Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn Blessing Free Quilt E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Just when I think I couldn't possible add anything else to my Fall decorating "to do" list along comes another mini wall quilt that is just too charming to resist.   Kaaren Johnston has yet another charming pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an "Autumn Blessings" mini quilt. My husband may divorce me, but this is definitely going on my Fall "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #13 - Autumn Blessings

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  It sure would be nice to be posting this month’s First Friday Freebie on a cool, crisp Autumn day but that’s not going to happen until tomorrow. For the last four days, we’ve been experiencing record breaking temperatures for this time of year in the mid to high 90’s and along with the oppressive humidity, it’s been brutal.

This month’s FFF is an Autumn-inspired mini quilt called Autumn Blessings. It combines both pieced and stitched blocks with some wool appliqu├ęd elements. I had the best time not only creating it but also when adding the embellishments. I could easily have gotten carried away and found that I really had to restrain myself. I hope you have fun making it your own.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.


An Autumn Sampler Free Quilt E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

I can never get enough of wall quilts - especially those for the Fall season.   So, I was delighted to see that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an autumn sampler.   Given my love of Fall this is definitely going on my "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #22 - An Autumn Sampler

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  After four days of rain and an unseasonal ‘nor-easter thrown in for good measure, we have our fingers crossed for blue skies and sunshine today. Although yesterday dawned bright and cool, we had to fire up our furnace and build a fire in the wood stove for the first time this season. We even had a few wet flurries of the white stuff. Yikes! I think that autumn has officially arrived!

To celebrate the season, this month’s First Friday Freebie was designed to showcase the fading days of summer and the start of autumn…my favorite season! Watermelon, sunflowers, crows, wasps, pumpkins, birdhouses, flowers and of course the alphabet are included in this sampler.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.

September Song Mini-Quilt Free Tutorial By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

As far as I'm concerned it would be delightful having mini-quilts all over your house that you could change with the seasons or holidays.  That's my next big quilting adventure.  Making mini-quilts to decorate my home each season and holiday.  So, I was pleased to see that Kaaren Johnston's had another wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make a sunflower mini-quilt.  This is definitely going on my Fall mini-quilt decorating "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #20 - September Song

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  At long last…another First Friday Freebie! Woo hoo!

I don’t know for how long but I’m happy to say that for as long as I’m able, I’m hoping to be back here on the First Friday of every month with a new design for you to enjoy.

To celebrate the month of September and the anticipation of autumn, this month’s FFF is called… September Song.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Wool Crazy Pincushion Free Tutorial By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

I just love working with wool or wool felt.  And, I also LOVE pincushions. If you do, too then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston has a wonderful tutorial on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make a wool crazy pincushion.  I just LOVE it.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her tutorial: At the outset, let me say that all the wool that I used came from scraps that I have saved over the years. Whenever I work with wool, I save all the bits and pieces and store them by color in separate zip lock bags. When I’m working on a project that requires small pieces of wool in a specific color, I just reach into the plastic bin that holds all my baggies of scrap wool and pull out the appropriate bag.

If for whatever reason you don’t have any wool or you might be allergic to wool (perish the thought), you can also make this pincushion in the exact same way that I am about to show you using fabric. The instructions are identical.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.


Gotta Love Mini Pumpkin Ornaments Free E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Origionals


I just love the Fall and all the vivid colors. And, I love pumpkins, scarecrows, Fall leaves, and apple orchards. So, of course, when designing some of my new Fall dolls I had to create some colorful and adorable pumpkins and, of course, I had to create a free e-pattern so you could make your own.  I hope you enjoy my free e-pattern.


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HERE. You'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view our free e-pattern. Then just download our free .pdf e-pattern by clicking on the down arrow in the top center.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

How To Make A Fall Wall Hanging Basket Floral Arrangement by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



As you know I am a big fan of silk floral arrangements and have been decorating my house with them for several decades. Some are just as old as that and have never needed to be replaced or redone. They're as good as new as the first time they were made. That's the beauty of silk florals. Plus, silk florals are just so much fun to work with and so versatile.

Several years ago I decided I wanted to create a Fall wall hanging flat basket silk floral arrangement for my entrance hall.

I wanted something that was not too big and didn't extend too far from the wall so I decided to go with a rustic basket I had purchased years before.

When the basket was done I brought it upstairs.. Luckily for me it fit the entrance hall wall perfectly and didn't extend too far out.

I was so pleased with the way my basket came out so I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step tutorial of how I made my Fall wall hanging flat basket silk floral arrangement. Here's how I made it:

Supplies Needed For The Fall Flat Hanging Basket:

1” Wired Ribbon (For Bow)  - 6 Feet
12” Flat Hanging Wall Basket With Handle
18” Grass Silk Floral Spray - 4 Bunches
18” Silk Floral Cattails Onion Grass Stems - 3 Stems
18” Silk Floral Yellow Rose - 1 Stem
8” Moss Green Leaf Bunch - 4 Stems
18” Silk Floral Tiny Flower Sprays  (Yellow and White ) - 6 Sprays Each
18” Fall Silk Floral Mums (Rust) - 8 Stems
Floral Picks With Wire
Pipe Cleaners
Green Florist Foam - 2 Bricks
Wire Cutters
Green Foam Cutters or Knife
Green Excelsior Basil - 1 Bag

Instructions: