Monday, August 23, 2010

Wool Crazy Round Robin and Pincushion Exchange

There are four of us who are taking part in this Wool Crazy pincushion round robin…myself, Lori, Karen and Paulette

How ours works is that each individual player designs her own background out of wool and in the crazy quilt style.  It can be any shape but the size in this instance is limited to 8”.  I am also taking part in another RR and showed you how I constructed my base for that one HERE.

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Each of us decides upon a theme and then appliqués their design in wool on the base.  Once that is done, it is sent on to the next player who adds their design and then forwards it on.  The round robin is complete when all four players have appliquéd something on each of the four pincushion bases.  

Here is mine which will be sent on to Karen and she will add her magic touch to it.

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And a little closer up…

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My theme will be determined by Karen because she can continue with the Fall theme or add another season, bird, etc.  When the pincushion finally reaches home after making the rounds, it is up to the ‘owner’ to decide whether to add anything or to leave it as is before turning it into a pincushion. 

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I’m also taking part in a pincushion exchange on the Jo Morton Stitchers yahoo group.  I completed my pincushion yesterday morning and am working on a couple of other goodies to include in the package before sending it off.  It is an original design and I’ve been asked by one of the gals to offer it as one of my FFF’s (First Friday Freebie).

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What do you think?

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

62 comments:

Robin C said...

oh my gosh, please list it as a FFF freebie. I love it.

Karen said...

I am looking forward to getting your pin cushion base. I almost did a crow on mine but chose a squirrel instead.

The completed base that you show is absolutely wonderful. I see it has a squirrel on it too. And the scarecrow is adorable!

Diane said...

it's fabulous-fff would be terrific!!

Christine said...

How fun!!! Thank you for sharing the RR progress.....I would love to do one !!
christine

Elizabeth Ann said...

I love your pincushion, especially the sunflower, how big is it? You put so much beautiful details into it! Lucky person to receive it!!
Liz

Joyce said...

It would be great as a FFF. I love the design!

the woolen cellar said...

Wow..the pin cushion is adorable! Yes, it would be the perfect FFF!!

Oh Sew Addicted said...

I love the pincushion! It is sew cute!

call me crazy said...

Cute cute pincushion Kaaren!! I would love it as a FF too! ;-)

Darlene said...

I can't wait to see the progress of all four pin cushion projects - fun! Love your crow!

Chantal said...

toooo beautiful to stick pins into!

Amy R said...

Oh Kaaren. . . I'd love it as a FFF. I know the person receiving it is a very, very lucky lady two years running!

Quilt Hollow said...

CA-UTE!!! Too pretty to use for pins.

Carrie P. said...

What a fun exchange and the pincushion you made is so cute. I would definitely like it as a FFF.

Kigwit said...

Love it! I can't decide if I like the crow best or the scarecrow!

Sandi said...

Once again you've done a lovely job creating a special keepsake.

I think everyone would love it as a fff...I'm working on my Huswif each day during my lunch break. Thank you for all you do

Cheryl said...

Looks like I am not the only one wanting this one! How fun is a RR pincushion. Great idea. I will be ready when the FFF comes out!

isa13 said...

I am sure that many people would love to have it as a FFF! It is so adorable .

Yvonne Cormier said...

OMG!!! What a cutie!!! I would love for you to list it! :-)

May Britt said...

Your pincushion is so cute !!! It must have been so fun to make:)

Marsha said...

I vote with everyone else, a FFF would be wonderful. I love what you have done, wish I were so creative!

Natitxu said...

Una buena idea, la de pasar la labor en una ronda, además de qjue está precioso. Besos

House of Mouse said...

I am a pincushion addict...this is fabulous and I would love to make it!


Great pattern,


Anett

By Hoki Quilts said...

OMG you didn't retire at all did you? I think you just swapped job titles because you are certainly producing full on projects that are just gorgeous.
Oh to have just a fingtips worth of your talent. Thank yo for sharing
hugs, Miche'le

Patty said...

As usual Kaaren your work is beautiful. I think this would make a wonderful FFF, so if you are so inclined... fell free.

Frummie said...

