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My Favorite Things – August

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the July 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.

08 Aug Fav Things

♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE AUGUST PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

I admit it, I have had a lifelong love affair with glitter. I love all things sparkly, shiny and magpie-worthy!

I’ve put glitter on shoes, accessories, and t-shirts. I love glitter in fabric and I love it in yarn!

So here’s to glitter; once it’s in the carpet, it’s never coming out!

Glitter!

 

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.

♥ ♥ ♥

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

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Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend, and awesomesauce pattern tester!

♥ ♥ ♥

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

♥ 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.

 

July 2017 sewhooked.com Flickr Prize

The July 2017 sewhooked.com participation prize is 1 yard of quilter’s cotton butterfly print fabric from my own stash!

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!

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

Happy stitching!

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My Favorite Things Reminder!

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

Hello again my friends!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Monday, August 1,2016 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on August 2,2016.

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

Need to catch up?

Our patterns so far are available for just

$2 per month in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

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

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:

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.

July 2017 sewhooked.com Flickr Prize

The July 2017 sewhooked.com participation prize is 1 yard of quilter’s cotton butterfly print fabric from my own stash!

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!

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

Have a great day and I’ll see you on Monday!

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My Favorite Things – July

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the July 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 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.

07 July Fav Things

♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE JULY PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

Long before I was a quilter, I made clothes, costumes, stuffed animals and all kinds of other things. One of my go-to tools is still a seam gauge. It’s such a simple little tool, but so darn useful!

07 basting tip

Helpful hint: When piecing long pieces, try basting a bit of the corner down inside the seam allowance to keep it in place. It avoids the bulk of a pin and can easily be removed later.

 

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.

♥ ♥ ♥

Need to catch up? Our patterns so far are available 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 Pattern

06 June both

June Pattern

♥ ♥ ♥

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend, and awesomesauce pattern tester!

♥ ♥ ♥

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

♥ 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.

 

Due to a number of real life events keeping me extra busy this month, the June prize will be a SURPRISE, but I do promise there is one!

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 next week!😀

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

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

 

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My Favorite Things Reminder!

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

Hello, crafty friends!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Friday, July 1, 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on July 2.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am on 7/2/2016.

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

03 march.jpg

MARCH 2016 Patterns

04 April

April Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May Pattern

06 June both

June Pattern

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.

 

Due to a number of real life events keeping me extra busy this month, the June prize will be a SURPRISE, but I do promise there is one!

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 next week!😀

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

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

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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My Favorite Things – June

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the June 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.

***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.

06 June both

♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE JUNE PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

Because this is the 6th month, we have a bonus pattern in addition to our regularly scheduled My Favorite Things block!

Crochet

Crochet was one of my very first hand crafts. While I’m not much of a knitter (okay, not at all!), some of my favorite people knit, including my daughter, making knitting needles the obvious bonus block to the crochet hook.

Whether you make one or both, I hope you enjoy today’s patterns!

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.

♥ ♥ ♥

Need to catch up? Our patterns so far are available 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 Pattern

♥ ♥ ♥

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend, and awesomesauce pattern tester!

♥ ♥ ♥

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

♥ 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 May Flickr participation prize
Our prize for May is a sweet charm pack of Moda La Belle Fleur by French General with two, fun, Texas-themed charms! Big thanks to Susan & Janis for sharing these goodies.:)

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 June 6, 2016.😀

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

 

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A Winner (updated)!

100 Blocks Vol 13

I had a lovely response to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 13 Blog Tour!

A very special thanks to each and every person that commented for a chance to win a free copy of this issue from Quiltmaker. There were lots of great comments, but only one winner!

EDITED TO ADD: My first winner, Diane S., was the lucky winner of two drawings. Each person can only win one magazine, so I had the fun opportunity to choose another winner.

bobkat

Congratulations to bobkat, our second-chance winner for the free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 13! Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.🙂

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Did you miss my Blog Tour post? Read all about my newest pattern right here!

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 13 from my Etsy shop. My supplies will be limited, so order now! Please note that my copies haven’t arrived yet, so this is a pre-order. I’ve been assured they will arrive early this week and I will be shipping copies as soon as my issues arrive!

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

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 13!

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Welcome to my EIGHTH Blog Tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! I’m excited to be back yet again for this very fun event!

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

Paddlin by Jennifer Ofenstein

And here we are: You’ll find Paddlin’ on page 20 of Vol. 13!

twitterpated with embroidery

These birds were inspired by a design I created some years ago, but never published. It wasn’t quite right, but I loved the birds! If you look closely, you’ll see the “Momma” bird from Paddlin’ is sitting on the ground, while the “babies” are up on the line.

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Just for fun, I put together a small quilt idea using four blocks,, two of which are in mirror image. I just love the wreath-inside-a-window effect!

Just like all of my patterns, Paddlin’ was designed in EQ7.

100 Blocks Vol 13

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 personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 13 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited, so order now! Please note that my copies haven’t arrived yet, so this is a pre-order. I’ve been assured they will arrive no later than early next week. Your copy will ship as soon as I have the magazines in my hot little hands!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour!

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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!