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Dooming Along, 2015 Style

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We’re over a month into The Harry Potter Quilt Along featuring my very own Project of Doom patterns over on Fandom in Stitches, and I have to say, it’s been a Harry Potter EXPLOSION over there!

I’ve been busy updating all of my original patterns to include new options, a pattern scale and other useful information not included in the 2011 versions. My fabulous friend and pattern tester, The Great Princess Amber, has tested each and every pattern for me, too. (She’s just awesome like that!).

For those of you that want to play along, you can start fresh with the newly updated 2015 versions, or pull out your unfinished Project of Doom and get it done! There is a newly updated pattern every week on Fandom In Stitches and the 2011 versions of the patterns will continue to be available.

You can find all of my (entirely free!) Harry Potter patterns archived right here on Sewhooked.

In addition to all this, I’ll be making not one, but two, Project of Doom quilts this year! My 2011 quilt turned into an accidental show piece and I love to show it off, but I don’t use it.

These are my first four blocks, to be included in the quilt I’m making for myself. These are made entirely out of Northcott fabrics. The background is Artisan Shimmer and all of my books, objects, etc. are made out of Stonehenge. Yum!

Click on any of the images below to open the pattern in a new tab.

Project of Doom 2015 Block 1

Week One included an updated version of the original pattern, as well as this slightly more complex base for the Crystal Ball.

2015 Block 1 - update

Updated simple version of block one.Project of Doom 2015 Block 2

Week 2 was very minimally changed. It’s what I think of as a “filler” block, intended to add books to the shelf and not overwhelm the design with too many objects.

PoD 2015 - Block 3 Variation

Week 3 includes two new options, a Dark Mark bookcover (see below) and the Deathly Hallows symbol substituted for the original potion bottle. I couldn’t resist making the new version for my new PoD!

2015 Block 32015 Block 3 Dark Arts Alt

Week 3, original (updated!) version on the Left, Dark Mark book cover version on the right.

PoD 2015 - Block 4Week 4 has changed very little, but includes two new variations (see below). The primary change in this block are the way the glasses are incorporated in the block. They are now a 5″ (finished) square so that another 5″ design can be substituted if desired. I still love the original head-one version of Harry’s Glasses, so made it for my own quilt.

2015 Block 4 with glasses from a different perspective 2015 Block 4 with Hand of Glory

Week 4 Variations, Harry’s Glasses, side perspective on the Left, The Hand of Glory on the Right.

The Project of Doom at the AAQG's QuiltFest 2012

New to Sewhooked? The Project of Doom is a quilt I designed and shared as a mystery quilt in 2011. Here it is at the Austin Area Quilt Guild’s Show in 2012!

In 2010, I spent hundreds of hours in my then-newly acquired EQ7 lovingly designing and arranging the blocks before ever releasing a single pattern so that the quilt would have flow, negative space and have lots of books without having too many.

The original quilt along ran from January – August, 2011 on Harry Potter Paper Piecing.

Read the story of the Original Project of Doom here.

See (and hear!) me talk about The Project of Doom!

HP Closet MuralMy inspiration was a mural I painted for my daughter. I drew the original design in chalk and then painted entirely free-hand (you can tell I didn’t even use a ruler on the shelves…oops!). This mural has been part of  my daughter’s bedroom since 2003! While I didn’t copy it exactly for The Project of Doom, I did use it for my inspiration and you can see elements in the quilt that are identical to the original!

I hope you’ll stop by Fandom In Stitches and join us for the Harry Potter Quilt Along featuring The Project of Doom. Week 5’s updated pattern posts this coming Wednesday…and we’ll have the entire first row complete!

Cross My Hearts  Cupid's Arrow, paper pieced block

Be sure to share photos of projects made from my patterns with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win the monthly Sewhooked prize. The January winner will receive free copies of two of my block patterns, Cross My Hearts and Cupid’s Arrow! WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!

My patterns can be found on,  & various Quiltmaker Magazines. Photos must be shared with the Sewhooked flickr group to be entered to win the monthly giveaway.

Happy stitching!


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The Project of Doom 2015!

The Project of Doom 2015 Quilt Along on Fandom In Stitches photo PoD2015ComingSoon_zpsf2dd6a6c.jpg

I’m thrilled to announced that I will be hosting The Project of Doom 2015 on Fandom In Stitches! We’re going back to our Harry Potter roots and invited you all to make the quilt that started it all on Fandom In Stitches!

We’ll have special, Harry Potter-themed prizes, a block drive for charity and more as we make Harry Potter Bookcase quilts together!

The Project of Doom 2015 will be taking place on Fandom In Stitches!

Click here for details!

Stop by Sewhooked on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for my block and a giveaway!

Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store. I’m waiting for them to arrive so I can post them for sale. I am very sorry for the delay.

Tree Trimming


In November, share ANY project designed by me (from,, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!Photobucket

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Okay, fandom? Okay.

Okay? Okay.

TFiOS Okay? Okay.  a free fandom pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Also on the Fiction & Literature page on Fandom In Stitches

I get a lot of emails from readers of both Sewhooked & Fandom in Stitches and one of the comments I receive more than any other is “why aren’t your fandom patterns on Sewhooked?”

Well, isn’t that a good question?

Back in 2012, I split Sewhooked in two when I established Fandom in Stitches. My collection of fandom patterns designed by myself and my friends had grown so huge that it was actually crashing my website. After a lot of rearranging, I eventually decided that those fandom patterns needed a home of their own.

