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Hullo my friends,

It has been 5 weeks since my last video. I will be catching up with everyone videos and commenting soon.

In my video I promised some links. I will link those up as soon as I can.

As I am typing this, we are right in the middle of a hurricane Sifiso.

There is so much damage, and it is still going on. All the schools have closed and most of the businesses. We have been sent home, but our way home is blocked, and might have to sleep at the office tonight.  We will see how it goes later.

Vanda

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Somewhere over the rainbow…

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to say hi. I have been following all your news, all the hurricanes, and the Linus quilt drive. And the fires on the west coast. I am so happy everyone is OK. And that so many people donated quilts to Linus. I wish I could have contributed to that.

Happy birthday to everyone this month.

I can’t seem to drag myself out of my slump, since my own bad news. Only 1 block sewn in 3 weeks. The amount of times I have sat down at my sewing desk to try and sew something, and then just sit there crying is to many to count.

The short story is this;

My brother’s little 3 year old girl, passed away on 2 September. She choked on an Ice Cream cone, then fell into the pool. They were at a holiday resort when it happened, and someone started cpr straight away, then the paramedics tried to revive her for over 2 hours. My brother and sister and law was watching her the whole time. It was a freak accident.

Her death broke me.

They have asked me to turn her tiny little clothes into a quilt, which I will happily do. When I get the guts together to open the container…and not cry all over her clothes.

The plan of action for this week, is to make something and then be back next week with some blocks to show in my video with a big smile on my face.

I have also designed and cut out a pattern to turn into a pillow cover for my sister’s little boy. That needs to be finished by end of September. So I need to get a hold of myself and get going.

And no pun intended, but a rainbow came into my life and it is cheering me up.  I will finish a queen size one, to fit my bed.

V

 

 

 

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TTMT #71 Block 3 & 4 I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along

Here is some links to blog posts talked about today.

My post for block 3,
http://chittenden.co.za/blog/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-three-plus-prizes/

Designers post for block 3;
http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-4.html

My post for block 4;
http://chittenden.co.za/blog/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-four-plus-prizes/

Designers post for block 4;
http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

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Life! Got in the way…

Hey everyone,

No video this week. Nothing to show.

I did however plan on making a video to show my scrap bags I have ready for Rainbow Cascade qal, I can’t wait.

But spent about 11 minutes just talking nonsense and getting emotional.

Soooo… I will have a video next week Tuesday, with 2 blocks to show off for one of the quilt alongs I am busy with.

Talking about that, in the beginning of the year. I made myself a promise that I would only take part in 1 qal, (not my own) and work on all my UFO’s. I even named this year, the Year of the UFO.

But I managed to get myself completely mental again. Luckily I am up to date with everything, but have to much to think about and organize.

So for the next week or so, I will only be working on blog posts for FBQAL2.

Then I can get back to the others.

My SewJo keeps threatening to go on strike, but I have managed to beat it into submission with the promise of a time out, in a couple of months time. I plan on a staycation for 3 weeks in December.

I need a timeout to process some personal issues, and just chill out for a bit.

Love you all.

Have a happy crafty week, see you all next time.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Quilt In Piece

 

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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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