Tag Archives: memory quilt

TTMT #660 – Memories in Fabric

In which I share the two finished memory quilts. Time was of the essence in this project. It’s very emotional for me, but I know it will be a million times more emotional for the family and I didn’t want to make them wait. I also talk about TTMT friends who’ve come back and some who I was lucky enough to chat with.


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TTMT #659 – Big Projects

In which I talk about the big projects I keep referring to and show one small UFO finish. Also Iliad!


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Free Pattern Friday – Sweet Reflections Quilt


Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Years and years ago, I put aside a box of fabrics I’d made from my kid’s clothing to eventually make a quilt. This was SO long ago, I wasn’t even a quilter yet.

Flour sack 9 patch

My Grannie had done something similar. She’d cut the fabric scraps from flour sacks and worn out clothing into 2 1/2″ patches (with a template and scissors!) and those would go in a cardboard box to make nine patches (above).

Grannie's Nine Patch

After Grannie passed away, I inherited the treasure box full of nine patches, eventually making the quilt you see here.

sweet patches

My own 2 1/2″ patches are a bit lumpy bumpy, because at some point in the past, long before I was a quilter, I sewed the fabrics together in irregular chunks, with the idea of eventually making a quilt. Instead of picking all those pieces apart, I cut them, as they were, into 2 1/2″ pieces.

It’s all part of the story.

sweet patchwork

Sweet Reflections is a traditionally pieced quilt made from two simple blocks. You’ll get a continuous checkerboard pattern when the two different blocks are used together.

Now, I obviously didn’t invent patchwork quilts. I’m not in any way taking credit for reinventing the wheel, but I do hope you find these simple instructions useful and maybe even inspiring!

This pattern is dedicated to Jennifer Rowles for her accidental reminder on Talk to Me Tuesday that some really special fabrics were waiting for a little love!

I’m planning to make a couple of these blocks per week, in between all of the other crazy things I’m working on. It’s a peaceful, easy to make block and I hope very much that you enjoy it as much as I have!

The blocks are 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance), traditionally pieced. Chain pieced if you like! Make one, or make a whole quilt. Directions to make a 56″ x 66″ quilt included.

I’d love to see how you use Sweet Reflections. Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes. It’s a great place to share!

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Print or Save from Google Drive

sweet reflections quilt

This is, more or less, my goal, just a bit more scrappy!

Football With LacesFootball with Laces is just one of the many patterns in my Etsy Pattern Shop!

Help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However you choose to support me, whether it’s with pattern purchases or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Etsy Pattern Shop!

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Quilt along or work at your own pace.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as with many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!


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TTMT #401 -End of 2016

My Favorite Things #favthingsbom now available as a set in my Craftsy shop! #bom #paperpieced #somanyoptions

60” x 72” (for 12” blocks) or 30” x 36” (for 6” blocks)

The entire set of My Favorite Things patterns, January – December, plus bonus blocks, and these four layouts in two sizes is available in one .zip file in my Craftsy Shop. Prefer Etsy? The set is available there, too.


Thanks to your feedback & requests, Paper Piecing Vintage will be returning as a Quilt Along during the first half of 2017!

Coming January 2017 to fandominstitches.com

Fairy Tale Femmes

Fairy Tale Femmes, a magical Sunbonnet Sue block set to paper piece, is the prize for December 2016! Want a chance to win a free copy ? Simply share your Sewhooked project photos with my Flickr group (any project designed by me). You’ll have one chance to win for each project photo you share!

Want to keep sharing? 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group!


TTMT #387 – Going Places!


My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016!


Coming October 2016 to fandominstitches.com!
The September 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Mustachio! 12 Mustaches to Paper Piece. Just in time for Movember!
Get it on Craftsy or Etsy!

Entering to win the 201 6 monthly prize is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked Flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll have one chance to win for each photo you share!

Want to sponsor a 2016 prize? Please drop me an email!