Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Scrappy Spring!

Yep, that's the title of my new BOM (block-of-the-month) that will start on Monday, April 1st.  No fooling!  And just like my last one, it's FREE!



It's actually going to be a ROM (row-of-the-month) because on the first day of every month for the next five months, I will be introducing a new row.  

September will be the sixth and final month which will include the finishing instructions.


  
You will have a month in which to complete each row before the next one is released.  

This quilt includes my three favorite things...redwork embroidery, piecing and wool applique, all executed in a primitive, scrappy style.  The entire quilt was made from scraps or from a variety of fat quarters that came from my stash. 

Of course there is always the option of substituting the wool elements with cotton and completing the applique either by machine or by hand.   


  
The finished quilt measures approximately 66" x 70".



Here's how it looks on the bed in Emily's room...



and from the doorway looking into the room.



Please feel free to grab the button below or the slightly larger one on my sidebar and link it back here to my blog in order for you to be able to share it with those who have not yet found their way here.



I look forward to seeing you all on Monday, April 1st when you will be able to download in PDF format the introduction, instructions, photos and line drawings for the first row.

Will you be joining in?


83 comments:

Lilian Pilar said...

Gracias Kaaren!!!
por tu generosidad
Abrazos
Lily

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I enjoyed your Raggedy Friends quilt and have had so many compliments on it - I so look forward to this one.

Ligia said...

Es precioso!!! Muchas gracias por compartir tus patrones. Abrazos

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

It's beautiful Kaaren.
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend.
Janet

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love love love this! I just might have to make this one! ;o)

Ulla said...

This is definitely for me. Thank you Kaaren! And Happy Easter!

Pauline G said...

This is just beautiful - I will be joining in

Janet said...

Your patterns are so great, I love how the quilt looks on the bed. Well done you clever thing you.

Saskia Smit said...

yes i am in! see you monday.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love it, I will be back on Monday and definitely will be rowing along... thank you!

Anneke said...

It looks great, wonderful! I think I'll give it a try. You're a topdesigner and so generous to share this pattern with everyone.
It really looks like spring! and with snow on our borders in the Netherlands it is just what we need...
happy Easter!

Lesley said...

This quilt is gorgeous! And stunning! And adorable! And just such a perfect creation...and you are offering it as a free BOM! You are so generous with your talents...thank you for offering such a perfect way to welcome Spring!

Darlene D said...

Oh Kaaren, it looks awesome!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Gorgeous, everything I love as well. Looking forward to April 1st.

Quilt Hollow said...

Girl, you have some serious talent! I have a feeling a HUGE following after the word gets out on this one! Enjoy your weekend.

KaHolly said...

Oooh, Kaaren, it's a beauty!! I'll be traveling until mid-May, but I'll just bet I can catch up when I finally settle for the summer!! Thank you for sharing and have a nice Easter weekend. ~karen

Karen said...

This is adorable Kaaren, and some of the peeps I know will be doing this and I know I'm one of them. Can't wait. Thanks for doing this and offering it to us. I will be sure to add a button on my side bar.

Hugs Karen

Kate said...

Delightful ... am looking forward to this one. Happy Easter

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, and you're very generous! I know hundreds (probably thousands) will be making this beauty. Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Happy Everything!

moosecraft said...

April 1st? No foolin? lol! It's a gorgeous quilt! Thanks so much for your generosity and for sharing your talents! I'm going to try my best to keep up with a row a week!

Humble Heart Designs said...

This looks like so much fun. I'm gonna do this. This will be the first BOM ever on blogsville.
Thanks for the chance to make your beautiful pattern.

Be blessed!
Pat

Deb said...

That is such a sweet quilt Kaaren!! And it's so wonderful that you'll share it with everyone. I love all the elements in it!

marygabriella said...

Mi posso unire a voi? Io vivo in Italia ma adoro il vostro stile!

Angie said...

Wow, how gorgeous, how fun, how very awesome of you to make this up and share it with us. :D

Rosa said...

Thanks so much.I `m in!!

Bev said...

I'm excited because I love the quilt and worried a little because I've never done embroidery! Wonder how it will look? I have some polka dot wool and have looked for a place to use it! I'll blog about it as I do it too! THANKS! XO

Susannah said...

Gorgeous!!!!! You are so generous with your creative skills, Kaaren!

Susannah

Thank you!

Maxine said...

What a fun Spring and Summer project. I plan to make it from my scraps so there won't be any wool (so sad). But this BOM will reduce my scrap stash. Thanks in advance.

Pen Pen said...

Adorable~~~ you are awesome!

marie said...

Love it! I don't have a spring quilt to hang in our family room so this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Paula said...

I just sat and looked at the quilt in total awe! it is the most beautiful spring quilt. I love it.
Thanks for inviting us along to make our own. Can't wait to start.
Thank you!

beatriz said...

Acabo de poner su boton en mi blog.muchas gracias

beatriz said...

Acabo de poner su boton en mi blog.muchas gracias

Carin said...

Ohhh Kaaren, what a beautiful spring quilt !!!

Sheila said...

Oh my this is gorgeous , I love the scrappiness and it should be a fun one to use up even more of the scraps that keep accumulating , thanks so much . Happy Easter !!

Sewfine Quilts said...

I would love to join in. How do I post your button on my blog?

Thanks
Linda

jackiescrafts said...

This looks great I might just have to be brave and have a go at this. Is it suitable for a beginner ? I've not done anything like this before. Have you a list of materials needed to make it or will they be posted on Monday too?

