My Favorite Things – February!

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

Welcome to the second installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new 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 hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too.


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 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 after 24 hours.

02 February

Our second block in My Favorite Things is the versatile and always useful button, presented in a colorful trio!


Pattern document includes 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns as well as sewing order.

Grannie's Buttons

If you are like me, you have a tin, box or jar stuffed full of fun buttons. I regularly dip into one of my box o’ buttons for a variety of projects. One of my prized possessions is my Grannie’s button collection (above).

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

Need to catch up? Get the January Pattern now!

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In December I will release instructions for FOUR 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 My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 02 with sixteen blocks and one background fabric

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

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

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

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! The January winner will be announced Friday, February 5!

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!


I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on

4 thoughts on “My Favorite Things – February!

  1. seamstobesew

    Thank you so much Jennifer, this is such a cute BOTM and I am looking forward to seeing more of your favorite things. I to remember well the lovely tin of buttons my grandmother had and I still use it also to this day. It’s always fun to even just look at the different buttons that sit waiting to be used or admired in that tin. It also has such fine memories of my grandmother.


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