Friday, September 3, 2010

First Friday Freebie #13

It sure would be nice to be posting this month’s First Friday Freebie on a cool, crisp Autumn day but that’s not going to happen until tomorrow.  For the last four days, we’ve been experiencing record breaking temperatures for this time of year in the mid to high 90’s and along with the oppressive humidity,  it’s been brutal.  

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This month’s FFF is an Autumn-inspired mini quilt called Autumn Blessings.  It combines both pieced and stitched blocks with some wool appliquéd elements.  I had the best time not only creating it but also when adding the embellishments.  I could easily have gotten carried away and found that I really had to restrain myself.  I hope you have fun making it your own.

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My friend Nancy did the free motion longarm quilting which is amazing.  The photos really do not do it justice at all.  Can you make out the pumpkins in the black border pictured above?

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Some closeup detail…

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And more.

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As soon as the weather  turns more Autumn-like, I will be hanging it in our entryway by the front door.

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And lastly…

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The finished quilt measures approximately 25” x 25”.

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To download the PDF file containing the line drawings, photo and instructions, please click HERE.

If you have any photos of finished projects of my designs that you’d like to share with everyone, please feel free to upload them on the Flickr Gallery page that I created just for this purpose.  You can link directly to it by clicking on the FFF logo on the left sidebar.  We’d all love to see them!

Have fun and as always…

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

90 comments:

Barbara J said...

Thank you so much for the FFF. You're one generous soul. It's just so lovely!

KaHolly said...

Kaaren, this is a very generous freebie you have here! Thank you so very much. Wow! I'm still diligently stitching on the Raggedy Ann Block 1. It's almost time to construct block 2 to have it ready when I am!! Here in Atlantic Canada, we've been have scorching temperatures, as well. Very unusual. Happy Day! ~karen

Kräuterhexe Manu said...

Dear Kaaren,
thanks a lot for the wonderful Freebie. I love it. You are very talented. Have a wonderful day.
Greetings from Germany
Manuela

The Farmer's Attic said...

Wow Kaaren. This is a wonderful pattern. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

Lucy

Dreamlake (Laura) said...

Wow Kaaren is wonderful , thanks you .

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Many thanks Kaaren, for offering such a lovely pattern!! I am always in awe when viewing your lovely posts :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Country Prims said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thank you so much for such a generous freebie!!

I'm so tempted to start it now-I too am working on the block 1 of Raggedy Annie, plus a multitude of others:)
Thanks again,
Shazy (Ireland)

LibbiesHome said...

Holy crow! ;) This pattern is so perfect for fall! Thank you so much for sharing it - you are truly talented and I am so thankful to you for sharing!

Mairi said...

Absolutely delightful as always!!! We have just headed into spring in Australia and are complaining about how woefully cold it is... someone clearly hasn't told the seasons it's time to swap yet!!!! Thanks again! Love looking at your blog always!

GerryART said...

Hi, Kaaren, just downloaded FFF.
I love autumn ! ! ! ! It's the main reason we moved to mid-Missouri from the deserts of the American Southwest.
This part of the country really knows how to welcome the Autumn. And, don't you know this quilt is going to celebrate the season.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Mamacessories said...

Thank you - you are so generous and talented! I love this - I am going to start one today!
Maria

Shelley said...

Hokey Mokey...your 13th freebie!! Congrats on that achievement! I think, no, I KNOW this is my fav project yet! Wool and piecing...it just doesn't get any better than that Kaaren :) Thanks so much!!!

Béa said...

Thanks for this beautiful design, I love autumn. XOXO

Stephanie said...

I heart Fall. Gorgeous FFF. Hasn't this heat been awful. Tomorrow should take a turn for the better. Have a wonderful weekend.

moosestashquilting said...

This is just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all!

Anonymous said...

C'est merveilleux, comme d'habitude. Grand grand merci.Bisou. Marimo
It'is wonderfull .Thank you very very much.Love. Marimo

Iris-Julimond said...

Oh, Kaaren
it looks so great.
I have to wait until next week for vacancies to make this lovely quilt.
Thanks for this beautiful design.

Greets from Germany

Iris

Sandy said...

Hi Kaaren,
Again, thank you for sharing your talents with the world.I can see I am going to have to make room for some wool in my stash. Have a wonderful day.

Colleen said...

Kaaren, I recently (yesterday) found your blog and must say I love, love, love it! And this FFF is absolutely wonderful. I might not get to it for this year but certainly have filed it for the future! Thank you for being so very generous!

Diane said...

OMgosh! I'm drooling over this FFF!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome designs.
And just too let you know, the weather has been the same here...but today blessed relief--only into the 80's! and a chance of rain--woohoo-it's so dry the grass is crunching underfoot.

Mama Pea said...

Looks really cute! Thank you!

Linda said...

oh my kaaren, too cute.. it will be some time down the road before i will be able to stitch again, with my wrist break and all.i'm doing my best at typing with my left hand.

Shakerwood said...

Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Cheryl said...

