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 →

Messenger App My latest finished block for the Smart Phone Quilt Along. All patterns are designed by Jennifer Rowles at Fandom in Stitches. The is nearly a hundred different apps to choose from, and five different layouts.  Including an Iphone style layout and an Ipad layout. Because this Iphone quilt is for my mom, she has chosen the Ipad style layout, with enough block to make it a queens size bed quilt, to share with my dad. I am planning on making a quilt for me as well, but this will have to wait, as I have to many things going on this year. SoRead More →

Flower Pot Applique Quilt This lovely quilt was appliqued by my Aunt Anita. When she came for a visit over the holidays, she asked me to help her finish the quilt. The quilt consisted of appliqued blocks, the sashing, borders, and binding. I used free motion quilting for the quilting method. And a couple of extra flowers were added to the corners to added effect. To make them more puffy, we added an extra layer of batting underneath the flowers, to make them pop more. They were also appliqued on top of the quilt. I sewed in all the sashing, and borders, free motion quiltedRead More →

Quilt plans galore 2016 Happy new year everyone! I hope this year brings you happiness and pleasure. In yesterday’s post, I went through my list, and realized how far I veered of my planned list. But I did accomplish a whole lot. This year I am planning a quilt along, of magical proportions. There will be 97 paper pieced blocks, which will give you options, to pick and choose your favorites. The quilt along will start the first Wednesday of October and end the last Wednesday of December. This will include several layouts for you to choose from. This quilt along is free. Oh! youRead More →

Dogwood Branch Block 4 I was so excited when this EQ7 Seasons Row Along started last week and when you see the patterns, you will love them to. Seams to be Sew is the host for the Row Along, visit her blog to see the full schedule of patterns and designers for these lovely blocks. When the patterns for week 1 appeared last week, I decided to start with Spring, as we have just entered Spring in South Africa. I have done 1 block so far (as I am busy with a whole bunch of projects, I am a bit busy) The pattern can beRead More →