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Free Pattern Friday – As You Wish

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! Today, I thought we’d do something a little different.

In a shocking turn of events, today’s patterns are not paper pieced!

As you’re probably already aware, in addition to living it up here on Sewhooked, I also run Fandom in Stitches, a fandom quilting website.

One of the best parts of Fandom in Stitches are the awesome quilt-alongs that we host there!

What makes a quilt along different from the multitude of individual patterns we share is that an event includes not only the blocks to make the quilt but also instructions for putting the quilt together, what I think of as the “final layout.”

As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along took place on Fandom in Stitches in 2014. We had lots of amazing designers contributing patterns to hand stitch and paper piece.

As You Wish had two final options, both designed by yours truly.

Both quilt patterns can be used with any 7″ (7 1/2″ blocks). You can even fussy cut a fun fabric or use pre-printed fabric book pages.

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Open Book Quilt

Save or print from Google Drive

For 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!

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Amber, my fabulous pattern tester’s, finished Open Book quilt.

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Four Patch Pieced Quilt

save or print from Google Drive

for 7″ blocks

Includes block and layout instructions

Part of As You Wish: A Princess Bride Quilt & Stitch Along on Fandom in Stitches

Free Princess Bride Patterns are here!

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

This is my own quilt top was made using the Four Patch pattern. After a couple of false starts, it is officially the next of my UFOs in line for me to quilt (hence the not-so-fabulous photo!). Thinking about quilting this is what inspired me to revisit these two layout patterns I created for As You Wish. 🙂

2017 Fat Quarter Lotto

April is my birthday month and you’re invited help me celebrate by participating in the 3rd Annual Fat Quarter Lotto. It’s super easy – send up to four fat quarters, I’ll draw a winner* “live” on Talk to Me Tuesday on April 25.

It’s free to play. I am self-disqualified from playing. This is my way to say Thank You for another fun year of sharing!

*1 winner per 50 fat quarters!

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All entries must be received by April 24, 2017.

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Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

(Save on postage and mail with your Fat Quarter Lotto!)

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Stop by Sewhooked on the second and fourth Mondays of every month through June for the Paper Piecing Vintage Quilt Along (PPV2017)!

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TTMT #404 – So Much Thread

I should have called this one “Sew Much Thread,” or maybe “Page Not Found.” Ah, the missed opportunities of naming my weekly videos!

Welcome back to another week of chatter from me about what I’m working on. I made a big leap in my 2017 To Do List, and it feels gooood!

I’m still working on my 2016 Report Card. It’ll be later than usual this year. We’ll definitely have to deduct a letter grade for that!

In this video:

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TTMT #403 -Let’s Get Started!

Today in Talk to Me Tuesday, I talk about the two events I’m running as well as my 2016 and 2017 To Do lists. Later this week, I’ll do a full report card complete with photos of what I finished (and didn’t!) in 2016.

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The December Sewhooked prize winner is quiltinpeace, Vanda! Vanda wins a free copy of Fairy Tale Femmes. This is the final prize for participating in My Favorite Things in 2016. Want to keep sharing? 2017 giveaways will take place in the Sewhooked Facebook Group!

 

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Paper Piecing Vintage, our 2017 Quilt Along, started yesterday with our first block, The King’s Crows (below).

Find all posts on Sewhooked about PPV 2017

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Get just the first block (above) for $2.95 on Craftsy

Get the complete Paper Piecing Vintage pattern for $10 from…

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Happening now on Fandom in Stitches!

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2015 UFO To Do List Report Card!

My #finish2015 #ufo list. The oldest on this list is 2007!
For quite a few years now,  I’ve begun January with a To Do List for UFO projects that I would like to tackle and hopefully finish or at least move to The Next Step for the year.

You may have seen that my 2016 list is done and it is a doozy!

This is my 2015 Report Card.

See my 2015 To Do list, including photos of where each project stood at the beginning of last year.

