Friday, August 10, 2012

First Friday Freebie - A week late!

Here it is finally...my First Friday Freebie for the month of August!




It has been such a hot, dry summer and since we turned the calendar over to August, I find myself dreaming about and yearning for the cooler, Fall weather.  

It was these thoughts that inspired me to come up with this month's design, 

"Think Fall!"

  
With the arrival of our new puppy, my sewing/stitching time has been reduced to an almost standstill.  In addition, I am still in the very early stages of learning how to use my new Mac, specifically how to create a document.  Just a few minutes ago I was able to complete my first PDF file which of course was this month's FFF design which you can find HERE

Although the actual stitching of the design is done, my final project has not been completed.  I also made a second project using the raw edge applique method but that too remains unfinished.  *sigh*


  
As soon as time permits, I will be making pillows out of both my versions but you may have other ideas as to how to finish yours.  Some suggestions might include a wall hanging or a mini quilt.  I might even consider framing the appliqued one.  

For those of you that hook and would like to use this design to hook a mat, you certainly have my permission to do so.
Have fun and enjoy!





47 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, fall--I am so ready for it! Very cute pattern!

Doniene said...

Fall - I am so very, very ready!! What a darling pattern - on my to-do list!! I'm learning to really love applique!! Ollie is a doll! They do sneak right into your heart very quickly!

Blessings

Shelley said...

I love anything with crows on it and this one is sweet Kaaren! Picked my first cuke out of the garden today so fall must be around the corner--pickling time :)

Susannah said...

OMG....this is great! I love the pattern. Everyone would have understood if you had skipped this month, Kaaren. It is not everyday a family gets a new baby!But thank you. You are very generous. I appreciate it.

~Laurie~ said...

Thank you Kaaren!! So proud of you that you are back to feeling well and being happy! I know Mr. PQ and Ollie have a lot to do with that!! This pattern is a sweet relief to the 90/100+ temps we have been having here in Texas. I can't wait for Fall!!!!
Hugs =D

Sue said...

Thank you! This is a great one! I think so many of us are actually ready for fall this year as we've all pretty much been hit with the hot weather! We need a cool down.

Mary said...

This is so cute. Thank you. This time I can print it, yea. Now to get started. Ollie is so adorable! Thank you for sharing, I love it.

sunny said...

I'm ready for fall! I thought we might be stitching Ollie this month. Thanks for thinking of us, even though you're so busy. We really do appreciate you sharing your lovely work with us.

Lesley said...

This is such a great pattern! I think after this hot summer, a cool Fall may be very welcome. Your pumpkin is adorable!

Marsha said...

Thank you for such a cute pattern! I love pumpkins and crows and fall patterns. This is great!

Karen said...

What a great fall pattern. I am thinking wool project. Thanks for sharing. How is Ollie doing?

Diane said...

love it-I'm wondering if I could enlarge it and rug hook it. I just got a new frame :)

Allie said...

Absolutely darling Kaaren, thank you, I love it! Believe it or not, it's COLD here right now - after our very hot temps, I have a sweater on tonight! So I'm thinking fall too. *G* Thank you hon!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What a fun Fall pattern!! Love that pumpkin!!!

Sheila said...

Looks like a fun one, thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

Needled Mom said...

It's hard to imagine fall will soon be here. The pattern just says "fall" to me. Thank you.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

As always your FFF is just great! I love it. Yep, ready for fall here also. Have a great weekend with little Ollie! Blessings, Karen

Sylvie BG said...

Lovely ! Thanks a lot for this cute pattern, Kaaren !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

Karin på Ösäter said...

Hi
As all ways a great pattern! even if I want to have more summer this year I love to plan for autumn I love the autumn colours.

Hugs from Sweden and Karin

http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

moosecraft said...

Oooooh! Love it! I'd like to hook a rug with this design! :-)

SueB said...

Oh I love it. I am thinking wool pillow..Thank you so much for sharing.

Bev said...

You are SO talented! I just love everything you do! Thanks for sharing!

Cheery wave from Bev

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Denise in PA said...

So cute! I am impressed that you got as much done as you did - what with Ollie and the new Mac! I guess you're telling us fall will be here soon - oh my!

