Monday, December 10, 2012

Hey, Look: It's A Free Pattern!

My first pattern!
You might have noticed there have been some changes around here at Freshly Pieced headquarters. The blog got a whole new look last week, and this week—patterns! In fact, I'm so excited about this new endeavor, the first one's on me. : )

I did a little tweaking to my "Kissing Fish" tutorial from a few years ago and turned it into a full-fledged baby quilt pattern, which I'm now making available for free on Craftsy and Threadbias. Click here or here to download the PDF pattern.

I hope you'll enjoy Kissing Fish! If you make this quilt, please upload pictures to the Freshly Pieced Flickr groupCraftsy or Threadbias. I would love to see what you do with this pattern.

And stay tuned: More patterns will be coming soon. I'll be releasing Cartwheels as a full pattern on Thursday! And I'm hoping to release two more patterns by the end of the year: Chain Reaction (my design for Quiltmaker magazine last year), and a brand-new design called Street View.

34 comments:

  1. Lee, your blog re-design is fantastic - everything is looking so bright and fresh! Congratulations on getting your pattern up and running! Can't wait to see more from you.

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  2. Hooray! Great news, Lee. I'm sewing the binding on my Cartwheels quilt now, so I can personally attest to its awesomeness. :)

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  3. yay!!!! congrats, that's just so exciting!!! And what a beautiful baby quilt.

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  4. Love the new look! And congrats on your new adventures... Oh and thank you for the fabulous pattern!

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  5. Love the new header! Love the pattern! And the fact that you're doing more. Good for you!

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  6. Your blog looks great :) and thank you for the pattern!

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  7. How well I remember Kissing Fish! It was the first quilt I did using hst's! Still love it!

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  8. That is an adorable quilt pattern! Thank you for the PDF and sharing with us.

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  9. Your blog looks great, and what a cute pattern!

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  10. I to love the new look. So fresh and easy to follow.

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  11. Gorgeous re-design! And I've just downloaded your pattern in the hope that I will one day be confident enough to try it!

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  12. Congratulations! Thank you for the pattern, it's great and I've downloaded it!
    Love the new look too, very fresh!

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  13. What an awesome facelift!! I love the new look, especially the fonts you used! And your pattern cover looks fab, too :)

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  14. Lee, I love it! Thanks so much for the free pattern. I just found out I am getting a new nephew in April and was just thinking about what pattern I should make. Now I know! Thanks again!

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  15. Oh wow, thanks so so much, it's gorgeous!!!!

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  16. Kissing Fish looks wonderful - and such a great cover photo! Good luck with all the new patterns!

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  17. Lee... The new look is awesome and so is your Kissing Fish pattern! I am so very proud of you!

    I have not done much quilting in over 3 years but plan to be back to it in 2013 so I am all set to take part in WIP Wednesdays again!! bet you thought I flew the coop! :)

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  18. Your new space looks fantastic. Thank you for the pattern, can't wait to try it.

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  19. hey look! it's a cute blog from a great lady!

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  20. Pretty clean look and a new button for WIP. NICE! Thanks for sharing your patterns.

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  21. I like the new look. Very cute quilt! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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  22. You blog looks great! I love the quilt pattern too. The name is so cute! Downloading now!

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  23. The blog looks great! And what a beautiful quilt, thanks so much for the free pattern.
    Amanda

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  24. Thank you for the pattern!! So great you will be making patterns as you do beautiful work; wishing you much success in your new endeavor! The blog makeover looks wonderful!!

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  25. The blog looks great, love the colours :o) Thanks for sharing too!

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  26. Thanks so much for the free pattern, I plan to make it, I just don't know when or with what fabrics! ;D

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  27. Congrats girl! :) I love the new look, and look forward to seeing your awesome patterns! :)

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  28. thanks so much for the pattern, lee! <3 very sweet of you! merry christmas!

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  29. Love your blog! thank you for the beautiful pattern :) i hope to do it justice :)

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  30. Wow! I take a break and come back to NEW, new, new!!!

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