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Inside The Closet

Boxes of quilt blocks - all original designs

I’ve been doing a lot of designing just recently for projects that I can’t share yet.

I’m very bad at not sharing.

In fact, I want to share ALL THE THINGS.

Until I can spill the beans, I thought I’d share a something else.

These are the boxes I keep my 5″ block samples in.

My eventual plan is to have one mammoth quilt that has all of my block designs in it. Can you imagine how crazy (and how huge!) that would be?!

Just looking at these boxes makes me happy.

I hope you’re having a happy and creative Friday!

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The Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day blog hop is coming April 1, 2012! We have a full compliment of designers ready to share awesome free paper pieced patterns with you!

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Ready To Play!


Ready To Play - Nick
Ready To Play - Dean Ready To Play - Alex
Nick, Dean, Alex

Just to clear the air, this is not the big secret. That’s coming soon…but not today!

Since I first shared All Dolled Up back in January, Ready to Play! has been on my mind.

If I was going to make little girl dresses, obviously I needed some boy clothes, too!

Meet Nick, Dean and Alex, named, slyly, after three of my favorite people. They know who they are. 😉

Ready to Play 6 x 6 versions

Here’s how it works?

There are three paper pieced patterns in two sizes each:

  • 3 – 6″x6″ (6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ unfinished) patterns
  • 3 – 9″x9″ (9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ unfinished) patterns

Like Julia, Catherine and Amber from All Dolled Up, the patterns from Ready To Play! not only come in two sizes (6″ x 6″ and 6″ x 9″) but the tops and bottoms are interchangeable. That makes 18 total outfit variations all in one pattern set!

Ready To Play patterns are interchangeable!

This super fun, super simple pattern set is available right now as an instant download PDF right now through The Sewhooked Shop, powered by e-junkie, for safe and secure PayPal payments.

Ready To Play Pattern Set

$6.50 PDF  Instant Download

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This pattern is also available on Craftsy!

Ready To Play 6 x 9 versions

Now I have the urge to shout, “But wait! There’s more!”

Not only can you swap Ready To Play! patterns with each other,  you can also swap them with All Dolled Up for even more pattern combinations…how fun is that?!

Mix and match All Dolled Up & Ready To Play!

I’ve had a blast creating these tiny outfits, and I hope you enjoy them, too!

Selling my patterns is what enables me to keep Sewhooked and Fandom In Stitches running, as well as allowing me to be a full-time crafter/quilter, something I’d very much like to continue doing.  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support of my work!

Reminder: Use coupon code QUILTMYPHONE in the Sewhooked Shop to receive the Floating Mariner instant download PDF pattern for half price as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie.  This price is only good right here on Sewhooked during the month of February.

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Free Patterns: All About Sewing, Revisited

sewing machine spool of thread

button jar
These three sewing-themed blocks were some of my first ever paper pieced blocks to draft. I had just started designing my own patterns and really wanted to make something that said “sewing.” I had seen similar blocks, of course. Jars and spools are pretty classic when it comes to quilting, but having just learned to draft, I wanted to draw my own versions.

The original pattern are six or seven years old, and have gotten their first revamp in a long, long time. Compare the original version of the Sewing Machine with the new version, and you can really see how much cleaner and easier to read my patterns have become over the years. It’s cool to me to have this documented evidence of my own evolution.

Sewing Themed Wall Hanging Front

Sewing Themed Wall Hanging: Donated to a JDRF fundraising auction several years ago

As time goes by, I plan to update as many of my older patterns as possible. Who knows, maybe even some of those patterns that have been locked away in the Sewhooked Vault will see the light of day again!

I hope you enjoy these patterns for what they are: classic, simple and representative of the craft we love!

One Layout, Two Styles

Classic Sewing, Revisited Classic Sewing, Revisited

Trying out different fabrics in EQ7.

Free Patterns:

5″ Classic Sewing Machine

5″ Classic Spool

5″ Classic Jar

Lots more on the free pattern page!

Spool Quilt

A quilt layout created in EQ7  using just the Classic Spool pattern.

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Project of Doom Week 9!

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Just a reminder, The Project of Doom, A Harry Potter Block of the Week Mystery Quilt, is taking place over on Harry Potter Paper Piecing (hp_paperpiecing on Livejournal).

The Week 9 pattern is now posted! This week makes a fun change and I do hope you like it!

Want how other quilters are interpreting the PoD patterns? You can see related photo posts here.

If you participate, and you’re part of the hp_paperpiecing community (it’s easy, you just need a Livejournal account), you’ll be eligible for awesome prizes every month! There are details on the site…so GO!

*PoD pattern posts go to the PoD page, with the actual block behind a link to keep it a mystery!

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Holly Jolly

Lil' St. Nick

Santa's Elf Little Wonky Christmas Tree

Mrs. Claus Wee Lil Penguin

Buy it now on Craftsy!

I have a feeling that most of my long-time blog friends are going to look at these patterns and say to themselves, “Huh, I thought I’d seen those before…”

I admit it, it’s true. While working on Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, I created these patterns and briefly posted them as free content. They have not been online in quite some time now, but emails about them have never stopped.  They’re back now, with newly updated easier to read, full-color patterns, just in time for a little bit of Christmas crafting!

These patterns were not included with the original set because the holiday theme just didn’t quite work. Even so, I adore these characters. They’re some of my absolute favorites!

Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends (Supplemental Set 1) – Holly Jolly includes Lil’ St. Nick, Santa’s Helper, Lil’ Mrs. Claus, Wonky Lil’ Christmas Tree and Wee Lil’ Penguin.

Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends are inspired by the classic Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam blocks, with a fun, whimsical twist!

Complete paper pieced patterns and sewing order for each. Pattern can be printed in color or gray scale.

5″ finished
patterns can be printed in color or gray scale

Included: 5  paper pieced block patterns with sewing order.

These patterns and others are super-easy to buy from the Sewhooked Shop as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie! If you feel more comfortable shopping through e-junking, you can go straight to my storefront there.

With your PDF download, you receive a 6 paper pieced patterns with seam allowance and stitching instructions.

Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends

Set 1 – Monster Madness

Set 2 – Wand Wielders

Set 3 – Fanciful Fairies

Set 4 – Friendly Familiars

Set 5 – Busy Bodies

Want to learn to paper piece? Check out my free paper piecing resources and text tutorial or take my Introduction To Paper Piecing class at Honey Bee Quilt Store (new dates coming soon)!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Happy crafting!

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