Pretty Things

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

A quick reminder!…The 2012 Summer Challenge is almost over!

Make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group.

Full details and deadlines are here.

This is the last weekend to receive 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop. Ends midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

June 12 for 2012 - Progress Made!

12 for 2012, June, is pieced, sans borders!

The non-embroidered blocks, as well as the snowball corners, came from the fabric I treated myself to after my Trunk Show. I say “treat,” but I was really restocking my stash after the frenzy of sewing in April/May.

I think I’ll add borders and make this a baby-sized quilt and save it for a gift. Goodness knows I’ve needed enough baby gifts the last few years!

Right now, it’s 27″ x 27″.

  • Bear Paw (1/12) – Completed and gifted!
  • InuYasha Quilt (2/12) – Completed and gifted!
  • Project of Doom Signature Quilt (3/12 – March)Top pieced!* Borders added & embroidery in progress.
  • Granny’s Signature Quilt (4/12 – April) – Complete! I am creating a mini-bio for each person whose name appears on this quilt, thanks to a great deal of help from my mom
  • The Project of Doom (5/12 – May) – Complete! Look for this quilt at the AAQG‘s show in September.
  • Embroidery BOM (6/12 – June) – Top Completed*
  • New York Beauty (7/12 – July)  – Completed and gifted!
  • 5 @ The Hive 2011 (8/12 – August) – in progress, about 3/4 way done with blocks
  • Vintage Quilt Top (9/12 – September) – in queue
  • Hand Applique (10/12 – October) – in queue
  • HP/Magical Swap Blocks (11/12 – November) – in queue
  • Churn Dash/Snowball ) (12/12 – December) – in queue
*the goal was to finish the top, so technically done, but I still want to finish this year

Read more about my 12 UFOs!

Vacation Plans, complete

Vacation Plans, 15″ x 15″

In addition to creating new designs for Sewhooked and working on 12 for 2012, I’ve been able to squeeze in a little fandom stitchery! There’s no therapy quite like it for me!

Since I’ve had EQ7, I’ve been slowly going through all my old patterns (both fandom and non) and giving them an overhaul. For the most part, my goal has been to simplify the patterns and make them more appealing to others to piece, as well as less color-soaked for easier printing. After all, what’s the point of sharing if no one wants to actually make the pattern?! 😉


This week, I updated my TARDIS pattern. Both the original, and the highly simplified updated version are available for free through Fandom In Stitches.

Click here to see my FiS blog post and for links to the free pattern.

Vacation Plans, complete

I was particularly happy with the free-motion quilting on this one. I’ve been working hard this year to improve my technique and to expand the variety of patterns I can do.

I can’t wait to see your Summer Challenge photos! The poll will be posted on Monday…as well as a photo of the prize…which has grown a bit since it was originally posted!



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6 thoughts on “Pretty Things

  1. M Hough

    Hiya – I’ve got a project photoed for your Summer Challenge. How do I get it into your photostream from my photostream? I’ve never done this before and would like to enter my cute wallhanging. Cheers!

      1. Marsha

        I love your new “Tardis” quilt, Jennifer. I made the earlier Tardis at Christmas as I’ve mentioned to you before. This one looks a bit simplified which should appeal to many. My son-in-law loved his and I loved making it! Love this new quilt with all the maching quilting; it looks stunning.


        1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

          Thanks, Marsha! Free-motion quilting is my new-favorite-thing!

          I left version you made on Fandom In Stitches because it’s very details, and I still love it! Hopefully having a simpler version will be less scary. 😉


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