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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)

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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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Another finish for ’14 – Mustachio Quilt

June 20, 2014

Mustachio!

 

It’s been quite some time since I mentioned (or touched!) my 2014 UFO To Do ListThese are projects that have been in progress or that I’ve been meaning to start. Most of them have been on my list for multiple years. Eek!

My Mustachio blocks are finally a quilt, with fmq & binding complete at last! This fun quilt now lives at the top of my stairs!

Get the Mustachio block pattern set on Craftsy!

2014 UFO To Do List (updated!)

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  5. PoD Signature Quilt – Done!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt – fabric measured and organized
  10. Flannel orphan blocks - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachiodone!
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.) – Five quilts completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  13. Garden Party blocks – Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  14. NAWWALputting this on hold. May pick up again in 2015.
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

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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Paranoia stitched!

June 18, 2014

Dresden Files Paranoid Quote from Storm Front
Dresden Files Paranoid Quote 

from The Dresden Files: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

7″  embroidered

One of the best part of running Fandom In Stitches is that I get to plan fun events for our quilting community!

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, embroidered, applique, etc.

The first theme was Sherlock Holmes. You can see my pattern here.

The second theme was Sci-Fi & Fantasy. I decided to go with Fantasy and create a hand embroidered pattern featuring the above quote from The Dresden Files. It’s one of those projects that’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time. I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher’s urban fantasy series and Harry Dresden is a fantastically quotable character! This particular quote is from Storm Front.

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

The next theme? Monty Python, and I can’t wait to get started!!

 

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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TTMT #265 – Some Things

June 17, 2014

Thank you, everyone, for all the kind words. There are some crafty bits in this week’s video, despite the recent sadness.

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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Another Furry Goodbye

June 16, 2014

My beautiful Merlin. #kitty

On Saturday, we said goodbye to our furry boy, and the eldest of our kitties, Merlin.

I won’t go into details here, only know that he suffers no more.

Almost exactly a year after we said goodbye to our other old furry boy, Tackett (the TTMT kitty), we let our Merlin go.

We miss him so much already.

Tackett & Merlin - A Temporary Truce

Tackett & Merlin, 2010, both of them fat & happy.

We adopted Merlin in March 2001, when he was 3 years old. We found him at the Austin Humane Society, where he had been for quite sometime. He was a big boy, 13 pounds when he was skin & bones, and no one wanted him because he was a black cat.

They don’t know what they were missing. He had the sweetest temperament, just low key and loveable. He and Tackett were companions and buddies for over a decade.

2002 - Merlin, our black cat

He was such a special part of our lives that in October 2002 my daughter decided that there would be nothing better to be for Halloween! It’s hard to see in this photo, but her tag says “Merlin” and she’s sporting a long black tail. :)

A Rose in the morning!  #kittyspam Marie says good morning!

We are very lucky to still have our two beautiful girls, the new: Rose (left) and Marie (right). Marie was the baby when we still had our Kitty Herd. The girls aren’t quite getting along yet, but we’re working on it and hope that they will have a long, happy life together.

To those of you that follow me elsewhere online and sent your condolences over the weekend, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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TTMT #264 – One Take. No Cuts.

June 10, 2014
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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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