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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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EQ7 Row Along: October 6 SHOW & TELL!


Welcome to the final week in the EQ7: Seasons Row Along, hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!

Today is Show & Tell for the pattern testers and designers! Be sure to visit these fun blogs to check out all some of the incredible projects made from out Row Along!

Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew
Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online
Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy
Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks
Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt
Loreen Bogdan at Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts
Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze
Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs
Carol Steely at Fun Threads
Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts

Plus a Bonus ROW pattern!
Darlene at QuiltShopGal

EQ7 Seasons RAL - Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

If you remember way back to three weeks ago, my Spring row looks like this! I couldn’t resist coming back this week for a little show & tell!

Baby Quilt made from my EQ7 Seasons RAL Blocks

I used the blocks from my row to create the super fun baby quilt to donate to my favorite blanket charity based right here in Austin, Texas, The Linus Connection. I donated my very first blanket back in 2002 and have been going strong ever since. The blankets and quilts go to children in crisis in Central Texas and I’m proud to be a long time volunteer! <3

This is your last chance for AWESOME gifts from some stellar sponsors, so be sure to visit each site. Some conditions do apply, so be sure to read that info before entering.

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And now, one of my FAVORITE kinds of participation event, a Flickr Giveaway!

Need an Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows?

Share photos on flickr for a chance to win!

I’d also like to encourage anyone that made my own Spring row to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

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Craftsy Class of your Choice Value $40.00 (average value) – 3 individual winners and

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Nancy’s Notions – $10.00 gift certificate- 2 individual winners !

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Rules:

  • Get one entry for each unique block/row to the Flickr Group you’ve created from any of the patterns offered each week.
  • You can enter from any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
  • Winners Announced October 14, 2015 If you enter both giveaways (Craftsy & Nancy’s Notions), you need 2 unique blocks per entry.
  • Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
  • Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

I’ll see you later today for another fun Talk To Me Tuesday!

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EQ7 Row Along: September 29

Welcome to week five (and the last day for new designs!) in the EQ7: Seasons Row Along, hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!

Today’s designers are:

Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy – Summer
Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal – Winter
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Spring
Loreen Bogdan at Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse Quilts – Fall
Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row

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Heidi Kory at the EQ Blog shares a tutorial on combining rows as well as the EQ7 Row Along Block Library and Projects! Check that out here. Download the .blk library that includes most of the RAL designs free for the next 30 Days!

Want a chance to win a FREE copy of EQ7? Yeah, you do! Enter to win here!

In addition to awesome free patterns, there are AWESOME gifts for our visitors from some stellar sponsors, so be sure to visit every site during the event. Some conditions do apply, so be sure to read that info before entering

Tuesday, October 6 will be Show & Tell for the event with completed quilts from designers and pattern testers. Don’t miss it!

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Need an Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows?

Share photos on flickr for a chance to win!

I’d also like to encourage anyone that made my own Spring row to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

craftsy
Craftsy Class of your Choice Value $40.00 (average value) – 3 individual winners and

nancy's notions

Nancy’s Notions – $10.00 gift certificate- 2 individual winners !

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Rules:

  • Get one entry for each unique block/row to the Flickr Group you’ve created from any of the patterns offered each week.
  • You can enter from any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
  • Winners Announced October 14, 2015 If you enter both giveaways (Craftsy & Nancy’s Notions), you need 2 unique blocks per entry.
  • Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
  • Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

I’ll see you later today for another fun Talk To Me Tuesday!

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EQ7 Row Along: September 22

Welcome to week four in the EQ7: Seasons Row Along, hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!

Today’s designers are:

Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks – Summer
Patti Carey at Patti’s Patchwork – Winter
Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze – Spring
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Fall
Linda Franz  at LindaFranz.com – Filler Row
Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row

In addition to awesome free patterns, there are AWESOME gifts for our visitors from some stellar sponsors, so be sure to visit every site during the event. Some conditions do apply, so be sure to read that info before entering.

