My Favorite Things – March

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the fourth 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 very much hope that you will find some of your favorite things in the mix.


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.

Every three months, our BOM includes a bonus pattern! TODAY is that day!


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It’s lucky March and today I have two more of My Favorite Things to share with you: Scissors & a Rotary Cutter. No quilter’s supplies would be complete without these two beauties cutting tools.

Pattern document includes two – 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns as well as sewing order for both blocks.

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Here are (most!) of my favorite cutting tools. I have a few more goodies tucked away in my “to go” sewing kit, including my first ever rotary cutter, a Fiskar gifted to me by my quilter Mom.

I keep a 45mm Olfa for paper and one for fabric, moving my old blade from fabric to paper until it’s given all it’s got! The third cutter is used for specialty blades.

Time for a new #olfa blade! I retire down...old fabric blade becomes paper piecing blade. When that one is shot, it goes in an old powder compact. When it's time to toss, I tape the whole thing closed to (hopefully!) avoid damaging anyone.

Safety Tip: Store old rotary blades in a container. When it’s full, tape it up before disposing.

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Need to catch up? Our patterns so far are available in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

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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 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! ♥ February 2016 Flickr prize

Our February drawing will be for a custom quilt label professionally embroidered by Sarah’s Sewing Studio (photo soon!). Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share!

Want a quilt label? Get your own custom label for $9.95 (as shown with your name and recipient’s name) or $14.95 for additional text (for example, the name of your quilter). A two color option is also available. Contact Sarah’s Sewing Studio for more info. Make sure to tell her I sent you!

The March winner will be announced Friday, March 4, 2016!

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!


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

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

6 thoughts on “My Favorite Things – March

  1. Sarah Spence

    Super Cute! and 2 of them, I didn’t know about the bonus one! Thanks so much for sharing these with us! Jennifer, you are a Paper Piecing, Pattern making Super Hero!


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