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Free Pattern Friday – Strawberry

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s pattern is a sweet part of a previously published pattern! While designing a block some years ago for Quiltmaker, I started with a simple strawberry. That strawberry eventually ended up topping a piece of cake.

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Yum Yum Strawberry Cake appeared in Vol 9 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

Today’s pattern is just the strawberry, liberated from the cake! It’s a super simple pattern to paper piece, coming in at 6″ finished.

Enjoy!

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This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

Fairy Tale Femmes

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Coming September 11!

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Free Pattern Friday – New HP Alphabet!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

In honor of twenty years of Harry Potter and I shared Harry Potter-inspired patterns all month long.

Today is final July pattern and I do hope you enjoyed this magical month as much as I did!

All of my (always free!) Harry Potter patterns in one place.

 Harry Potter Title Font Alphabet Quilt

Many years ago, I shared this Harry Potter-inspired alphabet. I’ve seen many, many fandom-themed quilts, quilt backs, mini-quilts, and other fun projects using these blocks. These are super easy to recognize because they are inspired by the title fonts from the U.S. book printings, later used in the Harry Potter movies.

Today is the “big one” I promised earlier this week on Talk to Me Tuesday. I’m sharing another book-inspired alphabet, this time from the fonts used for each chapter in the books printed in the U.S.

Included in the document are 26 uppercase letters to paper piece. Each block is 5″ finished but can be enlarged as you desire. Unlike my original set, all the patterns are in one file, complete with Table of Contents!

Now let’s get wordy!

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Harry Potter Inspired Alphabet

(U.S. Chapter Font)

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Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern! Buying patterns gives you something for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

Here are just two of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

Contemplating a future project using #quirkyqweryalphabet. Decisions, decisions! Find it in my @becraftsy #pattern shop. #paperpieced #paperpiecing #foundationpaperpiecing #foundationpieced #paperpiecedalphabet #alphabetquilt Runic Alphabet Sampler

 

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Coming in September!

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TTMT #427 – Keepin’ It Real w/ PPV!

Today I’m pleased to share my Paper Piecing Vintage Halloween top and a few goodies for one of my kiddos. Guest starring my friendly neighborhood garbage truck!

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Coming in September!

 

 

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PPV 2017 – Block 12 & Hall🎃ween Reveal!

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Welcome to the finale of our Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (#PPV2017)!

Before we get to today’s block and the reveal of my Halloween PPV, I’d like to say a very earnest THANK YOU to each and every person who has made a Paper Piecing Vintage quilt. I’ve seen some wonderful photos in the Facebook Group, on Craftsy, in various Talk to Me Tuesday Videos, on Instagram, & Flickr.

BIG thanks to my fabulous pattern tester and dear friend Amber Lowery. She made another PPV even though she had tested the entire pattern in 2014. How’s that for dedication?! Amber is a bona fide rock star!

I designed PPV in late 2013 after my daughter left for her freshman year of college. I’ve long loved vintage-style quilts, many of which are hand pieced. While I love to hand embroider and dabble in hand quilting from time to time, hand piecing is definitely not my thing. I’d much rather paper piece any day of the week. Once I started creating paper pieced patterns inspired by vintage blocks, I couldn’t stop and it followed naturally that I share with the awesome online quilting community.

Thank you, dear friends, for joining me for this round of Paper Piecing Vintage. 🙂

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

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Block 12 (December 2014) is Spinning Puzzle. You can find it beginning on page 57 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.

My 2017 PPV Halloween Quilt Block

Block 12 - Spinning Puzzle

My final Halloween PPV block is, I think, my favorite. I adore the lime green background with the happy little ghosts. I did a little bit of fussy cutting to get the secondary fabric moving in the right direction. It’s worth it for the “spin.”

 

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As you may remember, this was my original plan for my Halloween version of the PPV. I added cornerstones to the inside sections. These are not in the original design but are easy to achieve by making the long horizontal sashing the same length as the short vertical sashing. The black cornerstones are the squares in the same width as the sashing.

