Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 Blog Tour!


Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour for Volume 9!

If it’s your first visit to Sewhooked, welcome! If you’re an old friend, welcome back!

This is a super exciting day for me. Not only do I completely love my design for this issue, but it’s the fourth time one of my blocks was chosen for 100 Blocks, which you have to admit, is super happy-making!

Be sure and stick around to the end for TWO awesome giveaways!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein 2

Here it is, my delicious block, Yum Yum Strawberry Cake! You can find it on page 38.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This part never gets old for me!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein block

Yum Yum, Strawberry Cake was born from a sketch of cake. It was just a doodle really. I was having coffee, and as I tend to do, was doodling as I talked. And then there was cake!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This particular block was made using a variety of fabrics from my stash. There’s a little Michael Miller, some Moda and some Timeless Treasures, as well as a few miscellaneous scraps for the stem. Maybe we should say Yum Yum Fabric!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

To add a bit of interest, I decided a declaration of the deliciousness of cake was in order! I use a variety of methods to transfer embroidery to fabric, but for this project, I decided Saral wax free paper would work best. It comes off fairly easily, so it isn’t great for highly detailed embroidery, but it’s perfect for something simple and fast like “yum yum.”

saral paper

You can find Saral paper on Amazon or at your local arts & crafts supply.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein tracing

Here’s what the traced word looks like. Perfect for stitching!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

While working on my design for Yum Yum Strawberry Cake, I kept coming back to the idea of placemats. How fun, how easy and how very summery! I created four coordinating placemats with four different cakes in similar styles. You can find this photo in the same issue of QM, page 20.

Strawberry Yum Yum placemat by Jennifer Ofenstein

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy these placemats make me! I hope to be able to share instructions for them very soon!

And now, the part of this post you’ve been waiting for…

The GIVEAWAYS: I have not one, but TWO giveaways today!

To enter BOTH giveaways:  leave a comment letting me know what your favorite dessert is. Easy right?! 

You must share contact information with your comment to be eligible to win.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

First of all, I have a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 9 for one commentor that will come directly from Quiltmaker! The winner for this issue will be chosen on Sunday, May 4. Because this issue comes from Quiltmaker, I will need to hear back from the winner ASAP or the issue will go to the next name drawn.

Blog Tour Giveaway Vol 9

Next we have a giveaway directly from Sewhooked! The winner of my drawing will receive a fabric bundle and a copy of my Texas Twofer Collection!

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

Winners for both 100 Blocks giveaways and for the Paper Piecing Vintage drawing announced on Monday, May 5!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If it was your first time, I do hope to see you again!

Until then, happy stitching!


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257 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 Blog Tour!

  1. Terry

    Your adorable block is perfect for birthday placemats…congrats on being published again!!! My favorite dessert is creme brûlée…so yummy!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  2. craftytokyomama

    Your blocks are great! Love the placemat idea.
    My favorite desert is the Oregon high desert around Sunriver.
    My favorite dessert is cheesecake with cherries on top.
    Congratulations on making the cut again!

  3. Sally Murray

    Hi Jennifer,
    Favorite? Chocolate Decadence, followed closely by Pineapple upside-down cake and Boston Cream pie. (and how are we suppose to pick just one?)

  4. Joyce Mitchell

    Favorite dessert has to be pound cake with any flavor of ice cream. Love your block. Thanks.

  5. Alexe Toups

    Love, love Strawberry Shortcake. During strawberry season I buy them by bushell and strawberrys stay in my fridge for whenever we want them.

  6. Chris

    When I could eat it it was an apple pie. Now I settle with a bowl of fresh fruit, strawberries, pineapple and blueberries are wonderful.

  7. Julia Murtha

    My favorite cake would make a boring block because all the parts of the cake would be chocolate so it would be a bit monotone! I LOVE this design, well done and congratulations on your 4th 100 blocks!

  8. Mary D

    Oh my is there just ONE favorite dessert? I hope not but cheese cake is at the top of my list followed closely by lemon cake.

    You block is just yummy looking. Congrats on having a block published again.

  9. Nancy

    My favorite dessert is chocolate pie. Your block is so cute and I love the placemat idea. Congratulations on your block being selected. Thanks for the great giveaways.

  10. Donna

    How fun! Love your ideas … my favorite dessert must be peach cobbler! Would love to see that created in a block! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Jenn

    Based on what I eat the most, I guess ice cream is my favorite… but strawberry shortcake and apple pie are high on the list as well.

  12. Carol Kussart

    What a cute, fun block! Perfect for placemats or a wall hanging! My favorite dessert may be coconut cream pie, followed by anything chocolate (especially dark choc). Thanks for sharing and for the give-aways!

