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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 12 Blog Tour


Welcome to my post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 12 Blog Tour!

I’m extra excited to share today’s patterns because it’s not only one of my favorite things I’ve shared with Quiltmaker, but it’s one of my favorite patterns that I’ve ever designed!

I had such fun creating this block and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Be sure to keep reading to the end to find out how to be entered to win today’s prize!

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

Here it is: Special Delivery!

You’ll find this red-wearing fella and his sleigh full of presents on page 19 of Vol. 12.

See more of my Sunbonnet Sue designs.

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016 To add a to the fun, I embellished my block with hand embroidery (patterns included in the magazine).

Special Delivery block by Jennifer Ofenstein, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, 2016

How about a snowflake? Here in Austin, Texas, it’s likely to be the only snow I see this year!

I also had a lot of fun playing with Special Delivery and combining this block with some of my other designs to see what kind of fun quilt layouts I could come up with.

Here are two of my favorites:

Table Runner idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

Here, Special Delivery meets my reindeer block, On, Dasher! for a fun Christmas-themed table runner.

Quilt idea with Special Delivery and On, Dasher! by Jennifer Ofenstein

This layout is a bit more ambitious, with the same number of blocks as the table runner, but with the reindeer set in an arc. I just love this idea! Imagine this with a fun snowflake print fabric or lovely hand embroidered embellishments like oodles of snowflakes and reins for the reindeer team!

On, Dasher! A paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Like On, Dasher? You can find him in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

Just like all of my patterns, Special Delivery and the above fun layouts were designed in EQ.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 12, Fall 2015

And now, I have the pleasure of giving away a free copy of this issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!  

To enter to win, share your favorite winter activity in comments. Easy peasy!

Only comments that include contact information will be eligible to win.

Winner to be contacted Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Get a personalized copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 12 from my Etsy shop. My supplies are limited, so order now!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour!


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Quilts From 100 Blocks Giveaway!

TOMORROW is a very big day! 

TWO big things (and one little thing) are happening that I just have to share!

First of all, after months of planning, the EQ7: Seasons Row Along will officially begin!

*throws confetti*

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

As though THAT is not enough excitement for one day, Quiltmaker’s Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2015 hits newstands! Guess who has a pattern on page 26?

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks

You guessed it!

My newest quilt pattern, inspired by my 100 Blocks pattern Jewels of the Wind will be yours for the making.

This beautiful quilt is made out of Moda Marbles and was quilted by Osie Lebowitz. Don’t you just love the movement she created?

Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 BlocksRemember this sweet hot air balloon block, inspired by my best friend Jewells?

You can read more about that pattern here.

I have limited copies of this issue in my Etsy shop available for PRE-ORDER. Magazines will be shipped as soon as I receive my copies from the publisher. I’m happy to personalize a copy for yourself or a friend. 🙂

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Don’t want to wait for a signed copy? You can order Quiltmaker from Quilt & Sew Shop!

In the meantime, I am giving away TWO free copies to you, my amazing readers! If I’m feeling frisky, I might give away three. 😉 Want to win a free copy? Just leave a comment on this post. I will use random.com to choose winners. You’ll be notified by email.

Winners announced tomorrow, September 1, 2015 right here on Sewhooked!

Talk to Me Tuesday will continue on Tuesdays as usual during the Row Along. Have a wonderful and crafty day!


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Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 Blog Tour!

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Vol 6

Welcome, welcome!

November crept right up on me and here it is November 5 and time for my Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour post!

I’m so excited to be included in another fantastic issue of 100 Blocks!

Let’s do it!

Leave a comment by Nov. 11 and be entered to win a free copy of this issue.

How fun and easy is that?! 

Scarecrow Surprise! In Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol. 6

I have a new friend to introduce to you today called Scarecrow Surprise!

This guy came about because I wanted something that said “autumn,” but was also playful and included a tiny bit of hand embroidery.

Scarecrow Surprise! In Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol. 6

You can find Scarecrow Surprise on page 30 of 100 Blocks Vol. 6. And look there to the right…I’m super excited to have Scarecrow Surprise right next to a wonderful pattern by Charise from Charise Creates! How awesome is that?

Scarecrow Surprise! In Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol. 6

Here’s something else fun… Scarecrow Surprise is on the cover, too!

*throws confetti*

He joins May Showers as 100 Blocks cover alumni!

Scarecrow Surprise!

What? You’re supposed to be scared of me!

I started with just a scarecrow, but after a couple of doodles, I quickly realized that he was a lonely old guy standing there all alone. I started thinking about what a scarecrow is actually supposed to do and I wondered how often a birds ignore the You Shall Not Land directive.

A lot, I bet!


Scarecrow Surprise! Penciled in face.

When I drafted this guy out, he had a plain face. After adding the bird to his shoulder, I realized what was missing…his reaction! Here it is penciled in on my first draft.

Scarecrow Surprise! Design in Progress

Here’s a little sneak peak of how the pre-published version of the pattern looked. Look, ma, no numbers!

Scarecrow Surprise! Stonehenge variation Scarecrow Surprise! In blues Scarecrow Surprise! sold colors

And, of course, I have to share some variations!

Above is Stonehenge Scarecrow, Feeling Blue Scarecrow and Warm Colors Scarecrow!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 will be available at your local quilt shops and bookstores November 13 and I will be selling a limited amount of signed copies in my etsy shop, so be sure to check back for that!

Come see me at Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin, Texas, Sunday November 25 for a Quiltmaker’s 10o Blocks Vol. 6 magazine signing event! I will be signing magazines and sharing some of my other work!


Featured Pattern Set: Holly Jolly, just $6 on Craftsy!