Thanks and have a lovely weekend
Jackie x

Carole Y. said...

It is a beautiful quilt; you have been busy during the winter!

Thanks for sharing those patterns with us,

Carole Y

Carole Y. said...

and have a nice Easter weekend,
Carole Y

Denise said...

It's wonderful! I'm with You.
Happy Easter

Karin på Ösäter said...

I would love to join! My DH has been sick, high bloodpreasure, and I got the flu after that so I really need some fun to long for.

Happy Easter to you all

Karin

http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

Carmen y Prady said...

Claro que nos apuntamos Karen. Gracias por compartir. Ahora mismo ponemos tu enlace en nuestro blog.
Nuestro correo es:
pradycarmen@gmail.com
Un beso.

Fiesta said...

Looking so forward to this Karen. Thank you for your generosity

andsewon said...

What a wonderful Spring quilt! Hope to follow along and keep up! Added the link to my side bar! Thanks for offering this to us all!
Hugs,
Lola

Fiona said...

It's gorgeous....
Hugz

Needled Mom said...

It looks like so much fun.

~Laurie~ said...

Oh boy~!! YOU have been very busy behind the scenes!! I had sworn off BOM for this year, but boy this is sure tempting!! It's so lovely :)

sandi s said...

Thank you Kaaren, it's so pretty. Can't wait. Happy Easter!

mkhquilts said...

OOOO!!!! This is so cute! I have no choice but to make it! I love your Raggedy adn Friends, and this ine is wonderful too!

Merilyn said...

This is just a beautiful work of art!!!! And the quilting compliments it so well!!! Thankyou for sharing, you certainly have been very busy lately with this!!!

Anne said...

Love, love, love it all! I'm in. Thank you for sharing your talents and design expertise. Something to look forward to each month. :)

quiltsbycheryl said...

I am looking forward to this! Your talents are so wonderful and that you share for all of us is a special treat!! Thank you so much!

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! So much fun!!! I love Spring and this quilt is so pretty!!! I would love to have it next winter to remember Spring will be coming back!!! Thank You

Jeanne Gwin said...

I will be there with you. It is slow enough that I shouldn't have a problem staying caught up. I am so excited.

Sue Bennett said...

Kaaren,

You know I will be there... I love this.. Thanks so much.

Pam in IL said...

Birds, bunnies, spring -- Love It! So looking forward to your BOM.

Jane said...

Oh it's beautiful!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!! :-)

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, Karen! How absolutely adorable! Yes, Yes! I am definitely going to join in on the fun. Thank you so much!

Nancy in IN said...

It is so cute. I certainly hope to join in. Easter clothes are done and the grands have; I have one quilt due by June 13--grand's HS graduation and one due in July for birthday. Both have blocks done and one top is sewed together. New quilt here I come!!
Thanks for doing this.

Maureen said...

Love it!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. I will try to keep up.

sara said...

It's beautiful!!
Thanks and Happy Easter!!

Belén said...

Es precioso!!! Muchas gracias por compartir tus patrones.
Besos

Jubama said...

superbe !!! merci Kaaren !

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi Kaaren!

This has me so excited, I even blogged about it! My last post was in July last year.

http://tomorrowsmemorieskjlb.blogspot.com/2013/03/easter-and-bom-link.html

Thank you for this wonderful BOM/ROM! :)

xoxo
Joy

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Kaaren,
Stopping by to wish you a Very Happy Easter!
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes
PS - Your new BOM/ROM is wonderful!

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Oh What a lovely quilt -- Yes Yes - I will be back on Monday to start rowing along with all..
Thanks for the wonderful patterns you design and share.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Cindy said...

Oh Kaaren, it's beautiful! You are a talent ! I will be doing machine appliqué since I do not do much by hands anymore with my arthritic hands. You have outdone yourself! I'm always in awe of your work! Thank you for being such a blessing to so many. God bless you.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your craft.

Syd said...

I love, love, love, what you've designed. Anxiously awaiting the first download tomorrow. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Deb said...

I am looking forward to it.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh Kaaren.....you are tempting me to start a new project!

Brigitte C said...

Je serai ravie de participer à cette belle aventure. Merci de la partager avec nous. Bises Brigitte

Светлана said...

What a beautiful quilt, and rabbits! thanks

Maria Erbaggio said...

thank you for this project ;)
ciao Maria

Janet O. said...

So very cute, Kaaren. I will have to enjoy this action from the sidelines, as I have "over joined" this year. It is a wonderful pattern! How generous of you to do this!

Kindred Quilts said...

What a beauty you are sharing with us! I'm over extended on commitments, so I'll be watching everyone's progress on this... jealously, I'm sure!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Kaaren, that is absolutely beautiful!!

Karen said...

a resounding yes!! I just love this quilt...you are such a dear to share your talent with us all! Can't wait to get started.

Margot said...

Thank you Kaaren, it's so pretty.

hugs

Mariana Nortje said...

Hi Kaaren, thanks for the quilt design! It is absolutely lovely!!!

PeggyinNO said...

What a great pattern! Thank you for sharing it with us. I will be saving it, and hopefully it will be on my to-do list soon!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Paula Martin said...

Hola Kaaren ,es preciosa la colcha, estaba esperando que propusieras de nuevo un nuevo Sal.gracias por compartir.Un abrazo

Fleurette said...

Thank you so much Kaaren for another beautiful design. I thoroughly enjoyed making the Raggedy quilt. I'm starting the stitching on row one today.
Many blessings,
Fleurette.