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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 Blog Tour!

 

Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour for Volume 9!

If it’s your first visit to Sewhooked, welcome! If you’re an old friend, welcome back!

This is a super exciting day for me. Not only do I completely love my design for this issue, but it’s the fourth time one of my blocks was chosen for 100 Blocks, which you have to admit, is super happy-making!

Be sure and stick around to the end for TWO awesome giveaways!

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Here it is, my delicious block, Yum Yum Strawberry Cake! You can find it on page 38.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This part never gets old for me!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein block

Yum Yum, Strawberry Cake was born from a sketch of cake. It was just a doodle really. I was having coffee, and as I tend to do, was doodling as I talked. And then there was cake!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

This particular block was made using a variety of fabrics from my stash. There’s a little Michael Miller, some Moda and some Timeless Treasures, as well as a few miscellaneous scraps for the stem. Maybe we should say Yum Yum Fabric!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

To add a bit of interest, I decided a declaration of the deliciousness of cake was in order! I use a variety of methods to transfer embroidery to fabric, but for this project, I decided Saral wax free paper would work best. It comes off fairly easily, so it isn’t great for highly detailed embroidery, but it’s perfect for something simple and fast like “yum yum.”

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You can find Saral paper on Amazon or at your local arts & crafts supply.

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein tracing

Here’s what the traced word looks like. Perfect for stitching!

Strawberry Yum Yum, by Jennifer Ofenstein

While working on my design for Yum Yum Strawberry Cake, I kept coming back to the idea of placemats. How fun, how easy and how very summery! I created four coordinating placemats with four different cakes in similar styles. You can find this photo in the same issue of QM, page 20.

Strawberry Yum Yum placemat by Jennifer Ofenstein

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy these placemats make me! I hope to be able to share instructions for them very soon!

And now, the part of this post you’ve been waiting for…

The GIVEAWAYS: I have not one, but TWO giveaways today!

To enter BOTH giveaways:  leave a comment letting me know what your favorite dessert is. Easy right?! 

You must share contact information with your comment to be eligible to win.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

First of all, I have a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 9 for one commentor that will come directly from Quiltmaker! The winner for this issue will be chosen on Sunday, May 4. Because this issue comes from Quiltmaker, I will need to hear back from the winner ASAP or the issue will go to the next name drawn.

Blog Tour Giveaway Vol 9

Next we have a giveaway directly from Sewhooked! The winner of my drawing will receive a fabric bundle and a copy of my Texas Twofer Collection! You can find Texas Twofer and many, many others in my Craftsy shop!

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Love paper piecing? Consider joining my 2014 Block of the Month, Paper Piecing Vintage! The entire year will include 12 vintage-inspired designs, entirely paper pieced. Each pattern comes in 6″ and 12″ versions plus the occasional bonus pattern. That’s 24+ patterns for just $12! We also have a Facebook group and monthly giveaways to participants right here on Sewhooked! Monthly patterns are posted the first day of each month, available exclusively through Craftsy!

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!

Winners for both 100 Blocks giveaways and for the Paper Piecing Vintage drawing announced on Monday, May 5!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If it was your first time, I do hope to see you again!

Until then, happy stitching!

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Just a Reminder…


Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour begins tomorrow! There were will be lots of wonderful quilters participating, many of them with awesome giveaways!

Be sure to stop by Sewhooked on April 30 for my 100 Blocks post! I’ll share a sneak peek of my block from this issue as well as a fun giveaway!

 

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Can you guess which block is mine by looking at the cover?

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Lovely goodies from Quiltmaker! I need to do a group shot with all my mugs and buttons!

 

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! Winner announced soon!

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Something to Get Excited About!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

 

I’m so excited that it’s almost time for another Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

Due to circumstances outside my control, I missed the opportunity to submit a pattern for Vol. 8 and I really missed being part of the fantastic un that is the 100 Blocks Blog Tour.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

Be sure to stop by on April 30, 2014 to see my block design and enter to win fun prizes during the 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Beginning May 6, I will have a limited amount of signed copies available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

 

Here’s a peek at this volume’s spectacular cover! I’m thrilled to have made the cover again…I wonder if you can guess which design is mine!?

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!

I’ll see you again tomorrow for Talk To Me Tuesday!

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Between Heaven & Texas Blog Hop, Free Pattern and Giveaways!

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Well howdy, y’all!

I can say that…I’m a Texan! 😉

Welcome to Sewhooked and the Between Heaven & Texas Blog Hop for Marie Bostwick‘s newest novel by the same name! Each blog participating in this fun event is sharing a free 12″ star pattern made in a variety of techniques. You’ll find mine below.

Banded Star by Jennifer Ofenstein

Banded Star, a pattern to paper piece!

>>> Click for 12″ pattern <<<

..and because I can’t help myself, here’s the 6″ pattern!

Both patterns also available on Craftsy

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

This is an extra special post for me because just a couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to meet Marie in person at my local quilt store. She was signing copies of her books and very generously agreed to sign giveaway goodies for the blog hop!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

As one of the bloggers for this special event, I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Between Heaven and Texas. This is Marie signing my copy. For you. That’s right, I’m giving away my autographed copy! Woo!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

In addition to the autographed copy of Between Heaven and Texas, I will also be giving away a brand new copy of the book, straight from the publisher, a door hanger from Marie’s book signing tour AND, possibly my favorite thing, a 6 1/2″ signature block, signed by Marie!

