I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my 40+ free designs with you for almost 5 years now but inevitably there comes a time when all good things must come to an end.
By now you all realize that designing is my passion and that I love to share. I have agonized over this decision for a while now because I know there are many of you who have followed and supported me since I started this journey and I feel like I might be letting you down. Please know that you are all very special and in turn have made me feel special as well.
To those of you who took the time to leave a comment and graciously offer your thanks and encouragement, I want you to know that your words meant so much to me and always will. Now I am looking forward to tackling my HUGE 'to do' list while I still can in addition to the occasional magazine project thrown in to keep my creative juices flowing.
I hope that you understand and will support my decision.
Now does this mean that I will never offer another freebie design? Of course NOT! It means that I will do so spontaneously when I feel the urge or when I have something that I'd like to share and not just because I feel obligated to have to live up to the schedule and time constraints that I set for myself.
I encourage you to check back from time to time because you never know what you might find here at The Painted Quilt. The links to my FFF designs will remain on the sidebar of my blog forever and they will always be FREE.
Soooooo, my final 'scheduled' FFF is entitled Autumn Sampler 2014. For this particular design, I used a combination of wool, flannel and homespun cotton for the elements which are both machine and hand appliqued onto a cotton background.
The design works up quickly which will allow you plenty of time to get it done and be able to enjoy it during this Fall season.
To download the PDF file which includes the photos, instructions and line drawings, please click HERE.
And if you remember, a while back I promised that I would have a giveaway for a signature set of my Valdani threads when I reached 1000 "likes" on my Facebook page.
Well that happened just a couple of days ago so what I'm going to do is pool the names of my Facebook friends as well as those who leave a comment at the end of this post, then draw a name on Wednesday, the 10th of September when I'll announce the winner. The giveaway is open to everyone near and far.
If I cannot contact you by email...in other words if you are a no-reply blogger...you will NOT be included in the draw. An easy way to check whether you are "no-reply" is after you publish your comment, click on your name where it appears in your comment. This will take you to your profile. If your email address does not show up in your profile, then I have no way of contacting you. You will have to change your settings and add your email address in order to be included in the draw. If in doubt, just leave your email address in the body of your comment.
Thanks to you all and most importantly, thanks again for your continued support.