My Favorite Things – October

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the October installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 original patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a FOUR BONUS BLOCKS to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I very much hope that you will find some of your favorite things in the mix.

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download* the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd (i.e. 1/1/16 – 1/2/16).  After that time, each month’s pattern will be available for $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. Bonus blocks will be included at no additional cost every three months.

*Please note that you will need to save or print on Free Pattern Day . The free pattern link will expire @8am CST on the 2nd of the month.

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♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE OCTOBER PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

I guess this month’s Favorite Thing is a bit of a no brainer! Like January’s Sewing Machine, Needle & Thread are essential to What We Do.

Thread!

Signature Quilt Invite:

If you’ve played along with me before, then you know that I ADORE signature quilts and always invite event participants to share a signature block to be included in a special keepsake that I keep.

You are very sweetly invited to make a Signature Block for the My Favorite Things Signature Quilt!

Choose YOUR favorite 6″ block from My Favorite Things & make it with the fabrics of your choice. Add your name and location. Names can be hand or machine embroidered, added with fabric paint or pen. Please, no iron-on transfers.

This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

6” blocks are due January 31, 2017. This will give you plenty of time to pick your favorite block! Don’t worry, I’ll share lots of reminders along the way.

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

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Need to catch up?

Our patterns so far are available for just

$2 per month in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

*at the conclusion of this BOM, these patterns will be available as a set*

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

03 march.jpg

MARCH 2016 Patterns

04 April

April 2016 Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May 2016 Pattern

06 June both

June 2016 Pattern

07 July Fav Things

July 2016 Pattern

08 Aug Fav Things

August 2016 Pattern

09 for blog

September 2016 Patterns 

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Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend, and awesomesauce pattern tester!

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In December, I will release instructions for FOUR quilt layouts (all of them optional, of course!) that you can use for your My Favorite Things.

Each layout lists fabric amounts for four quilts using either 6″ or 12″ blocks with and without Bonus Blocks.

♥ PRINT Optional Layouts, Fabric Amounts & Quilt Along Information ♥

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 01 with sixteen blocks and two background fabrics

16 My Favorite Things Blocks

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 02 with sixteen blocks and one background fabric

16 My Favorite Things Blocks

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 03 with twelve blocks and two background fabrics

12 My Favorite Things Blocks

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 04 with twelve blocks and one background fabric plus solid blocks

12 My Favorite Things Blocks

♥ NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that! ♥

Are you a Facebook user? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! Please note that it is optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Mustachio!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!

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My Favorite Things Reminder!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Hello again my friends!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Saturday, October 1,2016 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on October 2,2016.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am on 10/2/2016.

Need to catch up?

Our patterns so far are available for just $2 per month in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

03 march.jpg

March 2016 Patterns

04 April

April 2016 Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May 2016 Pattern

06 June both

June 2016 Pattern

07 July Fav Things

July 2016 Pattern

08 Aug Fav Things

August 2016 Pattern

09 for blog

September 2016 Patterns 

Are you a Facebook user? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! Please note that it is optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Signature Quilt Invite:

If you’ve played along with me before, then you know that I ADORE signature quilts and always invite event participants to share a signature block to be included in a special keepsake that I keep.

You are very sweetly invited to make a Signature Block for the My Favorite Things Signature Quilt!

Choose YOUR favorite 6″ block from My Favorite Things & make it with the fabrics of your choice. Add your name and location. Names can be hand or machine embroidered, added with fabric paint or pen. Please, no iron-on transfers.

This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

6” blocks are due January 31, 2017. This will give you plenty of time to pick your favorite block! Don’t worry, I’ll share lots of reminders along the way.

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

Mustachio!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!

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TTMT #388 – Oxford Edition

I met the very lovely Vicky (vickybaggins on ttmt.livejournal.com) and her husband today. They quite generously took time out of their busy lives to show us around Oxford. It was a completely amazing day and this is just a tiny slice of it.

We only have one more day left before we head home. Time really hasflown!

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TTMT #387 – Going Places!

 

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

 

Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com!
Mustachio!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!

 

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Coconut Tea Cakes

Coconut Tea Cakes are just possibly my new favorites. Adapted from my Grannie's Tea Cake recipe. #baking #cookies #recipe

Last week, I was rummaging through my favorite recipes and came across my Grannie’s Tea Cake recipe. The original recipe makes dozens of delicious flour dusted tea cakes.

Now that my kids are in college, I have working to downsize some of our favorite recipes. With a few tweaks, I simplified Grannie’s Tea Cakes to make sweet and lightly flavored Coconut Tea Cakes.

Enjoy!

Coconut Tea Cakes 

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk + 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (the original recipe calls for shortening if you prefer not to use coconut oil)

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Cream together wet ingredients by hand or with a mixer. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Scoop onto cookie sheet with a cookie scoop. Dip the bottom of a flat glass or bowl in flour and use to flatten the dough. Bake 12 – 15 minutes. Cool about 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack. Cookies will remain light colored but will be golden on the bottom.

Makes 18. (This is 1/4 of the original recipe. It scales nicely!)

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

TTMT #386 – Doom of ’15

In This Video

 

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

Happening NOW on fandominstitches.com

Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com!
Mustachio!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!

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TTMT #385 – Allergic! & a Flickr Winner

It has been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week!

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!

Happening NOW on fandominstitches.com

Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com!
Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein
August winner is Vanda!

The August 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Jack’s Lanterns: 9 Halloween Patterns to Paper Piece!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

 

Mad eye Moody's eye. The start of a Halloween quilt top. 6 " glitter #favthingsbom 6 " seam gauge 12 " seam gauge
by Vanda Chittenden

Glitter - August Block Seam Gauge
by Kathy

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by Steph Beardsley

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