From Harry Potter

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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.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

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.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

This is an ongoing project hosted by Fandom in Stitches

The original quilt along happened in 2011 and revitalized in 2015, and there is still people joining  up to today, starting from the first block. So it seams to be a never ending  quilt along.

This faceted stone will be published on Fandom in Stitches in the next couple of week, date to be announced.

For more fantastic patterns based on Harry Potter and much more visit Fandom in Stitches.

 Voldemort: Harry Potter. We meet again.

Harry: Voldemort?

Voldemort: Yes. You see what I’ve become? See what I must do to survive? Live off another, a mere parasite! Unicorn blood can sustain me, but it cannot give me a body of my own. But there is something that can; something that, conveniently enough, lies in your pocket!

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Till next time.

LLAP

Vanda

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Project of Doom final blocks

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Project of Doom final blocks is finally done.

Here is the last block I made for the dark arts Project of Doom quilt.

It has some potions bottles in the block.

Project of Doom final blocks, harry potter, sewing craft, quilting, paper piecing, pattern, free

Project of Doom final blocks

Then this is the final layout for the Dark Arts blocks to go together, will start stitching those together as soon as I have cut out all the sashing for it.

Project of Doom final blocks

Project of Doom final blocks

And finally, my “good” Project of Doom, for the good guys.  This is the finished quilt top, ready to be quilted.

You can see I have added some extra pieces on the sides of the castle, the Sword of Gryffindor with Dobby the house elf. And on the other side the Nimbus 2000, Harry Potter’s first broom.

Project of Doom final blocks

Project of Doom final blocks

If you would like any of the patterns shown in the photos, then you can click on the photos, which will take you through to Fandom in Stitches where all the free patterns are hosted.

That is all for today, visit back again for more patterns coming soon.

Below is links to other quilt alongs that I am busy with at the moment.

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Severus Snape

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Severus Snape

Severus snape, harry potter, paper piecing, applique, sewing, craft, pattern

Click on the picture to download the pattern.

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, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

So, when a swap event happened recently and my swap buddy requested Snape, I decided to design Snape with a memory of his Protronus.

The Patronus is appliqued, you can decide if you want it, your choice. Pattern shape included in the pdf download.

I also tried to embroider the blossom tree where Snape met Lily for the first time, and had some blossoms floating around. Not to many.

That is completely optional.

I hope you like him. (I will need to make another one, just for me.)

Always

Vanda

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Project of Doom Week 14

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Project of Doom Week 14

Harry’s Wand,  Elder Wand and Voldemort’s Wand.

This weeks blocks was based on all the important wands in Harry Potter, I was quite excited about this block and ultimately decided to make all 3 variations.

All 3 patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.

Voldemort’s Wand block, I made with black and green colors to represent Slytherin.

Tom Riddle’s wand was 13 1/2″ in length and belonged to Tom Riddle, the wizard who later became known as Lord Voldemort. The wand was made from yew with a phoenix feather core.

It was manufactured by Garrick Ollivander and was the “brother” or “twin” of the wand of Harry Potter, as their wands share cores. It was with this wand that Riddle murdered James and Lily Potter and countless others, including Muggle Frank Bryce, Amelia Bones, and Ministry of Magic ex-employee Bertha Jorkins. On Voldemort’s orders, Peter Pettigrew used this wand to kill Cedric Diggory in June of 1995 as well.

Harry Potter’s wand block

Harry Potter: “I don’t want it.
Ron Weasley: “What? Are you mental?
Harry Potter: “I know it’s powerful. But I was happier with mine.
— Harry giving up the Elder Wand in favour of his own

Harry Potter’s wand was 11″ long, made of holly, and possessed a phoenix feather core. This was described by Ollivander to be an unusual combination of wand core and wood. The feather was donated by Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix. It was revealed by Garrick Ollivander that Tom Riddle’s wand core also came from Fawkes, making the two wands “brothers”. Harry’s wand was described as being “nice and supple

The Elder Wand block.

Hermione Granger: “You — you really think this wand exists, then, Mr. Ollivander?
Garrick Ollivander: “Oh yes, yes, it is perfectly possible to trace the wand’s course through history. There are gaps, of course, and long ones, where it vanishes from view, temporarily lost or hidden; but it always resurfaces. It has certain identifying characteristics that those who are learned in wandlore recognize…Whether it needs to pass by murder, I do not know. Its history is bloody, but that may be simply due to the fact that it is such a desirable object, and arouses such passions in wizards. Immensely powerful, dangerous in the wrong hands, and an object of incredible fascination to all of us who study the power of wands.
— Ollivander and Hermione discussing the Elder Wand

The Elder Wand is one of the fabled Deathly Hallows. In the “Tale of the Three Brothers” it was the first Hallow created, bestowed on Antioch Peverell, supposedly by Death himself after the wizard requested, as his bounty, the most powerful wand in the history of wizardkind. According to legend, whoever reunited it with the other two Hallows, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility, would become the Master of Death.

