Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Color Challenge - Purple

It's my birthday month!




If you are new to the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge you can hop over quick to read through the introduction and also see the colors coming up in the months ahead.





This month's flower inspiration is the amazing crocus. A sign of spring, that right now feels far, far away. Since it's my birthday month, I chose another purple. However, I'm not having you make any half square triangles. Happy Birthday to you. ;)







Are you a beginner? For this month's blocks you might find these posts helpful:




For this months block you will need:

Mat
Rotary cutter
Ruler
Marking pen/pencil




A great group of bloggers joins us each month. Please make sure to visit each one and see their blocks and read their stories.


This is a great way to meet new quilty bloggers!




Ready for your free December Monthly Color Challenge block? Find it HERE. Remember there is a change this year and the block is available for free only through December 31st. Use #2019monthlycolorchallenge on social media so we can see your blocks.

**NEW** Each months set of instructions comes with a full video tutorial!




This will not give you any of the previous month's blocks, you still need to go to Payhip and download those, but from this point on it will come directly to your inbox on the first of each month. Make sure to add patternsbyjen(at)gmail(dot)com to your email address book.

Happy Stitching!
Jen

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

November Color Challenge Link Up

Welcome to the November Color Challenge Link Up.




This year the link up is available just for you to share your gorgeous blocks, there are no prizes. You will need either an Instagram account, a Flickr account, or you will need to email me directly so I can put your block on my Instagram account and get you added. patternsbyjen(at)gmail(dot)com
If you haven't downloaded your October block yet, it is still free through the end of the month. You can find it in my Payhip store HERE. Each block now comes with a link to a full video how to!




If you are having trouble getting the link up to work please read THIS POST.




If you missed the introduction post you can find it HERE. This post will be updated each month with a link to the new Color Challenge post, so you may want to bookmark it.

If you haven't already, you can join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook group to get inspiration for you blocks as well as tips, advice and encouragement from quilters sewing along with you.




I can't wait to see your blocks! Thank you for stitching along with the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge!


Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


Find paper and digital patterns in my Etsy shop.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Let it Snow- Quilts And More

I'm so excited to share with you my latest design in Quilts And More Winter 2020.


Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2020 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.


The magazine is now available so run to your nearest Quilt Shop and get your copy.


Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2020 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.


Here she is! Let It Snow. This quilt was so fun to figure out. There was a lot of math involved, but I think it turned out so pretty and I love the simplicity of the look.

If you don't have a local quilt shop Fabrics Plus in Marshall MN has copies and I know they do phone orders.  We've seen brick and mortar shops closing all over, I would love for you to support yours by getting your copy from them.

Will you be making Let It Snow?

Happy Stitching!
Jen

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Introducing Quilt Crush

Who is ready for a new pattern?!




Me! Technically it's not completely new, but it's new with more sizes. That counts, right?




Large squares means means lots of space to show off large prints and/or beautiful quilting.




Or use the middle squares to fussy cut some pretty prints.




Quilt Crush is beginner friendly and comes with instructions for making the HST larger and then trimming them down.

This pattern looks great in all color combinations, lets take a look at what the testers did.

Tester's Quilts



Denise chose pink as her accent color and classic black and white for her HST.




Beverly has a fun print for her center squares.




Joanne says these colors were out of her comfort zone, but how pretty and soft is this quilt?




I love the waves you get in the larger sizes by the HST units. You can see them really well in Janice's sweet quilt.




The lovely fall colors in Sherry's quilt make me want to curl up with a good book.




Joyce also chose black and white for her HST, but her white has an awesome black print as well that is fantastic.




Sheila's quilt takes on a scrappier look with the different blues used on her squares.




Kathy's quilt is based off the original drawing I had for this pattern. It's pretty cool to see it come to life.




Gina's version using some jewel tones makes me want to make another in all dark colors.




Patti's has that "team colors" vibe going on. To see how I used this pattern for a college quilt read THIS POST.




