Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale

Hello Friends!

I know today is Sunday, but I wanted to give you all a jump start on Cyber Monday sale here! 

Once again I am doing my "Buy 1 Get Two FREE" sale!!! Visit my Store (click link) and just add three items to your cart, then use the discount code of FRECKLEDMONDAY and it will reduce your cost to just $9.00!! That's an $18 savings!!! 



This is good on all patterns, in paper OR PDF form! 

Sale expires on December 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm. 

Hurry Hurry!!

Happy Holidays!! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Connecting Threads Winners!

Alrighty friends, I have three lucky winners!!!!

Please email me your snail mail address at karrielyne at gmail dot com and I will ship them right out to you!!

Congratulations to...

Winner of the Spring Terrace FQ bundle is:


The winner of Nana's Pantry is:
 The winner of Lasting Legacies is:


Thank you all so much for your entries!! I had so much fun reading all the jokes!! If you get a minute, read through them!! They are a HOOT!!!

Congrats, and much love!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Layer Cake Lemonade!!


Intriguing title, eh?

Fat Quarter Shop is at it again. Awhile back the peeps over there began their short cut quilts series. The first being the Jelly Roll Jam.

The second.. you guessed it! Layer Cake Lemonade!
Isn't that just the cutest name!? I think so!



I was especially excited when I was invited to participate!
The concept is to make the cutest quilts in a short period of time.

We all have those times when we need a quick gift or you learn of a new baby or just someone that needs a quilt. We probably also all have a Layer Cake or the like just laying around screaming to be used.

The finished quilt measures approximately 48" x 61". All you need is 1 layer cake with at least 40 squares, 5/8 of a yard for binding, and 3 1/4 yards for the backing!

So go grab a layer cake and the FREE pattern and lets get started!!

The free downloadable/printable pattern is very easy to follow, BUT if you are a visual learner, please check out the video Kimberly made!! Even if you can follow the paper pattern, check out the video anyway!! ;)



Want to see mine!!?? I chose Fig Tree Quilt's Honeysweet line and I heart it. A LOT!


Here is the close up of the quilting done by Darla Padilla!!  Love Love Love!!!


And of course, the wind was extra helpful when doing the photoshoot... no, that's not pinned up like that..lol! 


Oh, and one more thing... the peeps at Fat Quarter Shop are not only awesome for this FREE pattern, but they are also offering 20% off all their Layer Cakes right now!!


So who wants to make one? Or eleven? ;) 



Much Love!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sponsor Giveaway Time!!!

Hello friends!!

I know it's been a while but I've been a busy little bee. Queen Bee if you're a Lorde fan ;)

I've been trying to get settled back into a routine and get things organized again, post Market.  I think I've done a good job except I haven't done this giveaway yet!! Yikes!!

I'm sure you've heard of Connecting Threads? Well the amazing folks over there want to share some of their goodies!! If you have never been, take a bit of time to go check them out!! They have tons of stuff including fabric, notions, thread, books, and patterns!! Including MY patterns!!

I bet you want to know what treats they'd like to give away, right?

Well, let me tell you..

We will have THREE winners!! Yep!! Three of my lucky readers will score!!

The first winner will win a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of Spring Terrace by Jenni Calo.

The Second winner will win a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of Nana's Pantry by Mama's Cotton

The Third winner will win a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of Lasting Legacies by Country Essentials

You will have a maximum of three entries allowed. Please enter a comment for each entry. If you only make one comment, you only have one entry. :)

1.  Leave a comment telling me which of the three fat quarter bundles is your favorite. 
2.  Leave a comment telling me a joke.
3. Spread the word about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram, or Blog Post, etc..) and leave   me a comment saying you did and where.  

Easy peasy!! 

Who wants to win some fabric!? 

Comments will be closed as of 11:59 pm on November 18th. 

Winner announced on Tuesday, November 19th!

Good luck and much love!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Feeling Splendid

I'm not feeling so splendid since I got myself sick at Market BUT... 

I do have a new pattern to show you!!  I call her Splendid because she is....

She is available in Paper or PDF in my shop. Click here to purchase



A few shots that I took trying to find just the right cover photo!

This one my kids are behind the quilt holding the ends.. Such good troopers by helping me :)





What do you think? Splendid? 

Much Love!!! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Quilt Market 101

To Market, to Market, to buy a fat pig quarter bundle...

There is so much more to Market than fabric and quilts! You meet the most amazing people and have a fabulous time with your friends you already have! 

