Can we have a do over for 2020?

I know that I’m not alone when I say it has been a crazy few months. I have had such big plans for 2020 and couldn’t wait for it to get here. Now that’s we are right smack in the middle of it, I can’t wait for this year to be over. Better yet lets have a do over.I’m not saying that it’s all been bad, just a roller coaster ride that feels like it will never end.

Kingdom Hearts QAL 2020 Hosted by Fandom in Stitches

The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along has come and gone. I worked all last year getting everything just perfect for it. Learning new software, fine tuning my paper piecing skills, starting a testing group, creating patterns that are user friendly, the list goes on and on. 2019 was a year of first on so many things. There is a pro and con to this.

The pro- Just about all of my work was done when the QAL began. So the plan was to sit back and enjoy the ride.

The con- work has been so busy that a portion of the event was a blur. Some weeks I barely made the Facebook post (a few times I couldn’t).

It was quite the experience to say the least. Hopefully the next QAL there wont be a pandemic happening in the background. Instead of a roller-coaster I’ll choose Legoland. Thankfully Jennifer Ofenstein and her Fandom in Stitches family was more than happy to help out with the event. I can’t thank them enough.

A special thanks to Jennifer Olfenstein, Cheryl Cooper, Verena Glöckner, Daphne Seymour, and Joanne Harris

I’m going to leave on this note..During the event two Kingdom Hearts QAL Facebook members decided to have a competition to see who could make the most patterns for the invitational. Erika Callahan and Renee Boucher did an absolutely amazing job on an additional 20 patterns. Let me say that again. TWENTY patterns!!! You can see them here. Thank you for all of your hard work. I’ll be making all of them as soon as my printer is back up!

Kingdom Hearts QAL Week 7

Jiminy’s Journal and Keyhole

Jiminy’s Journal

I think when you play Kingdom Hearts you spend a fair amount of time looking at Jiminy’s Journal. This is a nice simple pattern that comes in two sizes. The 10×10 I used in the 70″x 70″ quilt and the 5×5 I used in the 60″x 70″ quilt.

The Keyhole

Every world has something to unlock with the keyblades. This is also a simple pattern that comes in two sizes. The 10×20 I used in the 70″x 70″ quilt and the 5×10 I used in the 60″x 70″ quilt.

Cheryl Cooper tested both patterns for me. Thank you Cheryl!

Find all of these patterns and much more at Fandom in Stitches Games and Tech section.

Please note: All patterns shared on fandominstitches.com are derivative art created by fans and are free for your personal & non-profit use ONLY. Patterns are not to be used for distribution, resale or manufacture.

Kingdom Hearts QAL Week 6

Gummi Ship and Heart with Crown

The Gummi Ship was one of those patterns I knew I wanted in the quilt, but kept procrastinating about. If you look through the picture you can see how it evolved over the year.

One of my favorite past times was building the ships. I would spend hours trying to get the perfect set up.

The Kingdom Hearts Heart with Crown is one of the main hearts in the game and was a must to have. I also think this would blend in with other quilt patterns not fandom related if you take the crown part off.

Cheryl Cooper tested the Heart Gummy Ship. Verena Glöckner tested the Heart with Crown. Thank you Verena and Cheryl!

Find all of these patterns and much more at Fandom in Stitches Games and Tech section.

Please note: All patterns shared on fandominstitches.com are derivative art created by fans and are free for your personal & non-profit use ONLY. Patterns are not to be used for distribution, resale or manufacture.

Kingdom Hearts QAL Week 5

Treasure Chest and Heart Border Trinket

The Treasure Chest was one of those patterns that I was completely surprised with. I wanted a side view to give somewhat of a 3D effect. It took a bit of playing around with line placement for the right look. I made 3 total. The last one I made using the blue fabric , it turned out so cool.

The next border trinket I put into the 60×70 quilt layout is the small heart. I have used this pattern in a couple other projects also.

Verena Glöckner tested both patterns for me.Cheryl Cooper tested the Heart Trinket Thank you Verena and Cheryl!

Find all of these patterns and much more at Fandom in Stitches Games and Tech section.

Please note: All patterns shared on fandominstitches.com are derivative art created by fans and are free for your personal & non-profit use ONLY. Patterns are not to be used for distribution, resale or manufacture.