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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 3

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

A little explanation::

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 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…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 3 below.)

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The following is the March 2014 block (Block 3 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

See a video about the original PPV!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Today’s pattern, Block 3 (March 2014), is Ice Cream Bowl. You can find it beginning on page 10 in Paper Piecing Vintage, or you can purchase JUST this block pattern here.

We also have a bonus block this week, which is a larger scale version of the same Ice Cream Bowl (see my Halloween block!).

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.

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My 2017 PPV Halloween Quilt Block

Since I wanted to be able to see the toads in the Halloween fabric I was using, I opted for the 6″ bonus block pattern on page 15 enlarged to 12″ using Adobe Reader. The bonus block is also included here for those of you that just want this one pattern. I was working with a scrap of fabric and was just a tiny bit short, so I supplemented with a similar tonal purple for the last round. I’m quite pleased with the result!

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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…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Join me later this week for Free Pattern Friday, right here on Sewhooked!

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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Free Pattern Friday – Woven Heart

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Hello, friends! Welcome once again to Free Pattern Friday!

I am so glad you enjoyed last week’s pattern, Mug O Love!

In honor of Valentine’s Day next week, and because I’m loving your response to Free Pattern Friday, I have a brand new freebie for you: Woven Heart.

This is a 6″ pattern to paper piece. It includes instructions to create a Woven or Checkered effect. Enjoy!

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Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

Want a different size? Check out how to enlarge & reduce quilt patterns using Adobe Reader!

We also have a special bonus free pattern from Designer Anita McDowell (aka QueenOfCreative)! When she shared this block with me, I couldn’t help but notice how great minds think alike, so I asked if I could share her design today along with Woven Heart. Enjoy!

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Patch Up My Heart

5″ or 10″ paper pieced

by Anita McDowell

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Mug O Love

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Hello, my amazing friends! Thank you so much for your very positive response to Free Pattern Friday!

I’ll keep at it as long as you continue to enjoy it. 🙂

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Mug O Love is a 5″ pattern originally designed for the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop + Giveaways hosted by Michele from The Quilting Gallery. It still makes me think warm thoughts of my favorite beverages.

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

Want a different size? Check out how to enlarge & reduce quilt patterns using Adobe Reader!

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Perennial Pleasures

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Over the years, I’ve designed a lot of patterns, some for myself, some for friends or events. If I were to guess (which I totally am!), I’d say I have as many (or more!) free patterns as I do for sale patterns. It might not be the best business strategy, but it satisfies my need to share. Your pattern purchases keep me in fabric and out of trouble, so I don’t have much to complain about. 😉

To make a long story short, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the many, many free patterns I’ve designed over the years, with a smattering of new ones thrown in. Because I’m a sucker for alliteration, we’ll do it on Fridays.

Free Pattern Friday has a nice ring to it!

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Originally designed for the Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop, hosted right here on Sewhooked back in 2012, Perennial Pleasures seems like a great place to start. Originally shared on my birthday, this 10″ block includes pattern pieces for a butterfly or a glass of wine, the choice is up to you!

Get this free pattern on Craftsy

or

Save/Print from Google Drive

Need help paper piecing? Check out this page of resources I curated just for you!

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

Want to connect with other quilters working on Paper Piecing Vintage and other Sewhooked projects?

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will my awesome pattern tester Amber along with many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is not required, but it is fun!

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PPV 2017 Quilt Along Block 2

Posts on this blog post contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support. ♥

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

A little explanation::

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 (previously $12). If you already own this pattern, you are ready to go!

You’ve asked, and it’s happening…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 2 below.)

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The following is the February block (Block 2 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

See a video about the original PPV!

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Today’s pattern, Block 2 (February 2014), is Come Fly Away. You can find it beginning on page 7 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.

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My 2017 PPV Halloween quilt block.

This week’s block includes some Halloween scraps I’ve saved for ages! If you look closely at the green fabric, you’ll see that there are witch’s undergarments in there. Do I love this version of Come Fly Away? YES I DO!

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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…

CRAFTSY or ETSY

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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.

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

Happy sewing! Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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

My Favorite Things – March

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

Welcome back to Sewhooked for the fourth installment of My Favorite Things, my 2016 Block of the Month!

My Favorite Things includes 12 brand new patterns to paper piece in both 6″ and 12″, as well as a FOUR BONUS BLOCKS to mix and match your own favorites!

These patterns are MY Favorite Things, but I very much hope that you will find some of your favorite things in the mix.

***IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HOW THIS BOM WORKS***

The first day of each month in 2016 is FREE PATTERN DAY. At that time, you can download* the monthly BOM pattern for free from 8am CST on the 1st to 8am CST on the 2nd (i.e. 1/1/16 – 1/2/16).  After that time, each pattern will be available for $2 from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. Bonus blocks will be included at no additional cost every three months.

*Please note that you will need to save or print on Free Pattern Day. The free pattern link will expire after 24 hours.

Every three months, our BOM includes a bonus pattern! TODAY is that day!

 

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♥ ♥ ♥ GET THE MARCH PATTERN ♥ ♥ ♥

It’s lucky March and today I have two more of My Favorite Things to share with you: Scissors & a Rotary Cutter. No quilter’s supplies would be complete without these two beauties cutting tools.

Pattern document includes two – 6″ & 12″ fully color paper pieced patterns as well as sewing order for both blocks.

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Here are (most!) of my favorite cutting tools. I have a few more goodies tucked away in my “to go” sewing kit, including my first ever rotary cutter, a Fiskar gifted to me by my quilter Mom.

I keep a 45mm Olfa for paper and one for fabric, moving my old blade from fabric to paper until it’s given all it’s got! The third cutter is used for specialty blades.

Time for a new #olfa blade! I retire down...old fabric blade becomes paper piecing blade. When that one is shot, it goes in an old powder compact. When it's time to toss, I tape the whole thing closed to (hopefully!) avoid damaging anyone.

Safety Tip: Store old rotary blades in a container. When it’s full, tape it up before disposing.

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Need to catch up? Our patterns so far are available in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

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February 2016 Pattern

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Every pattern for this BOM has been tested by both myself

and Amber Lowery, friend and awesomesauce pattern tester!

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In December I will release instructions for FOUR layouts (all of them optional, of course!) that you can use for your My Favorite Things.

Each layout lists fabric amounts for four quilts using either 6″ or 12″ blocks with and without Bonus Blocks.

♥ PRINT Optional Layouts, Fabric Amounts & Quilt Along Information ♥

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 01 with sixteen blocks and two background fabrics

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My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 02 with sixteen blocks and one background fabric

16 My Favorite Things Blocks

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 03 with twelve blocks and two background fabrics

12 My Favorite Things Blocks

My Favorite Things BOM Quilt Layout 04 with twelve blocks and one background fabric plus solid blocks

12 My Favorite Things Blocks

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

sewhooked.com February 2016 Flickr prize

Our February drawing will be for a custom quilt label professionally embroidered by Sarah’s Sewing Studio (photo soon!). Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. You’ll be entered to win for each photo you share!

Want a quilt label? Get your own custom label for $9.95 (as shown with your name and recipient’s name) or $14.95 for additional text (for example, the name of your quilter). A two color option is also available. Contact Sarah’s Sewing Studio for more info. Make sure to tell her I sent you!

The March winner will be announced Friday, March 4, 2016!

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.

Happy stitching!

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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