 

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Here it is! My lovely, yummy, Halloween-y Paper Piecing Vintage top!
I loved every minute of working on this project. I loved your enthusiasm for your own fabrics and blocks. I loved pulling out my stockpile of cute Halloween fabric. I loved cutting and fussy cutting. I loved piecing. It was a genuine joy to work on and I’m thrilled to have the top ready to quilt.
I think the thing I love most about this project is that unless you look closely at the fabrics, it just look slike a fun, colorful quilt. The “Halloween” of it is subtle, which is exactly what I was going for.
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My cornerstones are the August bonus block in the complete PPV pattern. Even here, I managed to use a few scraps of Halloween fabric!
The piano keys are all made from leftovers from my blocks. There’s a little bit of everything in there and I used almost every scrap of my fun Halloween fabric and black & white prints!
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I had EVERY intention of having my quilt finished for this post, but I decided that I really, really wanted spiderwebs in the quilting.

Spiderwebs are something I had never done before and I decided at the last minute that I didn’t just need to, but that I SHOULD practice before attempting them on my PPV. Sometimes it’s hard to wait to work on the Real Deal, but I really do what this quilt to be special and as well done as I can make it.

It just so happens that I had a small Harry Potter Bookcase/Project of Doom quilt top pieced from donated blocks made by members of the PoD Facebook group that was ready to quilt.

I spent most of my weekend practicing. My spiderwebs are inspired by this tutorial by Lori Kennedy.  I used glow-in-the-dark thread gifted to me by my BFF and boy does it GLOW! One of the upsides to using the same thread I’m planning to use for my PPV is that I found that I needed to slow waaaay down in order to keep the glow-in-the-dark thread from breaking. I’m a bit of a speed demon when I sew, and that isn’t always the best choice for the thread.

As of right now, my PPV is on my Gracie King frame and ready to quilt! When it’s quilted & bound, I’ll share a finished photo here for you all, and of course, I will talk about it on on Talk to Me Tuesday.

If you’d like to follow my daily quilting adventures (and my cats, let’s be honest here!), be sure to follow me on Instagram.

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Have you shared your PPV signature block? 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.

Now that PPV has concluded, you are cordially invited to join me for the next Sewhooked Quilt Along and my very first entirely free Sewhooked QAL brought to you thanks to our Patreon Patrons!

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Rainbow Cascade, is a FREE Quilt Along for a brand new quilt pattern designed by yours truly to take place September 2017 – April 2018!

Rainbow Cascade QAL coming to sewhooked.com September 2017!

Rainbow Cascade is unlike any quilt I’ve designed or any quilt along I’ve hosted. It’s a single pattern quilt that is all about COLOR!

The quilt along will include 5 quilt sizes so you can make your version as big or small as you like. We’ll be piecing our blocks in a cascade so you can watch your own quilt grow from the corner out.

I will keep the Second & Fourth Monday schedule we’ve had for PPV, so even if you’re making the biggest quilt (70″ x 80″), you will never need to piece more than 4 blocks in a two week period.

I myself will be using Rainbow Cascade as a stash busting project. I’ll release fabric amounts in August so you can pull (or purchase!) fabric for your own version of Rainbow Cascade!

I very much hope you’ll play along for fun and rainbow-themed piecing!

As during PPV, you will find Quilty Fun & Prizes in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

 

patreonRainbow Cascade, will be entirely free thanks to Patreon Patrons! Become a Sewhooked Patron to help support more free patterns & events!

 

I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

 

Happy sewing!
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Free Pattern Friday – Love Flag!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

After YEARS and years of being asked to do so, I have created a Sewhooked Suggestion Box! The Suggestion Box is a way for you to suggest pattern ideas directly to me.  I can’t make any promises that I can (or will) create a design from every suggestion, but I will do my level best to take them all seriously.

