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Garden Party Blog Hop – Day 28: It’s My Birthday!

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 28 of Sewhooked’s Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop!

Hey, ho, it’s my birthday!

This is a post full of PARTY and PRESENTS for both you and me, so make sure you read all the way to the end!

What to get the girl that has everything.

It’s been quite a birthday month for me, what with the amazing-ness of the Garden Party, being part of the Ties That Bind Blog Tour (giveaways and coupons, oh my!) and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and the 100 Blocks Blog Tour both on the way!

TODAY, my original quilt The Project of Doom, is on display at the Pflugerville Area Quilt Show hosted by Hennig House Quilts! If you are in the Austin area, please stop by for this super fun outdoor, non-juried show!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 5 will be available for sale on May 8. Please support your local quilt shops and go pick up a copy! You can find me on pages 22 and 31!

If you will be in the Austin area on May 12, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store to see me! More information on that right here.

And now…what you came for…Garden Party!

My block, Perennial Pleasures, is a reminder to myself to take a few minutes to sit and do nothing, something a dear friend of mine has reminded me on occasion that it is OK to do! We’ve broken out the wine, the table is decorated and the sky is lovely and blue, how relaxing!

For those non-wine lovers out there, I’ve included alternate pattern pieces for a sweet butterfly.

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Download the free pattern for Perennial Pleasures

10″ paper pieced, all pieces include seam allowance

Directions for both layouts (wine and butterfly) are included in the free pattern.

 Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Perennial Pleasures with Wine; pattern pages 2-5

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Perennial Pleasures with Butterfly, pattern pages 4 – 7

I cannot thank you all enough for making this April one I will never, ever forget! Because of this, I have something to give back to you…

Each and every person that makes a block from my Garden Party pattern, Perennial Pleasures (wine or butterfly), and posts it to the Garden Party flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Electric Quilt 7, courtesy of The Electric Quilt Company.

Yes, you heard that right.

I’m giving away A FREE COPY Of EQ7, the design software that I myself use!

The winner of the drawing will be announced on Monday, May 7 and will be chosen via random drawing using random.org.


Don’t forget, you’ll get one entry for the last Sewhooked prize pack (below) for each Garden Party Blog Hop block you make and share with our Flickr Group. Winner to be chosen in a random drawing on May 1 and the winning photo will be featured right here on Sewhooked! All winners are chosen with via random.org.

Garden Party Week 4 Prize Pack - Fruit & Flowers!

Week 4 Prize Pack: Fruit and Flowers Fat Quarters plus The Angler 2!

Previous Blog Hop Posts:

  1. Soma, Whims & FanciesMusic Notes
  2. Jennifer, All Things BelleSummer Sweetness
  3. Aalia, Joy of StitchesGarden Gate
  4. Schenley, Margaret’s Violet
  5. Megan, Monkey BeansGarden Party
  6. Lilja, liljabsBluebird
  7. Jill, Apple Avenue QuiltsBloom
  8. Dolores, A Labour of LovePimm’s Garden Party
  9. Kari, Fresh Cut Quilts: Let Them Eat Cake!
  10. Cindy, Quilt Doodle Designs: Spring Time Blooms
  11. Amy, During Quiet TimePick Violets
  12. Cat Magraith: Garden Party
  13. Susan-Claire, GourmetQuilter: Garden Party Munchies
  14.  Cyrille, Bubblestitch QuiltsYummy Cupcake
  15. Missy, GraceParfait CreationsBirdhouse
  16. Gaya, borsedigayaPosh 20s Lady
  17. Jessica, Plum PatchworkGarden Topiary
  18. Diane, From Blank PagesPotted Roses
  19. Cherry, Cherry Blossom Quilting StudioGeorge
  20. Vanessa, Crafty GeminiMod Mushrooms
  21. Sonja, ArtisaniaVintage Mason Jar Lanterns
  22. Michele, Quilting GalleryPatio Umbrella
  23. Alma StollerColorful Pinwheel
  24. Benita, Victoriana Quilt DesignsCroquet, Anyone?
  25. Charise, Charise CreatesHello Spring Tulip
  26. Jen, A Quilting JewelGarden Party Block
  27. Denise, Garden Cart

Whew, what a month! Please come back tomorrow for another free Garden Party pattern!


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Feeling Harvesty!

maple and pumpkin 4 x 4  quilt mockup
Feeling Harvesty quilt layout created in EQ7

Some days, I just want to try something new.

That, my friends, is what free patterns are great for!

The “something new” in this case, is pattern presentation.

Generally, my free patterns are individual blocks presented as a 5″ pattern. 5″ patterns are easy to fit onto one page and they are easy to enlarge or shrink, if that’s your fancy. I’ve been designing 5″ patterns since the very beginning of my paper piecing adventure.

Most of my patterns are also in color because I like working with colored patterns and it’s simple enough for you to print in black and white if that doesn’t work for you.

So here’s the new part…

I have two free patterns for you today, one brand new, one an updated version of an older one. Both are presented in black in white, using texture instead of color to represent fabrics. In addition to that, each document includes 3″, 5″ and 6″ versions for creating different sized blocks.

Hey, that’s fun!

I can’t promise I’ll do this to all of my patterns, or that I’ll even do it again, but it was a fun little experiment for me and I’d love your feedback on pattern size, color and what you like best.

As ever, my free patterns are for your personal or non-profit use. Please enjoy!

Maple Leaf
3″, 5″ and 6″ Maple Leaf Paper Pieced Pattern

3″, 5″ and 6″ Pumpkin Paper Pieced Pattern (updated)

Original Pumpkin Block and pattern

maple and pumpkin wall hanging mock up
The same blocks as a wall hanging.

Layout created in EQ7.

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