Maxine said...

Love this FFF. I'm going to make both versions as pillows.

Angie said...

I do soooooo love Fall!! and this is just adorable---I think I will try to make one of each, too, the stitchery AND the applique. The pillows sound like a lovely way to ease into the Autumn season. :) Thanks you bushels.
Hugs of love and light,
Angie

Karen L. said...

My thanks to you also for this pattern especially with all you have been through in .... well, before, during, and after your move. I seriously don't know how you got through everything and still you give us the gift of this pattern. You sure do have a generous spirit. Thanks again and best of luck with Ollie. He is such a cutie for sure.

mtquilter said...

Another very cute FFF! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. Love little Ollie. He's such a cutie.

LesQuilts said...

Hi Kaaren!
Thank you so much for this design!
I love the idea of the cushions, will get on it!
Take care, Leslie

Loris said...

Thank you, Kaaren for the sweet new design. Hugs to Frankie and Ollie :-)

Darlene D said...

Very pretty, really like this design! I'm looking forward to fall too, summer is my least favourite season!

MoeWest said...

Thanks Kaaren. Fall is a wonderful season, but I'm not wishing summer away just yet.

Merilyn said...

With the dry hot summer I know you guys have experienced I've no doubt the cooler temps of Autumn will be a welcome change for you! Your design is just lovely Kaaren, it would look great as a 'hooked' piece, something I haven't tried yet...
All this precious time you are giving to Ollie will definitely pay off at the end of the day, soon he'll just want to lay at your feet in the sewing room and supervise LOL! Take care!

Rita said...

As always, thank you so much Kaaren. I love Fall and this is such a cute pattern.

Sue said...

I love this pattern! I'd like to make either pillows or a table quilt. Thank you for your adorable designs!
And Oliver is adorable...I have an Oliver that looks very similiar!

lcscottage said...

Thank you for such a sweet pattern Kaaren! I love fall themed projects!

Jubama said...

Merci !!!

cocotte said...

adorable, merci
amical bisous de France

Ulla said...

Thank you for the pattern! It looks like an easy one to be my first needle turn appliqué.No tiny details.

Ronda said...

Thanks Kaaren! I love fall and all things Fall. This pattern is so cute. I think Pillow for my couch!

Me and My Stitches said...

Thanks so much for the pattern - this is a great one. I think we are all ready for Fall. The weather here in Iowa has certainly taken a turn for the better - it's nice and cool, looking for a high in the upper 70's today! Now I can handle that!

Erin said...

Karen, Ollie is a cutie .. Love the pattern!!! Fall is a fabulous time! I am now looking at purchasing a Mac! Fun!

Gail said...

Hi Karen,
Haven't been posting or blogging for a few weeks, but I was so happy to see your little "Ollie" what a darling name for the sweetest puppy face I've ever seen. I love the FF pattern and I think I'll do it in raw edge applique too so I can make a little hanging for my porch. So glad to again be reading your posts. The peach pie receipe looks delicious--I'm going to make a point to pick up some peaches this week so I can try it.

Gail :)

Gail said...

Hi Karen,
Haven't been posting or blogging for a few weeks, but I was so happy to see your little "Ollie" what a darling name for the sweetest puppy face I've ever seen. I love the FF pattern and I think I'll do it in raw edge applique too so I can make a little hanging for my porch. So glad to again be reading your posts. The peach pie receipe looks delicious--I'm going to make a point to pick up some peaches this week so I can try it.

Gail :)

Cathy said...

I am afraid to admit that I am ready for fall too. It has sure been a hot summer. I love your pattern.

KatieQ said...

Thank you for the lovely fall pattern. I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkins and crows so this is perfect. I just love seeing the pictures of Ollie.

Denise :) said...

Oh, but it's so cute!! First -- second -- third -- who cares? Especially when your freebie offerings are so darling?! Thank you!! :)

KaHolly said...

Oh, thank goodness I scrolled through your posts! I missed this entirely! I was so busy trying to finish my Dresden Challenge quilt on time, I had to sacrifice computer time!! But it's done, posted, and I'm back! Am just loving this design and am going to print it off RIGHT now so I can gather my materials. Thanks, Kaaren! ~karen