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August 3, 2014
Picard Sampler (Summer of Stitching)
Picard Quote Sampler
7″ embroidered
It’s no secret that I love my fandoms!
It should also, by now, not be a secret that I love Star Trek.
My very first website was a Star Trek fan site, way back in the early internet days of 1996. Seriously, 1996. I wrote the HTML in Notepad and hosted it through my ISP. It was back in the day of Geocities and entire pages consisting entirely of links. I still remember creating my first animated .gif: the Voyager ship flying across my website, and how unbelievably proud I was of that.
My, how times of changed! Fortunately, my love of fandom has not and since then, it’s way cooler to be a geek. Who knew that would ever happen!
To celebrate Star Trek on Summer of Stitching, I created a Picard Quote sampler of some of my favorite utterances from the man himself. The pattern is free for personal & non-profit use. I do hope you’ll enjoy it!
Harry Potter stitch in progress
Sneak peek of my design for the current theme, Harry Potter Quotes. I have been planning this one for the entire event, and I really can’t wait to share!

Find more of my fandom patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

You have through this weekend to share photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage and any of my fandom-themed patterns with the Sewhooked flickr group to be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Paper Piecing Vintage – August

August 1, 2014

August Paper Piecing Vintage Block

 

Welcome to August!

It’s hard to believe, but after today’s update, there are only four more blocks to go in Paper Piecing Vintage!

Today, I bring you a slightly different take on a very classic block, the Spider Web. I call mine Caught in the Web!

As with all the blocks from PPVCaught in the Web is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Your August PPV update includes a surprise Bonus Block (not pictured)!

August Paper Piecing Vintage Block

 Caught in the Web, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

August PPV, helpful hint
Save some time by following these bonus directions:

  • The 12″ pattern includes only one page. Make four copies and lay out the pieces following the included lettered units and using the 6″ pattern as a guideline.
  • For simple pre-cutting, use a strip of fabric and alternate pieces for triangles (see photo). This works on either size block and for many other PPV designs, too!
  • Save time by chain piecing like pattern pieces.
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
Thanks to your generosity, I have already received many wonderful 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt!

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.

Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage now!

There is still time to win this month’s Sewhooked flickr prize!  In July, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage and College Days, that are shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of my pattern Topsy-Turvy Trees! Winner to be announced Monday August 4, 2014.

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

TTMT #271 – More Than I Thought

July 29, 2014

Looking for the College Days Blog Hop post? <— clicky!

Find my fandom patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

Last, but not least, the chance to win another prize! This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage and College Days, that are shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of my pattern Topsy-Turvy Trees!

 

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

College Days Blog Hop – GO TEAM!

July 29, 2014

Welcome, College Days blog hoppers! Enjoy the free pattern shared here today and make sure to read through to the end to find out how to win a free pattern set from my Craftsy shop!

Go Team - Finished Block

 Go Team! (free pattern)

or…get it on Craftsy (also free!)

a 10″ pattern to paper piece

The College Days blog hop comes at a time when we’re just a few weeks away from my own daughter returning to her university for her second full year of college studies.

We live in Texas, and the fall in Texas means football. I’m a high school marching band mom and I won’t lie, I’m not much of a sports fan…I attend games for the music!

Anyway, while thinking about how to tackle this pattern, one thing kept coming back to me: the university bunting I myself hung on my wall while in college. All universities have a team of some variety, whether it be football, baseball, rugby or quidditch!

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Go Team - Close Up

Go Team in UNT Mean Green colors. Caw!

Go Team Sully Colors

 The are the colors of my alma mater, Sul Ross State University!

Go Team UT ColorsThis is for The University of Texas, my hubby’s favorite.

Go Team - Hogwarts Colors

My brilliant friend and faithful pattern tester, Amber, suggested that this design would be perfect in Hogwarts House colors. She is, of course, absolutely right!