I love your generosity! and that precious little quilt. We are praying for cooler weather also. Not as much humidity here.

Monica said...

Another wonderful design Kaaren! I love it. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful little designs with us.

Karen said...

The project is cute as can be! And very fall looking. You are having weather just like we are in Florida!

Janet said...

What a lovely wall quilt for Autumn, I love the wool in it and I can see how you could have gone to town with embellishing.

Darlene said...

Very, very sweet, Kaaren. So many fabulous elements. The quilting is definitely fabulous. Thank you, again, for sharing your talent.

Annette said...

So fun!! I LOVE this little quilt and I am going to use it as my first stitching with wool project ever. What a great way to try it out. Thank you so much.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kaaren, your creativity is so amazing! Thank you so much for your very generous spirit.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

This is adorabe!! Thank you for sharing your talents. I am printing as I am commenting on your post. Can't wait to gather up all my supplies and get going on this fun project!

It has been hot here in Iowa also, but today is a winner. I have my windows open and there is a beautiful breeze.

Have a great weekend. Thanks again!

Hugs, Carolyn

Janet said...

Kaaren, once again you have out done yourself!! I love fall and fall colors. This is such a wonderful piece of work. It's so nice of you to share it with all of us. I'm having such a hard time right now keeping up with the garden, farm work and all the lovely things you are posting. I have one R & F block done tho. I want to make the sewing kit from last month and now this lovely. It was hot here last week, but this morning the fall chill is in the air. Have a great month. Thanks again!!

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG!!! I want more time.....I absoltely love this one!! If I had more time it would be mine! You didn't happen to make two by any chance? Hee! You are clever!!

Marie said...

Thank you, Kaaren. What a beautiful gift. You are so generous with your artistic talents.

moramargaritaster said...

Thank you so much ,this FFF is once again fabulous!!

paulette said...

Thank you so much Kaaren!! This quilt is gorgeous and it's so generous of you to share the pattern!! Just love it!! Take care and happy stitching!!
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conny's quilts said...

Karen you absulutley are spoiling us with all your great FFF! This autumnquilt is gorgous, Thank you!

Kimberly said...

Kaaren, a thousand thank yous!

This is the perfect project for me and I'll be starting as soon as the coffee's ready.

Huge hugs, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the darling FFF. You are so talented and so generous. Have a great day.

Darlis

Laurence said...

Very beautiful quilt !

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So amazing and generous Kaaren! It's beautiful!

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

Thank you so much for you lovely creativity and sharing nature. You are truly an inspirational soul.

I can't wait to see what it next off your plate for us to taste and enjoy.

Enjoy the last weekend of summer, today we have beautiful blue skies and warming temperatures here on the west coast of Canada.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Adorable! I just love the scarecrow! Thanks sew much for the freebie!!! Have a great weekend!

Allie said...

Oh that is just DARLING!!! Thank you so much, Kaaren! And today really feels like autumn, it's heading your way, we were in the 90's too but today is just perfect - tomorrow will actually be chilly!

Your friend Nancy did a wonderful job on the quilting. This is too, too sweet!

Cornwoman said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful freebie pattern! I love Prim pieces and you are very generous with your beautiful designs. I'm glad that my friend told me about your blog. I'll be back...

Terry said...

This is so pretty! Thanks so much Kaaren! :0)

Cindy said...

OOH --- That MUST say it all. --- OOH.

This is CINDY all over - Fall, prim and PUMPKINS !!!!

I have downloaded your pattern to my desktop.

Hugs and blessings.

Handmade by Mai said...

What a beautiful freebie. woah

Stina said...

You are the best.. it is wonderful.. even I could start love Autumn just because of this wallhanging..:o)))
Thankyou!!

Deb said...

It's adorable - and I would love to make one, just need to find the time.

Debbie Lou said...

Thank you so much, Kaaren! You are so generous with your talent. This little quilt is adorable. Can't wait to do this one.

Nanny en Bilbao said...

¡¡¡Gracias, Kaaren!!!. Eres muy generosa con nosotras.
Un diseño precioso, como todo lo que nos regalas.
Gracias.
Kiss, kiss, kiss....

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us again this month. The autumn quilt looks like it will be fun to sew.

Cary said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the pattern.

Fiesta said...

Karen, thank you. It looks adorable

marina said...

thank you for such a gorgeous pattern!

SarahVee said...

This is beautiful and perfect for fall. I have been wanting to make a little something for fall and this will be it! Thank you so much for sharing your talents! I will blog about this to spread the word {although I'm sure it's out there loud and clear!} Thanks again.

Country Mom said...

Kaaren,
Thank you so much for this free pattern. I love fall and the fall colors, so many of my wall hanging and quilts are from that season. This is just beautiful. I can't beleive that its free. You are so generous with you talent. Thank You, Dee

Shari said...

Thanks Kaaren! This is lovely Autumn Americana at its best... I'm watching the pincusion progress with interest - such a great idea! And you have a lovely home and garden. How wonderful to sit and stitch in such a charming den... We can see you get a lot of inspiration from your garden!