This was my first Market and I thought I knew what to expect but until you go and experience it for yourself, it's really hard to explain the euphoria.  So you all will just have to go and find out for yourself :) 

I did lean A LOT of things while I was at Market and I thought I'd do a quick run down here. That way if any of you are thinking about going in the Spring (its in Pittsburgh) you won't make the same mistakes I do. 

Ready... here we go...

#1 -  Do NOT leave your house with out flip flops. You're favoritest comfy flip flops. You will NEED them at some point because your feet get quite the work out!!! Then also make sure you put those flip flops in the bag you carry with you on the floor. Try looking for a tutorial for hand made shoe bags to put them in. Adorbs! 

#2 - Buy a super comfy pair of shoes and then bring 4 more pairs. One for each day. Don't wear the same shoes two days in a row. I can attest to giant blisters. Take my word for it. 

#3 - Choose to bring a bag that has a comfortable handle/strap. Test it out. Put a good amount of weight in it, like 5 bricks, and walk around with it for a few hours. How's that shoulder? I recommend wide straps. The bag I had is great for everyday but the straps were skinny and dug into my shoulder. Owchie!

#4 - Did I mention flip flops? Oh yes I did. A HUGE shout out to Miss Rachel Griffith for lending me hers on the last day. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

#5 - Practice smiling. This sounds odd but think about smiling for 4 days straight. Those cheek muscles get a work out..hahah! 

#6 - For the love of ice cream, pack light when you go. You don't need everything. I say this because when you need to come home, you WILL have fabric to take back with you. You need a place to put it. I had to ship my fabric home. Trying to patiently wait for it.... sad panda... 

#7 - Don't forget your ticket. They charge you to re-print it. Guess how I know that?

#8 - Have fun!!! Sometimes we can easily forget this when it is overwhelming or we become too business like. It is business but it should also be fun. Don't be afraid to let your hair down.

#9 - Take pictures!!! Otherwise when you get home and don't have any, you'll be very disappointed. I took some but there was so much to see I kind of "forgot" to take photos. However, if you are on Instagram, look up #quiltmarket and you'll see so so much!!

#10 - Take vitamins before you go and while you are there. Maybe even amp up on vitamin C. You are around so many people, and if you fly, that's a lot of germs floating around a small environment. Ew. Not only myself, but I know a lot of others got sick too.  Take hand sanitizer and USE it. Every little bit helps. When you get back you just want to sleep. Being sick on top of that is no fun. 

#11 - Bring a portable phone charger. Heather from Fiberosity brought these and they worked like a charm and they are cheap!! 

I know I am probably forgetting things but these are the ones I remember the most and things I wish I had known before Market. 

Despite the shortcomings, I had a blast!!! I would also do it all over again! 

I'm guessing it's like having a baby. A few days later you totally forget all the pain you went through..hahaha!! 

I hope someday to meet you at Market, if I haven't already!! 

Those of you who I did meet, miss you already!!

Much Love!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Owl Pocket Pillow Tutorial




Hi friends!

Today I bring you my latest tutorial and it is on the Moda Bake Shop!! 

If you're interested, go check it out! Maybe leave a comment and show your love ;)

It's a super easy pillow to make and it has a front pocket and a back pocket and its good size, 17" tall by 13" wide! Perfect for a gift or for the kids to snuggle. Adults too!! 

Enjoy!

Much Love!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Giveaway!!

We all LOVE giveaways, right?

I see all of you shaking your heads yes!

Well, the folks over at Robert Kaufman really liked my Paradox pattern and they are doing a giveaway on their blog, The Swatch and Stitch.

The best part is that they are giving away not one, but TWO fat quarter bundles of their Kona solids and 7, that is SEVEN yards of Essex yarn dyed linen in black! That is enough fabric to make the Paradox top! You will also get my Paradox pattern included. :)

Wowzers! Thank you Robert Kaufman!!

The fat quarter bundles they are giving away are similar to the ones I used. I used Sunrise and Sunset, they are giving away Sunrise (left) and Summer (right). Gorgeous!


Head on over to The Swatch and Stitch and put in your entry. Giveaway ends on October 1, 2013. Winner drawn by Robert Kaufman on October 3.

Good Luck!!!

Much Love!!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pair A Ducks? NO! Paradox!

Let me first just start off by saying I am so giddy to announce this quilt.  I designed this quilt probably, oh, 3 years ago or so. The fact that it FINALLY came to life just makes me smile! 

This post is a bit photo intense but I just can't help it. After all the photos I will include front and back covers for material listings. :)


Introducing.... Paradox! 

You can get it here in my SHOP in PDF or in Paper form. 

That's my daughter. Isn't she a ham? Love her!