  13. Jennifer Faith

    You know a design is good when it stimulates your appetite. Now I want cake! But my favorite is cherry cheesecake – could eat that forever! Love your blogs!

  14. Dee

    Love strawberry shortcake of course – and love to paper piece – can’t wait to try the transfer paper, thanks for the tip.

  15. Sue Wickert

    Love your placemats! My favorite dessert is apple crisp. Congratulations on your fourth publication!

  16. Laura

    I can’t say I have just one favorite dessert. I like them all! But fruity things like cobbler and pie are higher on my list than chocolate.

  17. Lori Smanski

    congrats, you have a delightful block. You are right it would make great placemats. Thanks for a chance.

  18. enorto1

    Hey Jen! That is a very cute block!

    My mom is famous for her lemon squares, but I’ve never liked them! Recently she made them for a friend who was craving lemons and I tried one to see if maybe my tastes had changed. They were so yummy! So my new favorite dessert is mom’s famous lemon squares.

  19. Mary Jo

    Any dessert that is fattening and yummy and in front of you is my favorite! I love chocolate anything, and fruit pies are yummy, too! I like your placemats a lot! I thing they would be special to give as a birthday gift to someone!!

  20. LoriL

    A hot fudge brownie sundae is high on my list–of course most things chocolate are on there too. Your block would be cute to do as a wall hanging for a birthday gift.

  21. Diana Allen

    It would have to be any thing chocolate – and your block is yummy! Paper piecing is the best.

  22. Jewel S

    Congratulations on the publish! I love all of your work, and I check back daily to see what great new ideas you come up with next. I love this block, so cute. Favorite desert?? Lemon Supreme Poundcake. I dare you to find anyone who makes it better than I do! Happy Quilting everyone.

  23. fabricoverflow2

    My favorite dessert is pie…or brownies…or cookies but please no cake or ice cream. 🙂

  24. Alida

    Great fun block!! My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate!! Thanks for the chance to win… and I bet that your cake block would be gorgeous with chocolate fabric too 😉

  25. patriciafayemc

    My favorite dessert is coconut cake…mmmmmmm, but I love your cakes. Congratulations on your 4th published block with Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks. Anxiously awaiting the next Paper Piecing Vintage Block. Enjoy your blog.

  26. Lauren aka Giddy99

    My favorite dessert is a tie between Key Lime Pie and Tiramisu! But I rarely turn down cake. 😉

  27. Linda

    Love all kinds of desserts, but I really loooove anything with chocolate in it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Kim Kingston-Durgin

    I love deserts and I’ve never met a desert I didn’t like. My favorite – any of the berry sorbets – raspberry, strawberry, blueberry. A mix of berry’s is wonderful too! Congratulations on having Quiltmaker include your delightful block in their 100 blocks issue!

    Contact information: tnjmom1 at gmail dot com


  29. bluedove2014d

    I love your idea of placemats for this block. My favorite dessert probably changess everyday or at least by the season. lol Lemon pie or lemon cake-top pudding are my favorites right now. Congratulations on your 4th entry in the Quiltmaker issues.

  30. Doris Rice

    I love dessert, they are all my favorites, unless they have chocolate in them. Not a fan of chocolate! Congrats from one fellow Texan to the other! I’m in Brownwood.

  31. sandi

    Your block is adorable! I love the idea of making it into placemats. My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate. Thanks for a chance to win.

  32. sharon

    Love the block. I am into placemats so this is a great one. Hard to pick a favorite dessert lol… Strawberry shortcake is the best…

  33. Cheryl

    Hard to settle on just one dessert. Maybe Blueberry, banana, cream cheese pie. Yum! The placemat idea is cute. It would go well with a coaster idea I’ve been meaning to try. Thanks for the chance.

  34. Michele

    Darn! Now I want cake. And strawberries! Cute block
    My favorite dessert is chocolate covered almonds. Strawberry cheescake and chocolate cake are other favorites. So is apple cobbler. Hmmm. I think I like all desserts!

  35. Deborah DeBerry

    Red Velvet cake with Cream cheese icing. This would be very pretty and every other dessert pales in comparison.

  36. Lisa Marie

    Love your block and the variations! Hard to choose a favorite dessert because I like lots of them! This time of year, strawberry shortcake is awfully good.

