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Name That Quilt!

The Project That Needs A Name

I love coming up with creative titles for my projects, but even my name bank runs out from time to time. The above quilt is 12 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ and is entirely paper pieced. It’s the latest design in my wall hanging series for the Sewhooked shop. The pattern itself tested, edited and ready to go. As soon as I have a name, it will be ready to sell!

This is where you come in! For the next week, add your title idea in comments. I’ll put up a poll including all the suggestions* and the one with the most votes is what I’ll use for the new pattern! The person that suggests the winning name will receive the very first hardcopy version of this pattern and a Sewhooked button!

*I reserve the right to not include names that are 1)inappropriate 2)obviously copyrighted by someone else. Please ask me first if you’re not sure! You’re always welcome to email me with questions.

ETA: The poll will go up on Friday, September 24!

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TTMT #73 – Tell and Show

Sewhooked for A Little Haunted and Tree Trimming
Hardcopies, buttons and Hats on Etsy
Pants!
Texas Brick Pattern

Happy Crafting!

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TTMT #70 – A Little Haunted and other Obsessions

Hard copy patterns are now available in the sewhooked shop AND in my etsy shop. Whichever floats your boat, you can get them there!

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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Floating Mariner

Floating Mariner

The Floating Mariner, by Jennifer Ofenstein (hey, that’s me!)

It’s always fun for a quilt designer to play with a traditional block. I really enjoy stars and Mariner’s Compass is an all-time favorite for it’s striking geometric design.

A number of students in a class I taught earlier this year urged me to add a Mariner’s Compass to my class rotation. I loved the idea and decided that if I was going to include a Mariner’s Compass, I had to go all the way and create my own version to share with my students!

When I started drafting my pattern, I was unsure what direction I wanted to take with such a traditional block. After some trial and error, the Floating Mariner emerged.  I love how the smaller stars echo the center motif.  Taken singly, the block is a stunning 16″ wall-hanging.  Combined with more Floating Mariners, a stunning quilt layout emerges.

Floating Mariner

Floating Mariner

Detail of Floating Mariner, with echo quilting…my favorite!

Use it as a single block for a wall hanging, or make multiple blocks for a breathtaking quilt!

The Floating Mariner is now available in the Sewhooked Shop for just $6 as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment – completely secure shopping through E-junkie!

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Floating Mariner 4 x 4

4 blocks x 4 blocks, using The Floating Mariner

approximately 62″ x 62″

The PDF download includes paper pieced patterns and piecing instructions for the Floating Mariner block.  The block is simple enough for an advanced beginner to tackle, but rewarding for quilters of all skill levels!

Now available through the Sewhooked Shop as an instant PDF download with PayPal payment (completely secure shopping through E-junkie!).

$6 – PDF Instant Download Add to Cart

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Want to learn to paper piece? Check out my free paper piecing resources and text tutorial!

Shop Sewhooked and help keep the free patterns free!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post!

Happy crafting!

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TTMT #64 – Tour and Tell

In which I give a brief tour of my newly tidied work space, do a little show and tell and talk about the shiny and new Sewhooked Shop.

Guest appearance by Professor Snape.

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My Kitchen Window

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I’m thrilled to announce that after months of research, sleepless nights, filing of papers, designing, stitching and lots and LOTS of work, the Sewhooked Shop is finally online!

I’m starting with just a few products, all available for instant download with PayPal payment.  Every pattern is also available for wholesale.  Contact me for more information at sewhooked@gmail.com.

How excited am I? I ate a lot of peanut butter today…That’s how excited!

Please check it out…I’d love your feedback!

Shop Sewhooked and help keep the free patterns free!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos (that includes my patterns posted to Fandom In Stitches!) to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post!

Have a wonderful day!

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Guest Designer Spotlight: Marissa Dinsdale

designs by Marissa Dinsdale, click for pattern

This week’s Guest Designer profile is of the awesomely talented Marissa, another gem from Harry Potter Paper Piecing.  We’ve been online friends for a while now and I look forward to seeing what designs she’s working on next!

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Marissa at the Harry Potter Exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science

Name and where you’re from:
The name they gave me is Marissa and I go by MKissa on the interwebz. I was raised in Costa Mesa, CA and now reside in the city of Orange, still in CA (7 minutes and 3 freeways from Disneyland).

Website/blog/online store or other place where your patterns or photos of your work can be found?
Public Blog (Mostly Craft Stuff)
Etsy
Livejournal (Mostly Friends Only, but I’m always looking for new friends)

How long have you been paper piecing and/or quilting?
I’ve been paper piecing since July/August or 2008 and have been seriously quilting for about just as long, although I recently found a quilt top that I made when I was 13ish… so really… about 14 years. 🙂 I started paper piecing when I came across the HP paper piecing community on LJ and immediately jumped in.

What do you use own your block designs for?
Quilt labels, contest entries, and my Buffy designs will be a wall hanging or in their own quilt.

When did you start designing?
April 2009

Was there a particular inspiration to draw your first pattern?
I needed a label for a pair of quilts I was making for a friend that was having twins… the quilts had monkeys and bananas on them, so I decided that a banana pattern would definitely do the trick.

Do you remember what your first design was?
See above

Do you have a favorite among your own designs?
I am currently working on some Buffy designs and am really happy to bring another of my favorite fandoms to the quilt world.

What do you use to design your patterns? Paper and pencil, a specific software, etc.
I was using Microsoft publisher, but I am switching over to Illustrator or Photoshop since I just got Creative Suite for my home computer.

How has the online community changed the way you craft/quilt/design, etc.?
Oh my gosh yes! It has taught me to take inspiration from everywhere. My online friends have taught me that if you don’t know how to do something and want to do it you can figure it out. My friends are always encouraging, willing to lend a helping hand, give some great advice, or point me in the direction of a favorited tutorial.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I’m 28, and live with my MAN and our two cats (Rupert & Dexter). I work full time as the Event Coordinator for a non-profit in the city of Orange (where we live) and I work part time as an assistant manager at a local pizza joint. Most of the time that I am crafting I am ignoring some other chore that should be done or staying up way past my bedtime, but I love it, and it is my ME time, which is oh so important.

Find Marissa’s patterns on sewhooked!

Happy Quilting!