Today’s recap doesn’t include every project finished in 2015 such as stuff made for tutorials or my new patterns (there were loads last year!). These are just the projects from last year’s To Do List and a couple of unexpected big finishes.

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

As You Wish (Princess Bride Quilt) –

January 2015 Status: WIP – From the quilt along on Fandom In Stitches in 2014. I have just under half of the letters hand stitched in place and then it needs to be quilted. I have backing and batting ready to go.

Current Status: AT THE QUILTER – My AYW top was completed in March of last year. It’s at a friend’s who is a long arm quilter with a promise date of April. Once it’s home, it’ll need binding and a label.

Frogger quilt for The Linus Connection

Frogger

January 2015: UFO. Designed in 2014 for fandominstitches.com, I’d like to make this bigger (it’s currently 24″ square), finish it up and donate it to The Linus Connection.

Current Status: COMPLETED and donated to The Linus Connection in Februar 2015. I forgot how much I loved this quilt!
Donated orphan blocks. Finish number 3 for donation at Saturday's meeting of #TheLinusConnection. #charityquilt #nonprofit #donation Orphan blocks + Stars for Linus. Finish number 1 for donation at Saturday's meeting of #TheLinusConnection. #charityquilt #nonprofit #donation Orphan blocks + Stars for Linus. Finish number 2 for donation at Saturday's meeting of #TheLinusConnection. #charityquilt #nonprofit #donation Donated strip sets cut into blocks. Finish number 4 for donation at Saturday's meeting of #TheLinusConnection. #charityquilt #nonprofit #donation  Orphan Block Quilt - Misc Animals and Fun Prints Done! This #StarsForLinus will go to Linus tomorrow. Whew! #blanketcharity #charityblanket #nonprofit #quiltforgood #TheLinusConnection This was given to me as an unfinished project because it's paper pieced. I completed the top and friend Marge quilted it. It's now bound and ready for donation to thelinusconnection.org. Unfortunately, I don't know the quilter that started it. Whoever the

Orphan Blocks For Linus

2015 Status: ONGOING. While not technically a UFO, I’m including these here as a reminder to myself to work on quilts for Linus from donated blocks. I collect blocks from anyone that might like to donate and save them until I have enough to make a quilt to donate to The Linus Connection. Want to donate? Drop me an email (sewhooked@gmail.com).

Current Status: ONGOING PROJECT, 7 COMPLETED IN 2015! – I continue to collect and work on orphan block quilts as well as Stars for Linus. Last year, I created a flickr album to track my progress with these quilts.

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Harry Potter Swap Quilt

January 2015: WIP – This is the second of two quilts made from Harry Potter quilt block swaps from way back in 2007 or so. This quilt is basted and free motion quilting is in progress, The borders are quilted. Each block still needs quilting and then it needs to be bound and labeled. On hold while I have my sewing machine serviced.

Current Status:  COMPLETE! – Borders were added in March. I started quilting this one and my previous machine started having timing issues and I set it aside. After months not working on it, I picked it back up, ripped out the first attempt at quilting, and finished the whole thing in November. It now lives in my living room with our other family snuggle quilts.

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Vintage Quilt Top

January 2015: UFO . My hubby bought this for me for our anniversary several years ago. I have a back and batting for this quilt, but it still needs basting and quilting. It hasn’t happened yet because I’m still undecided on how to finish it. Fingers crossed for inspiration!

Current Status:  Inspiration did not strike. Boo.

TABABOM top

TABABOM

January 2015: WIP. 2012 Hobbit-themed Block of the Month on Fandom In Stitches.  This quilt is now basted and ready to FMQ. It’s in the queue after my Harry Potter Swap Quilt (above).

Current Status: Mostly Unchanged. The quilt is still basted. I dropped down the list of things to do when I started having sewing machine issues while fmqing early last year. I have a Juki now that quilts like a boss and TABABOM is  back on the menu! I’ve changed my quilting plan and am going to unbaste it and piece the signature blocks (below) into the back before quilting.