  37. jskbloomers

    Darling block and it would look great on the wall, table, or bed! Love what paper piecing can produce. Toss up for me-Sour Cream Chocolate Cake or Angelfood Cake with fresh strawberries & vanilla bean ice cream. Vanilla Bean ice cream can be put with anything, don’t ya think… Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  38. Inez Larsen

    So glad I found your site through Craftsy. My favorite dessert is Banana Dream Cake. I get it at a local restaurant called TooJay’s. My sewing skills are better than my cooking.

  39. Joanna

    At home my favorite is ice cream, but in a restaurant I choose the gooiest chocolate dessert on the menu. Your placemat idea is a good one.

  40. Bonnie

    Love your block and placemats! My favorite dessert is strawberry cheesecake and anything chocolate. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  41. monica sisk

    hmmm, lets see, I love strawberry shortcake as long as the strawberries are fresh, but I also adore lemon pie so I can’t pick just one.

  42. Deb Johnson

    my favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake!!! It’s been my birthday choice forever since my birthday is in May!! Perfect timing!!

  43. Kathy A

    I Sooooo love your block! Favorite dessert, I mean really? I have to pick just one??LOL Cheesecake with strawberries;-)

  44. Denise W

    My favorite dessert in categories: Cookies: Chocolate Chip with pecans; Cake: Italian Cream cake with Cream Cheese Frosting; Pie: Coconut Cream Pie. Can’t pick just one, sorry. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  45. Kelly Wilson

    Very cute for a table runner for birthday celebrations (or any cake-related celebration which could be any day that ends in day – I like cake). My favorite dessert is Banana Foster. Mmmmm! notwendy gmail

  46. Kathleen

    Mmmmm . . . everything tastes better with a strawberry on top!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  47. Pat Evans

    Love the placemat idea. My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie or just about anything chocolate!

  48. Diane Bowron

    My favourite dessert is chocolate cupcakes made with coconut flour, served with whipped cream and berries.

  49. Jennifer

    Your placemats are great – they make me happy too! I think I’ll have to make me up a set to go with all the cookies that I love. Not any one particular type but any cookie available will do. Thanks for the giveaways!

  50. Cindy

    My favorite dessert is homemade rice pudding on the stove top. What a cute block. Thanks for the chance to win

  51. Cecilia

    Congratulations on being in the magazine again. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love your block and paper piecing.

  52. Liza

    Such a cute block Jennifer!

    My favorite desert has to be brownies, make them cookie dough brownies and I’ll have no problem hurting people to get to them! Lol

  53. Brenda E.

    Well mine is apple pie in honor of my grandmother who made hers with lots of love-a tradition I try to duplicate!

  54. Sarah G

    Love your block! ❤ I'd have to say that my favorite dessert is ice cream. Any time of the year. 😉 Thank you for hosting a give-away!

    Sarah G

  55. Melody Lutz

    A double dose of chocolate chips, semi-sweet and milk choc in a chocolate chip cookie! Or my latest achievement: chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache filling. I see a trend here.

  56. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ

    What a cute block. My favorite dessert – I love blonde brownies, pies, cakes, cookies, and ice cream. I can’t say I have one favorite.

  57. Diane

    MMMM. I love wedding cake. Traditional, white cake, white frosting but strawberry with pink icing would be wonderful too.

  58. JanineMarie

    I love anything chocolate, but I guess my favorite dessert is amaretto cherry ice cream. This is a fun block for placemats!

  59. Madeline

    I like to paper piece to use my scraps. My favorite dessert is ice cream. Might have to put a dollop on top of a piece of cake!

  60. maggielou

    I just had some strawberry shortcake before getting on the computer. Love those strawberry desserts in the summer

  61. Terry

    I guessed right!!! You have got a piece of my favorite dessert in your design…strawberries! My favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake! Pretty similar in idea though!

  62. Donna Joy

    Strawberry shortcake is an all time favorite , then brownies and ice cream. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Melissa-lynn

    My favorite dessert is a toss up between almond torte and my daddy’s secret recipe limoncello cheese cake…..and now my mouth is drooling wishing i had some!!

  64. Quilter in Motion

    Lemon meringue pie is my favorite dessert, or anything lemon I should say. I love your paper pieced block. I love all your paper pieced blocks in fact! You are very talented. Would love to win the mag and/or your fabric giveaway. thank you.

  65. judy

    What a darling block!
    Love all the placemat designs and colors, too!
    Anything called “dessert” is my favorite!

  66. vwlady54Janet Frank

    My favorite desert is the Anza Borrego Desert in Calif. (LOL) My favorite dessert is Kentucky Butter Cake with fresh strawberries & homemade whipped cream! Now that’s a real YUM!

