Star Trek Row Along News Flash I am super excited to announce the Star Trek Row Along starting January 2019 and will last until March 2019. The Row Along will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked and myself will be designers of all the rows, and the patterns will include paper pieced patterns and embroidery. Plus full layout ideas will be shared. Save the date and please join us for this Row Along. Happy Sewing! VandaRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Seven Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 7. This block is designed by Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs. Fabric selection for this block. I chose bright greens and reds for this block. Here is my version of the block Quilting the block I started with stitch in the ditchRead More →

Christmas Caroling Show and Tell Today, we can finally show off our rows that we finished from all the rows in the the row along. I had every intention of making a queen sized quilt, but things happened. I did however make 2 rows, which I turned into table runners. And I love all 2 of them. Row 1 was mine, with the theme: We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Row 2 is Up On A House Top designed by Jen from A Dream and A Stitch. You can find her blog post and pattern here. Bonus! Marian from Seams To Be Sew managed toRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Six Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 6. This block is designed by Sandra Healy http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a delicate colors for this block. Here is my version of the block Quilting the block I started by stitching in the ditch around all the squares. ThenRead More →

New Pattern Pinstripe Crossing Pinstripe Crossing In July, I started something new. I started a new tester group to help me test out my new patterns, plus was in the process of creating a secret Facebook group just for my testers. One of my testers Richard Eaves, tested Pinstripe Crossing for me (crib size), and I love the end result very much. This pattern was meant to be released round about 9 July 2017. But things went very pear shaped straight after that. I am only now feeling some normality returning to my life, so after I finish of some commitments with some hops andRead More →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Five Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 5. This block is designed by Sherry Shish from Powered By Quilting (click this link for the pattern download page). It is the Snowman block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose a nice bright green for the background, white for the snowmanRead More →

Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek (Click on the image above to download this pattern) Here we have another TNG (The Next Generation) pattern, Worf’s Bat’leth. According to Klingon mythology, the first bat’leth was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable in the 9th century. Kahless cut a lock of his hair and dropped it into the lava of the Kri’stak volcano, then plunged the burning lock into the Lake of Lusor and twisted it into a blade. After forging the weapon, he used it to fight the tyrant Molor, and then gave it its name. This story was not recorded in public texts, but was passed downRead 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 →

Buttons Paper Pieced Blocks Progress has been made with the My Favourite Things Block of the month hosted by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked This month’s block is buttons. I am making 3 of each block. This one is for me. This one is for my mom. This one is for my aunt. You can find the BOM below. Last month’s block was the sewing machine block, here is what I did with those. *** For the Star Trek fans, I have not been neglecting those patterns, I a, busy testing Deep Space 9 patterns. After I recovered from being sick, I had to catch upRead More →

Nine Mens Morris The second block for the Play with me Quilt Along is done, Alida revealed it last week Monday. Here is mine. I enjoyed making this one, paper piecing is my favorite form of making a quilt blocks. And this one was super easy. Somehow I managed to miss getting the seams lined up, and will be sorting that out for the perfectionist in me. I have to confess, I have never heard of Nine Mens Morris. Alida, has kindly added the how to play, and rules for each block, so I will be learning how to play it soon, and she willRead More →