Author Archives: Jennifer Ofenstein

About Jennifer Ofenstein

Owner of sewhooked.com and fandominstitches.com... Quilt designer, instructor, Talk to Me Tuesday founder & contributor, and craft enabler.

TTMT #560 – Quilts Away!

 

I forgot to mention two things in my video: my BFF Jewells had enough of the bicycle fabric for me to finish the nine patches for the Disappearing Nine Patch and I did get the four quilts for Oz Comfort Quilts off in the mail last week! I want to give a special shout out to my friend Cynthia for helping with shipping for that! ♥

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Trees for Australia🌳🌳🌳

trees for wollongong by janina

The lovely Janina made these 12″ paper pieced trees using two of my free patterns to send to Australia for the quilt block collection by Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild. The blocks will be used to make quilts for families affected by the bushfires in New South Wales.

Tree blocks will also be collected at QuiltCon here in Austin later this week to send to the Wollongong MQG. You can read more about that here.

how to enlarge reduce patterns

Janina used my Tree at Sunset & Whomping Willow patterns. Both were enlarged from 5″ to 12″. I have a handy dandy tutorial for enlarging patterns here.

Thank you for sharing your lovely blocks, Janina! 🌳💜🌳💜🌳

 

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Happy Love Day! Heart Pattern Roundup

Happy Love Day to all of my friends out there!

May 2005

Donated to The Linus Connection, May 2005

I have always loved hearts in crafts in general, but especially in quilts. One of the early quilts that I made for donation to The Linus Connection was made of simple pieced hearts and I remember just how EXCITED I was when each heart made its appearance!

In honor of love and friendship, I am sharing a round-up of my free heart patterns. I’ve even added a couple of patterns that were previously retired. They are now back to share the love!

I hope you enjoy these and I hope you have some time to appreciate yourself, hug someone you love, and maybe get a little sewing in today. Each of these patterns is a  virtual hug from me to you.♥

Click on any image to print or save the free pattern with Google Drive.

All patterns are paper pieced. Find out more about Paper Piecing here.

Hearts Go Round title

hearts go round repeat

Hearts Go Round, Repeated

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cross my heart title

Cross My Hearts (two sizes of blocks plus a quilt pattern!)

cupid's arrow 2

mug-o-love-free-pattern

woven-heart-free-pattern

yellow ribbon heart

heart

log cabin heart

linus heart by me

braided heart by me

scrappy heart 2 by me (1)

scrappy heart by meless than three by me

Find more Free Patterns here!

Sending you love and wishes for lots of sewing this weekend!

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TTMT #559 – Show & Shiver!

Another week, a lot of finishes!

 

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TTMT #558 – Going Places

In which I talk about some new projects and upcoming quilt shows I’ll be attending! Links below for (I think!) everything I mentioned in today’s video.

 

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TTMT #557 – Orphan Blocks for Oz

I will be attending QuiltCon in February. It’s here in Austin, so of course, I have to go! If anyone is attending and is interested in a meetup, please let me know and I’ll try to arrange my schedule around that.

 

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TTMT #556 – Batiks for Oz

In case you can’t tell, I had a great time making the quilt in today’s video. I hope you enjoy this loud, slightly silly video!

 

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