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Curly Swirly Butterfly!

Curly Swirly Butterfly

Curly Swirly Butterfly is now available for just $2.95 in my Craftsy Shop.

I drew Curly Swirly Butterfly a couple of weeks back when I was sick and didn’t feel like doing much but doodle. In this case, my doodle turned into something so fun, that I even made it available as a t-shirt and bought myself one, too!

This fun pattern can be backstitched, stem stitched, or finished using your favorite embroidery stitch.

GREAT BIG THANKS to Robin & Rainey for stitching this sweet design up for me. (Click the links to check them out on Instagram!)

sewhooked.com March Flickr Prize
Our March drawing is for a fun set of fabric from the fabulous Vanda, all the way from South Africa!

The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

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, April 4, 2016. 😀

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

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

Have a great day!

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Night’s Reverie is back for 2016!

Night's Reverie, 2016 Update

After a year or more out of the spotlight (and out of the shop!), I’ve updated Night’s Reverie for 2016!

♥ Get Night’s Reverie on Craftsy ♥

This fun pattern was originally created in 2010 as a way to teach my local students how to freezer paper stencil.

This is a great pattern to practice stenciling and it now includes the option to hand embroider the design if you’d prefer.

With just a few elements, you can finish this simple wall hanging in no time!

Need to learn stenciling? More info here!

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Night’s Reverie 2016 Update, Stenciled with font variations.

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Night’s Reverie 2016 Update, Embroidered with font variations.

 

Original Night's Reverie

The original stenciled Night’s Reverie, created in 2010.

 

sewhooked.com February 2016 Flickr prize

Our February drawing will be for a custom quilt label professionally embroidered by Sarah’s Sewing Studio (photo soon!). Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share!

Want a quilt label? Get your own custom label for $9.95 (as shown with your name and recipient’s name) or $14.95 for additional text (for example, the name of your quilter). A two color option is also available. Contact Sarah’s Sewing Studio for more info. Make sure to tell her I sent you!

The March winner will be announced Friday, March 4, 2016 (that’s tomorrow!).

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

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

Happy stitching!

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

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

 

 

Turkey Talk Sale Extended!

Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

Today only SALE EXTENDED!! Get Turkey Talk, a pattern to paper piece and embroider from my Craftsy shop, for just $2.95 (regularly $5.95).

Turkey Talk alternative blocks

Make just the Turkey Talk block for a quick and easy Thanksgiving project!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

The winner of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from last week’s Blog Tour is Mary Fredrichs. Congrats, Mary!

I still have a few copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12 in my Etsy shop. I’m happy to personalize a copy for you today!

 

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 Coming in January 2016!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com 

My Favorite Things 2016!

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I’ve been teasing the 2016 Sewhooked project for some weeks now and I just can’t wait another day!

Beginning January 1, 2016 and each month for the rest of next year, I will be sharing My Favorite Things!

My Favorite Things will include 12 patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″ as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites.

On the first day of each month, you’ll have the opportunity to download that month’s pattern for free. After the first day, each pattern will be available for a small fee from my Craftsy Pattern Shop, with the entire block set available for sale by December.

I plan to include instructions for at least one possible layout to create a quilt from your blocks, but knowing me, I will have more than one by the time we get to December!

I hope you’ll join me in 2016 for what I hope will be a super fun event!

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Plan to play along? Copy & paste to your blog!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group to Quilt Along with our community in 2016!

I am currently looking for sponsors for monthly giveaways for participants. If you’d like to sponsor a month, please drop me an email.

Happy stitching!

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Coming January 2016

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 12 Blog Tour

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Welcome to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 12 Blog Tour!

I’m extra excited to share today’s patterns because it’s not only one of my favorite things I’ve shared with Quiltmaker, but it’s one of my favorite patterns that I’ve ever designed!

I had such fun creating this block and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

Here it is: Special Delivery!

You’ll find this red-wearing fella and his sleigh full of presents on page 19 of Vol. 12.

See more of my Sunbonnet Sue designs.

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016 To add a to the fun, I embellished my block with hand embroidery (patterns included in the magazine).

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

How about a snowflake? Here in Austin, Texas, it’s likely to be the only snow I see this year!

I also had a lot of fun playing with Special Delivery and combining this block with some of my other designs to see what kind of fun quilt layouts I could come up with.

Here are two of my favorites:

Table Runner idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

Here, Special Delivery meets my reindeer block, On, Dasher! for a fun Christmas-themed table runner.

Quilt idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

This layout is a bit more ambitious, with the same number of blocks as the table runner, but with the reindeer set in an arc. I just love this idea! Imagine this with a fun snowflake print fabric or lovely hand embroidered embellishments like oodles of snowflakes and reins for the reindeer team!