2013 Project To Do List

TABABOM Signature Quilt

January 2015: UFO. Similar idea to the Project of Doom signature quilt. I’m missing a block from one of the designers, but I have a plan for moving forward, so hopefully this will change to WIP very soon!

Current Status: To be included as part of the back of the TABABOM (see above).

Hand embroidered flower quilt

Embroidered Flower Quilt

January 2015: WIP. This was a 2011 BOM by a blogger that is no longer online. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound.

Current Status: Unchanged.

First #finish of 2016 for #TheLinusConnection. The pattern is Topsy Turvy Trees, available in my pattern shop. This top has been on my "to quilt" list since 2012. #ufo2016 #charityquilt #quiltforgood

Topsy Turvy Trees

January 2015: UFO. Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. One of my original designs.

Current Status: Complete! To be donated to The Linus Connection later this month. I finished this up after making this year’s list, so it does show up there, but it was officially finished earlier this month.

First #finish of 2016! I started to make my #ufo2016 list yesterday and couldn't bear to have this one on there once again. Beautiful Australia themed fabrics were a gift from my friend Cat. I paired them with #benartex Fossil Fern and used my Chocolate B
Australian Fabric Quilt

Australia Fabric Project

January 2015: USO.  Fabric gifted over several years from my friend Cat. I picked the pattern a couple of years ago.I plan to pre-cut all the pieces before I go on Retreat with my bee in March.

Current Status: Complete! I completely changed plans on this quilt after designing the Chocolate Box block for another project. I’m including the pattern I originally planned to use for reference. This baby was basted, quilted and bound by me. It now lives on my bed and I LOVE it.

Project of Doom for my sister, bound, labeled and ready to gift! Quilted by sarahssewingstudio.com. Designed by me. Free patterns on sewhooked.com and fandominstitches.com. So happy to see this completed! #projectofdoom #fandominstitches #harrypotter #pod

I had another BIG finish last year that wasn’t on this list. Early last year, I started a Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt (aka, The Project of Doom) for my sister. It was pieced during the 2015 Project of Doom Quilt Along on Fandom in Stitches. All patterns designed by me and free both here and on FiS. Quilted by the very talented Sarah from Sarah’s Sewing Studio. Go, have her quilt a thing for you!

Quilt For Amelia, completed 2015 Quilt For Amelia, completed 2015
A bonus finish, added to my To Do list after the list was originally made in January, is Amelia’s Quilt. The original quilt top was machine pieced by my mother-in-law Carol’s mother. Carol started adding a border and had hoped to have this completed for her granddaughter, my niece. We lost Carol in February last year before she had the chance to finish stitching the border on. She’d talked to me at length about this project and I knew she wanted it done in time for Amelia’s birthday. I brought it home and it sat for months because I couldn’t face working on it. A few weeks before Amelia turned 6, I got it out, consulted some friends and got to work. There were a lot of emotions while I worked and it was somewhat cathartic to have it complete and in Amelia’s hands by her birthday.

2015 UFO Report Card

Completed – 11

Unchanged – 4

Bonus Big Finishes – 2

Thirteen complete? I’ll take it!

Here’s to a VERY productive 2016!

I’ll see you tomorrow on Talk to Me Tuesday! ♥

 

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My Favorite Things 2016 Block of the Month sewhooked.com

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

TTMT #350 – Bring it on, 2016!

This video is a wee bit jumpy from all the cutting to get it down to under 15 minutes. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy my antics!

Watch last year’s video…report card for 2015’s UFO To Do List coming later this week. 🙂

Below is the full recap of everything I showed you (plus one!) on my 2016 To Do list!

Definitions of some initialisms used in this post:

UFO = UnFinished Object – a project that has been set aside and allowed to collect dust. Chances are it’s existence has been forgotten until it’s pulled out of whatever dark hole it was stuffed into. While there, it probably multiplied like Tribbles, leaving many more UFOs than you remember putting there in the first place.

USO = UnStarted Object – a project that has yet not made it out of it’s incubation period. Often comes in the shape of a stack of fat quarters, a jelly roll or other similarly delicious fabric apparition. Can also appear as a pattern or book with little hearts doodled on the cover. Hopes to be a…

WIP = Work In Progress  – Always in danger of becoming a UFO, a WIP is a project that is currently being worked on, and will hopefully become a…

FO = Finished Object – What all projects dream of being. The object of much blog activity and excitement and a good source of personal pride. The Ultimate Destination of a UFO and WIP.

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Stonehenge PoD (2015), UFO – My personal quilt from the 2015 reboot of The Project of Doom, a Harry Potter Bookcase quilt. Five blocks (one row!) left to piece before it can become a quilt top. Fabric and patterns are standing by.

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt - UFO
PPV Signature Quilt (2014), UFO – Signature quilt from PPV. Needs a border and to be quilted & bound.

Hand embroidered flower quilt

Embroidered Flower Quilt (2011), UFO – This was a BOM by a blogger that is no longer online. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound. I forgot to show this one in today’s video. Oops!

TABABOM top

TABABOM (+ Signature Quilt Blocks) (2012), UFO – The Hobbit Block of the Month on Fandom In Stitches.  Needs to be unbasted and rebasted with new pieced back to include Signature Blocks.

First #finish of 2016 for #TheLinusConnection. The pattern is Topsy Turvy Trees, available in my pattern shop. This top has been on my "to quilt" list since 2012. #ufo2016 #charityquilt #quiltforgood

2013 Project To Do List

Vintage Quilt Top, UFO . My hubby bought this for me for our anniversary several years ago. I have a back and batting for this quilt, but it still needs basting and quilting. It hasn’t happened yet because I’m still undecided on how to finish it. Fingers crossed for inspiration!

Project of Doom 2015 Signature Quilt
PoD 2015 Signature Quilt (2015), UFO – Signature quilt for last year’s Project of Doom on Fandom in Stitches. Needs backing fabric & to be quilted/bound.

Chocolate Challenge Quilt (Chocolate Box)
Chocolate Box Quilt (2015), UFO – Made for my sewing group’s Chocolate Challenge. We all started with the same fabrics and each made a different quilt. Has backing. Needs to be quilted & bound. Free pattern.

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

As You Wish/ The Princess Bride (2014), UFO – From the quilt & stitch along on Fandom In Stitches in 2014. At the quilter!

#projectofdoom for #TheLinusConnection. Blocks by the Project of Doom Facebook group. #charityblanket Charity PoD #1 for The Linus Connection, UFO (2015)– Made from blocks donated by The Project of Doom Facebook Group. To be donated to The Linus Connection.

That's probably enough for today! #projectofdoom #thelinusconnection #charityquilt #harrypotter
Charity PoD #2 for The Linus Connection, UFO (2015)– Made from blocks donated by The Project of Doom Facebook Group. To be donated to The Linus Connection.

Orphan blocks sorted for quilt making for #TheLinusConnection! #quiltforgood

Orphan Blocks For Linus, WIP. While not technically a UFO, I’m including these here as a reminder to myself to work on quilts for Linus from donated blocks. I collect blocks from anyone that might like to donate and save them until I have enough to make a quilt to donate to The Linus Connection. Want to donate? Drop me an email, sewhooked@gmail.com.

Halloween Quilt, USO – New personal project. Make a Halloween quilt by October! Oodles of fabric already collected.

Quilt for my son, USO – New personal project. Make a quilt for my son to take to college with him next fall.

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

My Favorite Things – My 2016 Block of the Month right here on Sewhooked. Click here for details.

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along coming 2016 on fandominstitches.com

X-Files: I Want to Believe a Quilt & Stitch Along – My Jan – March Quilt & Stitch along on Fandom in Stitches. Starts tomorrow! Click here for details.

WHEW! I think that is QUITE enough to be getting on with!

How did I do with my UFO list from 2015? Check back later this week for my report card!

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TTMT #343 – I Want To Believe

In which I share a finished UFO, one in progress and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for 2016!

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

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Stop back by Sewhooked on November 17 to read all about my block in Vol. 12 of 100 Blocks! There will be prizes!

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TTMT #293 – Let’s get it DONE!

Listen to me talk about The Project of Doom 2015 and my not-as-epic-as-last-year UFO list!

For my own reference, and yours if you’re interested, these are the UFO projects I talk about. You’ve seen most of these before. Here’s hoping they won’t be on next year’s list!

Definitions of some initialisms used in this post:

UFO = UnFinished Object – a project that has been set aside and allowed to collect dust. Chances are it’s existence has been forgotten until it’s pulled out of whatever dark hole it was stuffed into. While there, it probably multiplied like Tribbles, leaving many more UFOs than you remember putting there in the first place.

USO = UnStarted Object – a project that has yet not made it out of it’s incubation period. Often comes in the shape of a stack of fat quarters, a jelly roll or other similarly delicious fabric apparition. Can also appear as a pattern or book with little hearts doodled on the cover. Hopes to be a…

WIP = Work In Progress  – Always in danger of becoming a UFO, a WIP is a project that is currently being worked on, and will hopefully become a…

FO = Finished Object – What all projects dream of being. The object of much blog activity and excitement and a good source of personal pride. The Ultimate Destination of a UFO and WIP.

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

As You Wish (Princess Bride Quilt) – WIP. From the quilt along on Fandom In Stitches in 2014. I have just under half of the letters hand stitched in place and then it needs to be quilted. I have backing and batting ready to go.

Frogger! Free Pattern on fandominstitches.com and sewhooked.com! #pixel #videogame

Frogger – UFO. Designed in 2014 for fandominstitches.com, I’d like to make this bigger (it’s currently 24″ square), finish it up and donate it to The Linus Connection.

Orphan blocks sorted for quilt making for #TheLinusConnection! #quiltforgood

Orphan Blocks For Linus – WIP. While not technically a UFO, I’m including these here as a reminder to myself to work on quilts for Linus from donated blocks. I collect blocks from anyone that might like to donate and save them until I have enough to make a quilt to donate to The Linus Connection. Want to donate? Drop me an email (sewhooked@gmail.com).

Harry Potter Swap Quilt

Harry Potter Swap Quilt – WIP – This is the second of two quilts made from Harry Potter quilt block swaps from way back in 2007 or so. This quilt is basted and free motion quilting is in progress, The borders are quilted. Each block still needs quilting and then it needs to be bound and labeled. On hold while I have my sewing machine serviced.

2013 Project To Do List

Vintage Quilt Top – UFO . My hubby bought this for me for our anniversary several years ago. I have a back and batting for this quilt, but it still needs basting and quilting. It hasn’t happened yet because I’m still undecided on how to finish it. Fingers crossed for inspiration!

TABABOM top

TABABOM – WIP. 2012 Block of the Month on Fandom In Stitches.  This quilt is now basted and ready to FMQ. It’s in the queue after my Harry Potter Swap Quilt (above).

2013 Project To Do List

TABABOM Signature Quilt – UFO. Similar idea to the Project of Doom signature quilt. I’m missing a block from one of the designers, but I have a plan for moving forward, so hopefully this will change to WIP very soon!

Hand embroidered flower quilt

Embroidered Flower Quilt – WIP. This was a 2011 BOM by a blogger that is no longer online. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound.

2013 Project To Do List

Topsy Turvy Trees – UFO. Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. One of my original designs.

Australia Fabric Project

Australian Fabric Quilt – USO.  Fabric gifted over several years from my friend Cat. I picked the pattern a couple of years ago.I plan to pre-cut all the pieces before I go on Retreat with my bee in March.

In summary:

  • As You Wish
  • Frogger
  • Orphan blocks for Linus
  • Harry Potter Swap Quilt
  • Vintage Quilt Top
  • TABABOM
  • TABABOM Signature Quilt
  • Embroidered Flowers Quilt
  • Topsy Turvy
  • Australian Fabric Quilt
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