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.
I admire all the stitcheries here...absolutely love Raggedy Annies and Andies soooo maybe I'll work on this as well! I'm interested in this project! Awesome!
Of course I'm in and can't wait to get started!
You are so very generous with your talents. Thanks again.
I am so excited. I have started sewing again after about ten years because I am having a new grand daughter. Her mother has been collecting Raggedy Anns for years and plans to decorate the baby's room with them. She will be ready for a big girl bed by the time she has her own room. Thank you so much for offering this opportunity for me to embroider and sew a treasured piece for her.
hugs from another Pam
OHHHH Boy!!!! This means I need to straighten up the sewing room and pack away some more UFO's for a later time, cause I'm going to do this FIRST!! Now I'm off to see if I can remember how to put buttons on my blog. Thanks so very much!!
That is absolutely wonderful. I adore raggedy Annies and Andies. How generous of you to offer it as a free bom. Definitely will be along for the ride!
Now a few weeks to plan some fabrics......
OH!!! Oh!!! I can't quilt!!!! boo hoo!!! ok I am over it!!! I will learn... to do this!!!! This is wonderful of you!!! THanks so much!!! I will post it and tell everyone I can...it is mostly because I know everyone is going to love this!!!! Hugs
you are such a generous soul to share your wonderful talent with people all over the world kaaren! i'm sure we are going to see raggedy quilts popping up all over blogland in a few months time.
well done and huge hugs to you my dear friend!
I would love to join your block of the month but am not quite sure how to put your button on my blog page.
Oh!! I'm Happy Dancing herein SC. I just love that quilt!!
Wow - this is gorgeous!!! Sign me up!!!
I'm so excited! It's such a cool quilt :0)
I posted your button on my sidebar and WILL be doing your BOM! what fun and such a cute design!! Thanks so much for offering this to us :)
I am so very excited!!! I am doing the Stitching Annie project right now and have really enjoyed the detail on your design. I'm just about finished with it. I am going to use red heart buttons in the corners and red/white checked binding around the edges.It is turning out beautiful! I can hardly wait to start the quilt!!
I love stitchery quilts, will definately follow along!
Wow! That is so generous of you. I LOVE your quilt and will for sure be joining in. Thank you Kaaren. This is going to be so much fun!!
I have done many Raggedy Ann pillows and such but when I saw your quilt a while back I was so impressed. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!!! Jennifer
Holy Moly Kiddo, you are the best!!!!
Wahoooooo - I'll definitely be joining you. I'm beyond excited, Kaaren. WooHoooooo!!!!
I appreciate your talent, Kaaren. Thank you for sharing it. :-)
Oh, Kaaren I am so excited. Thank you for sharing your talent! I'll be putting it on my blog tomorrow. Can't wait to get started!
There's something about the Raggedy Ann and Andy that always draws me in. I have my mom's Raggedy Ann and would love to make this quilt!!! I can't wait.
Thank you so, so much for being so generous!
hola Karen me encantara hacer este edredon y gracias por compartirlo saludos
Oh how adorable! I love it!
Thank you Kaaren, I will try to keep up with your instructions. I really enjoy scrappy quilts. I am excited to be a part of this. Thank you for sharing. Marge
I am really excited about this. I sure hope I can keep up with it. I love redwork. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are a sweetheart! Winona
:Dance of Joy:
YAY!! I can't wait for your lovely Raggedy Ann and Andy!!
THANK YOU so much for offering this and I will be posting your button on my blog....
What an extremely generous project! Wonderful fun.
Wonderful, Kaaren, I just added the button on my blog.I am ready.
Generosity to the max!
I have not done anything like this before but it looks interesting, Thanks for doing this.
Karen, that quilt looks awesome...I so want to do one but I will be moving in a few months and will be homeless for a few also..... It is just lovely!
WOW!!!! I am so excited to do this one and thank you sooo much for being so generous:))
I am off on hols, but will put it on my sidebar when I return,
Blessings, Shazy x
Yipee, I love BOMs! I can't wait! Thanks Kaaren :)
I'll be there....many thanks for this offer :) Happy crafting, Jenny
This will be a wildly popular BOM, Kaaren. I'll be following along as I'm not a stitcher. You're not only talented but so generous.