These photos were all taken at a local park. This quilt is 90" x 90" so finding a good spot to take a good photo of the WHOLE thing was quite daunting. Then, I saw this bridge. 

It wasn't without worry that my quilt would fall to the waters below, so after many warnings of DON'T LET GO to my daughter, we were able to get some pretty awesome photos!

Oh, it looks like the background fabric is different shades, but that is just the sun shining on it. :)



Here she is OVER the water. Thank goodness for large clamps that fit tight so it wouldn't fall! It was a very nerve wracking photo shoot! Heh!


Just a few more....


This photo makes me giggle. It was the first spot we stopped to grab a photo and clearly it was not the best spot to showcase it due to the size but I still love the detail. That star in the lower right corner, that is my favorite block in the whole quilt. :)


Ohhhh boy.  These next photos showcase the quilting.  This has a story...

I have never sent a quilt out to be quilted. Part of it was that I liked saying I completed the quilt from start to finish but truth be told, I am no expert.  I do ok but I wanted a professional look to them. So, I bucked up and contacted a quilter. 


Let me tell you when I received this beauty home, I had tears. Real, honest to goodness, tears. I was so happy, delighted, and in awe.  Thank you Darla, you are awesome!!

Can you see them? 

I chose owls to be quilted into this quilt because I thought it looked like stars shining in the night sky and who-who-who is out at night? Owls! 

Yes.  I am a dork. =P


A bit closer....



 So? What do you think? Do you love it? I know I do!

For this quilt I used all Kona Cotton solids for the stars.  I used two fat quarter bundles, Sunrise and Sunset. They play so nice together! For the background, I used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in black. All fabric is from Robert Kaufman! I heart them.



In addition, all my patterns starting with Paradox will be in full color.  Most of my PDF's already are, but from here on out, all my paper patterns will be as well. Same price too!





I would love to hear your thoughts on this quilt! 

I know the size is a bit scary, but I promise you, this quilt is easy to make. It does take some time, but it is not difficult.  I have very detailed step by step instructions for each block! 

The blocks are 18" finished so if you don't want to make the entire quilt, you could make a pillow, or a baby blanket or a throw. Take the large star in the middle with the 4 corner blocks, that is 54" square. Perfect for a throw! So many options! 

Enjoy Paradox!

Much Love!!!



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winner

Folks, we have a winner!!

I asked a friend to choose a number between 1 and 302 to choose a winner.

He said Pi. Um.  Dude.

So I ammended my question since he was being a smart ass to "Choose a WHOLE number between 1 and 302"

So he rolled 3 ten sided dice and rolled 173!!

The luck winner is....




Congratulations QuiddityRox!!! Please email me your name and address to karrielyne at gmail dot com.

Much Love!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Birthday Giveaway

I don't normally make a big deal out of my birthday but today I am just a tad bit but not for my benefit. It's all for YOU! 

I'm doing a couple things to celebrate and I hope you will join in!! 

Have you had your eye on one or more of my patterns but have been waiting for that perfect excuse to grab them up? Well this weekend is your chance!!  I am doing a Buy ONE get TWO free pattern sale in my shop! Just head on over HERE, put 3 patterns in your cart, PDF or paper, or a combination, and enter in the discount code of BIRTHDAY and you will see an automatic discount of two patterns! That's 3 patterns for $9.00!!! Happy Birthday! :D


On top of that I am doing a giveaway that will run through 09/08/13! Yep, my birthday and YOU score!

Here's the loot.... 

1 Pillow Pop book - I heart this book. A lot. Not just because I have a pattern in it, but because there are a LOT of awesome designers and pillows in this book! 

8 fat quarters of Spot On by Robert Kaufman. I don't know about you but I think those would make a pretty darned cute pillow!

1 spool of bakers twine

1 large spool of Aurifil 40w thread

Check below photos on how to enter! 





To Enter: 

1: Leave a comment. Say anything you want. :)

2: Like My Facebook page and come back here and comment that you did so. 

3:  Follow my blog and leave a comment saying that you already do or that you just began. 

4: Tell your friends via any social media and come back here and say you did. 

Super simple! Please make sure that you leave a comment for EACH entry so you get that number of chances.  If you only make one comment and say you did all 4, its only ONE entry. 

Good Luck!!! 

Much Love!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fifteen Degrees

I received a notification today about a video that was done for one of my patterns, Fifteen Degrees.

I was really excited to watch this as Sara did a wonderful job so I wanted to share it with all of you too!!

It's a quick video and it features my pattern in a different line than I originally made it it and I LOVE it!!!




If you'd like, Heirloom Creations has their own site you can go bee bop around in.

