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Summer Challenge Winner!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

And, we have a winner! It was a VERY close race between Quirk & The Fonz…congratulations to sciencemel and her Roaming Gnome!

A Huge, HUGE thank you to everyone that participated and everyone that voted. We had a total of 240 voters and every entry received votes, which is always great to see!

sciencemel, you’ll receive a flickr message from me regarding your prize.

And…the winner!

Summer 2012 Sewhooked Challenge
Quirk, my roaming gnome, dreams of home while plotting his next voyage!
by sciencemel
Pattern: Sweet Sue Tops the Tree  (free pattern page)

2012 summer challenge prize Sewhooked Summer Challenge

sciencemel will receive the above prize pack:  TWO autographed books:  Go! Baby Quilting(signed by contributing quilter Osie Lebowitz), Treasures from the 30s (signed by author Nancy Mahoney), three fun pin-back buttons, two skeins of posh specialty yarn, a pack of sweet fabrics, and my own pattern, In a Castle AND the new additions, two fat quarters and a handful of fun buttons!

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Sewhooked Summer Challenge – Time To Vote!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

*throws confetti*

Well, how excited am I to make today’s post?!

With all the bad weather, fires and other rotten stuff going on in this big world of ours, it’s a very good day for a happy, positive post!

Today, you get to vote on your favorite Sewhooked Summer Challenge photo!

The rules were simple: make any project from a pattern or tutorial designed by me, Jennifer Ofenstein, and take a photo of yourself and/or your project at a fun or interesting location and then post that photo to the Sewhooked flickr group!

You did that and you had FUN with it!

Enjoy the photos below, and then try to pick a favorite. It’s your job to decide how FUN and/or INTERESTING the photos are and then choose your favorite.

Please note: In cases where more than one photo of the same project was posted, the most recent entry was entered. Thanks for your enthusiasm in posting pictures!

And….here we go!

Ayyyyyy!
Ayyyyy, The Fonz Approves
Milwaukee, WI, USA
by kiteflyer532
Pattern: All Dolled UP

2012 Summer Challenge
Off to Discover Electricity
by MisakiUsagi
Schenectady, NY, USA
Pattern: Four Patch Kite  (free pattern page)

Sewhooked Summer Challenge
Relaxing on the Back Porch with Furry Company
by snowie44
Schenectady, NY, USA
Patterns: Happy Cat, House 1, Classic Spool, Hardback Book  (free pattern page)

Birthday Gift
Birthday Gift
bedsheetinthekitchen
Pattern: Holiday House  (free pattern page)

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Harry Potter Collection
by sallyqiad
Pattern: The Project of Doom (on Fandom In Stitches)

Summer Reading
Summer Reading
by aalia7
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Patterns: Hardback Book (free pattern page), The Project of Doom (on Fandom In Stitches)

Bicycle....
Bicycle
by Sandy Farquhar
Ft. Collins, CO, USA
Pattern: Bicycle  (on Fandom In Stitches)

Chicken pouch
Chicken Pouch
by craftytokyomama
temple on Awaji Island, Japan
Pattern: Cat’s Rooster (free pattern page)

2012 Sewhooked Challenge
At the Lincoln Museum (entry 1)
by enorto1
Springfield Illinois, USA
Pattern: Bridge to Rivendell  (on Fandom In Stitches)

2012 Sewhooked Challenge
At the Lincoln Museum (entry 2)
by enorto1
Springfield Illinois, USA
Pattern: Paper Piecing Art, (Workshop Pattern from STITCHED)

Turtle
Sea Turtle
by Sandy Farquhar
Ft. Collins, CO
Pattern: Sea Turtle  (free pattern page)

Is that one of us?
Is That One of Us?
by Mariarose3685
Pattern: Pecking Chick  (free pattern page)

Summer 2012 Sewhooked Challenge
Quirk, my roaming gnome, dreams of home while plotting his next voyage!
by sciencemel
Pattern: Sweet Sue Tops the Tree  (free pattern page)

Snowflakes and Spiderwebs
Snowflakes and Spiderwebs in My Front Hall
by Quiltingdragon
Pattern: Arkansas Snowflake  (free pattern page)

System will accept one vote per person.

Thanks for voting!


2012 summer challenge prize
Sewhooked Summer Challenge

The winner will receive the above prize pack:  TWO autographed books:  Go! Baby Quilting(signed by contributing quilter Osie Lebowitz), Treasures from the 30s (signed by author Nancy Mahoney), three fun pin-back buttons, two skeins of posh specialty yarn, a pack of sweet fabrics, and my own pattern, In a Castle AND the new additions, two fat quarters and a handful of fun buttons!

Winner to be announced Monday, July 9, 2012.

Good luck and thank you, thank you to everyone that shared a photo!

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Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

A quick reminder!…The 2012 Summer Challenge is almost over!

Make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group.

Full details and deadlines are here.