I’d also like to encourage anyone that makes my own Spring row to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

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Need an Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows?

Share photos on flickr for a chance to win!

I’d also like to encourage anyone that made my own Spring row to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

craftsy
Craftsy Class of your Choice Value $40.00 (average value) – 3 individual winners and

nancy's notions

Nancy’s Notions – $10.00 gift certificate- 2 individual winners !

ENTER HERE

Rules:

  • Get one entry for each unique block/row to the Flickr Group you’ve created from any of the patterns offered each week.
  • You can enter from any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
  • Winners Announced October 14, 2015 If you enter both giveaways (Craftsy & Nancy’s Notions), you need 2 unique blocks per entry.
  • Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
  • Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

I’ll see you later today for another fun Talk To Me Tuesday!

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EQ Seasons Row Along…Giveaway Reminder!

Don’t forget to visit my EQ7 Row Along post from last week for a free PDF pattern download of my row plus multiple chances to win fun prizes!

Today is your last day to enter the Northcott Bundle, a $25 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate or a free copy of my very own Paper Piecing Vintage! Details are here!

Are you Rowing Along with us? Be sure to join the EQ Seasons Row Along Facebook group!

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

I have limited copies of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks NOW available in my Etsy shop.  

I’m happy to personalize a copy for yourself or a friend.  Get one before they’re gone!

See you tomorrow for my weekly Show & Tell video, Talk to Me Tuesday (TTMT)!

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TTMT #335 and the EQ7 Row Along!

Welcome to week three in the EQ7: Seasons Row Along, hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!

I’m especially excited today, because it’s MY WEEK!

Be sure to scroll through for the free PDF pattern for my row, a fun alternative project idea and to enter to win one of THREE fun gifts!

Today my fellow designers are:

Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs – Summer

Marian Pena at Seams To Be SewWinter

Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt – Fall

Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row

EQ7 Seasons RAL - Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

Here it is! My Spring row!

Spring is my favorite season. The winter blues are driven away, the trees begin to bud, spring babies are born and the earth begins to turn green again!

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My idea was to celebrate my favorite season with baby chicks, fresh out of their eggs, pecking around the grass and flowers for something good to eat.

EQ7 Seasons Row Along: Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein Every pattern in my row is a 6″ (6 1/2″ unfinished) paper pieced block. Follow the instructions in the pattern to make this row, or mix and match to make your own fun row or other quilty project!

I’m absolutely loving the beautiful tonal white background fabric from Northcott! Anyone that visits regularly knows that I’m a bit of a Northcott junkie with Stonehenge being one of my all time favorite fabrics!

The entire row is paper pieced with optional embroidery or paint for the chicks’ eyes. I drew mine on using Tulip Fabric Markers. EQ7 Seasons Row Along: Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

Small pieces freak you out? Try chain piecing them!

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EQ7 Seasons Row Along: Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

Another fun picture of my Spring row. :)

EQ7 Seasons Row Along Blocks as a Quilt

Want something completely different? The patterns for my row can also be turned into a fun quilt! I plan to make one very much like this for my favorite blanket charity, The Linus Connection.

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PJ7 Pattern will be emailed upon request. Please contact sewhooked@gmail.com.

Live on sewhooked.com! Paper Piecing Art: Beginner and Beyond, my 2012 STITCHED Workshop! #howto #paperpiecing Need to learn to paper piece or just want some pointers? I have a page dedicated to helping you learn, including free tutorials (both text and video) and links to lots of resources!

EQ7 Seasons Row Along: Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein And now, even more fun… GIFTS FOR YOU!

I will be giving away one of each of the following gifts.  The first two links are for separate giveaways, so make sure you click each of them and follow the instructions to enter. Some conditions apply, so please make sure you read our Sponsor’s Guidelines for entering. Don’t miss the ongoing Flickr giveaway at the bottom of this post!