As always, you can purchase any of my patterns on Craftsy, My Shop, or Fat Quarter Shop!

Much Love!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Endeavor


Please meet my newest edition to my little family.  Endeavor. 

This design was inspired by triangle graph paper. Yep. I was doodling and playing around with it one day and my eye just happened to catch the pattern if I turned my paper side ways. Zig Zag!! 

I LOVE zig zag quilts and I have never seen this type out there so away I went at writing a pattern. 

It really is a very simple quilt to piece.  You cut strips at 8" wide and then sub cut them into triangles. 

Do you have a fabric you really want to show off? This quilt is perfect with those large triangles! 

Make it color organized or make it scrappy! It will look fabulous no matter how you put it together!!

Interested?  You can find my PDF's HERE and HERE, and if you want a Paper (Pre-Order) or PDF they are also available in my SHOP. Paper copies will ship by August 23, 2013.

Here is a snapshot of the back cover for sizes and fabric requirements. Also a diagram to show either the zig zag edges or straight edges!


And just a few other photos for you...

Quilt Fabric = Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller


I love how the sunshine was captured in this photo!


Cover photo...


I almost used this photo on the cover because of the teepee in the back ground. :)


I hope you like her. I know I sure do! 

Much Love!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Free Printable Cards and Discount

I wanted to take a moment and just say thank you! 

I am so very grateful for each and everyone of you because with out you, well, I don't want to think about that! 

To show my appreciation, I am offering up two special things for you! 

First up is 20% off your entire order in my shop!! Yep. Order whatever you like and save 20% on everything! Just use the coupon code THANKS when you check out and it will automatically apply. Click HERE to go to my shop.

Next, (and I am quite excited about these) I designed a couple of free printable cards for personal use for you to download and print at home or at  a local print shop. (Link is down below photos)

How many times do you find yourself with a gift but no card? Or, you just want to jot a friend a thank you note but you don't have time to hit the store? 

I am here to help you with that "it's not a problem anymore" problem. ;)

First is the free printable card that says Hello! It's blank on the inside. It's simple. It's sweet and can be used in a multitude of occasions! 


Second is a Thank You card. There are so many times I've needed a quick thank you card I can't even tell you how many times. It's so nice to have this file on hand, print it up, personalize it and send it on its merry way. This also, is blank on the inside. 


If you'd like to download the file for your own, please click HERE.  Note: Dropbox has a 20GB per day download limit so if you receive an error message when you try to download it, you may have to try the next day. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on them and if you take photos of them in use, be sure to use the hashtag #FreckledWhimsy .

If these go over well, you may see more cards designed by ©Freckled Whimsy!!

Much Love!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Winner of Cucire Giveaway

It's that time!!

I've asked my daughter to choose a winner this time and she chose number 23....

So the winner is....




BillieBee please email me your mailing address at karrielyne at gmail dot com and we'll get that straight out to you!

Congratulations!!

Much Love!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sponsor Giveaway

Hello Friends!!

I have someone new to introduce you to. 

Her name is Elizabeth and she runs a cute little shop called Cucire (pronounced "coo-CHEER-uh").  She sells thread, notions, fabrics from designers like Amy Butler, Heather Ross, and Jeni Baker. She also has voile and solids! 

If you are interested in Amy Butlers line called Belle, she is running a monthly special at $8/yard!! Woohoo!! Gorgeous line! 

On top of that, we're doing a giveaway, sponsored by Cucire, of course! 

Wanna know what she's giving away? You're going to love it. I know I do!

One winner will get....

#1-- AURIFIL!!! She's giving away Aurifil! Its Zen Chic's Dance With Me collection which includes 6 spools (220 yards each)! 

#2 -- 5 Fat Quarters of Art Gallery's Pure Elements that match perfectly with the thread!! 




Aren't they just yummy?! Perfect for Fall, which is just right around the corner. 

Also perfect for you to get started on all those Halloween projects! 

Alright, how to enter.... you have 3 chances to enter. Winners entries will be verified. 

1.  Like Cucire's Facebook Page --- > Click Here, Like her page, then come back here and leave a comment that you did so. 

2.  Visit the Cucire Shop --> Click Here, have a good look around, then come back here and tell us what your favorite thing(s) are in her shop in the comments!

3.  Share this giveaway --> This can be done on ANY social media. Just post a link back to this post when you share and come back here and leave a comment saying that you did so, and where. 

***International friends, this is open to you too!!! 

Giveaway begins right now and will end on August 4th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be announced on August 5th! 

Well, what are you waiting for? Enter, enter, enter!!! :D 


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