As a special bonus, leave a comment letting me know your favorite university team or alma mater for a chance to win a free copy of my Holly Jolly pattern set! Already own Holly Jolly or would prefer something else? The winner can choose any other pattern or patterns of equivalent value from my Craftsy shop!

While you’re here, I’d like to invite you to  a couple of events going on right now!

 

Join me and lots of other quilters for Paper Piecing Vintage! 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.

 

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

On my fandom website, Fandom In Stitches, every Wednesday into September, we invite designers of all experience levels to join us to design patterns for a new theme and help bring fun, free, fandom-themed patterns to our quilting community!

 

Last, but not least, the chance to win another prize! This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage and College Days, that are shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of my pattern Topsy-Turvy Trees!

 

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

Achieve!

July 26, 2014

One Achievement Hunter cushion, ready to live in the dorm!Both of my kids and the hubby are big fans of all things Rooster Teeth and I mentioned recently that I worked on some cosplay stuff for my two teenagers for RTX.

My daughter really wanted an Achievement Hunter cushion to take back to school when she moves into the dorm for her second year at university this fall and I had a pillow form just waiting, so yesterday, I knuckled down and got it done! Achievement Hunter Cushion in progress I started by trying to figure this out using my favorite method of paper piecing. After about 20 minutes, it was quite clear that it would take me much longer to design it than it would to stitch it.

Finally, I threw in the proverbial towel and decided to go outside of my comfort zone and try applique.

First, I printed the Achievement Hunter symbol on the paper side of lightweight fusible webbing. I ironed that on to the green fabric and then very, very carefully cut out the shapes I needed, being careful to preserve the negative space.

I ironed the star on first, and then used the negative space pieces so I could get the circle places correct. Then, I ironed the whole shebang. So far, so good! After ironing, I stitched around with monofilament thread for extra security. I used a tear-away stabilizer on the back, which really helped keep things nice and flat while stitching.

The cushion cover was completed using an envelope style (two hemmed piecing overlap on the back) and then inserting a pre-made pillow form. Made with a 16″ pillow form. The center block is 12″ (12 1/2″ with seam allowance) and the green border are 2″ (2 1/2″).

I am happy and the daughter is VERY happy, so yay!

Star Trek stitch in progress

Sneak Peek! Coming next week – my offering for The Summer of Stitching: Star Trek week!

Marie has been supervising my sewing today. She's a task master! #cat #kitty Marie was very helpful while I was sewing yesterday. She hung out in her window perch and made sure I stayed on task! Rosie-Posey! Rose isn’t interested in sewing just yet, but she’s still darn cute, so I had to share a photo of her pretty face.

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

Untamed

July 23, 2014

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion (close-up)

I’ve gotten a bit behind sharing my Summer of Stitches designs, so we’re going to have two weeks’ worth today!

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
Aslan: Not A Tame Lion
7″ embroidered

For the Chronicles of Narnia theme, I worked on an sketch of Aslan, aided by my bff, who suggested the quote “Not a tame lion.”

I love how he turned out and can think of a handful of other fandoms he’d work for, too!

Aslan: Not A Tame Lion (close-up)

 

Whisker details. I’m especially proud of these!

Cobert: TRUTHINESS

Stephen Colbert: TRUTHINESS

7″ Embroidered

For the most recent theme, I <3 T.V., I decided to go with one of the two shows my family rarely misses, The Colbert Report. After toying with a variety of themes, I decided to focus on Colbert’s arched brow.

The text, once again, was suggested by bff, Jewells… “Truthiness.” Seriously, what would I do without her? ;)

Find more of my fandom patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with theSewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

TTMT #270 – Now with more cat!

July 22, 2014

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Stop by Fandom In Stitches tomorrow for new I <3 T.V. patterns and on Sewhooked for my two most recent Summer of Stitching offerings!

 

 

Joine me July 29 for my College Days Blog Hop post, which will include a free pattern and a special giveaway!

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Topsy-Turvy Trees!

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Featured Pattern: Wee Lil’ Penguin (2 sizes, paper pieced), just $2.95!

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