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TTMT #287 – This One Has A List


Stop by Sewhooked on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for my block and a giveaway!

Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store. I’m waiting for them to arrive so I can post them for sale. I am very sorry for the delay.

Tree Trimming


In November, share ANY project designed by me (from Craftsysewhooked.com,fandominstitches.com, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!Photobucket

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Reminder: Silent Auction on Saturday!

#silentauction #fundraiser #TheLinusConnection #charity #nonprofit thelinusconnection.org


There will be a LIVE Silent Auction on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the monthly meeting of The Linus Connection at St. Philip’s United Methodist Church in Round Rock Texas. There are lots of great things to bid on.

All proceeds go toward buying blanket making supplies for Linus volunteers!

Check out the Silent Auction Preview over on The Linus Connection for more details!



sewhooked.com October 2014 Pick 3 Giveaway!

This month’s giveaway is a bit different!

Stop by the Sewhooked flickr group and share photos of your quilt blocks & projects made fromSewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage or any other pattern (free or for sale) designed by me. You will each project you share, you will be entered to win your choice of THREE individual block patterns ($2.95 or less each) from my Craftsy Shop! Click on the banner to go Sewhooked flickr group. Winner to be announced November 3, 2014!








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Checking in With Stars For Linus

It’s been quite some time since I talked about Stars for Linus here on Sewhooked.

For my new visitors, Stars for Linus is a small thing I do for my favorite blanket making charity, The Linus Connection.

You, my quilting friends, have an open invitation to create 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) stars of bright colors on a light background and mail them to me. I turn them into quilts that are donated to The Linus Connection and from there go to children in crisis in Central Texas.

Not up for making stars? I also accept orphan blocks in any size!

It doesn’t get easier to help brighten the life of a child than that!

Want more information? I have an entire page on Stars For Linus linked from my top menu.

Use one of the patterns linked from the Stars for Linus page or any other 12″ star block of your choosing!

Paper Piecing Vintage February Flickr prize from sewhooked.com! #paperpiecingvintage #sewhooked  #flickrLooking for a chance to win a fun prize? 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! Winner to be announced Monday, March 3, 2014.Be sure to stop back by on Saturday, March 1 for Paper Piecing Vintage!


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Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage
and get a new pattern in two sizes each month during 2014!

That’s 24 patterns for just $12!

Packing Up For Linus

This is the photo post I promised earlier this week during Talk To Me Tuesday.


We’ve had two sewing days in the last month where Linus volunteers get together to stitch quilt tops. Usually, these tops are pre-cut and ready to sew together. Sometimes it’s a pre-printed panel that just needs borders or a donation of pre-made blocks. These sewing days are always a lot of fun and we get tons accomplished.

After piecing the quilt tops, they go off to our fabulous long-arm quilters who do a beautiful job quilting them for us.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Scrappy Brick Quilt, a favorite pattern for work days

January 2012 donation, made by me

This was my first new crochet project for 2012. These were all yarns that were donated to Linus in December. I brought home a tangled snarl of yarns and turned them into this. It’s all double stranded, DC, and super simple, but I really like how squishy and soft it is!

January 2012 donation, made by me

Box Stitch baby blanket, crocheted by me, end of December, beginning of January.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Pieced during the December work day, blocks donated by Kristel. Kristel, I hope you’ll forgive me for the willy-nilly layout!

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Pieced at the January sewing day. This top and the following were pieced out of a huge assorted stack of funky 5 1/2″ pre-cuts fabrics. I just grabbed and stitched! The string pieced blocks were in the stack, too.

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

A panel that needed borders. Almost instant gratification!

Quilt Tops Pieced at Linus Work Days Dec/Jan

This was a panel that was cleverly puzzle-pieced together by Osie. She did the cutting, I did the stitching.

pieced by clumsy_chord

Wonky Stars quilt, top donated by Kristel. Quilted by Marge.

by ladyoflosttimes

Afghan donated by ladyoflosttimes

made by Terry

Afghan donated by Terry M.

made by Terry

Afghan donated by Terry M.

The Linus Connection meets tomorrow to collect and distribut blankets to children in need throughout Central Texas, I hope to see you there!

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Blog Hop Call for designers – We’ve had some great people sign up so far, but there is still space available! If you think you might like to design a block for April, please check out the post and fill out the form. We’re going to have a blast sharing Garden Party patterns for the entire month of April!


Workshops are open!

Register Now!


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Coconut Candy Baby Blanket

July 2005

The striping in this blanket reminds me of Neapolitan coconut candy.

Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Candy

queue this pattern on ravelry!

Printable Pattern

Suggested hook: I

The finished size varies based on the weight of yarn and hook size used.  The sample was made with 5 skeins of different colored sport weight yarn (sample uses purple, yellow, green and pink pastels along with a skein of white)

(pattern is a multiple of 6 + 3)

Chain 116

Row 1 – In 5th chain from hook, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in 1 stitch, sk 2 sts, (1dc, ch 1, 1dc) in next stitch, skip 2 sts*, across , (2dc, ch 1 2dc) in 1 st, 1dc in last st.

Row 2 – Rep row 1, beginning with ch 3 and inserting hook in ch 1 spaces of prev. row.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.

For Coconut Candy Pattern: Crochet 5 rows in Pink, 5 Rows White, 5 Rows Green, 5 Rows Yellow, 5 Rows Lavender.  Attach pink to BACK of beginning row and follow pattern going the opposite direction.

If desired, sc around with a single color.

When the blanket is complete, weave in all ends.

Coconut Candy Blanket Detail

pattern detail

This pattern was created for The Linus Connection of Central Texas in 2005.

Happy Crafting!