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Paper Piecing Vintage: April

April 1, 2014

Paper Piecing Vintage - April

Welcome April and today’s pattern, Rambling Maid …and that’s no joke!

Rambling Maid is inspired by the classic quilt block Old Maid’s Ramble.

This is a young, updated and entirely paper pieced version and I don’t thinks she’s too worried about matrimony, hence, Rambling Maid!

As with all the blocks from PPV, Rambling Maid is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Paper Piecing Vintage - April

Rambling Maid, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

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

Save some time by following these bonus directions for the 12″ block:

  • Big background triangles = 2 – 6″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 4 triangles)
  • Outside corners = 2 – 5″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 4 triangles)
  • Center = 3 1/2″ square
  • Flying Geese = 10 – 3″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 20 triangles)
  • Flying Geese bodies = 2 of each color: 2 – 4 1/2″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 8 triangles, 4 in each color)
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
April is my birthday month and I have a very special favor to ask! All Paper Piecing Vintage Participants are cordially invited to share a 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt! Use fabric leftover from your PPV quilt and then just follow the directions in the pattern.

This is a very special side project to commemorate your participation in the PPV BOM. If you participated in The Project of Doom or There and Back Again, then you know that Signature Quilts are near and dear to my heart and are my favorite way to commemorate projects like this!

See the Project of Doom Signature Quilt.

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, like this month!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year so far are included when you download.

Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage now!

Be sure to stop back by the first of each month for the latest Paper Piecing Vintage block.

PPV Prize April 2014

Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long (April prized pictures above).

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my full-length workshop, shared free right here on Sewhooked!

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Monday Madness and a Winner!

March 31, 2014

Whew, what a crazy day!

It’s the last day of the month, and I have a whole lot to share!

 
This is it!
Get these and more individual
paper pieced block patterns while they are just $2!
Tomorrow, these sweet little blocks
go up to $2.95 each!
sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
We had an amazing flickr month and we a winner for this month’s prize!
Congratulations, MsMoommist!
Look for a flickr message from me on how to claim your prize!

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We’ll have a new prize each month for one winner! For your chance to win, just share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced the first Monday of each month.

See the rest of this month’s AWESOME photos below:

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by Barbara Colson
March Vintage PP 2014
by Debby
march block
by Terry Minckler
PPV Feb 12 Come Fly away
by Julia Murtha

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by TweLoQ

 

February Block - PPV
by Rockislander

 

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by Fran

 

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by GheckoAZ1

 

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by Jewelri

 

March 6"
by Natalie Bates

 

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by jeanm826

 

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by Patricia McLaughlin

More awesome flickr photos:
Ralu March Star1-3 Pillowcases for Jan2
by Julia Murtha (Two Tone Star and Hot Dog Pillowcases)

Shamrock
by Natalie Bates (Shamrock)

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by hardhat_cat (Two Tone Star )

Each month’s set of photos just keeps getting better and better! Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing and remember, keep those pictures coming, I have more great prizes for April, to be announced tomorrow!

Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage now!

Have you Joined the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group

I’m around to answer questions, there are special, Facebook-only bonuses and lots of wonderful new quilting friends just waiting to meet you! 

Rose!
For those of you anxiously awaiting the name of our newest furry family member, I’d like to introduce Rose! Her name is inspired by four of our family’s favorite fandoms: The Lord of the Rings (Samwise’s wife, Rose Cotton), Harry Potter (Rose Weasley), Doctor Who (Rose Tyler), and Homestuck (Rose Lalonde). We’ve pretty much covered all bases for all two-legged family members! Also, and most importantly, she just looks like a Rose. :)
See you tomorrow with Paper Piecing Vintage: April!

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Love is in the air!

March 28, 2014

The newest member of our family! 1 1/2 year old girl,  siamese with orange tabby markings.  She is fantastically sweet and she snuggles! Still deciding on her name. She met Merlin and Marie through the carrier and no hissing, which is a minor miracle.

Meet the newest member of our family!

She’s approximately 1 1/2 years old and is Siamese with orange tabby markings (what a perfect mix!).

She was at my vet’s office waiting for adoption. When I asked about her, the wonderful girls there told me she didn’t have a name and she’d been very blue since she’d been there, but was very friendly and snuggly when held. The very first thing she did when I met her was to tuck her head under my chin and right into my neck. Tears sprang right into my eyes. I haven’t been chin-tucked since right before we said goodbye to Tackett.

She met Merlin and Marie through the carrier and no hissing, which is a minor miracle. She’s currently hanging out in our bathroom until she gets used to us and is here long enough not to smell “other” to M & M.

She doesn’t have a name yet, but I have an idea.

Happy Friday!

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Individual block patterns go up to $2.95 April 1! Get yours while they are still $2!

TTMT #253 – Post-Retreat Extravaganza!

March 25, 2014

In This Video:

2014 UFO To Do List

  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. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.) - four quilt tops made for donation!
  13. Garden Party blocks – quilt top made, needs quilting & binding. For donation.
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

And, just for fun:

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

TTMT #253 – Mark it off the list!

March 18, 2014

In this video:

Donated to The Linus Connection this past Saturday:

One last finish before I head to Linus this morning.  #crochet #babyblanket #blanketcharity #thelinusconnectionThis is the photo I mentioned and then forgot to add to the video. I was not 100% happy with the way this came out, but it is done, it is bright and I hope some small kiddo in need will love it!
It’s a Sideways Shell made for The Linus Connection out of Red Heart Blacklight.

March 2014 - 10 Minute Block Quilt

10 Minute Block Tutorial by Suzanne McNeill

March 2014 - Orphan Block Quilt
Orphan Block Quilt, made using the Disappearing Nine Patch technique

Made by Kristel Made by Kristel
Made by Kristel, quilted by Marge. Scrappy Trip Around the World instructions.

2014 UFO To Do List

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block QuiltCompleted & donated to The Linus Connection 
  5. PoD Signature QuiltDone!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt
  10. Flannel orphan blocks - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.)
  13. Garden Party blocks
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

And, just for fun:

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

exclusively on Craftsy,

including 72 individual block designs

that will be $2 for the rest of March!

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage
and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

Pi, $2 a Slice

March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

 

Several years ago, I designed this spiffy block for my math-loving family to celebrate Pi Day, March 14. Originally part of the Peace, Love & Pi set, Pi also available individually as a $2 pattern for the rest of March.

 

From wikipedia:

 

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the U.S. month/daydate format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representativessupported the designation of Pi Day.[2]

 

As a reminder, all $2 patterns will go up to $2.95 in April, so if you’re looking to stock up on any of my $2 blocks, save some $$ and buy now!

 

Want more? The three block set, Peace, Love & Pi is just $6!

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sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage
and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

Hey Peeps!

March 13, 2014

Spring must be in the air, because my Peeps pattern, first released spring of 2013, has been getting a lot of attention over on Craftsy!

Thank you to everyone that has downloaded this fun (and totally free!) pattern.

Need some Peeps? Get them here!

I'm a Craftsy Designer

Find all of my for sale patterns

(and many of my free ones!) 

on Craftsy,

including 72 single block designs

that will be $2 during March.

In April, all $2 patterns will be $2.95. 

sewhooked flickr prize march 2014
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in March and you’ll have a chance to win Bonnie Hunter’s awesome book String Fling as well as a copy of my pattern Aces High!

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Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage
and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

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