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My Favorite Things – February!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Welcome to the second installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a FOUR BONUS BLOCKS to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too.

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download* the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd (i.e. 1/1/16 – 1/2/16).  After that time, each pattern will be available for $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. Bonus blocks will be included at no additional cost every three months. 

*Please note that you will need to save or print on Free Pattern Day. The free pattern link will expire after 24 hours.

02 February

Our second block in My Favorite Things is the versatile and always useful button, presented in a colorful trio!

♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE FEBRUARY PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

Pattern document includes 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns as well as sewing order.

Grannie's Buttons

If you are like me, you have a tin, box or jar stuffed full of fun buttons. I regularly dip into one of my box o’ buttons for a variety of projects. One of my prized possessions is my Grannie’s button collection (above).

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

Need to catch up? Get the January Pattern now!

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In December I will release instructions for FOUR layouts (all of them optional, of course!) that you can use for your My Favorite Things.

Each layout lists fabric amounts for four quilts using either 6″ or 12″ blocks with and without Bonus Blocks.

♥ PRINT Optional Layouts, Fabric Amounts & Quilt Along Information ♥

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 01 with sixteen blocks and two background fabrics My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 02 with sixteen blocks and one background fabric

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 03 with twelve blocks and two background fabrics

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 04 with twelve blocks and one background fabric plus solid blocks

♥ NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that! ♥

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! The January winner will be announced Friday, February 5!

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

February is right around the corner!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Hello, my friends!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Monday, February 1, 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on February 2.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am on 2/2/2016.

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

Need to catch up? Get the January Pattern now!

♥ ♥ ♥

Are you a Facebook user? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! Please note that it is optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

♥ ♥ ♥

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make any of my patterns and share with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! January winner to be announced Friday, February 5, 2016.

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email.

 

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

New Pattern Every Wednesday though March!

My Favorite Things Bonus Post – You Asked For It!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Since posting the very first My Favorite Things Block on Friday, I have had many, many requests to see our goal quilt and to have fabric totals for background, etc.

 

The instructions for this layout (all four versions in both 12″ & 6″) will be posted in December after all blocks are released.

These layouts are entirely optional and you are in no way obligated to use this design to create your quilt. This is here for your convenience if you wish to choose fabric in advance.

Please note that this contains layout only (including block backgrounds, sashing, flying geese, additional solid blocks and cornerstones). You will need small amounts of additional fabric to create the items in each block.

PRINT THIS INFORMATION

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 01 with sixteen blocks and two background fabrics

Quilt Layout for 12″ Blocks – Version 1

60″ x 72″ as shown

All sixteen blocks (12 BOM plus 4 Bonus Blocks) and two background fabrics.

  • 3 1/2 yards of background for blocks
  • 3 yards of background two (shown as white)
  • 1/2 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

Quilt Layout for 6″ Blocks – Version 1

30″ x 36″

  • 1 1/4 yards of background for blocks
  • 1 1/2 yards of background two (shown as white)
  • 1/4 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

 

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 02 with sixteen blocks and one background fabric

Quilt Layout for 12″ Blocks – Version 2

60″ x 72″ as shown

All sixteen blocks with one (12 BOM plus 4 Bonus Blocks) and one background fabric.

  • 6 1/2 yards of background for blocks
  • 1/2 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

Quilt Layout for 6″ Blocks – Version 2

30″ x 36″

  • 2 1/2 yards of background for blocks
  • 1/4 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 03 with twelve blocks and two background fabrics

Quilt Layout for 12″ Blocks – Version 3

60″ x 72″

Twelve BOM (no Bonus Blocks), two background fabrics and one solid (blue blocks).

  • 3 1/2 yards of background for blocks
  • 3 yards for background two (shown as white)
  • 1 yard for extra blocks (shown as blue)
  • 1/2 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

 

Quilt Layout for 6″ Blocks – Version 3

30″ x 36″

  • 1 yard of background for blocks
  • 1 1/4 yards for background two (shown as white)
  • 1/4 yard for extra blocks (shown as blue)
  • 1/4 yard for flying geese & cornerstones

 

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 04 with twelve blocks and one background fabric plus solid blocks

Quilt Layout for 12″ Blocks – Version 4

60″  x 72″

Twelve BOM (no Bonus Blocks) and one background fabric.

