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Some Infinities

July 9, 2014

Our Little Infinity

Our Little Infinity

inspired  by The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

7″ embroidered

Yesterday, I shared the Interview with the Vampire-inspired design (also below) that I created for The Summer of Stitching on Fandom in Stitches.

Not long after posting that, I realized there was something I really, really wanted to make and share.  As I’ve mentioned many, many times before, I am a big fan of John Green. The Fault in Our Stars has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it and I grow more fond of the story with each re-read.

Our Little Infinity took me a little over three hours to draft, trace & stitch the above pattern. It was also designed for The Summer of Stitching  on Fandom In Stitches for the I  <3 Books theme.

Apparently, I just can’t stop stitching!

Okay? Okay.

TFiOS Clouds + Okay? Okay.

Posted earlier this year, also inspired by The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS) . Find this and more free fandom patterns designed by yours truly here! Lots more free patterns by a variety of designers on Fandom In Stitches.

I see, said the vampire thoughtfully

I posted this one yesterday, but what’s a repeat of a free pattern between friends?

The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Get the free pattern here

7″ embroidered + fabric paint

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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TTMT #268 – Kiddo Cosplay & Vacation Again

July 8, 2014

I see, said the vampire thoughtfully

The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Get the free pattern here

7″ embroidered + fabric paint

Designed for The Summer of Stitching  on Fandom In Stitches for the I <3 Books theme.

 

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!

Flickr & A Winner!

July 7, 2014

How about a giveaway to start our week?

Today, I have the June Paper Piecing Vintage Giveaway winner to announce!

All Paper Piecing Vintage photos submitted to the Sewhooked flickr group in June were eligible to win. Be sure to scroll to the end to find out about your chance to win the July prize!

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The June winner is Agnes Sabel!

 

Agnes wins a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past!

Once again, you all shared some great photos in the flickr group. Thanks for those and congrats to our winner!

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by Amber Lowery, pattern tester extraordinaire!

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by jewelri1962

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by MsMoommist

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by Terry Minckler

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More awesome flickr photos!

Another block from the scrap box for Soy Amado :) Calling All Quilters!! #SoyAmado Project Scrappy Blocks
by Joanne Jones

 

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.

 Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends!

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length paper piecing workshop!

Did you miss out on the June prize? Not to worry, I’ll be giving away another free pattern for sharing your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group! 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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It’s

July 2, 2014

Monty Python - It's
It’s
7″ embroidered

I’ve had such fun this summer challenging myself to create a new design for each week of The Summer of Stitching on Fandom In Stitches. I’ve even waited to start my designs until the announcement, despite knowing what comes next. I do love a challenge!

The latest theme was Monty Python, and I couldn’t create just one! Using Monty Python’s Flying Circus for my inspiration, I used two of what I think are the most iconic things from the show.

One being the infamous “It’s” as spoken by the It’s Man prior to the intro to every episode of MPFC.

If you’re feeling patient, this is 9+ minutes of the It’s Man!

The Ministry of Silly Walks
The Ministry of Silly Walks
7″ embroidered

The second design I shared was inspired not only by the every fabulous and entertaining Ministry of Silly Walks, but also by a stencil I designed some years ago to make t-shirts for my Python-loving family. this version can be used for either purpose.

The Ministry of Silly Walks has been such a big part of my family’s lives, my son even played John Cleese’s part in a theater sketch in middle school. Fun times!

Ministry of Silly Walks stenciled tee #2

Stenciled tee, 2008. See the post here.

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

 

The Summer of Stitching is an open invitation to anyone that might like to design quilt patterns in one of 12 themes presented through August and into September.

I have given myself the goal to create a new pattern for each theme. Patterns can be any technique: paper pieced,

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and visit Fandom In Stitches for more fun summer stitching!

Check out the rest of the Monty Python patterns shared today over on Fandom In Stitches!

The next theme is I ♥  Books and my brain is churning away with ideas!!

 

Coming July 29, I’ll be posting a new design for the College Days blog hop, hosted by Whims & Fancies. Click the banner for new designs all through July by a plethora of talented designers!

 

There’s still time to win! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced Monday, July 7!

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TTMT #267 – Gab Fest

July 1, 2014

Two posts in one day? No way!

Looking for Paper Piecing Vintage? You can find all PPV posts here.

Visit Fandom In Stitches for The Summer of Stitching!

Have orphan blocks or would you like to contribute to Stars for Linus? More info here!

Want to join the Talk to Me Tuesday Livejournal Community? We’d love to see your crafty videos!

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long. The June prize is a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced the first week of July.

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.

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Paper Piecing Vintage – July

July 1, 2014

Paper Piecing Vintage - July

 

July is here and we are now seven months into our Block of the Month!

Today is, of course, is the day we enjoy the new Paper Piecing Vintage pattern!

This month, we celebrate a very traditional block that is usually created with applique, Lily of the Valley.

As with all the blocks from PPVLily of the Valley is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Paper Piecing Vintage - July

 

Lily of the Valley, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

Like many of the PPV blocks, the pieces for Lily of the Valley are easy to pre-cut with a little measuring before you start.

Save some time by following these bonus directions:

  • Lily of the Valley includes patterns for two flowers that are mirror image (four flowers make the block). You will need two copies of each.
  • For the 12″ pattern, circle or highlight the letters that go with one flower (A, B, C) using the 6″ pattern as a reference.
  • 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!

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long. The June prize is a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced the Monday, July 7.

Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends!

 

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.

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TTMT #266 – It’s A Vacation

June 24, 2014

This video comes to you from the past while I’m out of town enjoying the company of a very dear friend! More on that next week. ;)

In this video:

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

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long. The June prize is a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced the first week of July.

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.

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