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Paper Piecing Vintage: March

Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Hello, March!

I’ve continued to be thrilled with each and every Paper Piecing Vintage block photo that you all have shared. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

Today, we have the third installment in our Block of the Month: Ice Cream Bowl. 

Ice Cream Bowl is a classic pineapple quilt block. The “bowl” comes from the color placement and the optical illusion that it creates.

Not only are pineapple blocks one of my all-time favorite quilt blocks, a smaller version of this block is my go-to pattern for teaching beginners!

As with all the blocks from PPVIce Cream Bowl is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

As a bonus this month, there is a simplified 6″ pattern included for those of you not wanting to piece quite so many pineapple leaves! Want to make it 12″? Just print, cut in fourths, copy at 200% then glue or tape together!

Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Ice Cream Bowl, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Here are a few helpful hints:

  • Pre-cut strips for the “leaves.” 1″ works great for the 12″ pineapple and the bonus 6″ block. 3/4″ is plenty for the 6″ version.
  • Once you get a few rounds out from the center, you can prepare all four “leaves” at once (shown above). Instead of stitching one line at a time, stitch one, pull thread a little out from your machine, turn the pattern, then stitch the next until you’ve finished all four!
  • If making the 6″ block, make your life much easier by trimming seam allowances to 1/8″. That will reduce bulk and make it easier to work with.
  • Enjoy!

Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes (plus the occasional bonus, like this month!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year so far are included when you download.

Be sure to stop back by the first of each month for the latest Paper Piecing Vintage block.  Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long!

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my full-length workshop, shared free right here on Sewhooked!

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Paper Piecing Vintage: February

Paper Piecing Vintage BOM February Welcome to February! Is it just me, or did January seem to last forever? Maybe it’s just the excitement I’ve felt over every single Paper Piecing Vintage block that you wonderful people have shared! Today, I’d like to introduce you to the second installment in our Block of the Month: Come Fly Away. This block was inspired by a quilt I saw years ago but have never forgotten. I’ve recreated the block as best I can from memory. The name is my own and I hope you enjoy this sweet and simple chevron block! As with all the blocks from PPV, Come Fly Away is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes, entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! Paper Piecing Vintage BOM February

Come Fly Away, designed & pieced by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

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Be sure to stop back by the first of each month for the latest Paper Piecing Vintage block.  Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long!

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my full-length workshop, shared free right here on Sewhooked!

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One Block Fun – The King’s Crows

january one block quilt - red & white

On January 1, I shared the very first block in Paper Piecing Vintage: The King’s Crows.

Paper Piecing Vintage is a block of the month and there are 12 blocks in the quilt, but there’s no reason that each block can’t feature in a quilt of it’s own!

I had lots of fun playing with this idea for each month’s design and will share those with you as the year goes along.

Enjoy these ideas for fun layouts, all using the 12″ version of January’s PPV block.

And, in case you wonder…

january one block quilt 1

Vintage-inspired patterns on white with cornerstones.

january one block quilt 2

Blue and Black, one of my favorite combos!

january one block quilt 3

Blue and Yellow: hello, sunshine!

january one block quilt 4

There must be purple. Always purple!
january one block quilt 5

This one makes me think of ice, and I LOVE the floating cornerstones!

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I’m around to answer questions, there are special, Facebook-only bonuses and I am happy to help you figure out your colors!

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long!

I’ll be back on January 7 for my first  Talk to Me Tuesday of 2014! I hope to see you then!

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Paper Piecing Vintage: January

Paper Piecing Vintage - January

Happy New Year!

Let’s get this year started right: with fabric and fun!

Introducing The King’s Crows, the very first block from Paper Piecing Vintage, my very special Block of the Month with patterns available exclusively through Craftsy!

The King’s Crows is inspired by a hand-pieced, hand drawn block by the same name that I found in a quilt catalog from the 1800s.

As with all the blocks from PPV, The King’s Crows is entirely paper pieced a both 6″ and 12″ patterns.

Already registered? Download your updated BOM file now!

Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes, entirely paper pieced for one awesome price!

Paper Piecing Vintage - January

The King’s Crows, designed & pieced by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

Sign up for Paper Piecing Vintage now!

Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group and piece with friends!

Join me every Tuesday in 2014 for  Talk to Me Tuesday and the first of each month for the latest Paper Piecing Vintage block!

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long!

A very happy New Year, my friends…let’s make this quilt (and many more!!)!

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TTMT #239 – A Little Excited

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Featured Pattern: Tree Trimming, $8 on Craftsy!

PPV Pre-Registration is live!

Pre-registration for Paper Piecing Vintage is now live!

Today through December 31, registration is half-price, just $6!

Each pattern comes in 6″ and 12″. The 6″ patterns are full color and the 12″ patterns are grayscale to help save on ink.

That’s six bucks for 24 patterns plus layout instructions!’

The pre-registration download for Paper Piecing Vintage includes fabric amounts for both block sizes and how to get your update on January 1.

Want more information? Everything you need to know is on the listing on Craftsy!

Who’s excited? I’m excited!

Click here to grab the html for these fun badges

or copy and paste the images directly to your blog!

We have TWO winners for a free copy of the January pattern! Our winners will receive the actual January 2014 block of the month document, a preview of what’s to come. Congratulations and thanks to you both for commenting!

Our winners!

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Do you Facebook? Join our spiffy new group for Paper Piecing Vintage and quilt with friends during 2014! I will be posting exclusing content to the group, including alternative color schemes!

See you later today for TTMT!

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Paper Piecing Vintage – Coming in 2014!

Let’s face it, when I get ready to sew, paper piecing is what I love best.

There’s this other thing, too: I’ve always wanted to make a vintage-inspired sampler quilt.

After years of contemplating the idea of paper piecing vintage blocks and considering what blocks I personally would most like to include in a quilt like this, the idea has solidified.

Please join me beginning January 1, 2014

for a very special year-long event:

Paper Piecing Vintage - a Block of the Month Sample

This will be a for purchase Block of the Month (BOM) through my Craftsy store that includes each month’s block in two pattern sizes: 6″ & 12″.

The entire quilt is designed in two colors with a solid background. Can you make it scrappy? ABSOLUTELY!

If you sign up in December, you will get a super duper special discount, because honestly, I want you to play along. Quilting is more fun when we do it together!

The best part? You only need to sign up once:

It works like this: 

  • Once you’ve paid, you’ll receive a notification from Craftsy to download your pattern.
  • One the first of each month, I will update Paper Piecing Vintage on Craftsy.
  • You will receive notification from Craftsy that the updated pattern is available.
  • Download and print the pattern for each month’s block in the size of your choice.
  • That’s one payment, one time for the entire 12 month series; that’s 24 patterns total, each of the 12 patterns in two sizes, all for one price.
  • Any questions? Ask! I’m just a comment away. 😉

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Remember, buying a pattern from time to time helps keep my free content free, and I LOVE to share free content!

Sign ups begin December 3!

Do you think you might play along? Let me know in comments before December 3 and I will give two lucky commenters a free copy of the first month’s pattern!

Do you Facebook? Join our spiffy new group for Paper Piecing Vintage and quilt with friends during 2014!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Don’t miss my Blog Hop Party post with a fun giveaway, a free project and a special, limited time coupon for blog hoppers!

Movember is almost over, but there’s still time to buy Mustachio! Remember, I’m donating $1 to Movember for each pattern set sold during November!

Thanks for hopping, I hope you’ll stop by again soon!

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