Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's Here!

I can finally say that Safe Harbor is officially a pattern and is listed in my Etsy shop which you can link to from my sidebar or to make it even easier still, just click HERE.

Just in case you've forgotten what Safe Harbor looks like (*wink*), here's a photo of my finished quilt.



The pattern packet includes 24 pages of detailed instructions, photos, illustrations and full size line drawings.  I know you'll enjoy making it as much as I did!


It seems like such a long time ago but do you recall when I first announced I was going to publish a pattern for my nautical quilt, I asked for your assistance to come up with a title and that I would give the winner a copy?  

The first gal who suggested "Safe Harbor" was Barbara Cordner.  Barb, if you read this, please email me with your snail mail address so that I can send one out to you. Thank you so much!

If you'd like to win your very own copy, just leave me a comment at the end of this post and I'll pick a winner on Friday.


Happy stitching!

89 comments:

Kathy in FL said...

I love this quilt, and I'd love to win the pattern! And if I don't win on Friday, I'll buy one from your store. Thank you so much for all of your designs that you share with us.

marie said...

I'd love to win the pattern. This is the first time we haven't lived within 10 miles of the ocean (Atlantic), now we are 40 miles from the Pacific. The Jupiter lighthouse in Florida was a deep barn red color.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on your labor of love. "Safe Harbor" is the perfect name for it - spectacular quilt.

Dianne in the country said...

Congratulations on your pattern, Kaaren. I have just ordered a copy from your store, but would still love to win. As we live on the coast of Lake Huron with lots of light houses here, I have friends or my quilt guild who would love to have a copy.
Your are always giving us so much through your blog. I always enjoy the patterns and the recipes.
Have a great day.
Dianne

Sue Bennett said...

I love the quilt. Would love to win the pattern. You did a great job with it.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Lesley said...

Such a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on the finished quilt and the publication of your pattern. You accomplished a tremendous feat in no time at all. Well done!

~Laurie~ said...

I would love to win a copy of your beautiful pattern. It could be a great winter project for me. Especially having moved to Texas, I miss the ocean so! What a lovely present this would be!!

Jeanna said...

Congratations Kaaren! Another wonderful pattern you have offered. This quilt will look great in my home as I live less than 5 miles from the ocean in south Florida.

Thank you for a chance to win a copy...I also know how to get to your Etsy shop:)

Anne said...

I love this quilt. It's just so beautiful and the name is perfect. Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy of the pattern. :o)

House of Mouse said...

Congratulations Kaaren... I just love everything you do and have been following your blog for a very long time. I am working on a couple of your freebies now.

Thanks so much for the chance to win your pattern.

Terry said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt! And thanks so much for the chance to win the pattern for it! :0)

Linda said...

Wonderful! Congratulations.

Jane S. said...

Yay! It's here! Safe Harbor is a perfect name for that quilt. Thank you for the chance to win a pattern. :)

Marian said...

It's a beautiful pattern, I like it very much and I take a chance to win it. Safe harbour is a perfect name.

Linda Crosby said...

It is a beautiful pattern Kaaren...Thanks for the chance to win it and for sharing.

Bonniedoo said...

I would love to win Safe Harbour. It is beautiful.

l carolyn Ghearing said...

Tis positively lovely!...thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win, this is the only kind of gambling I dare do!!

barcord said...

Thank you soooooo much Kaaren. I have been almost holding my breath in case I was wrong, but I hoped.... I cant believe I am going to have your pattern. I am almost beside myself with excitement.

Mary said...

Great news for you! I'd love a copy of this pattern.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful quilt Kaaren, a great accomplishment :)

Loris said...

Safe Harbor is a beautiful quilt! So glad you wrote up a pattern for us. Congratulations for doing such inspiring work. Great name for it too.

JudyG said...

What a great quilt and perfect name for it. I'd love to win the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

Wendy B said...

well done and congratulations Kaaren...it's spectacular!!! I know a friend who just loves lighthouses that would love to win......If my name is drawn I would send it to her..... http://allie-oopssweethappylife.blogspot.com.au/ I just know it will be a success!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :o)

Joan said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity.

Darlene D said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you!!

textilefiend said...

So beautiful Kaaren! I plan to make this for my husband's study - he has a small collection of lighthouses in there. We have been recently reconciled after a couple of bumpy, or perhaps I should say stormy, years, and I hope this quilt will be like a beacon of light for us, shedding hope on the future.

Frances Campbell said...

What a beautiful quilt. Safe Harbor is such an ideal name. Thank you for a chance to win.

linny said...

'Safe Harbour' has turned out beautifully,who wouldn't want a pattern. Congratulations on your first pattern(published) I love all the FFF that you've given us as well as the BOMs you've done. Thank you so much for your generosity.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Key Elements said...

