A Happy Mother’s Day

Me with Sarah from Houston

Yesterday was an exceedingly special day for me!

A Huge, HUGE thank you goes out to Honey Bee Quilt Store for hosting my first-ever Trunk Show. A very special thank you goes out to my friends that came by to help out and cheer me on, as well as the multitude of visitors that so kindly came by to share part of their day with me!

I can’t say enough good things about all the people I was lucky enough to get to visit with. In the photo above, you see me with blog reader Sarah (wearing an awesome Doctor Who tee!!), who came all the way from Houston! We had a lovely visit and it was wonderful to get to meet her face to face. Thanks for coming, Sarah!

If you came yesterday, THANK YOU. I was nervous and excited and it was a wonderful, wonderful day. Everyone I met was so kind about my work and it was lovely to get to share with so many new faces.

As a special thank you to my readers, helpers and yesterday’s visitors and for all the moms out there on this Mother’s Day, I offer you this sweet pair of free patterns.

5 Inch Chick Sitting Hen

Pecking Chick and Sitting Hen

both are 5″ paper pieced

Chick and Sitting Hen

Here they are together, with Sitting Hen increased to a 10″ block!

Both mother and baby can be found on my Free Pattern page or by clicking the links above.

Have a lovely day and thank you all for the gifts you have given me by being part of my life!



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8 thoughts on “A Happy Mother’s Day

  1. cherylmonica

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Jennifer. The hen and chick are adorable. Your site is amazing and so are you. Thanks , again, for the free patterns. Can’t get enough of paper piecing because of you and that’s a good thing.

  2. patricia

    Happy Mother’s Day! I love the mama hen with the chicks. Thank you so much for so generously sharing your talent.

  3. rosa

    Happy mother`s day to you too.Here ,Spain, we celabrate it the first sunday of may.

    The patterns are very cute.Thanksk!

  4. Neecees

    Hello Jenifer, this is Denise first of all I’d like to thank you for the free patterns they’re helping me pars to end on my Piecing skills! I was up all night trying to finish the “Sitting Hen 10”. I have up on try to cut and piece the 5” it was very small and so I found myself so frustrated trying to do those tiny weeny parts especially B &E. So I decided to try the 10” and was almost successful when I started sewing the the parts together I notice that there’s a part or parts of pattern missing between the hens head and tail, and the bottom part of her body. The pattern prints out only 5 pages and those pages has the same amount of pattern pieces (6) Please help me find a solution to this hard worked on piece that was planning on making into a quilt. If there are more pattern pieces Id like to get them as Im anxious to finish and not be discouraged😢 Thanks in advance for your time and attention to this matter.

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      Hi, Neecees. I am sorry to hear you’re having some trouble with the Sitting Hen 10″ pattern. You should have sections A, B, C, D, E, & F. and those pieces should match the 5″ pattern pieces on page 2. Can you look at the pattern and let me know which piece is missing for you?
      This is the most up to date version of the pattern – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_wKYilNuoByMFJtbDBMT0J4cFE/view?usp=sharing&resourcekey=0-Fqo2E45SO1QVo36jqJbQQA


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