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TTMT #425 – Rainbow Labyrinth

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Coming in September!

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Final 2017 post next week!

Block 11 - Vestibule

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TTMT #414 – Bit o’ Ramble

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Block 06 - Sweet Basket

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TTMT #413 – I Want To Believe

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Block 5 - Our Little House

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TTMT #412 – Pi Day

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Block 5 - Our Little House

Get just the fifth block for $2.95 on Craftsy

OR

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TTMT #392 – Terribly Mysterious

In which I talk about Halloween, a very special quilt, and quilting practice on some projects for The Linus Connection!

I have a TON of Halloween content right here on Sewhooked. You can find it all here.

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

Free Pattern Day is the first of every month during 2016! Come back Tuesday, November 1, 2016 for the next Free Pattern Day.

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Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

October Prize – .pdf copy of Quirky Qwerty Alphabet!

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TTMT #382 – Galaxy 1824

This week, I brave the rain and humidity to share my biggest finish of the year! Watch my makeup slowly melt off of my face as I talk about the quilt I made for my son’s dorm room: Galaxy 1824.

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Jack's Lanterns, 9 Patterns to Paper Piece by Jennifer Ofenstein

The August 2016 sewhooked.com participation prize is a digital copy of my pattern set, Jack’s Lanterns: 9 Halloween Patterns to Paper Piece!

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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!

TTMT #371 – Quilty Confessions & My Favorite Things Reminder

Edited to add: Quiltmaker magazines are here at last! If you placed an order through my Etsy shop, your magazine is on the way!

This is a friendly reminder that FREE PATTERN DAY for My Favorite Things is Wednesday June 1, 2016, 8 am CST (U.S.) until 8 am on June 2.

Be sure to save or print your pattern on Free Pattern Day. The pattern link will expire at 8 am on 6/2/2016.

Need to catch up? Patterns are available in my Craftsy Pattern Shop!

My Favorite Things BOM: January (Sewing Machine)

January 2016 Pattern

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February 2016 Pattern

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MARCH 2016 Patterns

04 April

April Pattern

05 May Favorite Things

May Pattern

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We have a fun new prize for May: a charm pack of Moda La Belle Fleur by French General with two, fun, Texas-themed charms! Big thanks to Susan & Janis for sharing these goodies.:)

Entering to win is easy, just share your photos with the Sewhooked flickr group, making sure your photos are set to share. Once a month, I’ll share your photos right here on Sewhooked and announce that month’s winner.

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A Favor for my Best Friend


Baby Oliver's Quilt

My best friend of close to two decades (holy cow!), had shoulder surgery last week.

Jewells was working on gifts and other obligations (including working full time!) right up to the wire, including making a quilt top for her brand new great-nephew, baby Oliver. I wanted to do something for her as a get well gift and I wracked my brain trying to think of something helpful. It ended up being kismet that she needed a quilt top finished and I needed something special for a get well gift. Long story short, I offered to finish the quilt, and after swearing to her that it would not be a burden to me (it most emphatically was not!!), Jewells sent me all her stuff for the quilt, and I finished it up this weekend.

My free-motion quilting on anything bigger than a wall hanging tends to be a meander or waves (I’m still learning!). This time, I thought meandering was the way to go.

Baby Oliver's Quilt

Basted and ready to go!

Baby Oliver's Quilt

Quilting, in progress! Look at those happy little monkeys!

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Quilting close up!

Fun fact…the border fabric on this quilt is the sashing/border fabric on my Project of Doom quilt!

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And more quilting…

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More quilting close-ups…’cause I can!

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The back!

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Quilting on the back.

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The awesome label that Jewells made (fabric markers over printed text).

See you tomorrow for Talk To Me Tuesday!

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Friday, Fabulous Friday!

Pappaw Bear 1/12

12 for 2012 – 1/12 (status: in progress)

I have had an incredible first week of the year full of lots of exciting news, not the least of which has been the commencement of 12 for 2012 and the opening of the STITCHED workshops! I’ve also got some fantastically exciting news which I unfortunately can’t share just yet.

Not to worry though, I love to tease, and I will be doing just that in the coming weeks!

 In addition to STITCHED opening for business and super-secret-awesomesauce-stuff, work proceeds apace for my first personal project for 2012, which, as it has it, is also my first project for 12 for 2012!

My official first “day off” of the year was yesterday, and I spent it with four of my favorite people in the world, my bee group.

I stitched the day away while there was much fabric sorting, chatting and crocheting going on around me. It was a lovely, therapeutic day, full of food, friends, fun, quilts and fabric!

I’d estimate that I have about 1/2 of the quilting that I want to do on Papa Bear (aka, my bear paw quilt) has been completed. Woo-hoo!

Check out the 12 for 2012 flickr and Facebook Group!

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The last of our Christmas decorations came down this week, with the very, very last being all the wonderful holiday cards we received from all over the world. There were some real gems this year, including several handmade cards, lots of photo cards and several newsletters that reflected on the last year. We always take these down last because they are such an awesome reminder of how many wonderful people we have in our lives.

I hope you have a very happy Friday!

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The Face of Quilting

We Are The Face of Quilting

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that non-quilters can’t help but generalizing about who quilters are.

I think I’ve read one article too many that puts quilters exclusively in the “50 plus” or in the “retirement home”  and maybe, just maybe, had one too many people mention that I’m too young to be a quilter, or, another favorite, that quilting is “a dying art.”

Not in my world, bucko.

My mother quilts, her mother quilted, my dad’s mother quilts. My great-grandmothers quilted. I have friends, young and young-at-heart, from every demographic and from different geographical locations around the world that all identify themselves as quilters.

So why the pigeon-holing? Does the non-quilty world really think that only one type of person is a quilter and that quilting is really, truly dying?

Jennifer

My name is Jennifer.

I am 38 years old and I am a quilter.

I have been sewing and crafting my entire life. I learned to use a needle and thread when I was a child. Craftiness of all kinds carried over into my adulthood, and by my late twenties, I was quilting.

I would like to challenge you, my quilting friends, to show your face.

We Are The Face of Quilting.

We are all ages and  come from all socio-economic groups, religious backgrounds and political demographics. We live in all countries of the world and we are connected by quilting. It brings us together and gives us common ground. These are our faces.

Take this message, We Are The Face of Quilting, and write about being a quilter. Share it on your blog. Add your photo to our flickr group and tell the world: I am a quilter.

We Are The Face of Quilting

Grab this to share on your blog:

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Use it anywhere you share your quilting story. I’ve set comments for this post to allow trackbacks and pingbacks, which simply means that if you link to this post, it will show up in the comments. It’s a great way to meet new quilting friends.

What will I get from this? Nothing other than the satisfaction of seeing your faces and the affirmation that what I believe is true: quilter’s faces are like quilts themselves. They come in all colors, styles and sizes. They are from all over the world and they are timeless.

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