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Rainbow Cascade – Nudge 2

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Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

We’ve passed the two-week mark and it’s time for our next prompt.

But first, some housekeeping:

After numerous requests, I’ve decided to make some small updates to the Rainbow Cascade instructions in order for it to be in true ROYGBIV order.

This change will only affect you if you’re making a Rainbow Cascade in the 30″ x 40″ OR 40″ x 50″. For these two sizes, the amount of Orange and Yellow blocks needed will be reversed. 3 Yellow & 2 Orange for both quilt sizes.

If you’re making ANY other quilt size, the ONLY change will be the block order when piecing the quilt top, not the number of blocks you make.

If you finished your first set of blocks, alternative instructions will be noted in the chart below in parenthesis. If you are at all confused, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

I am truly sorry for the change. I had planned to leave the order red>yellow>orange, but it was causing confusion, and I didn’t want that at all.

Pattern pages updated:

  • Blocks Needed Per Quilt Based On Size (pg 7)
  • Block Schedule for Quilting Along (pg 8)
  • Block Color Order Per Quilt Size (pg 9)

Rainbow Cascade is the single 10″ paper pieced block you see above, made in a literal rainbow of colors, all put together to create one stunning quilt!

The free pattern includes complete paper pieced patterns in shaded & unshaded versions, 1″ scale for proper printing, suggested cutting instructions to make piecing (and chain piecing!) easier, Coloring Pages for all quilt sizes, fabric amounts needed, and printing permission in case you’d like to print at a copy shop.

Need to learn to paper piece? I can help with that!

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month through April, I’ll be sharing a nudge and letting you know which blocks to make next.

To make this as easy as possible, and to not tie you down to a single quilt along (because we all know that never works!),  you will never need to make more than four blocks in a two-week period.

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Blocks to Make Sept 25 – October 8, 2017

This information is also included in the pattern

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

Please note, if you made your first set of blocks, the next blocks you need to make are in ( ) to account for the minor color rearrangement. The pattern itself has not changed. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. 

30″ x 40″  1 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Orange  1 Yellow
50″ x 60″  1 Orange  1 Yellow
60″ x 70″  3 Yellow (2 Yellow) (1 Orange)
70″ x 80″  2 Yellow (1 Yellow)  2 Green (1 Orange)

Total Block So Far

Includes blocks this week and previous prompts. See quilt images below to see where we’re going!

30″ x 40″  1 Red 1 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Red 2 Orange  1 Yellow
50″ x 60″  1 Red 2 Orange  1 Yellow
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow
70″ x 80″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  2 Green

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

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Want to choose your own colors? Here’s a fill-in-the-blank color chart!

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I highly recommend using an Add-A Quarter-Ruler during paper piecing to minimize bulk AND to press seams open when piecing paper pieced sections together.

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What can you make out of these fun blocks?

Why a Rainbow Cascade Quilt of course!

Fabric amounts and instructions are included for the following quilt sizes. Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use.

30 x 40

30″ x 40″

40 x 50

40″ 50″

50 x 60

50″ x 60″

60 x 70

60″ x 70″

70 x 80

70″ x 80″

70 x 80 black background

70″ x 80″ with black background fabric

I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

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Free Pattern Friday – Fall Placemat Projects

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I often share optional quilt layouts and other suggestions with blocks for inspiration.

For this’s week’s freebie, I jumped in my TARDIS and I traveled in time to a few years ago when I shared the following ideas, as ideas only, for a blog hop.

These fun fall themed placemats are now together in one complete pattern! Pattern document includes project instructions, 2 different pumpkin patterns, maple leaf pattern,  paper pieced nine patch (because it’s way easier than cutting out 2 3/16″ squares!), and layout charts for both projects.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your photos with the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

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Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

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This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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See the first post here!!

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Free Pattern Friday – Friend Gnome

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I have, somewhat surprisingly (to me at least!), had several requests for gnome patterns pop up in the Sewhooked Suggestion Box.

Not being a gnome connoisseur myself, I first had to do a little research.

‘Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know,’ Harry told Ron as they crossed the lawn.
‘Yeah, I’ve seen those things they think are gnomes,’ said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush. ‘Like fat little Father Christmases with fishing rods …’

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

If you’ve been around for a while, you probably know I have a long running love affair with Sunbonnet Sue and her many magical cousins. I’ve been drafting Sue-styled patterns for many years now, but always with my own twist.

With that in mind, I introduce Friend Gnome, a 6″ block to paper piece, inspired by my love of Sunbonnet Sue. This little pattern is quite simple and would be a good second or third project for a beginner looking to make a pattern with a few more pieces.

He doesn’t have a fishing pole, but perhaps one of his potential brothers will!

Friend Gnome title

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I Want My Mummy with Monster Madness

I Want My Mummy + Monster Madness

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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See the first post here!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Holiday House 2017

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

After a week away from Free Pattern Friday for charity work, I’m back with a fun favorite, Holiday House!

Holiday House was first shared as part of a blog hop back in 2011. I’ve updated the pattern for 2017, adding a 10″ version for your piecing pleasure!

I can’t help but think that Holiday House would make a fantastic block swap!

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Even with a single block repeating, Holiday House would make such a fun quilt!

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On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

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This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

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We begin on Monday!

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Free Pattern Friday: Go, Team!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I’ve made two trips to Dallas in the last two weeks to help get my youngest kiddo and his roommate all set up for their second year at university. They are already doing well at this adulting business, making it to classes, finding jobs, and feeding themselves, all while hopefully sleeping more than I did when I was in college!

With that in mind, I’m revisiting a pattern I designed for the College Days Blog Hop back in 2014, Go, Team!

Go, Team! is 10″ paper pieced (10 1/2″ with seam allowance), and can be made in whatever team colors that best suit your purpose. My version was made in school colors for my daughter. 🙂

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Go Team UTD

These are the colors for UTD, my son’s university. Go, Team!

Go Team - Hogwarts Colors

And, of course, we’ve got to have Hogwarts House colors!

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

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This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

Football With Laces

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Coming second Monday in September!

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Free Pattern Friday – Owl Wish Upon A Star

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Once again, I’ve dug into my “Unpublished” folder and come up with what I hope you will think is a gem!

Way back in 2010 or 2011, I sent out my first offering to a magazine for publication. It was this fun pattern, Owl Wish Upon A Star. Unfortunately, this sweet guy was rejected and he’s languished on my hard drive ever since!

Here he is today, a super simple 12″ pattern to paper piece. I’ve also included some fun mocked up versions so you can see what a repeat of this sweet block looks like.

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How about a fun quilt mock up using one block repeated?

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Now, what if it was really colorful? I just love this one!

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And. of course, I had to have one for Halloween! (Thanks to Jewells for the nudge!)

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

A Friendly Game - July 2015 Prize for fandominstitches.com

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Coming second Monday in September!

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Free Pattern Friday – Strawberry

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s pattern is a sweet part of a previously published pattern! While designing a block some years ago for Quiltmaker, I started with a simple strawberry. That strawberry eventually ended up topping a piece of cake.

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Yum Yum Strawberry Cake appeared in Vol 9 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

Today’s pattern is just the strawberry, liberated from the cake! It’s a super simple pattern to paper piece, coming in at 6″ finished.

Enjoy!

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Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

Fairy Tale Femmes

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Coming September 11!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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