This is the last weekend to receive 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop. Ends midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

June 12 for 2012 - Progress Made!

12 for 2012, June, is pieced, sans borders!

The non-embroidered blocks, as well as the snowball corners, came from the fabric I treated myself to after my Trunk Show. I say “treat,” but I was really restocking my stash after the frenzy of sewing in April/May.

I think I’ll add borders and make this a baby-sized quilt and save it for a gift. Goodness knows I’ve needed enough baby gifts the last few years!

Right now, it’s 27″ x 27″.

  • Bear Paw (1/12) – Completed and gifted!
  • InuYasha Quilt (2/12) – Completed and gifted!
  • Project of Doom Signature Quilt (3/12 – March)Top pieced!* Borders added & embroidery in progress.
  • Granny’s Signature Quilt (4/12 – April) – Complete! I am creating a mini-bio for each person whose name appears on this quilt, thanks to a great deal of help from my mom
  • The Project of Doom (5/12 – May) – Complete! Look for this quilt at the AAQG‘s show in September.
  • Embroidery BOM (6/12 – June) – Top Completed*
  • New York Beauty (7/12 – July)  – Completed and gifted!
  • 5 @ The Hive 2011 (8/12 – August) – in progress, about 3/4 way done with blocks
  • Vintage Quilt Top (9/12 – September) – in queue
  • Hand Applique (10/12 – October) – in queue
  • HP/Magical Swap Blocks (11/12 – November) – in queue
  • Churn Dash/Snowball ) (12/12 – December) – in queue
*the goal was to finish the top, so technically done, but I still want to finish this year

Read more about my 12 UFOs!

Vacation Plans, complete

Vacation Plans, 15″ x 15″

In addition to creating new designs for Sewhooked and working on 12 for 2012, I’ve been able to squeeze in a little fandom stitchery! There’s no therapy quite like it for me!

Since I’ve had EQ7, I’ve been slowly going through all my old patterns (both fandom and non) and giving them an overhaul. For the most part, my goal has been to simplify the patterns and make them more appealing to others to piece, as well as less color-soaked for easier printing. After all, what’s the point of sharing if no one wants to actually make the pattern?! ;)

TARDIS

This week, I updated my TARDIS pattern. Both the original, and the highly simplified updated version are available for free through Fandom In Stitches.

Click here to see my FiS blog post and for links to the free pattern.

Vacation Plans, complete

I was particularly happy with the free-motion quilting on this one. I’ve been working hard this year to improve my technique and to expand the variety of patterns I can do.

I can’t wait to see your Summer Challenge photos! The poll will be posted on Monday…as well as a photo of the prize…which has grown a bit since it was originally posted!

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TTMT #165 – Summer Challenge!

In which I talk prizes and show off the fun stuff I’ve been working on!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

The 2012 Summer Challenge is going on the entire month of June! It’s super simple, just make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group. Full details and deadlines are here.

To celebrate the Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge, I am offering 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop for the entire month of June. Starting right now, through midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

Have a wonderful week!

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Sewhooked Summer Challenge!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

Welcome to the first day of the 2012 Sewhooked Summer Challenge!

This is a super fun, super simple challenge with a fun prize!

The challenge is this… make any project from a pattern or tutorial designed by me, Jennifer Ofenstein, and take a photo of yourself and/or your project at a fun or interesting location and then post that photo to the Sewhooked flickr group!

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Your projects can come from the Sewhooked Shop, Free Patterns, Yarn Patterns or Tutorials (which includes stencils, stitching projects, crafts and more!) OR any pattern designed by me that’s been posted on another site, like Fandom In Stitches, or any of my published work (like May Showers Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks).

In short, if I designed it, shared it, posted it or published it, you can use it for the 2012 Sewhooked Summer Challenge!

Photos must be posted to the Sewhooked flickr group by 8 am (CST) on July 1, 2012 and only photos tagged “2012 Sewhooked Challenge” will be included. Please include the location in your photo’s description.

July 1…. That’s one whole month to get your awesome, fun, wacky photos posted!

I will post all the challenge photos to Sewhooked during the first week of July and the winner will be chosen via anonymous poll.  Please make sure sharing is enabled on your flickr photos so your photo can be included in the poll!

2012 summer challenge prize

The winner will receive the above prize pack:  TWO autographed books: Go! Baby Quilting (signed by contributing quilter Osie Lebowitz), Treasures from the 30s (signed by author Nancy Mahoney), three fun pin-back buttons, two skeins of posh specialty yarn, a pack of sweet fabrics, and my own pattern, In a Castle. I reserve the right to ADD MORE PRIZES before the July 1 deadline! Please contact me if you’d like to contribute to the prize pack!

Want to spread the word? Grab the code for the Challenge button here!

To celebrate the Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge, I am offering 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop for the entire month of June. Starting right now, through midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

Have fun with this…and don’t forget to say CHEESE!

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