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Free Pattern Friday – Chocolate Box

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

As promised, we’re back to quilt patterns this week!

Today’s freebie, Chocolate Box, is a larger, simplified version of a traditional Garden Lattice block. It includes instructions for both a traditionally pieced 14″ finished block and a 6″ paper pieced pattern that can be enlarged if desired.

I’ve included everything you need to use directional fabrics for fussy cutting. I’ve made two quilts using this pattern so far and both were fussy cut to feature fun fabrics!

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14″ pieced &  6″ paper pieced

Includes instructions to create a 70″ x 84″ quilt (below)

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!

First #finish of 2016! I started to make my #ufo2016 list yesterday and couldn't bear to have this one on there once again. Beautiful Australia themed fabrics were a gift from my friend Cat. I paired them with #benartex Fossil Fern and used my Chocolate B

I created this 70″ x 84″ version for myself using fabrics from Australia that the lovely Cat Magraith gifted me over several years. I added Fossil Fern to create a lovely, snuggly quilt. The instructions to make this colorway are included.

Quilt for Tara (Chocolate Box)

This little quilt gave chocolate box its name. It was gifted to my friend Cat’s daughter.

 

 

 

signature block

Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

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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)!

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Free Pattern Friday – Sitting Hen

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I’m still in the mood for Spring, so I thought we’d continue with that theme and share a fun, sweet pattern designed as a Mother’s Day freebie some years ago.

Sitting Hen is 5″ paper pieced, and can be easily enlarged using this tutorial.

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Chick and Sitting Hen

Remember the sweet chick from the Spring post a couple of weeks ago? Enlarge Sitting Hen to 10″ (link below) and pair with Pecking Check for this sweet Mini.

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!

2017 Fat Quarter Lotto

April is my birthday month and you’re invited help me celebrate by participating in the 3rd Annual Fat Quarter Lotto. It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters, I’ll draw a winner* “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 25.

It’s free to play. I am self-disqualified from playing. This is my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing!

*1 winner per 50 fat quarters!

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All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

signature block

Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

(Save on postage and mail with your Fat Quarter Lotto!)

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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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Free Pattern – Chocolate Box!

Chocolate Box, a free 14

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Twice now, I’ve shared fun projects made with this very simple traditionally pieced block above. I’ve had several requests to share this free pattern, and you know I love to share, so here you go!

This pattern is absolutely free because I think it is perfect for charity quilts. I designed it to be used with novelty prints, which make absolutely wonderful quilts for children. I plan to make several out of fabric I have on hand for The Linus Connection.

During my research to make sure this was indeed my own design, I did discover a similar free pattern from McCall’s called Garden Path.  The McCall’s block is made with different sized fabric cuts but creates a similar effect. Their version is also free. You can find it here.

Just like all of my patterns, Chocolate Box was designed in EQ!

Included in the free Chocolate Box pattern are the instructions for the traditionally pieced 14″ block (14 1/2″ with seam allowance) and a 6″ paper pieced version, because that’s what I do!

Also included is a chart and fabric amounts for making the Australian Quilt (shown below).
Chocolate Challenge Quilt (Chocolate Box)

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The Chocolate Box pattern started with The Chocolate Challenge, a friendly challenge between my local sewing friends taken up at our 2014 Quilt Retreat. We all swapped a variety of chocolate themed fabric and brought back a completed project for 2014. This one is mine (still to be quilted!)

Australia Quilt

I loved my Chocolate quilt so much that I decided to use the same pattern to create a quilt with a collection of Australian-themed patterns that were gifted to me by my friend Cat from Adelaide, SA, over the course several years. With the help of some Fossil Fern fabric, I created this 70″ x 84″ quilt top (also to be quilted!). The layout instructions and fabric amounts for this quilt are included for free in the Chocolate Box pattern.

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Find more free patterns right here on Sewhooked!

Please use Chocolate Box with my blessing for your own personal use or even better, to make a quilt for your favorite blanket charity!

Vol11-blog-tour-coming-socialmedia_66016It’s almost time for another wonderful issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and I’m excited to once again be included amongst some of the most talented designers in the world! Look for the blog tour coming May 5 -8!

Have a wonderful, quilty day!

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St. Patrick Shamrock!

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Are you wearing green today? Even more importantly, do you have green fabric?

Good, because I have a brand new free paper pieced pattern to share with you!

I thought a fun and simple Shamrock pattern would be just the thing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

5″ paper pieced Shamrock Pattern

After years of hand-drafting all my patterns in Photoshop, I’ve been learning  EQ7. The learning curve is finally getting smaller and I still prefer to color and number my own patterns in Photoshop, but I have discovered that one of my favorite things to do with EQ7 are fun quilt layouts! This one is super simple, but I hope it inspires you to create a little Shamrock quilt of your own!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day…and happy quilting!

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Paper Piecing – Boobalicious

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I got a great email request last week from Grace.  She was inspired by Shae’s Y-Front quilt to make a bra-themed quilt to raffle off as part of a fundraiser the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.  I don’t generally take commissions, but I will do a special request, especially when it’s something that touches my heart!

Breast cancer has touched my life through friends and family.  Any step forward is a step in the right direction.  This pattern is a teeny tiny contribution!

Use it with my blessing to make quilts to remind you to help Save the Tatas!

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