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Quilting Types and Styles on The Learning Center

Talk to Me Tuesday is on the way, but while you wait, I wanted to let you know about a fun opportunity I recently had. Pat Sloan, host of The Learning Center (among many other awesome things!), invited me to write up a little piece explaining what paper pieced quilts are.

Well, how exciting!

Keeping it short was a challenge, but I managed. As you all know, I have loads to say on the subject!

The Learning Center is part of Quilting Gallery, one of my favorite quilt web sites, and is a great resource for quilters to learn all there is to know about quilts. There are new posts regularly and lots of great information!

Check out today’s post and then come back here and let me know what you think. My favorite comment will win a free PDF pattern of their choice! Winner announced Friday, March 9!

Just in case you missed it…Quilting Types and Styles!


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Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

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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Blog Hop Party Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hoo-boy, I cannot resist a giveaway! And a Blog Hop Party? This just keeps getting more fun!

Welcome Sewooked friends, old and new…I have some fabulous things to share with you today!

First, in honor of the Blog Hop Party and inpsired by my recent finished UFO, a free pattern just for you:

Holiday House
click for the pattern >>>>    Holiday House    <<<< click for the pattern
a free paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein
5″ or 8″ ( 5 1/2 or 8 1/2″ unfinished)

Now, how about the “Giveaway” part of this party?

Tree Trimming

Comment* on this post and be entered to win a most wonderful winter prize, this fantastic grab bag of reproduction fabrics plus a hard copy version of my best-selling pattern, Tree Trimming!

Winner to be announced Saturday, December 17, 2011!

*Please make sure to include contact information with your comment. Anonymous comments and those without contact information cannot be included in the drawing.

*** Coupon Alert ***

In honor of the Blog Hop Party, get 20% off  your entire purchase of PDF instant download patterns from my Shop with coupon code BLOGHOP! Offer good through December 17, 2011.

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Quilting Gallery’s Christmas Quilt-Along: Sweet Sue Tops The Tree

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals for QuiltersWelcome Quilt-Along visitors!

I have been excited about Quilting Gallery’s Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along since the very first moment of my involvement. What an amazingly talented bunch of designers Michele has brought together. I’m absolutely thrilled to be included and to bring you today’s pattern!

Am I always this excitable? Yes, yes, I am!

My goal was to share a pattern that would reflect both the theme and my personal design style. With that, Sweet Sue was born. Sunbonnet Sue has always been a personal favorite, and I’ve designed oodles of patterns that feature Sue characters. More on that later…

Presenting, for your Christmas quilting enjoyment

 Sweet Sue Tops the Tree

 Sweet Sue Tops The Tree – a free 12″ paper pieced pattern

For best results, print with scaling set to “none.”

New to paper piecing? Visit my Paper Piecing Resource Page!

See this block on Quilting Gallery.

Isn’t she just a sweetie?

I’ve been designing patterns for quite a few years now, and it never gets any less fun for me, but it’s only been in the ten months or so that I’ve started using EQ7.

For those that might be unfamiliar with it, Electric Quilt is a quilting software that allows you to draft quilt patterns using specialized tools just for quilting. I primarily use the block drafting tools to create my own whimsical paper pieced patterns.

One of the most fun things for me is getting the chance to see my designs in a myriad of fabrics before I ever start digging through my stash. If you’ve visited Sewhooked before, you already know that I love to share design variations to get your creative juices flowing!

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Fabric variation is the spice of life! Each of these blocks was generated using EQ7.

Apart from designing and playing with fabric, one of the great joys of quilting, at least for me, is getting to share it with my friends! I am incredibly lucky to have quite a few quilting friends that are ready and willing to try out my patterns before I release them into the wild.

For your quilting pleasure, Sweet Sue has been tested by:




Feeling a little lost? There’s a tutorial for that!

So what’s all this about a slew of  Sunbonnet Sues? What I enjoy quilting most, whimsy and magic, found their way into my versions of Sue, entitled Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends. All of Sue’s Friends are available as themed sets in the Sewhooked Shop.

Mrs. Claus  Little Wonky Christmas Tree Lil' St. Nick Santa's Elf Wee Lil Penguin

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

In honor of the Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along, right now through November 1, get Holly Jolly as an instant PDF download pattern for half price using coupon code CELEBRATE. Yep, just $3 for five sweet patterns!

Sue doesn’t do it for you? How about 10% of your total Sewhooked instant download purchase instead with coupon code QUILTOBER!

Tree Trimming
 Tree Trimming

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Happy quilting, and thanks so much for dropping by!


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Quilting Gallery’s Quilter’s Cookbook

Quilter's Cookbook

Yours truly has a recipe and quilt story in Quilting Gallery’s newly published The Quilter’s Cookbook! It’s available as a downloadable PDF, so you have access to the recipes immediately.  I’ve already got mine and it’s a lovely cookbook.

There’s even a list of recipes, so you can see if it’s something you’d like to have.

Announcement: Guest Blogger on Quilting Gallery

It’s Guest Blogger Month on Quilting Gallery.  Yours truly is today’s Guest Blogger!

I had a great time writing up the post and collecting quilty photos and would like thank Michele from Quilting Gallery for including me in such an awesome project.

There’s a prize from me for the first five commenters, so be sure and have a look.

Don’t forget about the Friends of sewhooked challenge!