My Favorite Things – April

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.

Chocolate fudge bundt cake with raspberries for the boy's 17th. He has a serious sweet tooth! #geekmom

APRIL IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!

To celebrate, the April Pattern will remain free until May 1, 2016 (no kidding!). Enjoy!

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

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.

04 April

♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE APRIL PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

If you’re of the crafty variety like me, it’s likely that you have a shelf or drawer full of glue somewhere. Super glue, school glue, glue sticks, E6000, Tacky Glue, wood glue, fabric glue… The list goes on and on!

I love glue so much, it makes another appearance later in My Favorite Things. With glue, we will bind the world together!

Signature Quilt Invite:

If you’ve played along with me before, then you know that I ADORE signature quilts and always invite event participants to share a signature block to be included in a special keepsake that I keep.

You are very sweetly invited to make a Signature Block for the My Favorite Things Signature Quilt!

Choose YOUR favorite 6″ block from My Favorite Things & make it with the fabrics of your choice. Add your name and location. Names can be hand or machine embroidered, added with fabric paint or pen. Please, no iron-on transfers.

This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

6” blocks are due January 31, 2017. This will give you plenty of time to pick your favorite block! Don’t worry, I’ll share lots of reminders along the way.

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

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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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MARCH 2016 Patterns

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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! ♥

Are you a Facebook user? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! Please note that it is optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

sewhooked.com March Flickr Prize
Our March drawing is for a fun set of fabric from the fabulous Vanda, all the way from South Africa!

The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

DRAWING to be on MONDAY, April 4, 2016. 😀

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

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support!

Have a great day!

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9 thoughts on “My Favorite Things – April

  1. Kathy Trott

    A quick post to wish you a very Happy Birthday and to say how much I am enjoying My Favorite Things! Thank you for hosting/designing/sharing such a great BOM.

    Reply
  2. Kristie Cook

    I am “sew” happy your birthday is in April and you are sharing the block for free for the entire month! I woke up this morning and realized I forgot to download it yesterday! My son, father, and husband all have birthdays this month too! Happy Birthday!

    Reply
  3. Marge Barlow

    I’m not doing the BOMs, but I still love to look at them and read your posts. I wish you a very happy birthday!!

    Reply

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