At the outset, please let me thank you all for the positive feedback that you sent my way when I first showed you the photos of Raggedy & Friends, my first full-sized quilt design back in February of this year. It is for that reason, as well as the overwhelming number of requests, that I’ve decided to offer Raggedy & Friends as a free, 10 month Block-of-the-Month.
Starting on the 20th of July and on or about the 20th day of every month until April 2011, I will be releasing a new block or blocks in a PDF format which will include a color close up photo, line drawings and general as well as piecing instructions. The first month will also include the fabric and notions requirements. Having said that, this quilt is very fat quarter friendly and the scrappier the better.
Raggedy & Friends is comprised of 12 individual blocks. Nine of the 12 blocks include two stitcheries each and three of the 12 blocks have one stitchery in each. In the seventh month, I will release blocks 7, 8 and 9 together as they are the ones that have only one stitched design in each. The tenth and final month will include the last block and finishing instructions.
So please grab my button below and place it on your sidebar and link back here in order that we can share it with those who might not otherwise find their way here. The button will also act as a reminder that on the 20th day of each month for the next 10 months I will be posting a new block to share with you all.
So are you up for it? Will you be joining me? I promise you’ll be in for a good time!
Edit: I have had several requests asking about how to add my button to your sidebar. Don’t worry…it had to be explained to me as well. It’s easy…once you are explained how. *wink* All you have to do is…
Right click in the image.
A menu will pop up. Click on "save as". This will automatically store the image in your photo or picture file.
Click on "dashboard" at the top of your blog.
Click on "add a gadget".
On the drop down menu, click on "Picture".
When the new screen opens, in the link section, type in or copy and paste my blog address...http://www.thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com
Further down where it says "browse", click on computer. That will automatically take you to your saved photos. Scroll til you find the Raggedy & Friends button, click on it and it will appear in the box.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and remember to click "SAVE". That should do it.