Crafty Updates I am carving out some time to work on some much needed quilts, that has been promised for awhile now. Quilt UFO 1 – The Dragon Quilt, this one is for my brother. And I meant to have a dragon quilt done for Christmas, …. last year. I had every intention of designing the dragons for this quilt, but time was not on my side. These dragon patterns was designed by Michelle Thompson, a very talented pattern designer. You can see more of her work on her blog Misha29. Plus the patterns are featured on Fandom in Stitches as well. This is theRead More →

Quilting Therapy … Is the name of my new and first pattern for 2017. It is a very easy paper pieced pattern, perfect for beginners. The idea came to me one day, as I was commenting to someone about not needing a psychologist, as quilting is my therapy.  It is what I do at the end of every day, after a day at work. Basically every spare minute I have.  What about you, do you find quilting therapeutic? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. (Need to work on my quilting photography) The pattern has the capsule template,Read More →

This is my first Row Along and it has been so much fun designing what I saw in my head.  I grew up in southern Maine with the ocean on one side of us and a mountain (my husband calls it a hill, lol) on the other side.  I love walking through the woods as much as spending time gazing out across the ocean.  Our lobsters and famous Nubble Lighthouse attracts people from all over. I hope you enjoy this rendition of our state.Read More →

The Road Home Row Along, Amanzimtoti, South Africa (NB! to comment, click on the comment box right underneath the heading of the post or at the very bottom of the post.) First I need to say a very big thank you to Amy Warner of Sew Incredibly Crazy and Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for organizing another fantastic event. There has been a lot of hard work planning and gathering sponsors for this row along. And I can’t thank you enough. Plus we must not forget any of the bloggers and quilters who has designed a row for this row along, they areRead More →

The Borg Queen 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.  I have been working on this pattern for some time now, and have been delaying sharing it until the time was perfect.   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 youRead More →

Completed Smartphone Quilt It is done, finally! It took a couple of months, but here she is on all her glory. All these patterns and much, much more is still available for free on Fandom in Stitches in the link below. There are several layouts to choose from as well, in the end my mom decided in the Ipad layout, as this quilt is for her. And she is completely addicted to her Ipad. You can still join in with the quilt along. Even though it “ended in December”, there is still people joining in and starting their quilts. And some closeups of all theRead More →

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. Marian  – Seams to be Sew: http://www.seamstobesew.com Patty – Elm Street Quilts: www.elmstreetquilts.com Cheryl – Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting: http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/ Barb –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb: www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com Vanda – Quilt in Piece:  http://chittenden.co.za  (this is me) Julie – Pink Doxies: www.pinkdoxies.com       Carol – Fun Threads Designs: www.funthreads.blogspot.com Carole – >From My Carolina Home: www.frommycarolinahome.com Darlene – QuiltShopGal: www.quiltshopgal.com AndRead More →

Star Trek DS9 Station 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 IRead More →

Nuts About My Day – with a my pattern free for the duration of the blog hop. Today is finally my day to show off what I planned for the Nuts About Blog Hop.  I was so excited about the idea of nuts about, that I went completely nuts about it … LOL. And I think I really was a bit nuts, as you will see from my project. I had decided to go with applique this time round. And not just some blocks, an entire baby quilt. First I made the duck pond, which quickly expanded into some more fish at the bottom. OnceRead More →

The Trouble with Tribbles 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.Read More →