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TTMT #487 – Travel & Change

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TTMT #486 – All ’bout that Swap!

  • Talk to Me Tuesday, the online video community I belong to where the swap took place. Want to join us in making videos? Just let me know!
  • Framed! An older TTMT video of mine with me sitting in front of my actual frame. (Thanks to Pren who asked if this video exists!)
  • Link to a video by Grace Frame Company that shows the frame set-up I have.
  • The Linus Connection, the local blanket making charity I volunteer for.
  • Hocus Pocus Quilt Along begins tomorrow on Fandom in Stitches!
  • Hocus Pocus Quilt Along Facebook Group (#hocuspocusqal)



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PPV 2017 – Block 10

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Welcome back to our Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

We’re nearing the end of our event…just one more month to go!

On June 12, the date of our next block post, I’ll be announcing the next Sewhooked Quilt Along with a brand new purpose-designed pattern. We begin in September!

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.

A reminder of how this Quilt Along works:

PPV was my 2014 Block of the Month. This project was inspired by old-fashioned, hand-pieced quilt blocks. Because I LOVE paper piecing, I couldn’t help but create my own versions of traditional patterns I love using my favorite technique.

Quilting along with us is easy! The Paper Piecing Vintage quilt pattern already exists, so you don’t have to anxiously await each pattern to be released.

We’re making this quilt together, one block at a time, as a group. We’ll be making two blocks a month. I’ll prompt you on the second and fourth Monday to remind you which block to work on next. With a little work and a little luck, we’ll have a finished quilt top by the end of June!

Get the completed quilt pattern (more info below) from CRAFTSY or ETSY for $10. If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

A Note from Jennifer:

Individual blocks now available by popular demand: If you want to make just one or two blocks from the set, I am releasing these patterns individually as we go. (Link to purchase Block 9 below.)


The following is the October 2014 block (Block 10for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

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Today’s pattern, Block 10 (October 2014), is Round the Log Cabin. You can find it beginning on page 48 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

All patterns for PPV are 6″ & 12″ (w/o seam allowance). The size you make is up to you.

The vintage version (above) is from my 2014 PPV.

My 2017 PPV Halloween Quilt Block

Block 10 - Round the Log Cabin

I’ve been saving this tiny candy print especially for Round the Log Cabin. All I can say bout this one is YUM, YUM, YUM! It’s hard to choose a favorite block, but I really do love this one!

Here are all of my Halloween PPV blocks so far:

They’ve turned out even more fun than I could have imagined!


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This is my color inspiration, created in EQ (subject to change as I quilt along!).

Since I’m using a lot of Halloween scraps, I’m also cutting the piano keys as I go from the leftover fabrics from each block. It will be a huge time saver at the end!

If you’d like to do a little planning, too, there is a coloring page included in the complete pattern on page 64.

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…


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What do you get for your $10?

  • Updated for 2017
  • 12 vintage-inspired block of the month designs (6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns included)
  • piecing instructions for each block
  • 3 bonus patterns (2 available only in the set!)
  • layout instructions for two quilt sizes using all 12 blocks (in either 6″ or 12″)
  • Bonus instructions for the optional piano key border (shown).

Quilt sizes:

  • 12″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 44″ x 58″ (with bonus border – 56″ x 70″)
  • 6″ blocks with 2″ sashing – 26″ x 34″ (with bonus border – 32″ x 40″)

Fabric Amounts needed for this project (this information is also in the BOM pattern):

For 12″ blocks:

  • 1 1/2 yards Background Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards Color 1 Fabric
  • 1 1/4″ yards Color 2 Fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards Sashing Fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 1 1/3 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

For 6″ blocks:

  • 3/4 yards Background Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 1 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Color 2 Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Sashing fabric (for 2″ sashing), optional
  • 3/4 yards (total) of multiple fabrics for optional piano key border (divide the amount across the number of fabrics you wish to use)

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage? Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber and many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required to quilt along.

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Happy sewing!

As Wonky As You Want To be

Wonky Log Cabin

As I’ve gone through my older patterns the last few weeks, I find myself remembering how much I liked certain blocks. Some, for their complexity, Wonky Log Cabin, for it’s simplicity.

Log cabin blocks of all shapes and sizes are very common in the quilting world, so I wasn’t reinventing the wheel with this pattern, but it was simple and fun and fast to make.

I used the block in a sampler quilt, which was donated to The Linus Connection.

Upon revisiting the picture of this bloc, I started wondering what the repeat would create, much like I wondered with Slightly Twisted. Enter my handy-dandy quilting software,  EQ7.

wonky mock up

Free Pattern – Wonky Log Cabin

I re-drafted my original pattern (which was itself drafted in Photoshop), and colored it in pleasing light/dark fabrics, much as the original had been.

wonky log layout 2

I then began to create repeats. For this bloc, I turned the more lavender of the purples inside, creating a cool medallion effect with a center star.

wonky log layout 1

By continuing to turn the blocks, the center star from the first layout can be repeated throughout the quilt.

wonky log layout 3

Add even more blocks for a striking continuous pattern.

Like I said above, I’m not re-inventing the wheel here. Log cabin quilts are both traditional and popular, but add just a little slant to the logs in the block and all kind of interesting designs and shapes can emerge!