There will be three winners (two books and the door hanger with signature block)…just answer these questions: Have you ever visited or lived in Texas? Where do you live now? (state or Country okay, no need to share your address!)

Winner to be announced Tuesday, May 14. You must include contact information to win. The book coming directly from the publisher can only be shipped to addresses in North America. Sorry, their rules!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

Marie signing the block to be given away here on Sewhooked. Do you see my Banded Star peeking out?!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

Marie showing off one of her quilts.

Be sure to visit all the wonderful bloggers participating in this fun event for free star blocks and great giveaways!

Monday, April 29 – Marie Bostwick, free pattern on The Quilting Gallery
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – Quiltville
Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan (interview with Marie)
Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc.
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sewhooked (you’re here!)
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

Find all the stars here with direct links to each Blog Hop post.
Between Heaven and Texas Blog Tour Flickr Group…makes blocks and share your photos here!


Want to help out a great cause while enjoying the great free patterns from Marie’s Blog Tour? Make an extra star block and donate it the The Linus Connection! Any and all 12″ star blocks are welcome!

I have been an active volunteer for The Linus Connection for over 10 years. To date, I have made and donated approximately 300 quilts and blankets since 2002, many of them made from orphan blocks donated by quilters from around the world from generous quilters like you!

The Linus Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in the Central Texas 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.

Contact me for mailing information at sewhooked@gmail.com or visit The Linus Connection blog to find out other ways you can help!

Between heaven and Texas

About Between Heaven and Texas (from the publisher):

In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there…

Welcome to Too Much–where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common–superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.

While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted–a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . .

About Marie Bostwick:

Marie Bostwick is the New York Times Bestselling author of eleven books, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt series of novel.  She lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband of thirty-one years. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston International Quilt Festival. In 2013, she will be the keynote speaker at Quilt Nebraska.

More places you can find me:

Look for me on pages 10 & 33! I have a limited number of copies available in my ETSY shop.

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 Blog Tour!

Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I’m thrilled to get to share my newest Quiltmaker offering… Lemons Into Lemonade!

Be sure and stick around to the end…I have TWO fantastic giveaways!

Lemon From Lemonade block

Lemons into Lemonade was inspired by one of my favorite warm weather drinks. Mmm…lemonade!

Lemons into Lemonade

You can make it too… block #623 on page 33 of Vol. 7!

Lemonade sketch...figuring out the block!

I design most of my quilt patterns in EQ7, but I still tend to start with a doodle!

Lemon from Lemonade Block

EQ7 rendering of Lemons into Lemonade.

Make Lemonade quilt with hand embroidery

You’ll also find this fun table runner, Make Lemonade, on page 10!

Make Lemonade Quilt

Here’s a fun close up…hand embroidered and free motion quilted. 🙂

Now…let’s GIVE STUFF AWAY!!

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I am absolutely thrilled to announce that as part of this very special day, I’m giving away a FREE Craftsy class!

One lucky winner will win Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak!

It’s super easy … just click here and you are registered to win! The winner will have Carol’s Craftsy class added right to their account! Classes never expire and you can access them anytime.

Important stuff: Must have a Craftsy account to enter (it’s free!). One entry per person. Having trouble seeing the entry page? Try using Firefox.

There’s always something to learn over on Craftsy…be sure to check out all the great patterns (here are mine!) and don’t miss the fun quilting classes!

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In addition to giving away an awesome free Craftsy class, one lucky commenter will win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite warm weather drink is in comments and you’re entered to win!

Winners to be announced Tuesday, May 7! 

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 will be available at your local quilt shops and bookstores and I will be selling a limited amount of signed copies in my etsy shop, so be sure to check back for that!

Love fun blog events? Here are some more:

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We’re collecting blocks for a great cause…you can help, too!

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Click for full Blog Tour details! Visit Sewhooked May 9 for my post! Wanna win a book? I know you do!

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100 Blocks Blog Tour Winners!

100 Blocks, Vol. 5

It’s been a fantastically awesome time, giving away so many wonderful freebies!

In the last month, I have given Sewhooked Prize Packs as part of the Garden Party Blog Hop, free patterns, copies of Marie Bostwick’s newest novel and a free copy of EQ7. How awesome is that?!

Today I have more fun prizes to give away…what can I say, I love giving stuff away!

Each person that commented on my Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour post was entered to win two separate drawings: a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5  or a copy of my pattern set, Fanciful Fairies.

Thanks once again to the awesome that is random.org, we have a winner for the free issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5 !

Yay, congrats, Leenah!! I hope you enjoy your free magazine!

Sunbonnet Sue's Magical Friends

Because I can’t give just ONE thing away, I had to include a free pattern! I’m happy to announce the winner of a free copy of my pattern set, Fanciful Fairies is…

Congratulations to both of my winners! You should both have already received emails from me about your prize. As noted above, both winners were chosen via random.org.


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 5

Don’t forget to look for block #421, my own May Showers!

If you didn’t manage to score a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5, it hit newsstands, quilt and craft stores TODAY!

Reminder: Today is the last day to use coupon code QUILTMAKER to get 20% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop! Offer not valid on Etsy or Craftsy.

If you’re local to the Austin, Texas area, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-Noon for my Trunk Show! There will be copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5 for sale at the shop and I will be giving away a wall hanging made from May Showers to one lucky visitor!

Please stop by later today for Talk To Me Tuesday and some sneak peeks of my upcoming Trunk Show!

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