When I read your blog I always think of Nova Scotia - I enjoyed the island 26 years ago, my daughter turned one there. We toured the island after attending my brother and sister in laws wedding. We stayed at several bed and breakfasts - her birthday we stayed at the Blue Nose Inn... I loved every minute of it. Your quilt reminds me too of that trip. I do not know if I am an enough accomplished quilter to attempt such a beauty, but if I win, I would certainly give the gal a try. Thank you for all the enjoyment I have received from you. You are truly a giver!
Respectfully,
JulieM

Mary Ellen said...

Safe Harbor looks like another winner Kaaren .Would love to win the pattern .I have made Raggedy and Friends almost all of your First Friday Freebies and pardon the pun just sailing along with the Row Quilt. I still have too put both pieces togather and add the border.

QuiltinGram said...

Congrats on producing the pattern. I would love to win pattern. Sadly, my father passed away suddenly on July 18 th. this would be a great memorial to him as he served in the US Navy in WW2 and was the anchor/safe harbour of our family.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Safe Harbor is a gorgeous quilt! I love lighthouses and told my husband that I want to make it a mission to visit every lighthouse on the East Coast. I have already visited the Nubble Lighthouse in Maine and hope to soon visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse here in North Carolina. Not sure how many there are but I'm gonna try. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Marj said...

Such a beautiful quilt and I bet your instructions are wonderful. Thank you for a chance to be a winner.

Kim said...

This is a gorgeous quilt!
I would like to have it in my store..I will email you for details.

Kim Pebley

Magela Montequin said...

Felicitaciones le ha quedado muy bonito, gracias por la oportunidad de poder ganarnos uno.Cariños

Lilian Pilar said...

Hola Kaaren, Felicitaciones por tan bello trabajo náutico...
Como has estado y como va la salud??? un gran abrazo desde Madrid

Brenda said...

Love the pattern. This would be perfect for my mother-in-law for Christmas.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Congratulations! It is a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Nancy said...

It's wonderful. You did an outstanding job. Would love to be an owner of this pattern. Nancy P.

Maggie said...

Lovely pattern! I would love to win a copy!

Pam in IL said...

So happy that you got the pattern all finished. Sure love seeing the quilt again and again! Please include me in your drawing.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Kaaren!!! What a work of art! I've always loved the beach, and this so says "OCEAN". Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Seams So Right said...

Safe Harbor is beautiful. I would love to win the pattern.Congratulations on such an accomplishment. Linda

Noela said...

My GS has a room full of light houses and nautical nic nacs so this would be a great quilt for his room. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern. Hugs......

Joan said...

Couldn't wait to win, so I bought one. If I win it will be donated to my quilt guild, can't wait to show it off.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Oh, how exciting! I would love to win. My SIL loves lighthouses. I have been looking for pattern to make a quilt for him. He would love this!!! thanks for the chance. the quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

This is a great accomplishment. There is a lot of work to this quilt and writing the pattern couldn't be easy. Best of luck with it!

Kathy H said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and the name is perfect.

fluffy said...

Ta courtepointe est super belle et le nom du patron lui va a merveille :)

MARYNAN said...

Kareen, thank you for your giveaway. I would love to win a copy of your SAFE HARBOR pattern.

Maryanne

Carmencha said...

Hola, primero felicidades por tu lindo tapiz, el nombre le queda estupendo, y el trabajo lindo de lindo en verdad, un fuerte abrazo desde la tierra de la eterna primavera.

Lisa Acevedo said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Would live to win the pattern. Would love to make one as I grew up in cape may and met my husband in Atlantic city. Lighthouses and anything nautical is our thing.

Kathy in GA said...

Kaaren, the design is wonderful, and the quilting so complements it! I have a thing for lighthouses, so hope I win the pattern...but if not, it will be ordered soon!

Linda said...

As I am moving back closer to ocean, this would be a beautiful quilt to make. Your designs are lovely.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a pattern.
Linda Horn

Nancy in IN said...

I love the quilt and have since you first showed it. It reminds me of Michigan where we love to camp. You did a great job.

cyndeebee said...

I have watched you lovingly work this quilt from the very beginning, and I'm just as bowled over by the detail and creativity as I was in the beginning. If I win the pattern, I will give up every other craft - knitting, painting, etc. - and do nothing but work on my own quilt, until completion. What a family heirloom it would be...

Laura T said...

Love your quilt and so happy to see a pattern available. The title is perfect for it:-) Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your pattern.
LauraT

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Kaaren ~ you did a wonderful job on the quilt and congrats on getting it done up in pattern form ~ looks like it would be a lot of work.
I so wish I knew how to quilt ~ maybe in the future ~ please don't include my name in the drawing ~ I feel it should go to someone who truly would use it. Thanks for the generous offer!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

margaret said...

so pictorial, love;y quilt. It is a long time since I was at the seaside, this brings back childhood memories

marygabriella said...

