Sunday, February 20, 2011

Raggedy & Friends–Blocks 10, 11 & 12

I realize that this might come as a surprise to those of you who are working on my Raggedy & Friends BOM because this month, due to the constant distractions resulting from our long distance move and now the renovations to our house, I have decided to publish the remaining three blocks today rather than spread them out over the next three months as was my original plan.  Some of you will get to them right away and others will save them for a rainy day.  Whichever you decide to do, enjoy the journey.

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Block 10…

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Block 11…

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And Block 12…

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So, without further ado, please click HERE for the link to the PDF file for Blocks 10, 11 and 12.  Please remember to click on the blue download button and follow the prompts, waiting the appropriate times indicated in the directions.  It’s a LARGE file so please be patient while it loads.

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The links to all 12 blocks will remain on my sidebar for as long as I think there is still an active interest in them and they will always be FREE.  Somewhere, in some box that is yet to be unpacked, is the design for another quilt that I will offer as new BOM as soon as I can complete it…whenever the dust settles…literally.

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Thank you all for your interest, loyalty and support.  I continue to be overwhelmed at the numbers who are making this quilt.  I hope you continue to enjoy making it as much as I did.

I will continue with my FFF’s (First Friday Freebies) on the First Friday of every month for as long as I can.  At some point, the well of ideas is apt to run dry but I’m hoping that will be some time in the distant future.

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For those of you who have been following along with our house renovations, things are progressing well.  The crew we have working here are diligent and thorough and we are very pleased with both the quality and effort of their work.  I am hoping to have some decent photos to show you by Tuesday or Wednesday.  By that time they should be at least three quarters done.  In the interim, we are still living in a major construction zone where hard hats should probably be worn but aren’t.  *wink*

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45 comments:

Bietje said...

Thank you Kaaren for sharing these fantastic blocks with us. I have stored them on my computer and will making it later. I have to finish some other things first.
Thanks again, I adore the design.

marina said...

thankyou for the raggedy updates.
It's fantastic that you have reliable tradesmen working diligently. It would make things so much worse if they dragged it out and were unreliable.
Sounds like you are counting down.

Stephanie said...

Amazing how you can get this done with all the construction going on. I think it's the most downloaded project in the history of free PDFs!!! And as cute as it is, it's no surprise.

Huisvlyt said...

Wow! Thank you Kaaren. I do suppose it is better for you to post the Raggedy patterns this way. One less thing to wrap your mind around. Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt with us. When finished, it will definitely be my favourite quilt!
Glad to hear that the renovations are coming along. Good to know that the people in charge know what they are doing. It makes you sleep well at night!
Best of luck!
Elzaan

Ulla said...

What a lovely surprise! I have the first nine blocks sewn into rows and I'm eager to start with the new ones. Thank you for this fun and lovely project!

Susan said...

How kind you are to think of others in the middle of your construction. I have been there and I understand the challenges that you are experiencing..........

It will be great when you get finished and you can enjoy your home for many years to come.

This spring will find you outside putting your special touch on the garden........ I will be looking forward to the pictures.

Lee said...

Thank you, thank you for such lovly blocks and sharing them! I dont know how you could do it with all that construction!

KaHolly said...

Thanks, Kaaren. Mine are saved until I return to Cape Breton, where all my stash is!! Glad you are pleased with the progress being made on your house. You've done an amazing job keeping it all together. ~karen

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think you have been most generous with your patterns/designs. I can understand the full release and March is a long harsh month here in New England - perfect for working on these. I have had lots of compliments on this project and have turned all to your site.

I would be happy with your work crew, too. They are very productive as well as thorough. I am amazed how quickly things are going - although to you it probably feels an eternity.

Soon you will be giving us a grand tour - inside and out. It will be spendid!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I for one am excited to get all the rest!!! I didn't start until January. I stitch them all first before piecing, so I've been anxiously awaiting the next blocks. Now I can finish up!! Thanks so much!! I'll let you know when I post pics to my blog.

Sydney said...

Thank you for being you and having this wonderful blog with great patterns like raggedy. I feel I am there with you watching your home renovations...it is such fun to see it all in pictures and watch the transformation. Keep doing your patterns and best wishes for the completion of your home. sydney120@aol.com

Sandy said...

THANK YOU! I have them all printed and in my special Kaaren binder. Just think when the dust settles and you have everything organized, your spring cleaning will be finished and spring will be closer.

Shelley said...

Glad to see you came up for a breath of air...LOL! There is nothing worse than living in a house during renos...Did someone say SPA?? Retail therapy for sanity purposes?? HOpe it all continues to go well!

Needled Mom said...

Thanks, Kaaren, for the new patterns. I will get them done in due time!!!

Keep sane with all of that construction. It will someday be just a memory.

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

You are amazing to be able to get those out despite the big move and construction!!

I am thrilled that the crew is doing such a great job. Construction problems can be such a nightmare. I know I am not the only one looking forward to seeing it all done, especially Mr and Mrs Painted Quilt!! HUGS!!

Darlene said...

Dear Sweet Kaaren, through packing, moving, some unpacking, construction, etc you've continued to provide these adorable patterns - THANK YOU!

I've enjoyed printing & stitching them for Carol of Brown Quilts 4 Me. She's truly enjoyed receiving them and when she has all the blocks she plans to make the quilt.

Again, thank you!

Kathy H said...

