Free Pattern Friday – Perennial Pleasures

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Over the years, I’ve designed a lot of patterns, some for myself, some for friends or events. If I were to guess (which I totally am!), I’d say I have as many (or more!) free patterns as I do for sale patterns. It might not be the best business strategy, but it satisfies my need to share. Your pattern purchases keep me in fabric and out of trouble, so I don’t have much to complain about. 😉

To make a long story short, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the many, many free patterns I’ve designed over the years, with a smattering of new ones thrown in. Because I’m a sucker for alliteration, we’ll do it on Fridays.

Free Pattern Friday has a nice ring to it!

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Originally designed for the Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop, hosted right here on Sewhooked back in 2012, Perennial Pleasures seems like a great place to start. Originally shared on my birthday, this 10″ block includes pattern pieces for a butterfly or a glass of wine, the choice is up to you!

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

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 not required, but it is fun!

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TTMT #405 – Bunnies & More

In this video:

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Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Get just the second block (above) for $2.95 on Craftsy

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 2

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Welcome back to our Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation::

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I am releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 2 below.)

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The following is the February block (Block 2 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

See a video about the original PPV!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Today’s pattern, Block 2 (February 2014), is Come Fly Away. You can find it beginning on page 7 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

The vintage version (above) is from my 2014 PPV.

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My 2017 PPV Halloween quilt block.

This week’s block includes some Halloween scraps I’ve saved for ages! If you look closely at the green fabric, you’ll see that there are witch’s undergarments in there. Do I love this version of Come Fly Away? YES I DO!

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This is my color inspiration, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!).

Since I’m using a lot of Halloween scraps, I’m also cutting the piano keys as I go from the leftover fabrics from each block. It will be a huge time saver at the end!

If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

 

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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TTMT #404 – So Much Thread

I should have called this one “Sew Much Thread,” or maybe “Page Not Found.” Ah, the missed opportunities of naming my weekly videos!

Welcome back to another week of chatter from me about what I’m working on. I made a big leap in my 2017 To Do List, and it feels gooood!

I’m still working on my 2016 Report Card. It’ll be later than usual this year. We’ll definitely have to deduct a letter grade for that!

In this video:

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Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Get just the first block (above) for $2.95 on Craftsy

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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TTMT #403 -Let’s Get Started!

Today in Talk to Me Tuesday, I talk about the two events I’m running as well as my 2016 and 2017 To Do lists. Later this week, I’ll do a full report card complete with photos of what I finished (and didn’t!) in 2016.

Want to share your own crafty show & tell? Consider making a video and sharing it with our Livejournal Community!

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The December Sewhooked prize winner is quiltinpeace, Vanda! Vanda wins a free copy of Fairy Tale Femmes. This is the final prize for participating in My Favorite Things in 2016. Want to keep sharing? 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

 

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Paper Piecing Vintage, our 2017 Quilt Along, started yesterday with our first block, The King’s Crows (below).

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Get just the first block (above) for $2.95 on Craftsy

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 1!

Posts on this blog post contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support. ♥

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Welcome to the first post for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

A little explanation before we begin…

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…if you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I will be releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 1 below.)

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The following is the January block (Block 1) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above). I used reproduction vintage fabrics on a solid white background. It was a lot of fun to make and this is still one of my favorite quilts!

See a video about the original PPV!

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Today’s pattern, Block 1, is The King’s Crows. You can find it beginning on page 4 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

Since I’d done a vintage version, this year I wanted to do something a little different…

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My 2017 PPV quilt will be Halloween themed!

I’m more than a little excited about this! I’ve been collecting Halloween bits and pieces for years and had planned to start a Halloween quilt in 2016. To make a very long story short, I had surgery last year and it pushed the Halloween quilt right off the To Do list. I already knew I wanted to revisit PPV this year (lots of you have asked for it!), so it only made sense to combine the two projects and create a fun, whimsical version for my Halloween-loving self!

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This is my color guide, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!). If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes!

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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TTMT #402 – Snow

In a slight departure from my normal show and tell, my daughter and I share our snow-filled walk during our family holiday.

 

Some bad counting on my part had this quilt along originally scheduled through May. We’ll actually be finishing up in June. Thanks to my ever vigilant friend & pattern tester Amber for the correction!

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Playing along? We start next week!  Get the pattern here!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes!

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