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I ♥ Spring!

Home again. There appears to be spring in my garden.

It’s starting to look a lot like spring!

Spring is by far my favorite season.

It’s cool weather, but not too cool. Warm, but not too warm. The world starts coming to life again.

The photos above were taken in my garden just last week. Spring is definitely here!

To celebrate my favorite season, I thought it would be fun to feature some of my favorite Spring-themed free patterns.

Each pattern is 100% free and can be downloaded directly or via my Craftsy Pattern Shop.

I hope you enjoy!

EQ7 Seasons RAL - Spring Row by Jennifer Ofenstein

♥ E7 Seasons Row Along (2015): Spring ♥

♥ Get it on  Craftsy! ♥

Includes four mix and match 6″ paper pieced patterns.

Peeps Bunnies

  ♥ Bunny Peeps! ♥

♥ Get it on Craftsy! ♥

Make one or make a bunch!

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

 

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

 ♥ Perennial Pleasures  

 ♥ Get it on Craftsy! ♥

Two versions for your Springy pleasure!

Lamb 2014 update

♥ Lamb ♥

♥ Get it on Craftsy! ♥

Sitting Hen 2014 update

♥ Sitting Hen ♥

♥ Get it on Craftsy! ♥

Eggs, 2014 update

♥ Three Eggs ♥

♥ Get it on Craftsy! ♥

 

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

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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

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?

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

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

three eggs
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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