  67. Cynthia Knapp

    Your strawberry cake block is adorable! Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. My favorite dessert is coconut cream pie,

  68. Janis T

    My favorite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie, made by me, just like my mom used to make it. Your block is great, I think I’ll make birthday place mats for the granddaughters this year!

  69. Linda B

    Cheese Cake!!!!!! Strawberry Cheese cake!!!! I love your blocks! Perfect for place mats or mug rugs.

  70. Kathy h

    Swedish Apple pie is my favorite. It really is more like an apple cake. Thanks for sharing your transfer paper idea. Looks like it came out really well.

  71. Barb

    Chocolate covered marshmallows are my down fall. I just love all the patterns you do. These placemates will look good in camper this summer.

  72. Margaret Andrews

    Jennifer, you have made a delicious block, as usual. I can’t wait to make me a piece! I think I would like to have homemade brownies taken off the chocolate can like I made last weekend. Makes me hungry to think about it. Thanks for sharing your block. Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  73. sandratimmons

    I just love strawberries. Now, I am going to be addicted to your Yum, Yum Strawberry Cake block. Just simply adorable. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this fantastic magazine and maybe the fabric bundle. So proud of you that you have your blocks in 4 different Volumes of QM’s 100 Blocks.

    Sandi Timmons

  74. Linda Webster

    My favourite dessert is very simple – rice krispies squares. I could eat them every day!

  75. Lisa E

    My favorite dessert is molten lava chocolate cake! Trouble is, I always have to share with my family.

  76. utahoosier

    Wow! What a fun block! Favorite dessert, huh? Well, I love to bake, so I have a ton of favorites. Let’s start with Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Frosted Brownies with Walnuts and last but not least Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Cookies! Congratulations on making it into the publication. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway!

  77. nancyangerer

    Basically, I choose anything that is chocolate, but if there is a good cherry pie, I would go with that.

  78. marta

    generally I like all kind of sweets but trying to cut on them….I will not say no coffee icecream…thank you …marta

  79. Sally

    I really like the place mat idea! I want a set for the family. My favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake.

  80. Debby E

    Love your block – so cute! My favorite desert is pineapple cheesecake. Thanks so much for the chances to win 🙂

  81. Barbara Y.

    Love this block – with a little variation it would be the cake I get every birthday – Angel Food cake with fresh strawberries. Yum. Thanks for the change to win.

  82. Debra Kay Neiman

    Your cake is definitely on my diet and so pretty too! Soft serve ice cream cone is my favorite desert. Thanks for your giveaway chances. I am a new follower on bloglovin and facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  83. Lyn

    Hmmmm….I’ve never really visited any deserts, but I’ve thought the Sonoran desert in the US would be interesting to visit and see the plants and animals that live there. Oh…. you meant dessert!… … There is a Loaf Cake recipe in James Beard’s American Cookery cookbook and the lemon version is fantastic. (The snickerdoodle cake, which I make in an 8 or 9″ brownie pan, is pretty fine also.)

  84. Chantal Lavictoire

    My favorite is chocolate brownies … warm with hot fudge sauce. Indulge!! But your block is so cute I think I will make a mug rug so I can have a piece of cake with my java and not gain an ounce. Yeah!

  85. Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau

    Love your block and all the potential for designs! My absolute favorite dessert is raspberry torte!! So delicious…..

  86. Susan

    My favorite dessert is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Oh no! Now I’m hungry! ;o) Congrats on your great block being in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 9!

  87. Cindy K.

    My favorite dessert is Cherry cheese cake…oh and lemon cake..oh and..well there are just to many to pick from..lol. I love your block. It is so cute. I really like the placemats.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  88. Lee

    I love your block! My favorite dessert is coconut cake! My sons is strawberry cake like your pretty block! thanks!

  89. Mary Hawthorne

    I love strawberries in any way- cake, icecream, more. I am learning so much from the Block of the Month project.

  90. catskillquilter

    My favorite dessert is angel food cake with hot chocolate syrup poured over it — delicious!

  91. Steph

    Triple chocolate mousse cake. Or my niece’s peach pie. Depends whether I’m looking for rich and deadly or sweet & survivable.

  92. Barb Johnson

    A hot fudge sundae topped with toasted pecans! I’ll be traveling on Sunday, so I hope it’s OK if I don’t respond to your email about me winning the magazine until Monday ;->

  93. Emily C

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, without the walnuts. (you can imagine how difficult that is to find)

  94. Andresa

    Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream. Love the idea of turning your block into place mats.

  95. Anne Cowan

    Wow, I love your block, and just in time for strawberry season here in TN!! I love chocolate lava cakes!!! Yummy!