I am really excited about this! You are soooooo talented and generous to share both the First Friday patterns and now Raggedy...thank you sooooooo much!I will be looking forward to each 20th of the month!
Mary Jo in Iowa
Kaaren, I just left a comment and as I clicked off your blog, I saw it come back up so think I got the word verification wrong. If it shows up twice, though, know that I think the BOM is a fantastic idea! You are so generous. I am verrrry tempted! :) I can't wait to see what everybody does!
Thank you....thank you ..... thank you.....to have this as a BOM every month.....it won't matter what else isn't done....this will be first every month.....I have marked my calendar.....and will share with one and all.....no blog....but lots of friends who do....the word is being passed....
Thank you so very much, Kaaren. I loved doing your sewing Raggedy.I have fabric leftover from when I made the dolls as gifts and can't wait to include it in your pattern.Thank you for being so generous. Have a great weekend.
I like your quilt. This is one that I am interested in. I have added your button on my blog. Thanks for sharing your design with BLOG LAND.
You so darned giving Kaaren. It will be fun seeing these quilts pop up all over blogland in the months to come!!
Obviously already a big hit, Kaaren! Your buttons on my blog. Thank you as always for your kindness.
I love BOM's and FREE, of course I'll be joining in..Thanks!
Wow Karen that is an great initiative! Thank you
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you....now I have to get some things finished so I can start stitching on the 20th.
Thank you for sharing your talents.
Have a great weekend.
What a lovely BOM, many thanks !!!
how exciting and how generous! Kaaren I love it and will be joining in with you. I'll try to put the button on my blog but haven't had much success in times past.
count me in!!!!!!
I have Ann and Andy keeping me busy sometimes with their tricks, so I think I need to join this lovely BOM to keep them quiet and watch me embroider all those blocks. Thank you!
Count me in, I love them!!!, thank you for sharing :D
What a great project that you will be sharing! So generous and I will be watching and stitching. Thank you sooo much! Laura
Oh I'm so excited!
I remember when you first showed your finished quilt and I've been secretly hoping for a pattern-- And a on-line BOM is wonderful. thank you, thank you!
WOW how very generous of you... count me in...
thanks so much
Por supuesto que estoy y no puedo esperar para empezar!
You are so very generous with your talents. Eres tan generosa con su talento. Thanks again. Gracias de nuevo.
Oh my gosh - I can't believe this is a free stitchery- thank you so very much. I will so look forward to joining in the fun.
Exiting - I love "Filledokke Anne" and this quilt. Thank you for the boom - Your button comming up on my blog soon.
Hola Kaaren, precioso este quilt, estaré pendiente cada 20, gracias por compartir, desde ahora te sigo y me llevo el logo a mi blog.
Feliz fin de semana
Thanks Kaaren, I love your quilt and have posted a button on my sidebar.
Oh, put me down!! I'll have to get my dear hubby to help me post the button.
I am one of those that have been very interested in your Ragged Annie quilt. What fun it will be to do it throughout the year. You are so generous to do this for us.
The word verification this time is "easyness". I like it when it is a "sort of" real word.
You betcha Kaaren....I'm looking forward to it! Off to post the button on my blog now!
ooooooo!!! Cant wait!!!!!
XX Wendy :O)
Love Raggedy Annies and Andy's so I'm in for this gorgeous BOM.I have the button and will post it on my blog over the weekend.I can't wait for this BOM to start.THANK YOU :) Barb.
Thank you for sharing. I remember seeing this quilt on your blog before. Will be putting a link on my blog. Happy days.
Hi Kaaren!! I just love your project...may I do it too? I may not keep up...but then, I just might! Thank you dear Kaaren, I can already see that this is wildly popular...good for you!
That sounds like a fun challenge. I might try it in a smaller version, so hope that is ok. Now I need to figure out how to do buttons, so I can link to you.
Wow it looks great! I'll put your button on my blog, not sure if I can fit in another project but I'll see how I go!
You are going to give this one for free!!!!!???? I promised myself to start nothing new this year, but I will download it and store in my want to do list.
I love this BOM, I am very happy you put it up for free, thanks very much for that, I have als put your button on my blog.
