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My Favorite Things – December

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Welcome to Sewhooked for the final installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month. I’ve loved sharing this quilt with you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining in!

My Favorite Things includes 12 original patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a FOUR BONUS BLOCKS to mix and match your own favorites. You’ll find the finishing instructions below this month’s pattern.

In case you missed it, I talked about My Favorite Things in this week’s Talk to Me Tuesday. My finished quilt (above) was professionally quilted by Sarah’s Sewing Studio.

 

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♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE DECEMBER PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

Deciding what the final patterns were to be was no easy feat! I have a list of a dozen or more things that I kicked around that are also tools and fun crafty things I love. Finally, I decided on Paint, with a bonus Paintbrush pattern.

While I don’t often use paint on a canvas, I do use paint for stencils, the occasional mural, and other fun crafts. I have a whole shelf of paints ready and waiting whenever the need hits!

#throwbackthursday -  the inspiration for the first #projectofdoom #harrypotter #quilt is this mural I painted in my daughter's room when she was 8 years old. She's 21 now. You can find my #pod2015 and #pod2011 patterns for free on sewhooked.com and fando

The mural above was painted for my daughter way back in 2003 or so. It also happens to the inspiration for The Project of Doom, my Harry Potter-inspired book case quilt!

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♥♥♥ Finishing Instructions ♥♥♥

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

Need the whole set? Get all of My Favorite Things here!

Finishing instructions includes fabric amounts, layout instructions for these four quilts using either 6″ or 12″ blocks (with and without Bonus Blocks), as well as everything else you need to know to complete the quilt of your choice. These instructions will be free until January 1, 2017. After that time, they will be available as part of the complete My Favorite Things pattern set in my Craftsy Shop. Print or save before the deadline to get the finishing instructions for free!

Signature Quilt Blocks

Have you participated in this block of the month? Then you are very sweetly invited to make a Signature Block for the My Favorite Things Signature Quilt!

Choose YOUR favorite 6″ block from My Favorite Things (some examples of blocks received are above) & make it with the fabrics of your choice.

Add your name and location. Names can be hand or machine embroidered, added with fabric paint or pen. Please, no iron-on transfers.

Signature blocks are due January 31, 2017. This is not required, but it is much appreciated!

♥ PRINT THIS (Mailing information included) ♥

See photos of my Event Signature Quilt projects.

Previous Patterns from our Block of the Month (BOM):

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

02 February

February 2016 Pattern

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March 2016 Patterns

04 April

April 2016 Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May 2016 Pattern

06 June both

June 2016 Pattern

07 July Fav Things

July 2016 Pattern

08 Aug Fav Things

August 2016 Pattern

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September 2016 Patterns 

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October My Favorite Things – Needle & Thread

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November My Favorite Things – Hot Melt Glue Gun

All patterns for this block of the month have been tested by the ever-fabulous Amber Lowery.

2017-quilt-along

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

Want a chance to win a free copy Paper Piecing Vintage! 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!

Already have PPV? The winner will get the chance to choose a different prize of equal value!  2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

irish flag 2016 Irish Flag

6″ x 8″ paper pieced pattern

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friends! Enjoy two free patterns on me…and don’t forget to wear green!

 

Sharmock

Shamrock

5″ paper pieced pattern

sewhooked.com March Flickr Prize
Our March drawing is for a fun set of fabric from the fabulous Vanda, all the way from South Africa!

The prize includes 20 cotton fabric pieces ranging in size from 5.5″ x 8″ to 10″ x 11″.

Visit Vanda at Quilt in Piece.

Entering to win 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 prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support!

Have a great day!

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

 

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

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

Tomorrow is the very first day of My Favorite Things, my Block of the Month (BOM) to be hosted right here on Sewhooked!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I hope you will find some of your favorites along the way, too!

On the first day of each month, you can download that month’s pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd.  After the first day, each pattern will be available for a $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. The the entire block set will available for sale by December.

FABRIC AMOUNTS (this info is in the pattern)

  • Background Fabric for 12” blocks only = 3 ½ yards
  • Background Fabric for 6” blocks only = 1 ¼ yards.
  • Small amounts of other fabrics needed to complete each block.
  • (yardage includes bonus blocks).
  • Suggested sashing/border amounts will be shared with final (optional!) layouts in December.

NEED PAPER PIECING HELP? I have a page for that!

Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

January 2016 Flickr Prize for sewhooked.com

Want a chance to win a fun, free prize each month during 2016? It’s easy! Make today’s pattern (or any pattern designed by me) and share it with my flickr group. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share! Winners to be announced on the first Friday of each month.

Want to sponsor a prize? Please drop me an email.

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, fun and support! This is absolutely optional and not required to participate in the BOM.

See you tomorrow for the FREE January pattern!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Two New Freebies!

The very lovely and talented Jennifer Rowles put together the amazing Smartphone Quilt Along, now in it’s entirety over on Fandom in Stitches.

As with many of our events on Fandom in Stitches, we ended this one by throwing out an invite to our community to share supplemental designs for the project.

I thought it would be fun to design two of my favorite crafty apps to share with our community.

Both of these patterns are free and can also be found on Fandom in Stitches today as part of the #SMQAL Design Invitational!

Robert Kaufman Quilt Calculator is my go-to app for calculating binding. It has oodles of other features, but that is definitely my favorite!

This free pattern is 10″ Paper Pieced.

Robert Kaufman App pattern tested by Vanda

Tested version by Vanda Chittenden. Thanks, Vanda!

The Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store App has been a lifesaver! I used to always forget my coupons, but now they are always available at the touch of a finger. Woo, technology!

This free pattern is also 10″ Paper Pieced.

Jo-Ann App pattern tested by Vanda

Tested by Vanda!

Want to make a Smartphone quilt? Find more awesome patterns here:

smartphone quilt along

 

Coming in January 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

 

My Favorite Things 2016!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I’ve been teasing the 2016 Sewhooked project for some weeks now and I just can’t wait another day!

Beginning January 1, 2016 and each month for the rest of next year, I will be sharing My Favorite Things!

My Favorite Things will include 12 patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″ as well as a number of bonus blocks to mix and match your own favorites.

On the first day of each month, you’ll have the opportunity to download that month’s pattern for free. After the first day, each pattern will be available for a small fee from my Craftsy Pattern Shop, with the entire block set available for sale by December.

I plan to include instructions for at least one possible layout to create a quilt from your blocks, but knowing me, I will have more than one by the time we get to December!

I hope you’ll join me in 2016 for what I hope will be a super fun event!

My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

Plan to play along? Copy & paste to your blog!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group to Quilt Along with our community in 2016!

I am currently looking for sponsors for monthly giveaways for participants. If you’d like to sponsor a month, please drop me an email.

Happy stitching!

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I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

Coming January 2016

31 Days of Halloween – A Little Haunted

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Welcome back to 31 Days of Halloween!

First thing is first, a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best girlfriend, Jewells!

*throws confetti*

Now, on to business!

Each Friday in October, I’ll be featuring some of my Halloween-inspired patterns that are available for sale in my Craftsy shop. Free Halloween goodness returns tomorrow!

A Little Haunted Wall Hanging

A Little Haunted – now just $2.95 on Craftsy!

9 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ finished

Today, we’re revisiting one of my first-ever patterns made for sale, A Little Haunted.

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This wonky little haunted house was inspired by a piece of artwork drawn by my son when he was still a little kid.

My little kiddo turns 18 in a couple of months, so that was some time ago!

A Little Haunted with owls

A Little Haunted includes all the directions and pattern pieces you need to make the haunted house with boarded up windows or this simplified version, perfect for fussy cutting!

Want a different size? Try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!
@ QuiltCon, 2013

Spotted in the wild! A Little Haunted in the BabyLock Booth at QuiltCon 2013!

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

I still have a couple of copies of Quiltmaker’s Quilts From 100 Blocks in my Etsy shop. Included in this magazine is my quilt pattern, Jewels of the Wind. This quilt was inspired by the birthday girl herself. Thanks, Jewells, for always being an inspiration!

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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31 Days of Halloween – Bats!

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Happy Saturday! Here we are again with another fun, free pattern post for the  31 Days of Halloween!

Today, I’m sharing a fun favorite that is both fandom and very Halloween.

It also makes me think of Sesame Street…

Bats 2014 update

Paper Pieced Bat Pattern

5″ finished (5 1/2″ unfinished)

OR

Get it on Craftsy!

Bat Quilt Idea

How about a fun quilt layout idea? I couldn’t resist!

Yeah, my kids are pretty much grown and I still love Sesame Street.😉

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As a special bonus for my readers, get 50% off Machine Quilting: Free Motion & More until October 15, 12015! Original price is $39.99, get it now for $19.99! Offer good until 10/15/15 @11:59pm MT.

Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!

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