  96. Sandy A in St. Louis

    My two favorite dessert is Boston cream pie. Hubby found a recipe for it last year and made it for my birthday. YUMMY!

  97. Pam S

    Thanks for sharing your sweet block! I’d think I’s use it to make a birthday mug rug. My favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake.

  98. Rochelle Marouski

    My favorite dessert, ooohh tough choice to pick just one! But love chocolate cake, so thats my choice!

  99. Amy

    Wow, what an adorable block! Favorite dessert, difficult but would have to say cheesecake if forced to choose. You are so right, the placemats are happy! Reminds me of when my Grandma made such a delicious cake, cutting an angel food cake into half crosswise and for frosting/filling, mixing cool whip and strawberries. LOVE this block!

  100. Marly

    My favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie, made with fresh lemons. I love your strawberry cake block and would use it on a mug rug for a colleague who has a cake decorating business on the side. I must do more paper piecing.

  101. Nancy

    I like anything with Chocolate!!! Love the cake…can’t wait to get the magazine to get the pattern! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  102. Karen Dumont

    I am a huge fan of paper piecing…anxious to make your block!! Thanks r the chance to win!!!

  103. Debbie P

    My favourite dessert is double layer chocolate cake 🙂 Yummy!! Thanks for the nice design and the giveaway!

  104. Cathryn

    I love dark chocolate – mmmmm! Anxious to turn your block into a dark red velvet cake with dark chocolate frosting.

  105. Judy

    I love your block especially made into placements. My favorite dessert is a chocolate peppermint trifle that I make for Christmas.

  106. Jenelle Boxberger

    This is a fun blog tour and thank you for putting my name into the drawing. So cute, I have my kitchen decorated with strawberries, but my favorite treat is ice cream.

  107. Kathy Leake

    Nice block! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

    I am rather fond of shortbread cookies.

  108. Gail Nelson

    Favorite desert?” – Cheesecake but if it is there, I will!!!! So Happy to followin in the 100 blocks blog tours!!! COngrats!!!

  109. Elaine M.

    I think my favorite dessert would be cherry cheesecake, but your strawberry cake block sure looks yummy!

  110. Doris Worthen

    My favorite dessert is ice cream, any flavor with chocolate sauce on top. Love paper piecing and love your block.

  111. Gloria S.

    I have a sweet tooth so love lots of different desserts, but would have to say I could eat ice cream almost every day.

  112. Shelley

    I would eat a ‘death by chocolate’ – If that be my fate.
    But the fabric is forever,and the desserts just add the weight,
    I promise to give up all sweets – for their flavors are but fleecing,
    I’d much prefer to win the prize and learn more paper piecing.

  113. Amy Miller

    I like pumpkin pie or pumpkin roll. Yummy. Equally delicious is cherry cheesecake. It’s so hard to choose favorites!

  114. Athy

    I love angel food cake with fluffy white frosting! And your block is sew cute! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  115. Rhonda Davis

    I am no longer able to enjoy my favorite dessert of Pecan Pie due to diabetes type 2 so I now settle for angel food cake with crushed pineapple.

  116. Sarah

    That strawberry, especially the leaves, is incredible! My favorite desert is french silk pie. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Linda Hubbard

    Cute block!! My fav dessert would have to be Chocolate Cheesecake, followed closely by chocolate cake… Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Vol.9.

  118. flowers3ND

    A paper pieced strawberry cake…how cute. My favorite dessert hmmmmm. My philosophy is a meal is never complete without dessert and I have to say the best dessert ever is a slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

  119. Diann Cornell

    Favorite dessert? That’s a tough one. So many good choices. I guess I’d say pecan pie.

  120. Rosemary

    Your block reminds me of Wayne Thiebaud, the artist who paints everyday objects. Is that where you got your inspiration? My favorite dessert was the angel food cake my mother used to make for my birthday with chocolate whipped cream on top. Since she is no longer around, my sister makes it for me on my birthday.

  121. Pat V.

    Black forest cake is my favorite, but really, any kind of cake! Your block has made me hungry for dessert…

  122. Nancy of IN

    Favorite dessert is fresh fruit. Sponge or angel food cake is delicious with strawberries.

  123. Bev Gunn

    Angel food cake with strawberries and ice cream! Most definitely this time of year.

  124. Elaine Grasher

    My favorite dessert – I guess this summer it would Cinnamon rolls or sticky buns from the Mennonites in Pa. Although anything with peaches is tasting might good. Then there is vanilla bean ice cream with deep dark maple syrup on it. I guess I just love desserts.


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