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Happy Mother’s Day and Our Winners!

Happy Mother's Day

Hello, my lovelies!

A BIG Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

This is a perfect time to announce the prize winners from my Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 11 Blog Tour Post!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 11. This is my sixth isssue!

Jewel won a copy of  Vol. 11 directly from Quiltmaker!

Quiltmaker Blog Tour Prize on sewhooked.com

Cindy won a beautiful bundle of fabric courtesy of Debbie B. as well as two of my own patterns, Sir Gareth’s Dragon and In A Castle.

Big congrats to you both and thanks to everyone that commented! There were some wonderful spring activities in there, gardening being the big favorite (mine, too!) and I loved how many of you commented that Sandbox Sisters reminded you of your own friends, sisters, or kiddos. The Blog Tour was such fun and I thank each and every one of you for coming along for the ride!

If you didn’t win and still want a copy of the magazine, I have a limited supply in my Etsy Shop. Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 11 here! I’m also slowly but surely adding all of my for sale PDF patterns to Etsy, a request that you, my fabulous readers made!

I hope you have a beautiful and wonderful day!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 11 Blog Tour!

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Welcome to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 11 Blog Tour! I’m thrilled that you’re here and I’m super-duper extra excited to share my 6th 100 Blocks pattern!

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

My block in Vol. 11 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Introducing Sandbox Sisters! These two little gals are inspired by two of my friends, Amber & Jewells. Love ya, ladies!

You can find the Sisters hanging out on the top left side of page 25.

Sandbox Sisters

If these girls remind you of Sunbonnet Sue, that’s because she’s one of my absolute favorites to design! I love her so much, she and her friends have an entire page right here on Sewhooked.

I used Kona cotton for the background and lots of fun scraps for the rest. I just love how their little shovels and sandals turned out!

See more Sunbonnet Sue!

Sandbox Sisters, EQ version

This is what the girls looked like before I made them in fabric.

Just like all of my patterns, this block was designed in EQ.

And now, I have the pleasure of giving away not one, but two prizes!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 11. This is my sixth isssue!

First up is a free issue of Vol. 11 directly from Quiltmaker!

Quiltmaker Blog Tour Prize on sewhooked.com

The second prize will come directly from me and includes a beautiful bundle of fabric courtesy of Debbie B. and two of my own patterns, Sir Gareth’s Dragon and In A Castle.  I’m so excited to be able to give such gorgeous teal fabric away! Big thanks to Debbie for being so very generous! :)

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You can find both of the above patterns in my Craftsy Pattern Shop.

Two enter to win BOTH the free issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 11 AND the Sewhooked prize, just comment below and let me know what your favorite spring activity is!

Only comments that include contact information will be eligible to win. Winners to be contacted Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 11 in my Etsy shop.

Supplies are limited.

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

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100 Blocks Volume 10 Winner!

 

 

Jewels of the Wind, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 10

 

I had a fantastic response to last week’s Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour post!

Huge thanks go out to the 169 visitors that commented on your favorite autumn activities!

There were wonderful things shared from baking and (of course!) sewing, to leaf peeping and sharing Thanksgiving with friends. I very much enjoyed all of your favorite things and thank you so very much for sharing!

The winner of the free copy of Volume 10 was chosen using Random.org.

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…and the winner is:

liz engman

Congratulations, Liz, thanks so much for sharing! Please check your inbox to find out how to claim your prize.

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on orders placed before Dec. 1, 2014!

I will have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store. These are currently listed as “pre-order” because I am waiting for my copies to arrive. I’ve been assured they are in transit, so the moment I have them, they’ll be shipped out to you! To thank you for waiting, pre-orders will receive a special gift from me!

Tree Trimming

Each month, I give away a fun prize, often a pattern from my Craftsy Shop. In November, share ANY project designed by me (from Craftsysewhooked.com,fandominstitches.com, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour

Welcome to my FIFTH blog tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, I am so excited you’re here!

Be sure to read to the end to learn how you can win a free copy of the magazine.

Jewels of the Wind, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 10

My block for this issue, Jewels of the Wind, can be found on page 31. This block is extra special because it was inspired by my best friend, Jewells.

Hot Air Balloons Fill The Sky
She lives in Albuquerque, and fall for her means hot air balloons filling the sky! This amazing photo was taken in Albuquerque by Marvin on Flickr.

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See Jewels of the Wind there on the bottom left? This never gets old!

Jewels of the Wind was designed in EQ7!

Jewels of the Wind, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 10

Here we are, on page 31. This is the version of Jewels of the Wind that I made to share in Quiltmaker’s special videos about Volume 10. Volume 10 means there are now ONE THOUSAND BLOCKS. Isn’t that fantastic?!

Check out the 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Pinterest Board for more great photos & videos!

