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TTMT #424 – June Busy June

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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

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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

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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 #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).

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2013 To Do List…Recap (at last!)

sewhooked to do 2013 At the beginning of the last few years, I have recapped the UFO projects accumulated at the beginning of the previous year to see how much progress I made on each one. These lists do not include new projects that popped up over the year, though newbies often make an appearance on the following year’s list! When 2013 began, and I made my 2013 list, I was working full time outside of my home. After half a year of burning the candle not only at both ends, but in the middle too, I realized the life I was leading was not working for myself or for my family. When I left my full-time position, I fell right back into Sewhooked and, most importantly, back to my family.

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.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – 2011 Five @ The Hive block of the month, designed by Sue Carter January 2013 – Need to add top & bottom border, quilt and bind.  Have border, backing and binding fabric.

2013 To Do - Done! 5 @ The Hive Quilt from 2011

Status – FO and Gifted! Discussed in this TTMT (6:40 or so). Quilted by my friend Osie and given to my in-laws last year.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Harry Potter Alphabet Quilt, designed by me. January 2013 – To be quilted & bound. Have back/binding fabric.

Harry Potter Title Font Alphabet Quilt

Status – FO! I talk about it in this TTMT. Quilted by Osie. She practiced pebbles on this and I LOVE the way it came out! I’m keeping this beauty for myself. I started designing and piecing the blocks in 2005 or 2006 and they sat in a shoebox for years.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Hand applique wreath. January 2013 –  Needs to be bound with green fabric (shown).

Hand Applique...finished at last!

Status – FO! Done and gifted to my best friend, Jewells! 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Harry Potter swap block quilts (1 & 2) January 2013 – Quilt 1 needs a border, back and binding. To be quilted & bound. Quilt 2 needs to be pieced, quilted & bound.

Harry Potter Swap Quilt

Status, HP Swap Quilt 1 – WIP. Border added. needs to be quilted and bound. Have batting & backing fabric. Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status, HP Swap Quilt 2FO. These were blocks that didn’t quite fit the layout I worked out for the HP blocks. This one was pieced, free-motion quilted, bound and donated to The Linus Connection 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Vintage quilt top. January 2013 – To be quilted, possibly by hand. Needs a back & binding. I’m thinking muslin for the back. StatusUFO. No change. 😦

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Vintage churn dash & reproduction fabric snowball quilt top. January 2013 -Needs borders, back and to be quilted & bound.

Churn Dash Quilt

StatusWIP. Has borders, backing and batting. Needs to be quilted & bound. 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Green/Purple 10 minute block quilt. January 2013 – Needs borders and to be quilted and bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

10 Minute Block Green & Purple Quilt

StatusWIP. Borders added, have backing and batting. To be quilted/bound.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – There and Back Again signature blocks January 2013 – To be pieced into a top. Will need fabric for sashing and possible center piece. StatusUFO. No change. I’m missing a block from one of the designers, so I have put off working on this.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Misc  2 1/2″ & 4 1/2″ half-square triangles. January 2013 – To be pieced into a quilt top. Have taupe fabric for solid blocks to include in piecing.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status – FO. 4 1/2″ half-square triangles pieced into quilt top. Free-motion quilted and bound, donated to The Linus Connection April 2013. Blogged about here. Still have lots of 2 1/2″ half-square triangles. 2013 Project To Do List

Project – There and Back Again (TABABOM). January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. TABABOM top

Status WIP-ish. Have backing, batting and binding. Not yet quilted.

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Project – Project of Doom Signature Quilt January 2013 – Finish the hand embroidery in the border, needs a back and to be quilted & bound. Will read “The Project of Doom 2011 Participants.”

Project of Doom Signature Quilt

StatusWIP. Embroidery finished, quilted by Shannon Shaw of Rock Creek Quilts. Needs binding.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Embroidered block quilt top. January 2013 – Needs a border, back and to be quilted, bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

Hand embroidered flower quilt

StatusWIP. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Topsy Turvy Trees January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. Status – No change.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Orphan block collection (mine and many many collected from others) January 2013 – Make into a quilt (or several!) for The Linus Connection.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013 Orphan Block quilt for The Linus Connection And now it's a star again! #linusconnection

Status – FO/WIP – Finished one quilt and two quilt tops for donation to The Linus Connection and still have more orphan blocks! The second quilt needs a border, backing, quilting and binding. The third (star) quilt needs a backing, batting & binding.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Flannel quilt top (I have NO idea when I pieced this, most of these fabrics have been gone from my stash for years!) January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound, to be donated to The Linus Connection.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status – FO. Quilted & bound, donated to The Linus Connection. Blogged!

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Monkey fabric from Jewells January 2013 – NEW PROJECT – Make into a quilt for The Linus Connection.

Quilt top for The Linus Connection

Status – FO. Made into a quilt top during Retreat 2013 and donated to The Linus Connection. Donated to The Linus Connection. This is only ph0to of the top I could find and it’s on the wall at the very beginning of this TTMT. I won’t lie, watching this video brought on the tears. My beloved Tackett is giving me some serious snuggles at the beginning which reminded me of why I miss him so much every day.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Australia fabric from Cat January 2013 – NEW PROJECT – Pick a pattern and make top, hopefully king size!

Australia Fabric Project

StatusUFO. (Actually, USO…UnStarted Object!). I’ve picked a pattern I like, and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I need to find an accent fabric and cut this puppy out!

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Fabric collection from Kristel, won from one of her TTMT drawings. January 2013  NEW PROJECT – I would like to make this into a new bag for myself! Fancy that!

Status – Not even a UFO.  I picked a bag pattern and then changed my mind. I’m considering sharing the love and passing this on as a prize.

Summary – Not bad, not bad! That’s seven completed quilts, one quilt that just needs a binding, several completed tops and a couple of projects that just need to get a little closer to done. I’m always equally surprised by A) how much I finished and B) what I forgot completely about.

Now, to work on my 2014 list!

Feel like being challenged to work on your UFOs in 2014? Pren, from The Convivial Crafter, a long time crafty friend of mine, has started a crafty support group Facebook group for just that reason! Her goal: One finished UFO per month! Totally doable, right?! Join UFO Project 2014. There are drawings and stuff!

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2010 UFO Round Up

I’ve decided 2010 will be the year I finish some long-standing UFOs.  I’ve made a list and added to the dry erase board I keep in my sewing & craft room.  Here’s a more visual version to keep me inspired!

To Be Quilted:

  • Grannie’s Autograph Quilt – This was my Grannie’s and was previously a tied quilt.  I’d like to hand quilt it, but I’ve been reluctant to start until I finish my Electric Amish project (see below).
  • Friendship Quilt by Jen's Grannie & friends

  • Lost and Found Flour Sack Quilt – A quilt top my mom found when she inherited my Grannie’s house.  It was originally much longer with holes in several of the squares.  I removed a few rows across the bottom (which is not how it was pieced, so it was a pain!) and the damaged fabrics, then replaced those with some of that fabric salvaged from the bottom.  The border is muslin, which is also what I’d like to put on the back.
  • Lost & Found Flour Sack Quilt

  • Yellow/Green Linus X-Quilts (from fabric donated by Laci L) – made from the Layer ‘Em Up book by Sharyn Craig.  Easy peasy tops made from just 2 yards of fabric, both are baby-size.  To finish by the next Linus meeting, January 16, 2009.
  • in progress quilts for Linus

  • Electric Amish (hand quilting project, about 1/3 complete) – modified Storm at Sea pattern.  This is the first large quilt top I completed that I intended to keep for myself.  I’ve been quilting on it for at least five years.  To say that hand quilting is not my strong point is an understatement!
  • Electric Amish by Jen

Tops to Finish:

  • Brown Bear (blocks are done, need more borders and to be pieced) – from a pass around with my bee.  We made the bear paws for each other.  I’ve pieced the units, which still need borders.
  • Bear Paws in progress

  • HP swap received (blocks are done, need layout, piecing) – from various online quilt block swaps 2007-2008.  Not all of these will go in the finished quilt because a few were the wrong size.  I’ll save those for something else.
  • HP block swaps all together

  • Christmas Cottage swap received (blocks are done, need layout, piecing) – blocks received from the 2009 All About Paper Piecing Christmas Cottage Swap.  I’m not in a huge hurry for these since I just got them all, but they’re officially a UFO, so they’re on the list.
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  • Layer ‘Em Up 2 for Linus (blocks are pieced, need to be squared and top pieced) – To finish by the next Linus meeting, January 16, 2009.
  • Layer Em Up for Linus

  • Batik Beauty (finish blocks) – this will likely be my quilt retreat project for March.  I’d like to have this top done by April in order to show the NYB class I’m teaching at Honey Bee.
  • New York Beauty Block

Sewing:

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  • Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap Received (layout and finish) – knit and crochet squares.  I might make a few more, or I might just border these and make them into a lapghan.
  • Black & Red Swap - Received

  • Turn Around Granny Square ‘ghan (more rounds? and finish) – Oh geez, these have been sitting for at least a year.  I’m uninspired as to what I need to do next.  More rounds?  Just put them together?  No idea!
  • In Progress - jeweled "Turn Around Granny"

Do you have a list of UFOs to finish in 2010?  I’d love to see!