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Monty Python - It's
7″ embroidered

I’ve had such fun this summer challenging myself to create a new design for each week of The Summer of Stitching on Fandom In Stitches. I’ve even waited to start my designs until the announcement, despite knowing what comes next. I do love a challenge!

The latest theme was Monty Python, and I couldn’t create just one! Using Monty Python’s Flying Circus for my inspiration, I used two of what I think are the most iconic things from the show.

One being the infamous “It’s” as spoken by the It’s Man prior to the intro to every episode of MPFC.

If you’re feeling patient, this is 9+ minutes of the It’s Man!

The Ministry of Silly Walks
The Ministry of Silly Walks
7″ embroidered

The second design I shared was inspired not only by the every fabulous and entertaining Ministry of Silly Walks, but also by a stencil I designed some years ago to make t-shirts for my Python-loving family. this version can be used for either purpose.

The Ministry of Silly Walks has been such a big part of my family’s lives, my son even played John Cleese’s part in a theater sketch in middle school. Fun times!

Ministry of Silly Walks stenciled tee #2

Stenciled tee, 2008. See the post here.

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com


The Summer of Stitching is an open invitation to anyone that might like to design quilt patterns in one of 12 themes presented through August and into September.

I have given myself the goal to create a new pattern for each theme. Patterns can be any technique: paper pieced,

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and visit Fandom In Stitches for more fun summer stitching!

Check out the rest of the Monty Python patterns shared today over on Fandom In Stitches!

The next theme is I ♥  Books and my brain is churning away with ideas!!


Coming July 29, I’ll be posting a new design for the College Days blog hop, hosted by Whims & Fancies. Click the banner for new designs all through July by a plethora of talented designers!


There’s still time to win! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win a free PDF copy of my original pattern, Poppies from the Past! Winner to be announced Monday, July 7!


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The Summer of Stitching

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Over on Fandom In Stitches, we have shared an open invitation for our summer event, The Summer of Stitching!

This event is an opportunity for new and experienced Designers alike to share in our fandom love by creating patterns to share with the Fandom In Stitches quilting community. We will be sharing 12 themes over the course of the summer and invite you to design a quilt block around that theme.

My first #summerofstitching design in progress! #jeremybrett #sherlockholmes #fandominstitches #embroidery

The first week’s theme? Sherlock Holmes! I’m already working on my pattern, which is based on one of my favorite all-time versions as portrayed by Jeremy Brett.

You can read more about how to participate and the fun prize participants will be eligible to win right here!

I do hope you’ll join us!

May 2014 Flickr Prize

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long.  The May prize includes the bundle of fabric and two Sewhooked-themed pin back buttons above! Winner to be chosen Monday, June 2, 2014.

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my FREE full-length workshop.



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