Jewels of the Wind, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 10

I was thrilled to see Jewels of the Wind pop up in the Block Tester’s Gallery on page 94. This sweet summer quilt by Anita Jones includes several of the 100 Blocks from this issue.

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More fun colors!

Want a chance to win a free copy of  Volume 10? Just share your favorite autumn activity in the comment section by November 23, 2014. Winner will receive his or her copy directly from Quiltmaker!

Visit the Sewhooked Etsy Shop

and get 15% off your order with

coupon code SHOPSEWHOOKED!

I will have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store. These are currently listed as “pre-order” because I am waiting for my copies to arrive. I’ve been assured they are in transit, so the moment I have them, they’ll be shipped out to you!

Tree Trimming

Each month, I give away a fun prize, often a pattern from my Craftsy Shop. In November, share ANY project designed by me (from Craftsysewhooked.com,fandominstitches.com, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!

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Blog Tour Reminder!

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It’s your friendly reminder that Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 10 Blog Tour is going on NOW! There are oodles of giveaways, so make sure you check out Quiltmaker here for links to each day’s blogs.

Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for my block and a fun giveaway!

Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store. I’m just waiting for them to arrive so I can post them for sale. I am very sorry for the delay.

Tree Trimming

 

In November, share ANY project designed by me (from Craftsysewhooked.com,fandominstitches.com, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!Photobucket

 

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Hey, Quiltmaker!

I was honored when I received an invitation from Quiltmaker to participate in a special video for 100 Blocks, Volume 10! Check out this fun video they compiled and be sure to keep an eye out for yours truly!

Want a sneak peek of my upcoming block? They’ve got that for you, too!

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Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for more about my block and a fun giveaway!
Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also signed copies for sale in my Etsy store once this issue has been released.
November prize announced soon!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 Blog Tour!

 

Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour for Volume 9!

If it’s your first visit to Sewhooked, welcome! If you’re an old friend, welcome back!

This is a super exciting day for me. Not only do I completely love my design for this issue, but it’s the fourth time one of my blocks was chosen for 100 Blocks, which you have to admit, is super happy-making!

Be sure and stick around to the end for TWO awesome giveaways!

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Here it is, my delicious block, Yum Yum Strawberry Cake! You can find it on page 38.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This part never gets old for me!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein block

Yum Yum, Strawberry Cake was born from a sketch of cake. It was just a doodle really. I was having coffee, and as I tend to do, was doodling as I talked. And then there was cake!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This particular block was made using a variety of fabrics from my stash. There’s a little Michael Miller, some Moda and some Timeless Treasures, as well as a few miscellaneous scraps for the stem. Maybe we should say Yum Yum Fabric!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

To add a bit of interest, I decided a declaration of the deliciousness of cake was in order! I use a variety of methods to transfer embroidery to fabric, but for this project, I decided Saral wax free paper would work best. It comes off fairly easily, so it isn’t great for highly detailed embroidery, but it’s perfect for something simple and fast like “yum yum.”

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You can find Saral paper on Amazon or at your local arts & crafts supply.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein tracing

Here’s what the traced word looks like. Perfect for stitching!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

While working on my design for Yum Yum Strawberry Cake, I kept coming back to the idea of placemats. How fun, how easy and how very summery! I created four coordinating placemats with four different cakes in similar styles. You can find this photo in the same issue of QM, page 20.

Strawberry Yum Yum placemat by Jennifer Ofenstein

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy these placemats make me! I hope to be able to share instructions for them very soon!

And now, the part of this post you’ve been waiting for…

The GIVEAWAYS: I have not one, but TWO giveaways today!

To enter BOTH giveaways:  leave a comment letting me know what your favorite dessert is. Easy right?! 

You must share contact information with your comment to be eligible to win.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

First of all, I have a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 9 for one commentor that will come directly from Quiltmaker! The winner for this issue will be chosen on Sunday, May 4. Because this issue comes from Quiltmaker, I will need to hear back from the winner ASAP or the issue will go to the next name drawn.

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Next we have a giveaway directly from Sewhooked! The winner of my drawing will receive a fabric bundle and a copy of my Texas Twofer Collection! You can find Texas Twofer and many, many others in my Craftsy shop!

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Love paper piecing? Consider joining my 2014 Block of the Month, Paper Piecing Vintage! The entire year will include 12 vintage-inspired designs, entirely paper pieced. Each pattern comes in 6″ and 12″ versions plus the occasional bonus pattern. That’s 24+ patterns for just $12! We also have a Facebook group and monthly giveaways to participants right here on Sewhooked! Monthly patterns are posted the first day of each month, available exclusively through Craftsy!

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

Winners for both 100 Blocks giveaways and for the Paper Piecing Vintage drawing announced on Monday, May 5!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If it was your first time, I do hope to see you again!

Until then, happy stitching!

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