Thank you Kaaren for the wonderful Ann and Andy blocks. I'm glad the renovations are moving along. Just a little bit more and then you can put the house the way you want. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Marsha said...

Kaaren, thank you for sharing your wonderful talents and patterns. I love Raggedy Ann & Andy and this is adorable. I have some other things I have to finish up so I haven't started these yet, but I have them saved so I can. I love hearing about your house and can hardly wait to see the finished product! Best of wishes for a fast completion!

Kathryn said...

You may think this construction is a pain, but I'm sure it will be well worth it. I had just my kitchen and family room redone this past summer, and now the pain is a distant memory. Kathie L in Allentown

Candace said...

I have a hard time imagining that your well of ideas will ever run dry, Kaaren (wink! You have been so generous to offer your adorable pattern to everyone! Thank you!! I'm so anxious to see what the house looks like this coming week!
Cheers!

MoeWest said...

Thanks Kaaren. These blocks are so cute. I still have a Raggedy Ann and Andy that are 30+ years old and now sit on my grandkids toy shelf for when they visit. I think perhaps they need a quilt.

Betty said...

This was a nice surprise to get the last of the blocks for this great project. I have kept up so far. Thanks for the FREE pattern. Can't wait to see what you have for us next. However, take time to get your house back in order first.

Hugs to you.

Penny said...

Thanks Kaaren . Love the new blocks. I've been stitching the stitcheries but have not constructed the blocks... yet to decide on the fabric :)

Sheila said...

I love the 12th block - "do you love me or not.." it's so cute. Sounds like your renovations are all coming together. Have a great week!

Bonny said...

Thank you so much for sharing your quilt with us:)
I love your work! I have been enjoying your remodeling too! We are almost done with our bathroom remodel. You can check mine out at http://noloosethreads.blogspot.com/
Thank you again for a wonderful quilt pattern:)
Bonny

GeeGee said...

Thank you so much Kaaren for sharing this wonderful quilt. With the Holidays and illness, I did get behind but working diligently to catch up.

Good luck with your renovation. I get really stressed with that sort of thing, you are a real trooper!

Again, thanks and please know that you are appreciated!

Celia said...

Gracias Kaaren, todos los bloques son bellos.
cariƱos
Celia

Sue said...

Thanks Kaaren, I've collected all your wonderful block patterns. I'm sure good karma will be coming your way.
Happy days

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Hi Kaaren, I hope everything continues to progress well with the house. Althought it is sad to see the end of Raggedy & Friends, I will still look forward to your future posts :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Janet said...

The raggedy's are so cute. I really love your blog makeover by the way.

Pat said...

Thank you, Kaaren, for your wonderful designs! Not only are they wonderful as quilt blocks, but I have put a couple on embroidered dishtowels for friends and they love them! Thanks again.

shawkl said...

Kaaren,
Thanks you...again...for all you do for us cyber friends! Even in the midst of such craziness, you think of us!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Jantine said...

Thank you very much, I really love your designs! Not sure when I will have time to sew them though ;-). But some day...

Liven said...

Oh I am looking foreward to continue stiching "Anne Filledokke" - I am a little out of the track - but soon:-)
Thanks again!
Hug!

Val said...

Protect your head and keep those designs coming. Love your work.

Kathie said...

these blocks are adorable!
oh I am glad your crew is moving along
yes I love watching your home being transformed!
its fun watching from afar, I know its hard to live thru but just keep thinking of the end result
it will be beautiful
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaaren and thanks so much. I love the Raggedy quilt and am caught up to date. However, like you I am now in the process of moving and construction so will have to put the last three blocks on hold. Beth from Northern Alberta.

Wendy B said...

Oh Kaaren,
I'm partway through my blocks and I'm loving them.....I can understand how you have other distractions though!!!!! Hope it's all going smoothly.
Thank you so much....you are terrific and deserve the very best!
sugary hugs
XX Wendy :O)

Painting 4 Him said...

Thank you so much Kaaren for sharing your special gift with us. I am so excited to do this quilt for a friend of mine. What a blessing you are!
Keep posting how the house is going, I am living vicariously through you...have a wonderful day!

Yvonne Cormier said...

Hi Kaaren.. Tks again for the wonderful Raggerdy and Friends Block...I live in New Brunswick but am spending the winter in Florida this .. I've gotten all your blocks and am working at making it a heirloom quilt for my latest grandaughter who is now 5 mths old... tks again and glad to hear your reno's are going well... Yvonne

BubzRugz said...

Thanks Kaaren.. I am so loving this BOM and am almost up to date.... I am amazed you have managed to keep up with so much happening... have fun...
Hugz

Mary in MI said...

Hi Karen, I love your patterns, i never do hand stitching and i am already finished with three. I know, i am way behind but loving it. I am making it for me. My grands grew up already so Grandma gets the quilt. I have downloaded all the patterns and i have been trying the last 3 and keep getting an error. I push the blue button and i get an error. Do you have any idea what i can do. Mary

Jeanne said...

I am enjoying stitching these Ann and Andy blocks. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

golo8 said...

My blocks are already to sew together, I am so excited. My grdaughter, Anna , will love it, I am sure... I even bought her a Raggedy Ann doll to go with the quilt for her birthday in Aug. Thanks for all your hard work...

Joy Burkhart said...

Thank you so much, Kaaren, for these Raggedy & Friends series! This should keep me busy for awhile!
xoxo
Joy
P.S. Love the music, too!