Freya and Fred

Okay, so it’s time to reveal the secret… I’ve written a book!

‘Freya and Fred- a week full of quilts for a girl and her dog’ 

What will Freya wear today?

Do you remember playing with the paper dolls and all their clothes when you were little?


Well, now you can play with them all over again whilst making applique quilts!


I’ve created a versatile and inspiring book full of appliqué templates for a girl called Freya

a full wardrobe of her clothes and  her dog, Fred.



Enjoy a busy week of parties, picnics, baking and playing with Freya and Fred.

Look inside the book to find a themed chapter for each day of the week with an appliqué quilt pattern


embroidery and sewing projects, all with full size templates.


Create my unique jointed appliqué templates to make Freya and Fred move and dance across your quilts.



‘Freya and Fred’ is available to buy now from my Etsy shop

or from me (and my Mum and sister) at the Festival of Quilts, stand G4.

 I’m really pleased with my book- I hope you all like it too!



17 Responses to “Freya and Fred”

  1. trash Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    So very excited! Clever clever you.

  2. Pat Sieler Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    With two boys you have time for this? You are an accomplished time gymnast!
    Freya is an especially charming little girl. Good luck with her.

  3. Ali Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Hooray! Congratulations – I think that’ll go down a storm – good luck with the FoQ!

  4. Michelle Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I’m sooooooooooooo excited. I actually felt a real gush of happiness for you when I read that. It sounds a bit naff but I’m so proud of you :O) If I was nearby I’d be popping over with cake and champagne to celebrate – the book looks GORGEOUS and I can’t wait to get a copy and I saw your super cute model in there too :O) Congratulations xxxx

  5. Michelle Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    In all my excitement I forgot to say why I popped by! I finally attempted some freehand machine embroidery today and was writing a blog post (publish tomorrow) about how you inspired me after I won the lovely print you did !! I’ll update the post to include a link to your book now :O)

  6. Clare wassermann Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I’ll see you there x

  7. Colette Copeland Says:
    August 9th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Many congratulations, Janet.
    A very sweet book!

  8. Mary Says:
    August 10th, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Although I am a very poor commenter these days I just had to break silence and congratulate you with all my heart on your book.

    I am proud too!

  9. ruth Says:
    August 10th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    brilliant can’t wait to see the book tomorrow at the festival of quilts. So exciting for you!!

  10. Judith Says:
    August 10th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    The book looks wonderful,I am sure it will be a huge success.Congratulations.

  11. monica Says:
    August 10th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    oh that looks fantastic!

    good luck, I’m sure it’ll be a great success!!!

    (I’m not sure I can make it to Birmingham this year, sorry)

  12. hedwig Says:
    August 11th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations !
    Well done ! It looks so sweet and funny !
    I am sure it will do well.

  13. wonderwoman Says:
    August 11th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    wow, what a lovely book, no wonder you are proud, well done!!!


  14. ginny Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    hey, how did it all go at FofQ ? been thinking of you xxx catch up soon? my turn to bake a cake methinks x

  15. Vanilla Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Janet,
    I just bought your book and am excited to receive it. It looks fabulous. By the way, I’m in love with your blog. You make such precious things!!!

  16. Florence Says:
    September 4th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Your book looks wonderful and Freya’s face reminds me a little of Topsy & Tim (in a good way!). I loved playing with those dolls as a child – what a fantastic basis for a book.

  17. Tammy Says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I have made a couple of projects using your fab book! My Favourite and the one that I am most proud of is a quilt for my Mum’s 60th.

    It would be great if there was a flickr group to go with your book – I would love to see other peoples Freya and Freds.

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