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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 2

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Welcome back to our Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation::

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I am releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 2 below.)

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The following is the February block (Block 2 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

See a video about the original PPV!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Today’s pattern, Block 2 (February 2014), is Come Fly Away. You can find it beginning on page 7 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

The vintage version (above) is from my 2014 PPV.

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My 2017 PPV Halloween quilt block.

This week’s block includes some Halloween scraps I’ve saved for ages! If you look closely at the green fabric, you’ll see that there are witch’s undergarments in there. Do I love this version of Come Fly Away? YES I DO!

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This is my color inspiration, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!).

Since I’m using a lot of Halloween scraps, I’m also cutting the piano keys as I go from the leftover fabrics from each block. It will be a huge time saver at the end!

If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

 

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 1!

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Welcome to the first post for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation before we begin…

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I will be releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 1 below.)

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The following is the January block (Block 1) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above). I used reproduction vintage fabrics on a solid white background. It was a lot of fun to make and this is still one of my favorite quilts!

See a video about the original PPV!

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Today’s pattern, Block 1, is The King’s Crows. You can find it beginning on page 4 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

Since I’d done a vintage version, this year I wanted to do something a little different…

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My 2017 PPV quilt will be Halloween themed!

I’m more than a little excited about this! I’ve been collecting Halloween bits and pieces for years and had planned to start a Halloween quilt in 2016. To make a very long story short, I had surgery last year and it pushed the Halloween quilt right off the To Do list. I already knew I wanted to revisit PPV this year (lots of you have asked for it!), so it only made sense to combine the two projects and create a fun, whimsical version for my Halloween-loving self!

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This is my color guide, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!). If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes!

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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My Favorite Things – The Whole Shebang!

My Favorite Things #favthingsbom now available as a set in my Craftsy shop! #bom #paperpieced #somanyoptions

Hello, friends!

This is the real and true last post for My Favorite Things!

You can now find the entire set of patterns, January – December, plus bonus blocks, and these four layouts in two sizes, in one .zip file in my Craftsy Shop. Prefer Etsy? The set is available there, too.

60” x 72” (for 12” blocks) or 30” x 36” (for 6” blocks)

Signature Blocks

Have you participated in this block of the month? Then 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 (some examples of blocks received are above) & 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.

Signature blocks are due January 31, 2017.  Participation is very much appreciated!

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

2017-quilt-along

Thanks to your feedback & requests, Paper Piecing Vintage will be returning as a Quilt Along during the first half of 2017!

Want a chance to win a free copy Paper Piecing Vintage! Simply share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share!

Already have PPV? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value!  2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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My Favorite Things – December

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Welcome to Sewhooked for the final installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month. I’ve loved sharing this quilt with you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining in!

My Favorite Things includes 12 original patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a FOUR BONUS BLOCKS to mix and match your own favorites. You’ll find the finishing instructions below this month’s pattern.

In case you missed it, I talked about My Favorite Things in this week’s Talk to Me Tuesday. My finished quilt (above) was professionally quilted by Sarah’s Sewing Studio.

 

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♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE DECEMBER PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

Deciding what the final patterns were to be was no easy feat! I have a list of a dozen or more things that I kicked around that are also tools and fun crafty things I love. Finally, I decided on Paint, with a bonus Paintbrush pattern.

While I don’t often use paint on a canvas, I do use paint for stencils, the occasional mural, and other fun crafts. I have a whole shelf of paints ready and waiting whenever the need hits!

#throwbackthursday -  the inspiration for the first #projectofdoom #harrypotter #quilt is this mural I painted in my daughter's room when she was 8 years old. She's 21 now. You can find my #pod2015 and #pod2011 patterns for free on sewhooked.com and fando

The mural above was painted for my daughter way back in 2003 or so. It also happens to the inspiration for The Project of Doom, my Harry Potter-inspired book case quilt!

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

♥♥♥ Finishing Instructions ♥♥♥

60” x 72” (for 12” blocks)
or
30” x 36” (for 6” blocks)

Need the whole set? Get all of My Favorite Things here!

