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Free Pattern Friday – Spring!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

In 2015, I participated in the EQ7 Row Along hosted by Marianne of Seams To Be Sew. Rows were created by a variety of designers to represent each of the four seasons.

EQ7 Seasons RAL - Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

My row was Spring-themed! For me, that means new life: baby chicks, grass growing, and flowers popping to life.

See my original Row Along post here.

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Well, as you probably know by now, I love block sets. Most of my events start with a block set. I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share mix & match blocks to use for a row or for anything else the quilter might like. Each block is 6″ finished.

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

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Baby Quilt made from my EQ7 Seasons RAL Blocks

I turned my original row into a baby quilt that was donated to The Linus Connection here in Austin, Texas.

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

Want a different size? Check out how to enlarge & reduce quilt patterns using Adobe Reader!

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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!

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A Happy Mother’s Day

Me with Sarah from Houston

Yesterday was an exceedingly special day for me!

A Huge, HUGE thank you goes out to Honey Bee Quilt Store for hosting my first-ever Trunk Show. A very special thank you goes out to my friends that came by to help out and cheer me on, as well as the multitude of visitors that so kindly came by to share part of their day with me!

I can’t say enough good things about all the people I was lucky enough to get to visit with. In the photo above, you see me with blog reader Sarah (wearing an awesome Doctor Who tee!!), who came all the way from Houston! We had a lovely visit and it was wonderful to get to meet her face to face. Thanks for coming, Sarah!

If you came yesterday, THANK YOU. I was nervous and excited and it was a wonderful, wonderful day. Everyone I met was so kind about my work and it was lovely to get to share with so many new faces.

As a special thank you to my readers, helpers and yesterday’s visitors and for all the moms out there on this Mother’s Day, I offer you this sweet pair of free patterns.

5 Inch Chick Sitting Hen

Pecking Chick and Sitting Hen

both are 5″ paper pieced

Chick and Sitting Hen

Here they are together, with Sitting Hen increased to a 10″ block!

Both mother and baby can be found on my Free Pattern page or by clicking the links above.

Have a lovely day and thank you all for the gifts you have given me by being part of my life!

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Feeling Chicken

5 Inch Chick

Free 5″ Pecking Chick Pattern, by Jennifer Ofenstein

Several years ago, I participated in a year-long birthday quilt block swap. At the time, one of my dear friends and fellow designers, Cat Magraith, was collecting chicken-themed blocks. She was also participating in the same swap. I drafted several before deciding which blocks to share with her.

The above pattern, Pecking Chick, never made out of the sketch stage and is being posted for the very first time today! I think he’d be a sweet little chick with a French knot eye and a few seed beads at his feet for pecking!

The first two were made for the swap, and I believe I sent the egg block on to her as well. It’s one block I’m incredibly proud of. Doesn’t it just look like you’re looking in a full nest?

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Cat’s Roosters, free 5″ patterns here on Sewhooked.

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Chick for Cat, adapted from this pattern at Patch Pieces.

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Three Eggs. Free 5″ Pattern here on Sewhooked.

But wait, there’s more! I’m not the only that’s created or adapted chicken patterns. Cat has quite a few of her own, many of which are available right here on Sewhooked for free!

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2 Chicks, free 5″ pattern by Cat Magraith

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Hen With Chick, free 5″ pattern by Cat Magraith

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Rooster, free 5″ pattern by Cat Magraith

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Pecking Hen, free 5″ pattern by Cat Magraith

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Hen, free 5″ pattern by Cat Magraith

Get more great

free patterns right here on Sewhooked 

and on

 Fandom In Stiches 

(fandom quilt patterns by fans, for fans!).

Have a very happy, crafty, quilty Friday!

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