Melva's quilt was part of  the Nifty Novelties Prints Blog Hop. Thomas the Train photos taken by Alma Hardy.




Thomas was a huge part of my boys life, in fact they have quilts using that print in the middle squares.




Get your Quilt Crush pattern today! It's on sale all week for $8.00.





Get your pattern:

Payhip

Etsy

If you have previously bought a copy of Quilt Crush you will receive a new copy, with the updated sizes, free of charge. Check your email!

If you post it on social media use #quiltcrushpattern so I can see your beautiful work.


Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


Find paper and digital patterns in my Etsy shop.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Freeze Friends - a free pattern from PBJ

Meet Freeze Friends!




This is a quick pattern, layer cake friendly, and perfect for those of us heading into winter. Quilters that are heading into spring and summer, maybe it would make a good gift for the holiday season? This quilt finishes at 53" x 63" perfect for snuggling under.

Download your pattern HERE.

You can also find it at Payhip.

Freeze Friends is free for you. Thank you for helping make 2019 awesome!

Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


Find paper and digital patterns in my Etsy shop.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

November Color Challenge - Yellow

Who is thankful that it is November?




If you are new to the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge you can hop over quick to read through the introduction and also see the colors coming up in the months ahead.




This month's flower inspiration is the Black Eyed Susan. Such a simple yet beautiful flower. This flower just makes me happy.




Are you a beginner? For this month's blocks you might find these posts helpful:







For this months block you will need:

Mat
Rotary cutter
Ruler
Marking pen/pencil

Specialty rulers that are NOT required, but helpful:





A great group of bloggers joins us each month. Please make sure to visit each one and see their blocks and read their stories.

This is a great way to meet new quilty bloggers!


Tips

I never trim my blocks, but if you are a trimmer I recommend waiting until all of your blocks are pieced and then trimming them all at once. Your goal is to have 12 1/2" unfinished blocks. I don't trim because I don't want to lose my points and since we make the units that makeup the block larger and trim them down, you should be fairly close to the correct size. If you are off 1/8 of an inch or less I really discourage trimming. If you are off 1/4 of an inch then instead of trimming I would suggest taking a look at your seam allowance and cutting, because trimming will definitely cause you to lose the look of the block.




Ready for your free November Monthly Color Challenge block? Find it HERE. Remember there is a change this year and the block is available for free only through November 30th. Use #2019monthlycolorchallenge on social media so we can see your blocks.

**NEW** Each months set of instructions comes with a full video tutorial!


Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


Find paper and digital patterns in my Etsy shop.

Find fun PBJ merchandise at Teespring


Join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook page.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for daily sneak peeks and updates.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

October Color Challenge Link Up

Welcome to the October Monthly Color Challenge Link Up!




This year the link up is available just for you to share your gorgeous blocks, there are no prizes. You will need either an Instagram account, a Flickr account, or you will need to email me directly so I can put your block on my Instagram account and get you added. patternsbyjen(at)gmail(dot)com
If you haven't downloaded your October block yet, it is still free through the end of the month. You can find it in my Payhip store HERE. Each block now comes with a link to a full video how to!




You can also have the block instructions delivered directly to your inbox on the first of each month. Please make sure to add patternsbyjen(at)gmail(dot)com to your address book so you get the email.



If you are having trouble getting the link up to work please read THIS POST.




If you haven't already, you can join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook group to get inspiration for you blocks as well as tips, advice and encouragement from quilters sewing along with you.

If you missed the introduction post you can find it HERE. This post will be updated each month with a link to the new Color Challenge post, so you may want to bookmark it.




I can't wait to see your blocks! Thank you for stitching along with the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge!

Happy Stitching!
Jen

New to Patterns By Jen?


Find paper and digital patterns in my Etsy shop.

Find fun PBJ merchandise at Teespring


Join the Quilt and Learn with Patterns By Jen Facebook page.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for daily sneak peeks and updates.