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 toRead More →

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. 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. This is an ongoing project hosted by Fandom in Stitches The original quilt along happened in 2011 and revitalized in 2015, andRead More →

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. 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. 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 theRead More →

Severus Snape 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 eyesRead More →

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 andRead More →

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-sicklyRead More →

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.Read More →

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