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Free Pattern Friday – Metroid Charts


At last and as promised, the Metroid charts are here!

metroid quilt final

Earlier this month, I finished the quilt above, dubbed “Quilt-Roid.”  See my Talk to Me Tuesday about it here.

Below, I share the charts for Samus (the tough lady shown here in yellow) and the Metroid (the creepy little critter in the top right).

Please note, this is NOT a pattern for the entire quilt. These are charts to piece the two characters with some additional suggestions and information. You can use this to make something similar to what I did or use the charts in your own creations.

I’m planning to use just the head part of the Samus pattern sometime soon to make a cushion for my Metroid-loving daughter.

Find my Fandom-themed patterns here on Sewhooked under Free Quilt Patterns: Free Fandom Quilt Patterns. I will also be posting this to Fandom in Stitches in the near future. It’s in the rather long queue!

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Pre-cut your fabric squares to save time.

#metroid progress! #samus

I like to print my chart and then break it into smaller chunks so that I don’t get overwhelmed.

I start from the left and work my way across, marking off what I’ve done as I go so I don’t get lost.

Some tiny #chainpiecing! #metroidquilt

Chain piecing is EVERYTHING.

After a week of not much sewing I've made some good progress on the #metroidquilt! I'm keeping the wrap up a surprise until it's complete and gifted to @spleenarinobambino. I hope to have it ready to quilt today. #tinypiecing #solids #chainpiecing


I chain piece from the top down, keeping the threads between the rows intact so that nothing will be out of place. When the rows are together, go back and sew together the horizontal seams, matching seams.

It's time to make #homemade spray starch! My preferred recipe is 1/4 cup liquid starch, 2 oz vodka, 10 drops of lavender and approximately 4 cups of distilled water. #spraystarch

Use my homemade spray starch for a smooth, flat finish. I find this especially useful when working with solids. Recipe adapted from one shared years ago by my friend Linda.

  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • 2 oz plain/non-flavored vodka (If you don’t have vodka and don’t want a whole bottle, a sample size bottle works great!)
  • 10 – 12 drops of lavender
  • approximately 3.5 cups of distilled water in a 32 oz spray bottle

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TTMT #474 – Metroid & Firepits!

This was one of those videos where I thought I had nothing to show and then I did! ♥


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TTMT #473 – Tiny UPdate

Happy Tuesday! I have a tiny update with a tiny amount to share!

Diamonds in the Rails tutorial on Friday…promise! ♥


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TTMT #373 – Galaxy Begins

100 Blocks Vol 13

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 13 from my Etsy shop.

At the time this was posted, there were just a few copies of Vol. 13 remaining. There is also a limited supply of Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2015, now on clearance sale for $3.99. This special issue includes my quilt pattern, Jewels of the Wind.

Due to real life taking over with my son’s college orientation this week and lots going on leading up to my foot surgery next week, I have not yet had the opportunity to arrange for a June prize. There will absolutely be one, though I don’t quite know what it is yet!

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!

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

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

Hoppity Frog

Frogger Pixel Quilt


Today is Make it Mosaic over on Fandom In Stitches. There was HUGE excitement when I first posted the Challenge, but it we only had a tiny turn out. Even so, the entries received were super cute and I appreciate each one!

Make It Mosaic quilt block challenge on fandominstitches.com photo makeitmosaic_zps6c1e54e9.jpg

Most of the time when we have a Challenge or Event on FiS, I’m the organizer. I still like to participate even though it would be silly to award myself, so if there are enough minutes to squeeze out of the day, I’ll whip something up to share.

Frogger Pixel QuiltWith that in mind, I created this fun Frogger design! I didn’t play video games much as a kid, but when I did, I tended to play Frogger. My game abilities are limited, as was my pocket money as a kid, so I focused every quarter on the same game in the hopes that I would improve and not completely waste the dollar bills I had to spend at the Putt Putt!

Also, Frogger is just cute.

Frogger Pixel Quilt
Frogger (free pattern!)
12 x 12 Grid
24″ as shown
Made from 2 1/2″ squares. You can adapt it to your own needs by increasing or decreasing the patch sizes.
There is also a possibility that I spent a bit of time getting splatted by cars as I tried to safely navigate my frog across the road. It was research, I swear it was research! Play Frogger for free here.
Stop by Sewhooked on November 20, 2014 for more about my block and a fun giveaway!
Looking to buy Quiltmaker Magazine? Here’s an easy link for current and past issues! I will also have a limited supply of signed copies for sale in my Etsy store once this issue has been released.

Tree Trimming


In November, share ANY project designed by me (from Craftsysewhooked.com,fandominstitches.com, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!



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