I want to believe X Files Quilt

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I want to believe X Files Quilt

Geek alert! As you know by now, I am love my Geek, Fandom and Nerdy stuff. So when this gorgeous Quilt and Stitch Along started last year, I just could not resist, it is called the I want to believe X Files Quilt.

And I love this quilt so much.

I just finished the quilt top and will be hanging out with my other UFO’s will be quilted later. UFO! Whahaha, how ironic.

Oh Yes! You want to see what it looks like.

Here is my quilt top

I want to believe X Files Quilt

And some close up photos of the blocks.

In this quilt, there is 3 paper pieced blocks and many embroidered blocks.

You can find all the patterns FREE at Fandom in Stitches.

The designer is a fellow quilter and friend, Jennifer Ofenstein. Her own personal blog is Sewhooked. Go and check out some other amazing patterns available at either Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.


So, with this quilt top, I have completed 3 UFO for the year so far, so I am on track with my list. Now for no. 4


What’s cooking?

There are several BIG things coming up this year.

  1. Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along 2 starting in September this year.
  2. “MY Favorite” Fandom quilt along next year (I am working on the patterns this year)
  3. 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop now in April, date will be announced.
  4. LOADS of new patterns.

Till next time. Have a happy sewing week.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

 

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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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Scrapbusting Quilts

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Scrapbusting Quilts

A recent return from a heart-wrenching trip early in December, inspired me to make a “Remembrance” Quilt, not sure what to call it.

After color sorting through the scraps brought back from my trip, I decided on a lovely purple scrap quilt block. Deciding against making a full-sized quilt, I made a runner, the accent piece you put at the end of your bed?

Here is the pattern.

Scrapbusting QuiltsThe entire block is 20 inches x 20 inches.

Each little purple scrap is 2 inches x 2 inches. With all the measurements, you need to add a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Just measure the white strips to match the sides of the purple, stitch them all together. Wah la.

This is the finished square.

quilt-2I then just added five squares together to make my runner. Done.

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This quilt is made in honor of my aunt Estella Alexandria Du Preez, whom I loved very much. She was a quilter and a seamstress most of her life, and I loved messaging with her my latest creations, and pinning stuff from Pinterest with her. She sadly passed away on 8 December 2014 from advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and a Tumor on her stomach. These scraps were from her fabric stash I brought back with me after the funeral. I really miss her a lot, especially today, when I finished my first quilt after she passed away and I wanted to message her a picture, then realized she’s not there anymore. I had a little cry, then decided to dedicate this post to Aunt Stella.

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