Just Ramblin' said...

Karen, thank you so much for generously sharing your creative talents with all of us. I can hardly wait for each month to roll around to see what fun things we get to make. Nola

Yvonne Cormier said...

Hi Kaaren, tks again for a great project! BTW, I live in New Brunswick and is experiencing the same heat wave. Now tomorrow we are suppose to have a hurricane... great time to stitch!

Patty said...

Another beautiful design.

martinev said...

What a beautiful design
THANK YOU!

Nanna said...

that is just the sweetest thing! not sure when I'd ever get around to making it but I've got to save it never the less LOL thanks so much for creating & sharing this beautiful pattern with us, love it!
Helen

Sandy G said...

WOW! and WOW! What a beautiful Fall wallhanging! And FREE! Amazing! I just love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us! The design is wonderful and I love the quilting - look at those little pumpkins quilted right it. :o) Can you tell I like it...a LOT! Thank you! Thank you! Sandy G

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, What a beautiful pattern and wonderful FFF! I love everything about it and I even spotted my beloved 'scarecrow' in there. I finally got my computer to download from 4shared but it took me many tries and several computer reboots, LOL. BUT...I got it! Your generousity is a treasured gift. Thank you so very much! Big Hugs...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oops!!! I forgot to include how much I enjoyed the close up views...the quilting is absolutely amazing. Yes! I can see the pumpkins! Wonderful!

Karen said...

I'm printing right now! With the storm out at the coast our hot humid weather has taken a turn for crisp and cool! I LOVE FALL and this FFF is just the ticket for when I get all my work sewing finished!! I love it Kaaren- thank you again for the inspiration and the from the heart sharing you do with us all.
smiles
Karen

SheilaC said...

You out do yourself every month Kaaren!! GORGEOUS!

This is definitely in my to-do pile, which gets bigger in direct proportion to my time getting smaller :)

Thank you!!

SheilaC

edyB said...

Thanks, Kaaren for another great little project.
Happy Stitching

Jane said...

LOVE it!!!! Printing it off now! :)

Sylvie said...

Thank you very much for the pattern.

Sylvie

Klaudia said...

Hii Kaaren,

your Blog ist so very beautyful....it`s wonderful...i love it.

Lovely Greetings from Klaudia (from germany)

Carlie said...

Thanks for sharing your great creativity. I can't wait to start this cute quilt.

shavroo53 said...

You have been overly generous with your FFF - wow - this is a super design you have given us to play with. Since I am relatively new to wool applique', I may use some of this design on your lovely tutorial on the pincushion, I love that idea.

Leslie said...

Kaaren
I LOVE your new FFF. I have taken a break from stitching and all things prim to work on refashioning clothing all spring and summer long. I love my new clothes and will continue to work on them, it's just after a trip to the Prim shop and the cooler temps in the air, has me craving some more Prim crafting! This is perfect!!! I miss quilting, working with wool and stitching! Thank you so much :)

Leslie

Mel said...

My goodness Kaaren!! What a lot of work you are generously giving away for FREE!!

My sis-in-laws are coming for a visit soon, I think we'll make up a couple of blocks!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love your Freebie, I can't wait to begin mine. Thank you very much.If you like you can visit my blog ( http://quiltingstitchingandsewon.blogspot.com ).

Rumi said...

Lovely! What a fun one this is!

Simone de Klerk said...

Kaaren, I love it!!! Thank you so much for giving this to us. I think I should get my autumn fabrics from my stash!

Micki said...

What a gorgeous patern Kaaren and thanks for sharing! It is perfect for the beginning of fall.
Micki

Gudrun said...

I love the Autumn Blessings and I love autumn,that´s perfect. So nice of you to share all these wonderful designs.THANKS!!!

Gudrun/Sweden

Melanie said...

Hia Kaaren love this quilt- I love love Autumn. Here we have a week of wind and rain forecast so the weather is definitely more Autumnal here.

Thank you so much for the design.

Carrie P. said...

Too cute. I love all the embellishments especially the scarecrow.

Susan said...

Kaaren,

I love this Autumn Pattern... Thank you so much for your great designs, beautiful skills and allowing us this "freebie".

I do appreciate it.

My stitching on the needle case is finished, just waiting to get a piece of felt to match my thread. Then I can sew it together.

Regards,

anneke said...

I love your autumn quilt! So I downloaded it, thanks! I think my kids will love it.

VandaQC said...

Compliments beautiful things!!!
Brava!
Ciao!
Vanda

Little Green Doll said...

Wow!! thank you!!! it's a great design!!

DianneB said...

I've just found your site and am loving looking through your posts. Thank you so much for this pattern - its gorgeous.

Charo said...

I have just arrived to your blog by chance, and I love it! You have wonderful tutorials.
What I like the most is that your quilts are always use colourful.
I became your follower

This fall quilt is specially beautiful. I would love to make it for next autumn.

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and your templates with us.

Greetings from Mallorca (Spain)