You can find the Sewhooked Suggestion Box linked in the main menu at the top of this page. More details at the link.

Today’s pattern, Love Flag was a special request that went something like this, “I really wish a pattern like this existed…”

Well, now it does! It’s super simple to paper piece and finishes 6″ x 9″.

Extra special thanks to my Instagram followers for the encouragement and to Jessica for testing!

Enjoy. ♥
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Beautifully tested by @sharkgoddess3 on Instagram!

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FINAL post on Monday!!

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

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Happening Now on Fandom in Stitches!

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 never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Sea Turtle

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Did you know I have a thing about turtles?

I love turtles. I have turtle fabric, plush turtles, turtle doo-dads, and turtle geegaws.

Thanks to my sister, I even have a turtle niece!

Also, turtle patterns!

I originally created the cleverly-named Sea Turtle for a swap back in 2007. This sweet guy has been updated for 2017 with more defined flippers and a new (optional!) two-tone look.

Sea TurtleOriginal Sea Turtle from 2007

The new version of Sea Turtle can be made as a 6″ or 10″ finished block. Make him one color or use the pattern shading to make him a lovely two color turtle.

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What can you do with a sea turtle? How about making several in 10″ and combining them with a simple pieced block for a sweet child-sized quilt?

This quilt was mocked up for your viewing pleasure using Electric Quilt. 🙂

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Stop by Sewhooked on Monday for the next to last PPV block reminder!

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!

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 never required, but it is fun!

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PPV 2017 – Block 11 & Rainbow Cascade Announcement!

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

JUST ONE MORE BLOCK AND WE ARE DONE! It’s been an amazing time so far and I’m thrilled that you have been quilting along with me!

Find Quilty Fun & Prizes in the Sewhooked Facebook Group

As our second round of PPV nears completion, I’ve been hard at work on the next Sewhooked Quilt Along and my very first entirely free Sewhooked QAL brought to you thanks to our Patreon Patrons!

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I’m very proud to announce Rainbow Cascade, A FREE Quilt Along for a brand new quilt pattern designed by yours truly to take place September 2017 – April 2018!

Rainbow Cascade is unlike any quilt I’ve designed or any quilt along I’ve hosted. It’s a single pattern quilt that is all about COLOR!

The quilt along will include 5 quilt sizes so you can make your version as big or small as you like. We’ll be piecing our blocks in a cascade so you can watch your own quilt grow from the corner out.

I will keep the Second & Fourth Monday schedule we’ve had for PPV, so even if you’re making the biggest quilt (70″ x 80″), you will never need to piece more than 4 blocks in a two week period.

I myself will be using Rainbow Cascadas a stash busting project. I’ll release fabric amounts in August so you can pull (or purchase!) fabric for your own version of Rainbow Cascade!!

I very much hope you’ll play along for fun and rainbow-themed piecing!

As during PPV, you will find Quilty Fun & Prizes in the Sewhooked Facebook Group.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program, Paper Piecing Vintage!

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The following is the November 2014 block (Block 11 for us) made for my 1930’s vintage fabric-inspired version of this quilt (above).

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Today’s pattern, Block 11 (November 2014), is Vestibule. You can find it beginning on page 53 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 11 - Vestibule

The Vestibule block is another really fun one to use with tiny prints! I had a single square of this purple eyeball fabric and I used every smidgen of it! The white with tiny sprinkles was a 2″ strip of fabric left from another project. I do love how they go together!

The next PPV post will reveal my final Halloween block and my entire PPV Halloween Quilt! It’s almost pieced and I’ve been loving every minute of it!

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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.

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

patreonOur next event, Rainbow Cascade, will be entirely free thanks to Patreon Patrons! Become a Sewhooked Patron to help support more free patterns & events!

I’ll see you tomorrow for Talk to Me Tuesday!

Happy sewing!
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