  • 6 1/2 yards of background for blocks (this includes the original 3 1/2 for the blocks)
  • 1 yard for extra blocks, flying geese & cornerstones

Quilt Layout for 6″ Blocks – Version 4

30″ x 36″

  • 2 yards of background for blocks (this includes the original 1 1/4 for the blocks)
  • 1/2 yard for extra blocks, flying geese & cornerstones

PRINT THIS INFORMATION

Designed in EQ7. All designs Copyright Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Until next time!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

First block posted today!

My Favorite Things – January!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Welcome, welcome to 2016 and the very first day of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too!

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After that time, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the set will available for sale by December.

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

First up in My Favorite Things might be a bit obvious, but it’s an absolute necessity: A Sewing Machine!

I had a great deal of fun designing each and every pattern for My Favorite Things. My goal is fun, cute, versatile patterns that are are easy to piece.

***GET THE JANUARY PATTERN***

(valid 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd day of the month)

Pattern included 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns with My Favorite Things details as well as sewing instructions.

From January 2 on, get this pattern from my Craftsy Shop!

My Favorite Things: January Block made into a wall hanging (sewhooked.com)

FABRIC AMOUNTS (this info is in the pattern)

  • Background Fabric for 12” blocks only = 3 ½ yards
  • Background Fabric for 6” blocks only = 1 ¼ yards.
  • Small amounts of other fabrics needed to complete each block.
  • (yardage includes bonus blocks).
  • Suggested sashing/border amounts will be shared with final (optional!) layouts in December.

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Tomorrow is the very first day of My Favorite Things, my Block of the Month (BOM) to be hosted right here on Sewhooked!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too!

On the first day of each month, you can download that month’s pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After the first day, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the entire block set will available for sale by December.

FABRIC AMOUNTS (this info is in the pattern)

  • Background Fabric for 12” blocks only = 3 ½ yards
  • Background Fabric for 6” blocks only = 1 ¼ yards.
  • Small amounts of other fabrics needed to complete each block.
  • (yardage includes bonus blocks).
  • Suggested sashing/border amounts will be shared with final (optional!) layouts in December.

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

See you tomorrow for the FREE January pattern!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

My Favorite Things 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I’ve been teasing the 2016 Sewhooked project for some weeks now and I just can’t wait another day!

Beginning January 1, 2016 and each month for the rest of next year, I will be sharing My Favorite Things!

My Favorite Things will include 12 patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″ as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites.

On the first day of each month, you’ll have the opportunity to download that month’s pattern for free. After the first day, each pattern will be available for a small fee from my Craftsy Pattern Shop, with the entire block set available for sale by December.

I plan to include instructions for at least one possible layout to create a quilt from your blocks, but knowing me, I will have more than one by the time we get to December!

I hope you’ll join me in 2016 for what I hope will be a super fun event!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

Plan to play along? Copy & paste to your blog!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group to Quilt Along with our community in 2016!

I am currently looking for sponsors for monthly giveaways for participants. If you’d like to sponsor a month, please drop me an email.

Happy stitching!

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Coming January 2016

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 12 Blog Tour

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Welcome to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 12 Blog Tour!

I’m extra excited to share today’s patterns because it’s not only one of my favorite things I’ve shared with Quiltmaker, but it’s one of my favorite patterns that I’ve ever designed!

I had such fun creating this block and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Be sure to keep reading to the end to find out how to be entered to win today’s prize!

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

Here it is: Special Delivery!

You’ll find this red-wearing fella and his sleigh full of presents on page 19 of Vol. 12.

See more of my Sunbonnet Sue designs.

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016 To add a to the fun, I embellished my block with hand embroidery (patterns included in the magazine).

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

How about a snowflake? Here in Austin, Texas, it’s likely to be the only snow I see this year!

I also had a lot of fun playing with Special Delivery and combining this block with some of my other designs to see what kind of fun quilt layouts I could come up with.

Here are two of my favorites:

Table Runner idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

Here, Special Delivery meets my reindeer block, On, Dasher! for a fun Christmas-themed table runner.

Quilt idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

This layout is a bit more ambitious, with the same number of blocks as the table runner, but with the reindeer set in an arc. I just love this idea! Imagine this with a fun snowflake print fabric or lovely hand embroidered embellishments like oodles of snowflakes and reins for the reindeer team!

On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Like On, Dasher? You can find him in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

Just like all of my patterns, Special Delivery and the above fun layouts were designed in EQ.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

And now, I have the pleasure of giving away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!  

To enter to win, share your favorite winter activity in comments. Easy peasy!

Only comments that include contact information will be eligible to win.

Winner to be contacted Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited, so order now!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour!

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Coming January 2016

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