It is said to be the most powerful wand that has ever existed, able to perform feats of magic that would normally be considered impossible, such as mending another wand damaged beyond normal magical repair. It is known that the Elder Wand’s core is the tail hair of a Thestral, a potent yet tricky substance to master that can only be handled by a witch or wizard who is capable of accepting death, since only by such can it be seen.

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Project of Doom Week 12

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Project of Doom Week 12

This weeks blocks are the Basilisk Fang, Butterbeer and Cooking Sherry.  Once again I just had to make all three options, since I am making a queen size quilt. What can I say.

All the free patterns for this weeks blocks can be found on Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.

Here is my blocks based on the patterns.

Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?
—Hermione Granger inviting Harry Potter to the Three Broomsticks Inn.

Butterbeer was a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.” It was served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and had a very slight alcoholic content.

And here is 5 different recipes to make it, I found these online.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #5

This is my own recipe, modified from another I found online.  The original called for root beer (root beer?? There’s not even a hint of root beer flavor in the Harry Potter butterbeer!).

Butterbeer Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 quart butter brickle or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch syrup
  • 32 oz of your favorite cream soda

Directions:

  1. Place 4 (16-ounce) glasses in freezer and chill for at least 20 minutes
  2. Mix ice cream and cream soda in a blender until combined
  3. Divide between the frosted glasses
  4. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired
  5. Serve with spoons and straws

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #4

This one’s from the Food Network.  This one is served warm according to the recipe, but you could just as easily chill or freeze the drink before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda

Directions:

  1. Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup.
  2. Heat in microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture.
  4. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  5. Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs.
  6. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly.
  7. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #3

I found this one on e-How.  Again, hot and again, you could freeze or cool before serving.  I liked how this one used butterscotch chips and the coffee creamer.  Adds a real different dimension that still stays on track with the Harry Potter theme park version.

Ingredients:

  • 10 OZ of Cream Soda (1 & 1/4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp of Salted REAL Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 Cup Original Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer

Directions:

  1. Put the Butterscotch Chips and Butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and Heat for another 30 seconds.  Now add your Creamer to the bowl.
  2. Microwave in 30 Second increments again. Stirring each time.   It usually takes about 4 times (2 minutes) to get the right consistency.  Set your mixture aside.  The chips and butter should be a thick stir-able paste.
  3. Heat Cream soda in the microwave for 90 seconds.  BE VERY CAREFUL!   Microwaves times vary.  Make sure not to over heat the Cream Soda or all of the fizz will be gone.
  4. Pour Butterscotch mixture into heated Cream Soda.
  5. Stir & Serve!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #2

Again, one that I modified to fit the requirements of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park version.  This one just sounds delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bottle (24 oz.) vanilla cream soda (very cold)

Directions:

  1. Allow ice cream to soften, about 30 minutes, and bring butter to room temperature, about 2 hours
  2. Blend butter, sugar, and spices in large bowl
  3. Add to ice cream and freeze
  4. Heat cream soda in a pot until warm but still carbonated (at least 3 minutes).  You could also just go with the very cold cream soda (my preference) and have a more frozen/slushy drink.
  5. Fill each glass with a scoop of ice cream mixture and pour warmed or chilled cream soda over ice cream
  6. Serve!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #1

This was the recipe put out by AP, FoxNews, and just about every other site after the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park opened.  Seems to be the most likely ingredients, but doesn’t serve it cold or frozen, like the park.  The final result does seem to be most like the park version, just needs to be frozen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

Ok, Here I decided to make it poisoned cooking sherry. Why not!

Somewhere in one of the movies, someone sent a bottle of poisoned wine to Dumbledore, but Ron ended up drinking it and nearly died.

When Professor Sybill Trelawney was on probation under Hogwarts High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge, she was drinking plenty of sherry, as Harry Potter could smell whenever he crossed paths with her. She was using the Room of Hidden Things to hide her empty sherry bottles.

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Project of Doom Week 11

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Project of Doom Week 11

In week 11 of the quilt along, the patterns Hedwig, Eagle Owl, Errol, Pigwidgeon is based on the owls in the Harry Potter films and books.

I couldn’t resist or rather decide which one I was going to make, and ended up making all 4 of them.

All these free patterns can be found on Fandom in Stitches or Sewhooked.

Here is my blocks from these patterns.

I’ve got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that.
—Ron Weasley

Pigwidgeon (also known as Pig) was Ron Weasley’s first pet owl. He was a Little Owl, or Athene noctua.

Very smart owl you’ve got there. Arrived about five minutes after you did.
—Tom comments on Hedwig’s intelligence

Hedwig was Harry Potter’s pet Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).

In August 1991 Hedwig was purchased from Eeylops Owl Emporium and was gifted to Harry from Rubeus Hagrid on his eleventh birthday. Owls are used by wizards to deliver mail, but Hedwig was also an important companion as Harry was initiated into the wizarding world. She continued to be one of his closest companions until her death in the Battle of the Seven Potters in 1997.

That bloody bird’s a menace!
—Ron Weasley

Errol (f. 1992 – 1994) was one of the Weasley family’s owls. He was a Great Grey Owl, or Strix nebulosa.