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Northcott Fabrics Giveaway Week 3

Northcott is giving 1 lucky recipient 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each. 
This giveaway for all of today’s featured blogs. You may enter only once. 
Entries accepted until September 22, 2015
Winners Announced September 23, 2015
Value $60-80.00

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Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway, Week 3 for Sewhooked Visitors

Fat Quarter Shop is giving away $25.00 gift certificates to one winner from each RAL Blog.

You can only enter once at this blog.
Entries accepted until September 22, 2015
Winners Announced September 23, 2015
Value – $25

My apologies for the links, the Rafflecopter widget does not work on blogs hosted on WordPress.com.

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

And finally, I am also giving away a free PDF copy of my complete 2014 block of the month, Paper Piecing VintageTo enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment about your favorite season. :D

And now, the fine print:

Guidelines and Rules Regarding the Gifts Offered by Our Sponsors:

  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win.
  • All gifts will be given between September 01, 2015 and October 06, 2015. Winners will receive notification via email. Winners have approximately 7 days to claim their gift, if 7 days passes, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winners who will receive a shipped item, will need to provide, name, address, city, state/province and country along with a phone number. All international winners will be responsible for any fees customs chooses to assess. Winners where prizes can be delivered via email, must provide a name, country and a valid email address. All prizes will be awarded.
  • All winners will be announced on the blogs where they won and at Seams To Be Sew. Winners agree to allow their name, city, state and/or country to be publicized.
  • While we hope you will comment on the posts of the day and we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also All bloggers will use Rafflecopter to give their gifts away. You will be asked for your name, email, city, state, and country. (City, State, Country will be asked to identify any winner where the same name may per chance happen).
  • Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies.
  • The Electric Quilt software giveaway will be held at the EQ Blog and will be given away the week of October 6, 2015
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on total number of Rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • Canadians will be subjected to a question in order to enter.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

flickr-logoNeed an Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows?

Share photos on flickr for a chance to win!

I’d also like to encourage anyone that made my own Spring row to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

craftsy
Craftsy Class of your Choice Value $40.00 (average value) – 3 individual winners and

nancy's notions

Nancy’s Notions – $10.00 gift certificate- 2 individual winners !

ENTER HERE

Rules:

  • Get one entry for each unique block/row to the Flickr Group you’ve created from any of the patterns offered each week.
  • You can enter from any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
  • Winners Announced October 14, 2015 If you enter both giveaways (Craftsy & Nancy’s Notions), you need 2 unique blocks per entry.
  • Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
  • Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

Thanks for joining me, I hope you enjoyed my row and all the fun goodies in this post!

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EQ7 Row Along: September 8

Welcome to week two in the EQ7: Seasons Row Along, hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew!

Today’s designers are:

Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall
Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring
Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion – Summer
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter
Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row

In addition to awesome free patterns, there are AWESOME gifts for our visitors from some stellar sponsors, so be sure to visit every site during the event. Some conditions do apply, so be sure to read that info before entering.

 

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Need an Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows?

Share photos on flickr for a chance to win!

I’d also like to encourage anyone that makes my own Spring row (coming Sept. 15) to post photos in my flickr group. There’s no prize for this, but I hope you’ll consider as I love to see your projects!

craftsy
Craftsy Class of your Choice Value $40.00 (average value) – 3 individual winners and

nancy's notions

Nancy’s Notions – $10.00 gift certificate- 2 individual winners !

ENTER HERE

Rules:

  • Get one entry for each unique block/row to the Flickr Group you’ve created from any of the patterns offered each week.
  • You can enter from any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
  • Winners Announced October 14, 2015 If you enter both giveaways (Craftsy & Nancy’s Notions), you need 2 unique blocks per entry.
  • Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
  • Filler Rows Do Not Count. These to will be disqualified if entered.

I’ll see you later today for another fun Talk To Me Tuesday!

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