Kaaren you are soooooooo generous
to share this BOM I love raggedy and can't wait to be apart of this count me in.I have also added your button on my blog
Thanks for sharing
That is so cute, you did a great job designing that quilt. I look forward to watching everyone stitching those cute blocks. Thanks for such wonderful blocks.
Thank you so much for sharing thia wonderful free BOM Karren. Looking forward to participating.
Yippy! I'm so excited about this new BOM. I'll be doing this one for sure. And better yet it starts on my birthday. Thanks for the great gift!
I'm in I love your sticheries and can't wait for this one
Thank you so much for sharing this
Hugs Jackie x
This is an absolutely adorable quilt! Thanks so much for this BOM-I'm definitely in! Thanks too for the button info.
You are so talented and generous Kaaren! Thank you! I hope I can organize and create this masterpiece.
Oh hon what a lovely, generous gift - thank you so much for sharing this darling quilt! I'll put the button on my sidebar tonight!
So sweet and generous of you to share, thanks so much.
I am going to try and do this quilt with you I'll post it on my side bar so others can join. Trish
YIPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I can't wait!!!! :)
Nice quilt- I put your button on my blog. Thanks for sharing the pattern
I would love to join you, doing this quilt. Look forward to July 20th. I don't have a blog but will check in each month.
Thanks so much Kaaren! I am going to do a little blog-housekeeping tonight and will definitely add your button! :-)
This is so generous of you Kaaren to share your gorgeous Raggedy & Friends quilt. THANK YOU xx
Kaaren!!!! Ohhh Thanks!!! I love that quilt!!!
I can't wait to get started!!!!
Your button is in my sidebar wiht the link!!!
I follow your blogg!!!
A kiss from Spain...
I did it. Thanks for your very good directions. I now have your button on my blog. Can't wait to see the patterns. I am a long time lover of Raggedy Ann!
Hola, me encantaria poder participar en este Bom, aumque me he prometido no hacer ninguno mas, pero este es tan bonito que no he podido resistirme. Muchas gracias por compartirlo con nosotras.
Un saludo y buena costura.
que belleza imposible no querer hacerlo, realmente una maravilla, sacare tiempo de donde sea, muchas gracias por ser tan generosa, cariños
Kaaren Hello!! I saw the exit onto the blog of Bethlehem and came to sign up is precious, your blog is very cool, my e-mail is email@example.com
Thank you very much, a kiss from Spain
Thank you very much for your generosity ... the blanket that I love and prove us all working together .... wonderful ..... I sign
... Explaining how to make the doll's face ...... and I loved confident that this new work will make this very clear .....
... My English is no good so I use the translator ....
.... A big hug ..... Thanks ...
Muchas gracias por tu generosidad...la manta me encanta y se que trabajando todas juntas nos resultara una maravilla....me apunto.....
...la explicación de como realizar el rostro de la muñeca me ha encantado......y seguro que este nuevo trabajo será así de claro.....
...mi inglés no es nada de bueno por lo que utilizo el traductor....
....un gran abrazo.....Gracias...
I am charmed with the offer.
Thank you for sharing this project Kareen.
Me encanta la propuesta.
Gracias por compartir este trabajo Kareen
I posted your button on my sidebar and WILL be doing your BOM
Muchísimas gracias por tu generosidad.
Hola Kaaren,preciosa tu colcha y tu blog ,me apunto y me llevo tu logo a mi blog y estare pendiente los veinte de cada mes.Saludos Paula
Yo me apunto encantada. ¡¡Muchas gracias por compatirlo!!.
Hello I am of patagonia also gustaria Argentina and to participate to me! Thanks to share it!
Thank you much for sharing your talent and beautiful designs with us... I'm in...the quilt is gorgeous!!
Thanks agains and God Bless,
Hola Kaaren, me gustaria participar en este proyecto. Es muy bonito, y gracias por compartirlo con nosotros.
Hola me gustaria mucho participar, gracias Kerem.
Hola gracias Karem, es precioso. me gustaria mucho participar.
Of course, i should like to participate in your BOM.
Hola, yo también quiero participar.
Gracias por tu generosidad.