On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Like On, Dasher? You can find him in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

Just like all of my patterns, Special Delivery and the above fun layouts were designed in EQ.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

And now, I have the pleasure of giving away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!  

To enter to win, share your favorite winter activity in comments. Easy peasy!

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

Winner to be contacted Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited, so order now!

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

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31 Days of Halloween – Two Little Hooters

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It’s the penultimate day of 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’ve featured some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Today, we revisit a sweet pattern called Two Little Hooters.

Two Little Hooters

15 1/2” x 18 1/2” Wall Hanging
Paper pieced and Strip Pieced

Two Little Hooters includes full-color paper pieced patterns with cutting and piecing instructions for the quilt shown above.

Previously $8, Two Little Hooters is now Just $5.95 in my Craftsy Shop!

Two Little Hooters

Two little Hooters is a versatile pattern that works in just about any color scheme. Want something fresh and light? Try pastels on a light background!

Two Little Hooters Halloween

This awesome version was created by Kristel over at WIP Girl!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner, to be announced Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

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31 Days of Halloween – Mummy!

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Happy Friday and welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’m featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

I Want My Mummy

I Want My Mummy

5″ paper pieced

Say hello to I Want My Mummy!

This guy is a supplemental pattern for Monster Madness, featured right here on October 2.

I Want My Mummy with Monster Madness

If Frankie, Wolfie, Vlad, LIttle Reaper or Zombie are feeling a bit lonely has a fivesome, I Want My Mummy can be purchased from my Craftsy shop for a mere $2.95!

How much do I love Sunbonnet Sue?

I have an entire page of patterns dedicated to she and her friends!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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31 Days of Halloween – A Little Haunted

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Welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

First thing is first, a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best girlfriend, Jewells!

*throws confetti*

Now, on to business!

Each Friday in October, I’ll be featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop. Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging

A Little Haunted – now just $2.95 on Craftsy!

9 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ finished

Today, we’re revisiting one of my first-ever patterns made for sale, A Little Haunted.

halloween drawing by comic_day

This wonky little haunted house was inspired by a piece of artwork drawn by my son when he was still a little kid.

My little kiddo turns 18 in a couple of months, so that was some time ago!

A Little Haunted with owls

A Little Haunted includes all the directions and pattern pieces you need to make the haunted house with boarded up windows or this simplified version, perfect for fussy cutting!

Want a different size? Try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!
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Spotted in the wild! A Little Haunted in the BabyLock Booth at QuiltCon 2013!

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I still have a couple of copies of Quiltmaker’s Quilts From 100 Blocks in my Etsy shop. Included in this magazine is my quilt pattern, Jewels of the Wind. This quilt was inspired by the birthday girl herself. Thanks, Jewells, for always being an inspiration!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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Bonus Friday Post! 50% off for Sewhooked Readers!

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Hi all, I have a quick bonus post for you today! For the next week, Craftsy is having a special deal JUST for Sewhooked readers.

You heard that right, that means you!

Because of my work with Fandom in Stitches, many of my readers are brand new to quilting and one of the things I hear most often is “I finished a quilt top, now what?!”

With that in mind, I couldn’t think of anything better than a thorough class on finishing your quilts at home on your own sewing machine!

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  • Lesson 8. Thread Talk
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Sewhooked readers get 50% off Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More until October 15, 12015! Original price is $39.99, get it now for $19.99! Offer good until 10/15/15 @11:59pm MT.

Enjoy!

See you tomorrow for another 31 Days of Halloween post!

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31 Days of Halloween – Jack Leaves The Lights On

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Welcome back!

It’s October 9 and we’re well into our 31 Days of Halloween!

Each Friday in October, I’ll be featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop.

Not to worry, free goodies return tomorrow!

Jack Leaves The Light On by Jennifer Ofenstein, sewhooked.com

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack’s hanging out with the candle sticks!

Today we’re visiting Jack Leaves The Light On, a versatile pattern set that includes two block patterns plus piecing instructions for this 12″ x 28″ table runner, all for just $6 on Craftsy!

Want a longer runner? Add more blocks!

Jack Leaves the Light On - Quilt Variation by Jennifer Ofenstein

Jack Leaves The Light On would also make a great quilt!

Jack Leaves The Light On - Vertical Option with added sashing

Need a wall hanging? Just piece the blocks vertically!

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As a special bonus for my readers, get 50% off Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More until October 15, 12015! Original price is $39.99, get it now for $19.99! Offer good until 10/15/15 @11:59pm MT.

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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