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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!

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♥♥♥ 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 

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October My Favorite Things – Needle & Thread

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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!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 14!

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Welcome to my ninth Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

Be sure to keep reading to the end to find out how to be entered to win today’s prize!

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I’ve very excited to share my block for Vol. 14, Bettie’s Bikini (pg. 22)!

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This block was inspired by pin-up model Bettie Page after I read that she made all of her own swimwear and lingerie.

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While not a replica of any specific suit, this bitty bikini made in reproduction fabrics reminds me of Bettie’s signature style!

Just like all of my patterns, Bettie’s Bikini was designed in EQ7.

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And now, I have the pleasure of giving away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!  To enter to win, simply comment below! It doesn’t get easier than that.😉

Only comments that include contact information will be eligible to win.

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 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, including Bettie’s Bikini, is eligible). 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!

My Favorite Things – November

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the November installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

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!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I very much hope that you will find some of your favorite things in the mix.

***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 month’s 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 @8am CST on the 2nd of the month.

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♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE NOVEMBER PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

I have a love-hate relationship with the awesome swiftness of finishing a project with hot melt glue and the inevitable burned fingers and dripped glue strings!

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My finger burning greatest glue gun project to date was a Halloween costume that consumed almost 100 sticks of glue! This is my son (way back in 2009!) as a character from the Red vs. Blue series. The costume pieces are foam, plastic, paint, and glue! It gave my mini-glue gun the workout of it’s life!

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 for just

$2 per month in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

*at the conclusion of this BOM, these patterns will be available as a set*

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

03 march.jpg

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

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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 quilt 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

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Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

October Prize – .pdf copy of Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

Get it now from my Craftsy Shop.

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize 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!

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