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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!
Here it is, my delicious block, Yum Yum Strawberry Cake! You can find it on page 38.
This part never gets old for me!
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!
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!
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.”
You can find Saral paper on Amazon or at your local arts & crafts supply.
Here’s what the traced word looks like. Perfect for stitching!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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Hello my lovely friends!
Not only is today Valentine’s day, it’s my ONE THOUSANDTH post!
That image up there? That’s from my last post! Isn’t that amazing?!
These are the real deal: printed patterns that you can hold and touch and then make something wonderful from!
Hard copies are no longer available for sale, which makes this giveaway extra special!
Entering to win is easy! Just comment on this post!
Want an extra entry? Follow me on Instagram (@sewhookedjen) and let me know you did! If you already follow, you get an extra entry, too, just let me know! 😉
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 18.
Want instant gratification? All the patterns seen her are available for instant download via my Craftsy shop!
Like prizes? Just share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in February and you’ve got a chance to win the fabulous prize above! I love giveaways, so the more you stop by, the more likely you are to win!
Did you miss my first post? It’s right here!
Yeah, that’s right, I’m posting twice…Bloggers can enter two categories this year and my 2013 has been very quilty!
Also? Be sure to read to the end for a fun giveaway!
There are a couple of themes going on my BQF posts. 1) Fandom! Fandom! Fandom! and 2) Quilts made for people I love.
If you read my previous post, then you know I made an Agatha Christie wall hanging for my best friend’s birthday. This post is all about the Doctor Who quilt I made earlier this year for my daughter’s first dorm room.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, my other quilting site, Fandom In Stitches, hosted a Doctor Who Stitch Along. Myself, along with an number of other talented designers, presented 12 free hand embroidered designs depicting the first 11 Doctors plus the TARDIS.
For my own project, I created a unique layout that would ultimately make a quilt large enough for my daughter to use while living away from home.
She’s a freshman this fall, and it was especially important to me to create a quilt that was meaningful to her.
The eleven Doctors and the TARDIS are surrounded by faux mitered blocks with an army of paper pieced Daleks marching around the border. (Free Dalek pattern).
The Doctors are hand embroidered using DMC on Moda Marble Dots.
The entire quilt was free-motion quilted by me on my Baby Lock Quest Plus.
Above, you can see the quilt on her first-ever dorm bed! I made the quilt at the foot of the bed, too. It’s also something she loves…InuYasha!
She texted this photo to me, and I still tear up a bit when I think of her wrapped in quilts I made. 🙂
My daughter’s favorite Doctor? This handsome guy here! She wanted swirly quilting, so that’s what she got!
As an added bonus today, comment on this post with the name of your favorite book for a chance to win one of two prizes! I’ll be giving away a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks and a copy of of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 7. to TWO random commenters at the end of the festival!
Don’t forget to check out the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for more fabulous quilts!
I hope to see you around!
As you read this, I’m with my family driving my daughter to her first year at college.
To celebrate this next big step in our lives, I’m giving away one free copy of my new pattern, Faux Mitered Marvel to one commenter. This pattern was created for my darling daughter and she has given me permission to share it with the world!
That’s it, just comment and you could win! Please be sure I can contact you via your comment. I have to be able to get in touch with you for you to receive your prize!
Faux Mitered Marvel, is a full-color six page pattern complete with fabric chart and instructions, just $8 on Craftsy. The best part is you could feature ANYTHING in the 8″ and 5″ squares.
In other news, I’m phasing out selling hard copy patterns and clearing out my Etsy shop! Get 40% off your total purchase with coupon code 40PERCENT now until August 31. Not looking for patterns? I have some other great, ready-to-use items as well!
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to comment! Winner to be announced Tuesday, August 27!
Am I gonna tell you who the winner is? You’ve gotta watch to find out!
Our Harry Potter-themed quilt raised $778 for The Linus Connection of Central Texas! WOO!
HUGE thanks to each and every person that made blocks for this special quilt and for the smaller PoD we will be giving to The Linus Connection.
To those that donated, THANK YOU for your generosity. Your money will go towards buying blankets supplies to help create handmade blankets for children in crisis situations in Central Texas.
- Project of Doom for Charity – deadline extended to May 10…mail those blocks now!
- 100 Blocks in my ETSY shop – get your latest Quiltmaker 100 Blocks directly from me!
- Doctor Who Stitch Along – starts next week on Fandom In Stitches!
- Quilt Assistant – free quilt drafting software
- Inkscape – free drawing software (great for drafting patterns!)
- Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop – stop by this Thursday, May 9 for my free 12″ star block and a chance to win a copy of Marie Bostwick’s newest novel!
Giveaways you say?
I’m thrilled to announce the two winners from my 100 Blocks Vol. 7 Blog Tour Giveaway! There were 457 entries in the 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 giveaway and over 1,000 in the Craftsy class giveaway. How wonderful!!
Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Winner:
Craftsy Class Winner:
Both winners should have received emails from me. Thanks to everyone that entered!
You have less than one day left to enter to win a free Craftsy class with Carol Doak!
Just visit THIS POST and make sure you click on the link in that says “just click here and you are registered to win.”
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!
Lemons into Lemonade was inspired by one of my favorite warm weather drinks. Mmm…lemonade!
You can make it too… block #623 on page 33 of Vol. 7!
I design most of my quilt patterns in EQ7, but I still tend to start with a doodle!
EQ7 rendering of Lemons into Lemonade.
You’ll also find this fun table runner, Make Lemonade, on page 10!
Here’s a fun close up…hand embroidered and free motion quilted. 🙂
Now…let’s GIVE STUFF AWAY!!
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!
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!
Love fun blog events? Here are some more:
Doctor Who? Stitching? Free patterns? What’s not to love?! Only on Fandom In Stitches!
Welcome friends, old and new, to my part in Whims and Fancie’s Spring Fling Blog Hop! Be sure to scroll through to the end to see how to win my giveaway!
My original intention was to make just one 10″ Peep. If one Peep was cute, then wouldn’t three be cuter? Three quickly turned to eight and I realized my Peeps had multiplied like bunnies!
>>> Peeps! <<<
a 10″ pattern to paper piece.
Instructions included for 5″ block.
Peeps! Designed in EQ7.
My Peeps got me thinking…what else has been crafted using these crunchy marshmallow treats as inspiration? Here are some of the Peep-tastic things I came across!
And of course, my all-time favorite band, Peep Floyd, by Kim’s World of Art!
There’s even a flickr group just for PEEPS!
In true Peeps fashion, I’m giving away over half a pound of yellow and pink scraps perfect for paper piecing! The lucky winner can start his or her own bunny farm! All you need to do to win is comment with the answer to this question…what’s your favorite candy? You have until Monday, April 22 to comment!
There’s always lots going on around here, check out these other events I’m part of!
Stop back April 29 for my newest Quiltmaker contribution!
Live in the Austin, Texas area? Want to learn to paper piece?
Join me Sunday, May 19, 2013; 1-4 pm for a fun beginner class
where you’ll learn all the basics you need to paper piece!Just $35 per person.