I don’t have a lot to share today because of the flurry of designing and updating of older patterns that has me in it’s grips.
Enjoy this one, it really is short & sweet!
5″ x 8″ paper pieced
a free pattern designed for Fandom In Stitches
One of the great joys of running a fandom website like Fandom In Stitches is the never ending variety of requests. On any given day, there are over 100 requests in the spreadsheet that the FiS Designers share.
This freebie is one such pattern.
I have to admit, the Union Jack, as well as a whole slew of other flags, is included in the patterns that come with EQ7, the design software that I use to design most of my patterns. There are actually a ton of patterns in the software that can be used, adapted, etc. What I did with this was to change the size, color and number the pattern and make it available as a PDF so it’s free and easy to use.
The Union Jack is just the tip of the iceberg for my recent free design work. I’ve been furiously going through my older patterns and updating them one at a time. You’ll find those under Free Patterns with the notation “updated 2014.”
I started designing at the end of 2004 or so, and many of my patterns haven’t been updated since then. Back in those days, I drew everything out in Photoshop. Those early patterns are still quite usable, but they aren’t as clean and easy to read as my current patterns. I suppose it’s obvious to say that I’ve improved a lot in the ten years I’ve been designing quilt patterns! With that in mind, I’m updating everything to fit with my current style and to make it much easier for you to use.
- Football pattern
- Swink Girls Quilts
- Talk To Me Tuesday Livejournal Community – for more great videos!
- Fandom In Stitches
6″ pattern to paper piece
$2.95 on Craftsy
Football season is here and that means a busy season for any family with kids who play, cheer, dance or march!
I’m a marching band mom and go to as many of the games as I can to see my kiddo out on the field during half-time. While I haven’t been a big football fan in the past, I am trying to learn, and with that in mind, have designed this new pattern, available exclusively through my Craftsy store!
Like the pattern but want a different size? Don’t miss my tutorial, How To Enlarge & Reduce Patterns!
Next week, there will be a BIG wrap-up post that includes the winner of the Free FiS t-shirt as well as every pattern submitted for the event. Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches on Wednesday for that!
At the beginning of the summer, I challenged to design one new pattern for each SoS theme. There were 12 in all, and in the end, I’d designed 15 patterns, though I only stitched 14 of them.
Underachiever, right?! ;)
All of my designs are entirely free, all are hand embroidered and each design works up to approximately 7″ (my blocks are trimmed to 8 1/2″ after stitching).
I hope you find one among the lot that you’ll enjoy!
All of these patterns and more can be found under Free Fandom Patterns:
(with bonus quote – “Let the Wookiee Win”)
The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
Week 4: I <3 Books
Week 3: Monty Python
Week 3: Monthy Python
- Paper Piecing Vintage
- Mikey’s Fight
- TTMT Livejournal Community
- Sewhooked Facebook Group
- Fandom in Stitches FB Group
- The Linus Connection
Today’s winner is Debra Visser
Debra receives a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On ! Congrats Debra, thank you for sharing your photos! Look for a flickr message from me on how to claim your prize.
Once again, big thanks goes out to my pattern tester, the lovely and every helpful, Amber!
Wonder photos from the Sewhooked flickr group:
We’re nearing the end! With this installment, there are only THREE more months to come in Paper Piecing Vintage!
Today, I share a very traditional design, Beggar’s Block. If you’ve ever pieced this block before, you will find the paper pieced version goes together a bit differently, and I hope, easy peasy to get all those points!
As with all the blocks from PPV, Beggar’s Block is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.
Beggar’s Block by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)
Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!
Save some time by following these bonus directions:
- For both sizes, save time by cutting strips of fabric 1/2″ to 3/4″ wider than the template. You can then sub-cut pieces a little bit longer. For example: for the 12″ block, cut 2″ strips, sub-cut into 2″ x 5″.
- Triangles can be sub cut from squares. For example: for the 12″ block, cut 16 – 2 3/4″ squares, sub-cut into half-square triangles (32 sqt).
- Save time by chain piecing!
- When piecing final pattern, line up the center square to get perfect points.
- Have fun!
If you have not yet shared yours, I will be accepting Signature Blocks until December 31, 2014. See your pattern for details and check out our Facebook Group for photos of blocks received so far!
Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes (plus the occasional bonus!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year to date are included when you download. Upcoming patterns will be added for you to download the first of each month in 2014.
Today is your last chance to share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage. Photos enter you to to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On (one entry per project or quilt block)! Be sure to share with the Sewhooked flickr group today for your chance to win…winners announced tomorrow!