Gracias por compartir todos tus conocimientos. A mi también me gustaría participar en el boom. Ya te he puesto linkeada em mi blog. Saludos y Gracias
Uau!!! Is very beautifull!!!
I will put the logo in my blog! sory but my english is very bad!
Thank you from Argentina!
I love this BOM, of course I'll be joining in..Thanks!
Kaaren, I am with everyone else ... I think this would make a great bom project and that you are a generous person to put it out there for us for free!!! I hope to follow along.
Hi I'm ready, I'm going to put the button in my sidebar.
I can't wait to the 20 of july.
Greets from Spain.
This is my blog:
I hope you enjoy it.
I'm in and have posted into my sidebar xxx
Wow!!! thank you for your generosity. Your designs are very beautiful!!! Of course, I sign in it, I'll try to work on time!!!!
Your button and link are on my blog already.
Hugs from Spain (I've seen we're a few yet).
Hello, I love the project I will try to carry it out.
I already linked to my blog, for updates.
This is awesome!!I`m ready and excited!
Thanks you so much for sharing it with us.
I love this quilt... Thanks so much for your generousity in sharing this project with us!
I join the navy, and I've just put your button in my blog www.telasydelicas.blogspot.com
Hi Kaaren - I can see this is going to be such a popular BOM. I am certainly looking forward to it. I have mentioned it on my blog and provided a link.... hope you can come by and have a peek.... Hugz
I have long been wanting to learn pach, and I think a great opportunity. Thank you for your kindness. Good weekend
What a gorgeous quilt and I would love to join in on the fun! Will link back to your blog from my sidebar. Thank you again for being so generous with your fabulous stitcheries!
Beautiful, thanks for your generosity, and I want to do my best.
The Raggedy Ann and Andy's are some of my favorite childhood characters. Thank you so much for your generosity! I've added your button to my sidebar.
Me encantaria , si da tiempo , participar en la confeccion de tu estupendo quilt Si es posible unirmwe a tu grupoi, espero tu confirmación..... gracias
Hola, acabo de conocer tu propuesta y me gustaría apuntarme si todavía estoy a tiempo.
En un ratito coloco el enlace en mi blog
Hello, I have just known your offer and I would like to sign if still I am in time.
In a moment I place the link in my blog
¡Hola! ´ojalá este a tiempo. Me gustaria participar en la elaboración de este edredón, está precioso y gracias por compartir.
HOLA! ESPERO ESTAR A TIEMPO PARA PODER PARTICIPAR!!!! ESTA PRECIOSO EL TRABAJO.ESPERO NOTICIAS, TE DEJO MI MAIL. MAGUIRREBELTRAN@GMAIL.COM
Hi Raggedy Anne and Andy are my favorite people so I would love to join your BOM only I don't have my own blog is this a problem I hope not.............. Gai P
Karen,Hi! my name is Andrea and I am from Argentina.I want to know if it is too late appoint myself to do that wonderful projet,Pease!!!Thank You!
Hi! My name is Andrea and i'm from Argentina. I want to know if is too late to appoint myself to do that wonderful project, Please! My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Me encantaría hacer este quitl contigo
What beautiful craft you create! All your OPAM finished too: most impressive. Your FFF offerings are so lovely!!
je serai heureuse de participer à ce nouveau bom, je le trouve si beau, bravo pour ton talent, j'adore ton blog, encore un grand merci pour ce partage !!
I absolutely LOVE Raggedy Annie!!
Thank you so much!!
Louise in Florida
Just found your site and am excited about participating, guess I have some catch up to do. Linda
I'm not sure how to participate with this BOM, but I would LOVE to!
suecshamekh at gmail dot com
I am so excited, just saw your button on another blog. Thats so nice of you, I couldnt believe you were sharing for free :)
I am going to post your button now :)
Wow...I'm totally overwhelmed with your blog. You are so generous to share you talenst with all of us. And what wonderful place of inspiration this blog is. I'll be spending alot more time here...Greetings from Germany,Kirsten (http://logosquiltsandmore.blogspot.com)
I just found this Raggedy and Friends quilt of the month, I know it is over, but my step mom loves Raggedy Ann and I was wondering if you have archived the patterns somewhere so that I could access them?
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