E' un quilt stupendo!
Complimenti, sembra di sentire il profumo del mare! Un abbraccio

Cattinka said...

I would love to win a copy of safe harbour. I would be proud to make that quilt, and think of you with every stitch.
I have one question, are the blocks paper pieced?
KATRIN W.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Just gorgeous Kaaren.

Scattered Threads said...

Fantastic! "IT" is absolutely stunning. Please include me in the drawing. I would make this quilt.
Blessings,
Jackie

suz said...

Kaaren, this quilt is wonderful. My nephew and his wife will love it. As with many others, if I don't win, I'll certainly purchase the pattern. Thank you for the chance to win it though!

Marcia Ruiz said...

Lindo, lindoooo! Uma obra de uma verdadeira artista. Parabéns!!!!
Será que também poderei participar do sorteio? Sou do Brasil!!!
Beijos

DebrafromMD said...

I live near Annapolis, Maryland and this quilt is a lovely reflection of this area. I would love to win a copy.

Sheila said...

Kaaren, Congratulations on the Safe Harbour pattern. My friend an I had the opportunity to see Debra's at the Saunierville Quilt Show. So nice to see the quilt in person. Really enjoyed seeing your other quilts. Great job.

Sheila

Sheila said...

Kaaren, Congratulations on the Safe Harbour pattern. My friend an I had the opportunity to see Debra's at the Saunierville Quilt Show. So nice to see the quilt in person. Really enjoyed seeing your other quilts. Great job.

Sheila

Sherry said...

I can almost smell the ocean just by looking at this pattern! I love it! Guess I will wait til after Friday to order just encase I win! ;)

laurel said...

Congratulations Kaaren!
I love the staggered flying geese (or should we say "sea-gull") border...something really unique and different.
Best wishes for the continued success you so well deserve...
Laurel

pamela robicheau said...

congratulations on finishing safe harbor. when I seen this it automatically reminded me of my hometown in Nova Scotia and how I miss it. I would love to win a copy of safe harbor so I can have this beautiful quilt in my home and to feel the presence of the ocean when I start missing it.I love your work you do with your quilts they are all so beautiful and only hope that someday I will be as good as you. thank you so much for all the designs you share and if I do not win I will certainly buy one in the near future

paulette said...

Wow!! Kaaren, you outdid yourself!! Magnificent! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!
Take care!
P

annie said...

It's beautiful! I love it, congrats to you and to your pattern winner!

girl from the country said...

I would love to win a pattern! I have boys that would love that quilt!!!!

girl from the country said...

I would love to win a pattern! I have boys that would love that quilt!!!!

dottie bishaw said...

Beautiful quilt as all the quilts you make!!! I would love to win!

icraftnqlt said...

Safe Harbor is just beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win.

Cathy Jones said...

Awesome, would love to win this pattern. Congrats on quilt, could not think of a better name for it.

Cathy Jones said...

Awesome, would love to win this pattern. Congrats on quilt, could not think of a better name for it.

thequiltedcat said...

Wow - what a great pattern! I'd love the chance to win one as it would make a terrific finished quilt for dad who served in the Coast Guard.

Ida from Central PA said...

It's beautiful and I'd love to win a pattern! :) My name was one of the finalists. :)

I just LOVE lighthouses. :) I have a lighthouse / sea cabin theme for my upstairs. :)

Charo said...

Hi Karen, you know I love this quilt. I'll win the pattern, sure. Thanks for this giveaway

Marie said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I have a dear friend who owns a home on the water in Virginia Beach, I need to make this for her!

I am not even going to enter my name for Fridays drawing, I am going to Etsy to buy it. :=)

Now I hope I can find time to make it before her birthday next July.

JudiH said...

I love this quilt. It reminds me so much of my holiday in Nova Scotia a few years back. Thank you for this chance to win the pattern.

Judy Minami said...

I'm trying to post again to see if it will work this time. Judy

Judy Minami said...

Okay, I'm trying to post one last time. I'd really like to be in the running for the pattern. Living so close to the ocean here and loving it, this would be a quilt I'd make, even though it's larger than what I usually do. Thanks, Kaaren! She's a beauty!
Judy

bea said...

sure, what a great idea that i could win this pattern!! the title is also great. thumbs up for the opportunity.

wendy@iqlt said...

I love your pattern and hope to win it. Congratulations on a job well done.

Janet said...

Love Safe Harbor! Love the variety of blocks and colorway. Thanks for sharing your project with us.