Friday, September 4, 2009

First Friday Freebie

It’s Friday…and the first one of the month too!

At last…my First Friday Freebie that I just can’t wait to share with you all.

The idea came to me one evening not too long ago when the creative part of my brain just refused to shut down.  I guess after designing for so many years in the Decorative Painting industry, that part of me still refuses to rest.  Hence, the idea of FFF was born.  I can still fulfill my desire to design and create and hopefully you’ll like some or all of my designs well enough to include them  with your other creative endeavors.  That would just make my ♥ sing!

Have you felt that Fall is in the Air?

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For my first FFF, I designed a mini quilt or wall hanging entitled Fall is in the Air.  It is Fall-themed and is stitched on tea-dyed muslin. 

The PDF file may be found by clicking on the above photo.  There you will be able to download the color picture, line drawing and instructions.

Click on the photo below to see a larger version.

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Remember, you may enlarge or reduce the pattern to suit your needs and  all I ask is that you please respect the fact that all parts of the design are copyright protected.

If there is something about the design or instructions that you don’t understand, I am an email away.  There is a link to my email address on the sidebar.

fff button_sml[1]So please grab my button, place it on your sidebar and link back to my blog in order that you can share it with those who might not otherwise find their way here.  This is my way of giving back to all of you who have made my life so much richer since I started blogging back in January of this year.

The button will also be a reminder  that on the First Friday of each month I will be posting a new Freebie design to share with you all.

Thanks for stopping by and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

P.S.  My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Robyn of Daisy Quilts for her unyielding patience and assistance in helping me with all the technical stuff related to bringing you the FFF feature.   I could NEVER have managed this without her.

92 comments:

Catherine said...

It's fabulous! Thank you for sharing this!!

Robyn said...

Wooohoo!!
Congratulations Kaaren... :D
hugs
Robyn xx

loulee said...

What a sweet and generous idea. Thank you.

Chookyblue...... said...

have fun with your FFF.........nice stitchery.......

Sew Useful Designs said...

Awwwww Just BEAUTIFUL Kaaren! And I love how you have photographed your design! Thank you very much darling. I am just about to add your button to my blog!

Hugs!!!
Vikki xx

Lappetausa said...

Well done, congratulations! I've put your button on my side bar.

Julia said...

It's fabulous!Thank you Kaaren..
Julia ♥

anneke said...

thanks for a beautiful pattern; this part of the world is feeling fall in the air too;

Béa said...

Beautiful design, thanks for sharing ! I already have put your button in my sidebar. kiss

teresa said...

Thanks Kaaren...so lovely of you to share your beautiful design. Bit upside down here, as spring is in the air!! Thanks again, look forward seeing what you do next,
Teresa

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

It was worth the wait, Kaaren. Thank you so much!

DianeH said...

Thank you Kaaren.

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful idea Kaaren. The pattern is really cute.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh it's just dang adorable and what a sweet thing to offer. Thank you for taking the time to design it and to make it available to all of us. Your a peach :).

Hugs - Karen

Miriam said...

Thank you Kaaren!

The Rabbit Factory said...

Kaaren...you are sooo sharing! It takes alot of work to design and publish, so much thanks to you!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Very sweet Kaaren!! I can see a lot of bloggers will be stitching that one up soon!

I will add your button to my side bar!

hugs, Linda

Handmade by Mai said...

It looks great, I just came home from my vacation and I will put the button on my blog.

Carrie P. said...

A Fabulous Free Friday Freebie. Love it Kaaren!

Karen said...

Perfect for fall! You are very generous to share for so many to enjoy. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with on those first Fridays.

nima said...

Wow...awesome finishing..and thank you so much for sharing your paatern

Rumi said...

Wonderful! Thanks Kaaren!

Neabear said...

I love this First Friday Freebie! I have put your button on my craft and sewing blog on the sidebar. Congrats on completing your first Friday Freebie!!

Sandy said...

How darling...just what I needed for that area on the wall! Thank you, Kaaren.

Pat said...

Thank you so much Kaaren. I love it!

Barbara in TN said...

Great design - thank you so very much! Just perfect for what I have been looking for.
Barbara in TN

Susannah said...

That's "our Kaaren"...always thinking of others - us!
Thank you so much.

Friends,
Susannah

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Congratulations Kaaren, it's just the sweetest gift!! I even uploaded with no difficulty. :))
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Carrie

Love to Applique said...

Thank You so much for the pattern, I love it. I have added your button to my side bar. Hugs Debbie

Darlene said...

Oh, I love this one! I've printed it and will trace and stitch later today!

Very timely - I'm ready for a new project and one for Fall is perfect.

I appreciate that you've shared your talent, Kaaren!

paulette said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thank you so much for your free patterns!! So generous of you. I have placed you on my blogs to follow as I love your postings and am now looking forward to the FF of the month! I will have my husband help me transfer the button over to mt blog-I don't want to blow up the computer :o)
Take care and thanks again!!
Paulette

Deb said...

This is a great design Kaaren! thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Francien said...

How lovely is this design Kaaren...thank you very much...fall is starting here in Holland very soon...love it...i am not that quick in stitching but i defenitly are going to make this...thanks dear for sharing..so generous!!!
greetings Francien.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so excited!!! Congratulations Kaaren, and a big thank you, I know it is a lot of work. I love your first FFF!!!

Tracy said...

Thanks so much for your generosity. This first project is just perfect!

Kimberly said...

Kaaren... This is BEAUTIFUL my friend! Thanks so much!

Now once I get a decent printer that actually works, I'll be away to the races!

Happy Friday! Kimberly

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Love this little mini quilt. This will be much fun to make. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Jeanette said...

Thank you for this wonderful pattern! It's so generous of you to do this every month!!

isa & marta said...

Hola amiga, quisiera manifestar con muchas palabras la alegría que me da que usted comparta con nosotras todo lo que sabe, he recorrido su blog y me ha encantado.Hoy primer viernes del mes, he descargado el archivo con su trabajo, también he puesto el boton en el lateral. Como dije es dificil poner palabras, pero se me ocurre una que engloba todo:GRACIAS.

Candace said...

Wow - did you make this with me in mind, Kaaren (just kidding)!! I absolutely love it - Fall is mine and Mr. Squash's favorite time of year! Thank you so very much for your generosity, Kaaren! I've linked you up twice now on my posts...!
Cheers!

kjquilts said...

Thank you! That's really cute!

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for this , Kaaren it is exactly what I need to get in the fall mood that won`t come easy this year...

Sandy said...

Thank you so much, Kaaren.Love reading your blog and your work is beautiful.

~Marica~ said...

Thanks for a very cute pattern...I will put your logo up at my sidebar later this evening so everyone can se what a wonderful good gift you share/shared every month..

Thanks a lot!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Gorgeous!! Makes me want to bake pumpkin scones!! :-)

Valentina said...

Dear Kaaren, I admire your work so much, and I am so touched with what you said about why you want to share your work with us... I might need to get over my stitch-o-phobia now! No more excuses...
Thank you, fall was always my favourite season and I miss my eastern canadian falls...
Your Hexi sister from Cyprus,
Valentina

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kaaren,
This is sewwwww cute, Thank you for your generous pattern. I need to get with you on how to do a PDF file. I'm grabbing your button.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Material Mary said...

I appreciate so very much your sharing your talents with us. Love your designs and I can't wait to start stitching...
Mary

Fiesta said...

thank you so much for sharing this lovely stitchery.

Laila said...

Thank you for sharing. I've put your button on my blog side bar.

Gayle said...

Kaaren - Thanks for the freebie!

Because of your history as a decorative artist, I wonder if you know a neighbor/friend of mine?
Juanita Denton.

Quilt Hollow said...

Very generous of you there Ms. kaaren! Thank you!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I just love the stitchery and was just saying that I did not have a fall embroidery to do and now I do!!! Thanks so much--your button and link are on my site--see ya soon--hugs, just, Di

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Julie said...

as usual, another beautiful piece of work you've created kaaren! and so very generous of you to share with so many people.
although spring is in the air here, autumn is my favourite season. i will definitely be stitching this little number.
look forward to the next installment!
hugs,
julie xoxo

Janet said...

It's so lovely of you to do this Kaaren, it's a lovely pattern, thank you for being so sharing!

Simone de Klerk said...

A lovely stitchery, Kaaren! Thank you for the free pattern! Looking forward to the next ones!

Stephanie said...

This will be wildly popular for sure!

julieQ said...

Thank you for your generosity of time and talent. I have downloaded mine...stitchery to begin soon. I will put your button on my blog too! Great work!

MOLLY said...

Just found your blog and love it. Did "grab your button" and will do what I can to promote your blog. Visit me whenever you can. I love blogging also. I am a Texas Gal! Thanks again and I will be back.
www.sewhappy10000@blogspot.com

Satu said...

Such a nice idea and sweet first pattern! I put your button on my sidebar. Looking forward the next FFF;)

Linda B said...

How generous of you to share this with us all. I love it, and will be making a wall hanging. I will also put your button on my sidewall.

Sara said...

Wow, Kaaren! That is so awesome and generous of you! its great and I will have to see what I can do! I haven't had much time lately, but this is too cute and generous of you to pass up!!

Richardson's Randoms said...

You do unbelievable work. thank you so much for sharing! Truly generous.
~Kimberly

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Kaaren, I popped over from my Aussie Friend's blog (Jenny - Elefantz). It is wonderful to see you designing for fun...rather than because its part of your job, and..........we are so lucky to have you share those designs with us all.
Will pop your logo on my blog when I get a quiet moment.
Many Blessings
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Sherri said...

Thanks so much Kaaren! This is a wonderful project...and what an undertaking...every Friday!

Allie said...

How darling is this! Saw your link on Jenny of Elefantz's blog and had to come visit. Thank you so much! Adding your button to my blog today!

Quiltan said...

Thank you so much Kaaren. I love it! I am just add your button to my blog! ;o)) Hugs Kristina in Arjeplog, Sweden.

Purple Pam said...

Thank you for sharing this darling pattern.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the cuteeeee stitchery. Can't wait to start it.

julieQ said...

Thank you again, Kaaren, my finished project is on my blog, with a link to you. I love it!

Anne said...

Hey Kaaren, I just got around to blog reading and can't believe you're offering this wonderful project and more to come. So very generous of you! I got mine all printed out and can't wait to start! Thanks so much.

Miss Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing such a great fall design.

Colleen said...

Kaaren, I just found your blog this morning on someone's list. I was intrigued my the name and checked it out. I have so enjoyed browsing your blog. I am a tole and decorative painter, although I have not painted in a long time. Now that I am no longer working I quilt all the time. Check out my blog! Thank you for sharing!
Colleen

Stephanie said...

Hello Kaaren,
it´s just Tuesday, but I think it´s not too late to set a link to your great idea
thank you so much
greetings
Steffi

old_roses-memories said...

Thank you very much, Kareen.
Such a great idea and lovely design.
I've put your button on my side bar , too.

Many greetings
Tatjana

Betweens said...

Kaaren..I have already seen bloggers having this wonderful little quilt done!! it is a joy to see designers like you be so free with your patterns.. thanks so much love the pattern and you now have a special spot on my sidebar.

Betty said...

so cute...thank you for sharing your creative gift with us!

Stina said...

THANKYOU!!!!
Love this one... just so simple and gorgeous..:o))

Gran said...

Thank you - I will have to figure out how to get your button on my blog.

web.me.com/knot_yembroideylady

I enjoyed your music!

Amanda said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us.

I found your blog through Candace of Squash House Quilts. I'm so glad I did!

Colleen said...

Kaaren, thank you for the nice comments on my blog. I have just spent some time viewing your tutorials. My you are an outstanding teacher, each step broken down exactly. I wish I could have tole painted with you, in years past I used to teach decorative painting. I attended Priscilla Hauser's seminars and am an accredited teacher, but that was in the early 1980's. I don't paint much at all any more, but since I have quit working I make quilt tops, most I have machine quilted. The Batik Puzzle quilt on my blog in the only one that I machine quilted myself, stitch in the ditch. I am back to hand quilting on my Grandma's Friendship Blocks quilt. My mother in law made the blocks by hand in the early 1940's, and I have used reproduction 1930's fabrics to complete the log cabin border design.We found the blocks after her death in 2003, never knowing she had ever quilted. It is quite a treasure and is for my oldest daughter. Way too long, sorry! I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your talent and teaching skills.
Colleen

jimena said...

Thanks for your fantastic blog and the free stuff. I would love to make it soon. One thing, i would like to suscribe to your blog via RSS or something but it only allows me to suscribe to the comments, is there a way to follow your blog as a feed?
Thanks a lot
Jimena in Beirut

Anne's Quilteri said...

Congratulations! I just love the design it's fabulous! Thank you! I've put your button on my side bar. XX

Suze said...

I enjoyed several evenings stitching your design. Thank you for sharing something quick and easy to give us a boost.

Your fall decorating looks lovely. Everywhere you look is a special touch that makes you want to sit and stay awhile.

I have mine all finished and ready to hang. You can see it on my blog if you are interested. I got the picture posted today.

lesthook said...

I downloaded the beautiful freebie but can't figure out how to put your button on my sidebar!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

I love this! I am glad I found you. I posted a response the camera question and wanted to make you read it. That lead me to you! I love your blog and will become a frequent vistor. Thanks again, and would love a chance to win your needlework! Thanks Stephanie from Maryland

Country Mom said...

I love red, so please count me in. Dee

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the adorable fall stitchery!

Sunbonnet Sue said...

Hi Kaaren. My name is Suely from Brazil. I'd like to let you know that I'm making your project 'Fall is in the air'. If you want to see my progress, please go to my blog .
The next one I'll try is Autunm Blessing. Love all your designs and I often visite your blog.
Thanks you for sharing such adorable projects.
http://patchworkagulhaselinhas.blogspot.com

SueB said...

I love it. I love fall and all of its beauty.. Thanks so much for such a great pattern.. Have a great day and tell Frankie I said hello..

whistlebet57 said...

Kaaren, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping the patterns available on your website. My computer crashed and i lost everthing from this year. I now have an external hard drive so I can move everything over to it. I love your patterns.
Elizabeth in Silverdale, WA