Finishing instructions includes fabric amounts, layout instructions for these four quilts using either 6″ or 12″ blocks (with and without Bonus Blocks), as well as everything else you need to know to complete the quilt of your choice. These instructions will be free until January 1, 2017. After that time, they will be available as part of the complete My Favorite Things pattern set in my Craftsy Shop. Print or save before the deadline to get the finishing instructions for free!

Signature Quilt Blocks

Have you participated in this block of the month? Then 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 (some examples of blocks received are above) & 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.

Signature blocks are due January 31, 2017. This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

Previous Patterns from our Block of the Month (BOM):

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

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March 2016 Patterns

04 April

April 2016 Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May 2016 Pattern

06 June both

June 2016 Pattern

07 July Fav Things

July 2016 Pattern

08 Aug Fav Things

August 2016 Pattern

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September 2016 Patterns 

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October My Favorite Things – Needle & Thread

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November My Favorite Things – Hot Melt Glue Gun

All patterns for this block of the month have been tested by the ever-fabulous Amber Lowery.

2017-quilt-along

Thanks to your feedback & requests, Paper Piecing Vintage will be returning as a Quilt Along during the first half of 2017!

Want a chance to win a free copy Paper Piecing Vintage! Simply share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share!

Already have PPV? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value!  2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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My Favorite Things Reminder!

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

This is your friendly reminder that the final FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Thursday, December 1,2016 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on December 2,2016.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am CST on 12/2/2016. 

Check out yesterday’s Talk To Me Tuesday

where I featured the finished my My Favorite Things quilt!

 

December’s update will be a little different from our previous BOM posts. It will include the December pattern, a bonus block AND all the layout information you need to finish your quilt. The quilt layout will remain free all of December.

Find these patterns & more in my Craftsy Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

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March 2016 Patterns

04 April

April 2016 Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May 2016 Pattern

06 June both

June 2016 Pattern

07 July Fav Things

July 2016 Pattern

08 Aug Fav Things

August 2016 Pattern

09 for blog

September 2016 Patterns 

10-needle-and-thread

October My Favorite Things – Needle & Thread

11-glue-gun

November My Favorite Things – Hot Melt Glue Gun

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.

Signature Quilt Invite:

Have you participated in this block of the month? Then 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 (some examples of blocks received are above) & 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.

Signature blocks are due January 31, 2017. This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

2017-quilt-along

Thanks to your feedback & requests, Paper Piecing Vintage will be returning as a Quilt Along during the first half of 2017!

Want a chance to win a free copy Paper Piecing Vintage! Simply share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share!

Already have PPV? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value!  2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

 signature-2016

 

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TTMT #397 – My Favorite Things!

In which I unveil my completed My Favorite Things quilt in anticipation of the final Block of the Month post on Thursday, December 1, 2016! You can find all patterns published so far in my Craftsy shop.

 

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

The final free Pattern Day is December 1, 2016.

The layout collection with finishing instructions will also be released December 1 (it will be free all month!).

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Did you miss out winning a free copy? I have just two copies left in my Etsy shop at the time of this post! When they’re gone, they’re gone!

 

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

Get ready for my January 2017 Quilt Along right here on Sewhooked by entering to win a free copy of Paper Piecing Vintage! Already have it? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value!

Already have it? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value! To enter to win this prize share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share! 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 14 WINNER!

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BIG congratulations to Diantha Howard, my winner for a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 14! Diantha, please check your email for a message from me on how to claim your prize.

I want to thank all 123 commenters for all the kind words about my pattern, Bettie’s Bikini.

Did you miss the original post? See it here!

 

Did you miss out winning a free copy? I have a few left in my Etsy shop! Get a signed copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 14 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

Get ready for my January 2017 Quilt Along right here on Sewhooked by entering to win a free copy of Paper Piecing Vintage! Already have it? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value! To enter to win this prize share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share! 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!