Pillow, Cards And Giveaway Winners

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Sewing Pattern | Whims And Fancies



This 10″ Weeping Angel block started it all.  I had just started creating paper piecing patterns a few months earlier and decided to embark upon creating a Weeping Angel quilt pattern.  Of course, it had to be a paper piecing pattern.  I also wanted to optimize the pattern to have minimal seam alignment for easier piecing.  I won’t lie, as a novice pattern designer, it was hard work.  I worked on it slowly and finally the pattern was written and shortly afterwards, the block was stitched.  I had a tremendous boost of confidence after designing this pattern.



Doctor Who Weeping Angel Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies



This year I am taking care of my orphan blocks, and it was time to pull this one out.  I haven’t done much FMQ, I am married to my walking foot.  I thought I’d give FMQ another go on this one.  There are a few spots where the curves could be a little better.  I tried really hard not to fuss over them.  I used a yellow thread for the overall quilting because I didn’t want the quilting to show up too much on the border.  The binding is done in the same blue fabric as the background of the block.  It is now residing in my husband’s office on the guest bed along with the Fairy Door pillow I made earlier.



4th Of July Fabric Giveaways | Whims And Fancies



I mentioned giving away two sets of four fat quarters in the last Freadom Quilt blog post.  A huge thank you to all who read it and left such wonderful comments.  Your comments always mean so much.  It’s my pleasure to announce Marjorie Nath and Marly as the two winners.  Congratulations!!


Lastly, here are the latest cards from the third week of my index card drawings for the icad project –



Icad 2015 - Route 66 Neo Sign | Whims And Fancies


Route 66 Neon sign



Icad 2015 - National Parks Posters | Whims And Fancies


National Parks Of America

Top row – Death Valley, Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite

Bottom Row – Saguaro, Rocky Mountain, Arches



Icad 2015 Melrose Abbey Window | Whims And Fancies


Melrose Abbey, Scotland



Icad 2015 - Fairy Tree House | Whims And Fancies


Tree House, A Fairy lives in it.



Icad 2015 - Snow Globe | Whims And Fancies


Snow Globe



Icad 2015 - Dryburgh Abbey Window Colour Wheel | Whims And Fancies


Colour Wheel – Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland



Icad 2015 - 1970 Disco | Whims And Fancies


1970s – Ah yes! Disco of course


I am still drawing them, one per day.  Some days it’s very hard to come up with new ideas, but I am still doing them.  Hope you like them!


Until next time,



21 thoughts on “Pillow, Cards And Giveaway Winners

  • Jessica July 22, 2015 at 10:09

    Wow–your Weeping Angels block is just fantastic! In addition to the fun Dr. Who reference, it’s a really beautiful design. Thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel July 22, 2015 at 09:44

    Your index cards are great! I especially like the color wheel and the snow globe. Very interesting play on words there. ;)

  • Janine July 21, 2015 at 14:36

    I love your index cards and your pillow is a work of art :)

  • Cheryl July 21, 2015 at 05:41

    I love your weeping angel pillow, what a great way to use up orphan blocks.

  • Maartje Quilt in Amsterdam July 20, 2015 at 23:40

    Great pattern your weeping angel. The pillow is a beauty. Love the fabrics!!!

  • Bonnie July 19, 2015 at 17:14

    The weeping angel is beautiful! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party Sunday nights at 7pm at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.

  • Kaja July 18, 2015 at 23:46

    I love your Angel (even though they scared me silly) – how clever you are! I am amazed that you can get such fluid shapes with piecing. Your cards are always interesting: I can imagine it is hard to keep coming up with new inspiration, but you seem to be doing fine

  • Marly July 18, 2015 at 16:14

    Thank you soma. I look forward to making something festive with the fabrics.

    1. Marly July 18, 2015 at 16:23

      Sorry about the typo in your name. I somehow managed to send this before time!
      Here’s the rest.
      I love your postcards; I don’t know how you manage to move across styles so quickly. I love the rainbow in Dryburgh Abbey.

  • Cynthia July 18, 2015 at 13:58

    The Colour Wheel – Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland index card is my favourite. I love how well your weeping angel turned out.

  • Teresa Duryea Wong July 17, 2015 at 14:31

    The weeping angel is gorgeous. Love the index cards too.

  • Lara B. July 17, 2015 at 10:13

    Soma, your Weeping Angel has always left me in awe! Even though the work you put into simplifying the lines for easier piecing should have made it look blocky, somehow you kept the fluid and natural look. Fabulous work!

    Love your index cards! The Abbey window really struck me and I love your playful take on a Snow Globe. :)

  • Ruth July 17, 2015 at 08:21

    I love your weeping angel design. I didn’t get all my who-along blocks made but am still determined to finish them. This was one of my favourites and I hunted down some stoney looking fabric for it! Really like the window index cards too!

  • Dixie July 17, 2015 at 07:16

    I love your weeping angel, Soma.
    And O, those cards…so many wonderful ideas–creativity in spades!

  • Rachel @ Quiltineering July 17, 2015 at 01:24

    Don’t Blink!

    The angel is fab. I’ve been rewatching Dr. Who with a friend. This is her first time watching the show and Blink is the next episode we’re going to watch – I’m anxious to see if she’ll find the angels as creepy as I do!!

  • susie July 16, 2015 at 15:33

    You already know that I love your amazing Weeping Angel pattern….it made a gorgeous pillow in your fabrics and quilting!
    I love your postcards with the black backgrounds. It’ s fun to see how you “creatively think!”

  • rosa July 16, 2015 at 13:23

    Fabulous pillow and those cards caught my eye.Great projects!!

  • Kathleen July 16, 2015 at 12:43

    As I’m scrolling slowly through your beautiful drawings and arrive at the 1970s card I thought to myself, how on earth are you coming up with so many different things to draw every single day?! And then I read your last line. I don’t know how you do it! Keep it up; I love seeing them. Melrose Abbey reminds me of reverse applique.

  • silvana July 16, 2015 at 12:23

    And the cards are adorable, too!!!

  • silvana July 16, 2015 at 12:22

    Wonderful pillow, Soma!!
    And Congratulations for Marly and Marjorie !! Amazing giveaway!!

  • lin July 16, 2015 at 11:53

    I love your weeping Angel and your index cards are beautiful. xx

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