Eagle owls are a species of owl. Wizards are known to keep this species as pets; the Malfoy family owned one and they can be bought at Eeylops Owl Emporium in Diagon Alley in London. Eagle owl feathers have magical healing properties and are used in potion-making.

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POD Quilt along Week 2

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POD Quilt along Week 2

This is the second week of the POD Quilt along, Harry Potter Quilt. This block consisted of books only, which made it a very easy block.

POD Quilt along Week 2

POD Week 2 block for the Project of Doom

A link for this pattern and the entire Project of Doom is found here.

 

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2015 Quilt and Sewing to do list

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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 priority number 1, the rest is just in random order. I have also added links to some of the projects, if anyone is interested in joining in.

  1. POD 2015 –  Project of Doom, a Harry Potter quilt along, hosted Fandom in Stitches website and run by Jennifer.  – WIP
    Week 1 POD 2015

    POD 2015 Week 1

    Week 2 POD 2015

    POD 2015 Week 2

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    Week 2 Variation 1 The Dark Mark

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    Week 3 Variation 2 The Deathly Hallows

    Week 4 variation 1 POD

    Week 4 Variation 1 Project of Doom

    Week 4 variation 2 POD

    Week 4 Variation 2 Project of Doom

    Week 5 Pod

    Week 5 POD

    week 6 variation 1

    Week 6 Variation 1

    week 6 variation 2

    Week 6 Variation 2

    Week 6 Variation 3

    Week 6 Variation 3

    Week 7 Variation 2

    Week 7 Variation 2

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    All patterns as seen on Fandom in Stitches

    The link to all these patterns is here.

  2. Rainbow Brick Road Quilt  – for Charles, my son  – FO (Finished Object) (my design based on a brick pattern.

    Rainbow Brick Road Quilt

    Rainbow Brick Road Quilt

  3. Sharky quilt – for Tanika, my niece  –  WIP
  4. Craftsy Block of the Month 2015  –  USO
  5. Quilt Doodle Christmas BOM  –  USO
  6. Oceans BOM  –  USO
  7. Signature POD 2015 block  –  for Jennifer  –  USO
  8. There and back again, Hobbit Quilt –  FIS  –  USO
  9. Not all who wonder are lost or NAWWAL, Lord of the Rings  –  FIS  –  USO
  10. Hogwarts School Crest Wall Hanging, Harry Potter  –  FIS  –  USO
  11. Hogwarts Castle Quilt, From Owlsea, Harry Potter  –  USO
  12. New Spock quilt, designed by me  –  USO
  13. Old Spock quilt designed by Carol Steely  –  USO
  14. Various Christmas goodies, to many to mention –  UFO
  15. Various UFO quilts started by my late Aunt Stella, who passed away from cancer 1 month ago in early December 2014.
  16. Embroidery quilt, started 2000  –  UFO
  17. Cat quilt for Natasha  –  USO
  18. Design Star Trek Patterns for Fandom in Stitches fans.
    2015 Quilt and Sewing to do list

    Borg Insignia, busy being tested, no link yet.

    Drexler, The Vulcan Command Ship.

    Drexler, The Vulcan Command Ship.

    Romulan Drill that destroyed Vulcan Planet in the new timeline.

    Romulan Drill that destroyed Vulcan Planet in the new timeline.

    Kirk, beaten and torn. No link yet, busy being tested.

    Kirk, beaten and torn. No link yet, busy being tested.

    Kirk

    Kirk

    Lirpa, a Vulcan Weapon used by Spock

    Lirpa, a Vulcan Weapon used by Spock

    Romulan Ale

    Romulan Ale

    Romulan Honor Blade, busy being tested, no link yet.

    Romulan Honor Blade, busy being tested, no link yet.

    Romulan Phaser

    Romulan Phaser

    Spock

    Spock

    Vulcan Insignia

    Vulcan Insignia

    Vulcan Salute

    Vulcan Salute

    Agleh, a Klingon Weapon, no link yet, as it still needs to be tested.

    Agleh, a Klingon Weapon, no link yet, as it still needs to be tested.

  19. Stars Quilt For Late Aunty Stella
  20. Beatrix Potter Book Characters Patterns For Fandom in Stitches Fans.
    Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit

    Busy being tested, then I will attached a link for the patterns.

    Jemima

    Jemima

As you can see I have a lot to do. But it is so worth it.

Will keep everyone updated on my progress with some photo’s, as I get through the list.

 

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POD Quilt a long 2015

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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 get a new pattern to make, until the 30th week, when we will be working on stitching all the blocks together to make up the complete quilt that will look like a bookcase.

POD Quilt a long 2015

Fandom in Stitches Week 1 Pattern for Project of Doom

This is my attempt for Pattern Week 1, which is found here.

I absolutely love quilting, and especially paper piecing. Every week I will add a new post with my new finished block and a link to the pattern.

Unfortunately I did not think about showing how I sewed the block. But will include it into my next post based on POD 2015.

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