I was organizing some things in my sewing room today when I came across old samples from Fandom in Stitches. Many of these were made by me for The Summer of Stitching, an event we shared back in 2014. There are also a few other odds and ends sprinkled throughout.
I thought these were fun enough to share again, and I will admit it makes me wonder what other treasures are hiding in my bins…
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At the beginning of the summer, I challenged to design one new pattern for each SoS theme. There were 12 in all, and in the end, I’d designed 15 patterns, though I only stitched 14 of them.
Underachiever, right?! 😉
All of my designs are entirely free, all are hand embroidered and each design works up to approximately 7″ (my blocks are trimmed to 8 1/2″ after stitching).
I hope you find one among the lot that you’ll enjoy!
C3P0 was always my favorite Star Wars character. I love how pessimistic he is and how much he depends on R2D2 without even realizing it. When it came time to design a Star Wars block, he was the first thing that popped in my mind.
I’m a bit behind on Game of Thrones, having only read the books once and only watching the first season of the show. My daughter is currently working her way through the books and as she and I both agree that dragons are one of the best parts of any fantasy novel, I designed this block for her!
Get the free pattern for both designs by clicking on the name under the photo.
For the most recent theme, I ❤ T.V., I decided to go with one of the two shows my family rarely misses, The Colbert Report. After toying with a variety of themes, I decided to focus on Colbert’s arched brow.
The text, once again, was suggested by bff, Jewells… “Truthiness.” Seriously, what would I do without her? 😉
Not long after posting that, I realized there was something I really, really wanted to make and share. As I’ve mentioned many, many times before, I am a big fan of John Green. The Fault in Our Stars has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it and I grow more fond of the story with each re-read.
Posted earlier this year, also inspired by The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS) . Find this and more free fandom patterns designed by yours truly here! Lots more free patterns by a variety of designers on Fandom In Stitches.
I posted this one yesterday, but what’s a repeat of a free pattern between friends?
The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.
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 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!
The second theme was Sci-Fi & Fantasy. I decided to go with Fantasy and create a hand embroidered pattern featuring the above quote from The Dresden Files. It’s one of those projects that’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time. I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher’s urban fantasy series and Harry Dresden is a fantastically quotable character! This particular quote is from Storm Front.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern and visit Fandom In Stitches for more fun summer stitching!
The next theme? Monty Python, and I can’t wait to get started!!
While I’m not eligible for the prize (it doesn’t make much sense to give it to myself!), I couldn’t resist participating and hope to design at least one new pattern for each theme over the next few months.
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.
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!
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.