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TTMT #70 Block 2 for I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along.

Hi everyone,

Today I only have 1 block to show, the tree farm block for I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along.

Here is my blog post on it, where I show how I quilted the block.

https://chittenden.co.za/blog/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-plus-prizes/

The pattern can be downloaded here;

https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Plus, I am taking part in the Back to school blog hop, the first post is about how to baste a BIG quilt on a small table.

This is Sam Hunters post

https://huntersdesignstudio.com/2017/08/15/how-to-spray-baste-a-quilt-thats-larger-than-your-table-back-to-school-blog-hop-day-1/

Post 2 is not live yet, but will be today sometime, but is about Thread Dread: removing stray bits after quilting. I will post the lady’s blog post here next week.

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Looking forward to watching everyone’s videos.

LLAP

Vanda

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Friends & I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along

Hullo everyone,

It has been awhile, again. But I have been a busy little beaver. “Lot’s to show in the coming weeks.

Links:

Facebook Group

My Blog Post with Pattern

Have a happy crafty week.

LLAP

Vanda

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TTMT #68 Majestic Lions, Pink Geometric Quilt and more.

In today’s video I share my latest finishes.

The finished block Broadway Lions. This block is a free pattern on Fandom in Stitches.

 

Mine went of in the post this morning and hopefully will reach her in about 2 weeks.

 

A picture of the pink geometric quilt

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You can find this pattern on

Craftsy and Etsy

 

Have a happy crafty week.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece

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TTMT #67 Packages, UFO’s & Other peoples UFO’s

Hi everyone,

Today’s video contains mostly UFO’s and a work in progress of the Pink Geometric quilt. It is busy being quilted right now. And a tiny peak of my new extension table. More on that next week.

What I also wanted to say in my video, is that I wish I could meet all of you in person. It is definitely on my bucket list for the future.

Looking for the Geometric Quilt Pattern? Here is some links;

Etsy

or

Craftsy:

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You can find more of my patterns at my blog Quilt In Piece.

Or if you would like to follow or would like to join our group of TTMT crafty members and show your own videos, you can join us here on TTMT.

Be sure to check out the about TTMT page, to see how to join and all the rules.

The pillow case was made by Jewels, a friend in the TTMT community, you can find her blog here and see what she is up to as well; juliamakesstuff.blogspot.com

That’s all from me today. Have a happy crafty and sewing week.
See you all next week. I should have a finished quilt to show off then.

LLAP
Vanda

“Cross posted from Quilt In Piece

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Hey there…

Hi everyone,

No video this week as predicted in last weeks video. Haha!

I have a couple things to share and show, the show will be for next weeks video.

After weeks of planning for the Scout camp this past weekend, which was awesome by the way. My big plan was to hop to it with sewing and pattern writing from Monday again and get a couple of things knocked out lickity split. NOT!

I came back late Sunday, completely exhausted from keeping 40+ kids (7-11 years old kids) entertained for a weekend. Decided to go to bed early to start the new week fresh.

HA! What was I thinking.

I woke up Monday as sick as dog. Normally I would just visit the clinic get some medicine and be better. NO! Went to work, then to the doctor, then for blood tests and back to work. (How is it, that you are off for 1 day and suddenly you are behind an entire week??)

So it turns out, I have the Adeno Virus, the symptoms are the same as if you had the Flu. Untreated you will end up in hospital. Antibiotics and other medicines later, will see how I feel in a couple of days. Sewing and pattern writing is off the cards for a couple of days until I feel better.

So I thought I would go to bed early again Monday night and ended up awake for most of it, as my adult son got sick as well. Different symptoms of the same virus. He was up all night.

This is now week 4 of basically no sewing.

My major concern and stress out at the moment is: there are several projects needing urgent attention.

  1. Finishing off the last couple of patterns and layout for FBQAL2 – deadline
  2. Row Along pattern, need to make my row – deadline
  3. New for sale pattern to be tested, found some testers – promised the basic pattern today – not going to happen
  4. Commission – the lady gave the go ahead to make the pink geometric quilt – this one I am getting paid for!

Basically,

  • the Pink quilt is the highest priority.
  • The row along deadline is August.
  • The FBQAL deadline is September.
  • But I also need to get some patterns sorted for selling.

Ok, I think I actually got that lined up in the order that my things need to happen.

 

And that’s that for me today.

Have a happy sewing, crafty and quilting week.

LLAP

Vanda

 

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TTMT #66 …Packages and more…

Hi everyone,

Today is just fabric show off time and some other goodies received.

I have given in my quote for the Pink Geometric quilt, just waiting for the lady to get back to me.  She asked me to quote her what I would for anybody else and not give her a family / friend discount.

Other than that, I don’t have much to share this week. No sewing happening at the moment, I did have chance to work on some patterns though, so that is a plus.

Once the camp is over, I will be finishing of the design and testing stage for Fantastic Beasts 2 Quilt Along. Whoop!

And my second secret project for a blog hop, the pattern is done and dusted. What a journey that was.

So, after I get back from Scout camp this weekend, and I get FBQAL2 finished off, I can get going on more projects to actually share with everyone.

Thank you so much Rainey for the surprise birthday package. I loved all of it.

Have a happy sewing and crafty week further.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece

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TTMT #65 Mother’s Day Video

Hi everyone,

So excited about posting here.

I taped this on Saturday, with a guest appearance, you will have to watch the video to see who it is. Haha.

In the video I talk about invisible thread, I don’t like it, but have had a suggestion from several people about only using it as the top thread only and normal thread in the bobbin. (I didn’t know that tidbit). So I will try again very soon. For straight line stitching with a walking foot it works great, but not so much for free motion. I have some left, so will persevere with it until it is finished and then make my final decision.

In other news!

I have a second secret pattern I have been working on since taping the video, which has a deadline, so there has been no sewing yet this week. It is my first complex applique design that is for a blog hop coming up. It has several layers. The design process was fine, and putting the pattern together with instructions was fine. BUT! It is not at all the same as putting together a paper pieced pattern. I made the pattern as complete as possible, thinking it was done. And sent it to an experience applique designer to check for me. She has given me a load of advice, which meant more work. Ugh! But 3 days later I am nearly done with the extra layout bits I had to work on. At first I was “Complex Applique is to much work, I don’t think I will do this again” But! Now that I am nearly done, I am happy with what I have accomplished and this process is going to make life so much easier for the “maker”.  I feel excited again.

That is it for me today.

Hope everyone has an awesome crafty week further.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden