Friday, October 2, 2009

First Friday Freebie #2

Today is the First Friday of October, so that means my second Freebie design…’Halloween Hauntings’… is available for your enjoyment, right here and right now!

Please indulge me a bit while I tell you how this project evolved.

Since Halloween occurs on the 31st of October and because I love to decorate for the seasons, I thought that a Halloween themed design would be appropriate for my second FFF (First Friday Freebie).

Initially, my original design started off as a Halloween, sampler-style stitchery and it was my intention to stop at that.

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However, my mind would just not shut down and what I finally ended up with is a 33” x 33” square table topper or mini quilt.

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For those of you who don’t quilt but love to stitch, you have the option of doing what I had originally intended and that is to make the center sampler stitchery only. I can envision it framed or as a wall hanging or even made into a throw pillow which really was my original intention…honest!

But these other neat sayings and images kept on popping into my head and some Thimbleberries fabric kept on asking to be included so I gave in and what you see is the end result resting comfortably on the sofa in our living room.

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The PDF file containing the photos, instructions and line drawings may be downloaded by clicking here. Please respect that I have provided this design for your personal use only and it is not intended for commercial purposes. It is also copyright protected.

I hope that you enjoy making it as much as I did while creating it with you in mind.

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 continue to enrich my life as a result of blogging.

fffbutton_sml1_thumb2The button will also act as a reminder that on the First Friday of each month I will be posting a new Freebie design to share with you all. Next month’s design is almost done and promise you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

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

62 comments:

Kimberly said...

Love it Kaaren! Already I know I can't wait to see next month's...

Julie said...

congratulations kaaren, you've done another wonderful job! people are going to love adding this to their halloween decorations. thanks for all your time & effort in bringing this to us.
hugs,
julie xoxoxo

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Oh goodness Kaaren! Makes me want to stitch! What a fabulous gift to everyone. Thanks!

Mel said...

Oh my goodness, Kaaren!
You've outdone yourself and I love it!!

Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Kaaren, you've done it again. This one you can make it all or use parts, it's so cute. Thanks again for your talent and gift.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Cathi said...

What fun, Kaaren!! An absolutely great addition to Hallowe'en decorations!

Kräuterhexe Manu said...

Hello Kaaren,
a big thanks for this wonderful Freebie. I love your designs.
Hugs Manuela from Germany.

Micki said...

I just adore it Karen! You have done a wonderful job!
Micki

jimena said...

Kaaraen: It is very beautiful. Thanks for your ideas and your generosity
Jimena in Beirut

Tineke...... said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thank you so much for sharing tis wonderful Freebie ..:)
have a nice day ...

een Groet,
Tineke uit the Netherlands..

Betweens said...

Kaaren what an awesome delight.. I haven't even finished my first one.. but I have a really good idea for these... thanks so much. I don't know how you do it and then to have a finished piece.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmazing...
p.s. where did Sept go??Oct is the best month though

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic mind you have! Full of creativity. That is absolutely THE cutest!!! Oh how I LOVE October.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oooh what fun you have designed, stitched up and quilted! Now I can't wait to see what all the talented bloggers do with the pattern!!

Wendy B said...

Thanks Kaaren...you are one talented and very special lady... and yes, Robyn is a girl in a million isn't she!!!!
Can't wait to start!
XX 'o) Wendy B

Karen said...

You must have been up in the middle of the night posting this on your blog!
This is such a good design. You are such a creative person. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I will certainly enjoy stitching and piecing on this.

Maryjo said...

Your freebie is outstanding Karen! Thank you so much for sharing it with us..I look forward to stitching it! Have a wonderful month!

Anne D said...

Thanks Karen. I love it. I really like that you made it into a mini quilt.

Leslie said...

Kaaren,
That is just amazing!!!! A whole wallhanging like that! WOW! I don't know if I'll find the time to get it all completed but I would love to have something like that to hang up this time of year in my living room on my small quilt rack shelf! This is just amazing and you were right last month when you said I would love this months project just as much as last :)

Thank you so much!

Leslie

onlymehere said...

Thank you so much for this! I absolutely love it. I'll be back to grab the button! Cindy

Neabear said...

Oh my, I love this. I think it is great you are willing to share a design each month. I just need to get caught up making things. I already have your button on my craft blog. Woohoo!!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

All I can say is WOW, Kaaren! It's just wonderful. Thanks so much!

call me crazy said...

Oh how cute! Thank you so much! I added your button to my blog too. :)

Jeanette said...

Thanks Kaaren! That is quite a project, thanks so much for giving away such an amazing project!!

BTW, I just finished my crazy quilt pumpkins. I made one smaller and put it on a rusty bed spring to go with the original one. I'll send a picture when I get one. Thanks for the fun projects!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great pattern, Kaaren. Lovely. Wonderful job (O:
Have a lovely weekend!

Carrie P. said...

Another great little project! Very cute. Now how will I do mine? hmmm

Dorothy said...

Kaaren, that is so cute!

Rita said...

Kaaren, What a wonderful pattern! Thank you so much!

Candace said...

Wow - this is fantastic, Kaaren! If this is just an inkling of what's to come, the First Friday's can't come fast enough! Thank you SO VERY MUCH!
Cheers!

Suze said...

Another winner. I am looking forward to working on this one.

Annette said...

What a fun project! Another terrific Kaaren creation. Love it! It is so nice of you to share with us.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you Kaaren - very cute!

julieQ said...

Cool! Love this one!! Thank you...I am downloading and loving it...results soon.

Carol said...

WOWSER! Kaaren...that is just amazing!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kaaren,
Wow, this piece is fantastic.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Anna

Tam said...

Well done Kaaren! Just love it!
Thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Wooohooo, wooohooo Kaaren!!
FFF #2 is up and running!!
Congratulations... you know I think it's wonderful!!!
hugs
Robyn xx

Linda said...

Thank you Kaaren for this great free pattern.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Kaaren--you not only gave us a delightful pattern -- you gave us a book--13 pages --wow--happy fall--hugs, Di

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Once again dear Kaaren you have excelled! It's just lovely!!

Sherri said...

Another wonderful pattern...wonder how long before finished designs start showing up all around blogland! Thanks once again!

The Martinez Family said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern. Beautiful design.

Allie said...

Oh my gosh this is fantastic!!! I love love love this so much - thank you Kaaren! WOW!

Heidi said...

My goodness but this is cute! This is going to be widely stitched I am sure. I now wish I was not already working on a stitched project that also needs finished by Halloween. Who knows maybe I will finish it in time to start this one? But there is always next year... :-)

Hugs ~
Heidi

Francien said...

Its lovely again Kaaren...you have done a great job again...love the little quilt you made with the pattern...i will try to download the file tomorrow...somehow it does.nt work now...the first pattern went ok...will try tommorw...thank you so much for sharing...
greetings♥ Francien.

Stina said...

Ohhh..Kaaren.. I dont even like autumn.. dont have got the hang to Halloween... but I love your little mini quilt!!!! :o) Thank you so much for sharing... :o)

kjquilts said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Thank you so much for this freebie. You are very genorous. I can't wait to get started!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, I love it, I cannot wait to see this project in blogland. Super job Kaaren

Pat said...

I love it!! Thank you!

pegsplace said...

Thank you so much for your generosity for First Friday Freebie! This is an amazing quilted stitchery and I am not a Halloween fan but you can be rest assured that I will be stitching this up! Thanks so much.

Francien said...

If got your lovely pattern now Kaaren!!!thank you very much...its GREAT...330 people have downloaded it already...no wonder i didnot came through yesterday!!
greetings ♥ Francien.

Wendy said...

That is so darn cute, when you get on a roll it just keeps coming....I love it.

I've posted my Halloween roll quilt today.

Darlene said...

Kaaren, Kaaren, Kaaren - your talent just continues to shine!! Love this design. ((HUGS))

Donnelly said...

This is wonderful! I have a daughter with an October birthday, and she loves to get handmade things for her birthday. This is just the thing! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

Colleen said...

Oh it is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to work on this one :o)

Handmade by Mai said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern with us. And now I have to find the time to make it!!!

Sylvie BG said...

Oh, I love your design, Kaaren !
And I love Halloween too !
Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my goodness...another wonderful freebie from Kaaren! I'm busy at moment but am saving them for future projects!! Thanks bunches for sharing your talents!!

Barbara in TN said...

I'll just tell ya honestly here, I'm not much for Halloween decorating and such, but 'Halloween Hauntings' is to die for!!! Looking for fabrics to start this one TODAY! Thanks you!!! You need to be selling patterns, girl!
Barbara in TN
saltillo3@yahoo.com

lexie52 said...

Kaaren,

What a beautiful Halloween pattern you have given us. You are very kind. I am so excited about the patterns you give us, I just cant wait to see what else is in store for us. Thank you for all you do.

Lexie

Cindy said...

Very lovely, Kaaren. I just this time of year. Wish we could keep it throughout the year - just once..LOL

black bear cabin said...

I love this design, and just finished it yesterday...Thank you so much for sharing! If you would like to check it out, you can pop over to my blog and see it :) Be sure to click on the image to see it larger ~
http://blackbearcabin.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-fun.html

Nancy in IN said...

You do a great job. thank you for the patterns. I hope someone reminds me to come back often. Love your blog and I don't usually. Thanks again.
Nancy in IN