Everything that was Harry Potter Paper Piecing, the Twilight Block of the Month (designed by Cat Magraith), and a slew of other fandom-themed patterns by both myself and my designer friends were the beginning of Fandom in Stitches.

When I split Sewhooked, I moved all those fandom patterns to make Sewhooked friendlier and easier to navigate. The unanticipated side effect is that you, my beloved and loyal readers, often don’t realize that I design for more than one website, so when I share a pattern like The Fault In Our Stars: Okay? Okay. (above), you may never see it.

10" TARDIS quilt block, paper pieced


also on the Doctor Who page on Fandom In Stitches

So, by popular request, I have compiled my collection of fandom-themed patterns designed by me and put them together on their own page here on Sewhooked!

Each and every one is absolutely free for your personal & non-profit use.

HP Snitch

Harry Potter Patterns on Sewhooked

Find more Harry Potter on Fandom In Stitches


Find my free fandom patterns and many more by other excellent designers on All patterns are absolutely free. All we ask in return is that you use them for personal & non-profit use only. We wouldn’t say no to sharing your photos either!

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I love to share free patterns and continue to do so by your generous support of my Craftsy shop. Thank you so much for shopping Sewhooked and supporting Indie Designers. 😀

May 2014 Flickr Prize

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long.  The May prize includes the bundle of fabric and two Sewhooked-themed pin back buttons above! Winner to be chosen Monday, June 2, 2014.

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.



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TTMT #256 – Be Charitable

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The Linus Connection needs yarn donations. April 2014 photo yarndonationsneeded_thelinusconnection_zpsb01796a2.jpg

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!


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Stitch, Stitch, Stitching All Summer Long!

The Eighth Doctor

I’m still happily stitching along on the Doctor Who Stitch Along. There are just a few more designs left, one of which will be mine. So much Doctory goodness is still coming, so keep an eye on Fandom In Stitches!

The Eighth Doctor was designed by TTMT Alum doxmuffinxc, aka, Jordan. I love the smile and wavy hair. Just…perfect. You can find the post about Eight here.

Project of Doom Mini

This lovely quilt top will be donated to The Linus Connection. Eight of the Project of Doom squares were donated for the PoD Charity project over on Fandom In Stitches.

The center block, below, was pieced by me using some funky Alexander Henry toile shared by my good friend Cat. She wanted to make a block, but just flat out doesn’t have time (two toddlers, a baby on the way and a full time engineer!), so I made it instead. 🙂

Project of Doom - Week 27 pattern

Today, I’m helping my 15 year old create a cloak for a costume he’s wearing later this week. He was doing some of his own sewing yesterday, but I’ve promised not to post pictures. Ah, teenagers!

Have you made projects from my designs? I’d love to see them in the Sewhooked Flickr group!


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TTMT #215 – Give it away, now!

In which I GIVE AWAY a Project of Doom quilt made by the Fandom In Stitches community!

Am I gonna tell you who the winner is? You’ve gotta watch to find out!

Our Harry Potter-themed quilt raised $778 for The Linus Connection of Central Texas! WOO!

HUGE thanks to each and every person that made blocks for this special quilt and for the smaller PoD we will be giving to The Linus Connection.

To those that donated, THANK YOU for your generosity. Your money will go towards buying blankets supplies to help create handmade blankets for children in crisis situations in Central Texas.


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Home again…and WIN a Harry Potter Quilt!

Fandom In Stitches - Giveaway Quilt To Support The Linus Connection

Well hi there!  I am OFFICIALLY back from family vacation! Before we get back to business, I want to share something very important from the Sewhooked sister-site, Fandom In Stitches!

This is the LAST DAY to get your chance to win the very special Harry Potter quilt created by readers of Fandom In Stitches!

Haven’t donated yet? Don’t despair, there is still time to get your name in the hat to win this Project of Doom quilt made by Fandom In Stitches readers!

This very special quilt is being quilted by Shannon Shaw, the award winning quilter of the original Project of Doom made by Jennifer Ofenstein!

See the original with awards here.

How do you win? Just make a donation to The Linus Connection and forward your receipt to! Easy, peasy. You will receive one entry for every dollar donated.

Donations accepted until 8 am Tuesday, June 18.
Winner to be announced Tuesday, June 18 on TTMT!

The goal? $500 in donations!
Current donations: $598...can we make it to $1000 before June 18?

Safe, secure online donations.

Donations will be used to purchase blanket making supplies to create handmade blankets for children in crisis situations in Central Texas. 

The Linus Connection is a Central Texas 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.

Winner will receive a finished quilt. Only the quilt top is shown. The winner will receive the finished quilt no later than July 31, 2013…Harry’s birthday!

BIG THANKS to the following FiSers for sharing their time and talent for this special project: Aalia Z, Terri J, Dawn F, Lotte K, Cheryl P, Liza, Wendy N, Joy C, Donna K, Nicole B, Abbie D, Alida P, Elizabeth M, Roxanne M, AC, Red Letter Quilts, Teresa C, unnamed donor from Asheville, NC & Laura W! All of your names will be included on the quilt label!
Designed and pieced by me!

Disclaimer: This event was organized by me to support The Linus Connection.  The Linus Connection is not associated with Sewhooked or Fandom In Stitches, but is my favorite charity and I have been an active volunteer for the non-profit for over ten years.


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