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 →

Quilt Qwazy Queens Day Two Welcome to Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop Day 2, hosted by Marian at Seams to Be Sew. You’ll find the list of other participants at the end of my post who are also offering daily giveaways. Thank you, Marian, for hosting another brilliant hop. Our theme this year is UFO’s (Unfinished Objects), you know! Those quilt tops you finished and not quilted yet. Or maybe you haven’t even made all the blocks yet for a complete quilt top. After much debate with myself about how I am going to show my huge amount of UFO’s, I made the decision toRead More →

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 →

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eight 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 8. The block was designed by Sola of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co. You can find the pattern and tutorial on her blog here. Fabric selection for this block. I chose Christmas fabric from my stash. Here is my version of the block QuiltingRead 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 →

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 →

Christmas Caroling Row Along We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Hi eveyone, Today is the start of the Christmas Caroling Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. Who doesn’t love Christmas. Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along. I chose the Carol, We Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. And this is what I came up with; We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along. First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first rowRead More →

I Wish You A Merry QAL Block Four Plus Prizes Before I get to block 4! Did you know, 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 4. This block is designed by Jennifer Fulton from The Inquiring Quilter (click this link for the pattern download page). It is a Christmas Memories block. Fabric selection for this block. I chose my shiniest fabric IRead More →