OH WOW!
That is a beauty. I would love to make one. FFF would be wonderful!
Thanks,
Frummie

gordis said...

pRECIOSO Y MUY ORIGINAL, ES ÚNICO EL DISEO, FELICITACIONES, IGUAL GRACIAS POR TODOS LOS PATRONES DE CADA VIERNES, SON BELLOS TODOS.
CARIÑOS
CELIA

Micki said...

I love your pin cushions...Both are so special! I hope that you do make that one a freebie. I would love to make it!
Micki

Winona said...

Both of them are lovely. I have never worked with wool. Maybe I should give it a try. Winona

Allie said...

WOW! Oh Kaaren, they're so beautiful - yes please the second one as a FFF - oh my gosh it's stunning!!!

Theresa said...

Love your wool pincushion!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!! Would you make it as a FFF, please, please, please???

Fiesta said...

I love this and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it but I am not as creative as you. I need a pattern. Please please list it as a FFF freebie.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness Kaaren it's gorgeous. I heart Fall and you captured everything fun about it.

Polly said...

It is sooooo cute! I love fall and it has everything I love about fall on it!! Polly

Judy C said...

Another beauty, who wouldn't want this for a FFF...your stuff is wonderfull.

Rumi said...

These are fabulous! So very pretty!

kathyinozarks said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

Kaaren

I would adore that pincushion as a FFF ~ and thank you for all you do!
Teresa / IL

WoolenSails said...

Love the wool designs and themes, that is a fun swap.

Debbie

Annette said...

Your pincushion is amazing!! I think wool creations are so beautiful and yet I haven't worked with wool yet. Something small like a pincushion might be a good place to start. Thanks for the inspiration. I like your crazy quilt patch and it will be fun to see what it becomes.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Oh my Kaaren - it is gorgeous, I love the squirrel. It would be a very generous FFF - but they all are!!! Thank you!!

Julie said...

just beautiful kaaren! i love it. can't wait to see what your RR one will look like upon its return.
xox

Joanne said...

Karen that is an adorable pin cushion ... I hope you do offer it at sometime as a pattern. I would love to make one for my dear cousin ... she is a fellow stitchaholic. I loved your RR idea too. What fun !!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I feel speechless....the detail in it!! Happy crafting, Jenny

Janet said...

Yes please Kaaren, it's fantabulous! Love the pincushion round robin so far and can't wait to see how they end up.

Karen said...

LOVE the Jo exchange pincushion! and can't wait to see what your RR becomes. Such a fun exchange, no?
Karen

Lori said...

OMGosh! Is that the sweetest or what?!

Cindy said...

Oh how I love pincushions. What fun it'll be to watch these transform into works of art.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, please do list it as a FFF freebie. I love it and your blog. I always am eager to read your new entries. You are very talented in so many ways.

Charlsey said...

Adorable! Love the RR concept. And yes, it would be a perfect FFF. How is the rug hooking coming along?

Charlsey

fafaruban said...

Je découvre ton blog et je me régal, merci, bizz

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH Kaaren! He is just too adorable. He reminds me so much of my favorite charater in The Wizard of Oz! What a wonderful FFF he would be! I just hope that I'm on line if you do give him away! Your Round Robin pin cushion is also wonderful. I can't wait to see it when it comes back home to you. Thanks so much for showing us your beautiful work. Hugs

Cindy said...

Love your site and your adorable pincushions! So much inspirations, so little time....

Heidi said...

Hi Kaaren! Wonderful pincushion! I have a thing for cute ones. Your wool crazy quilts are going to be fun to get back in the end. Enjoy doing them.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

cocotte said...

ce coussinet est adorable comme l'ensemble de ton blog dont je suis fan mais timide !!!
s'il te plait offre le nous en fff !!!
bises de france de cocotte

Barbara Y. said...

I would love to do this pincushion as a FFF. Oh I do so love all your stuf and that completed pincushion with the scarecrow is so cute.

Stina said...

Ohh.. think my mouth still is open.. it is wonderful Kaaren.. WOW!!!! This looks so much fun and it will be such a pleasure to see all your wonderful pincushions!!!

Candace said...

Love, love, love it! That's what I think, Kaaren! It would make a wonderful FFF, too!
Cheers!

Cary said...

This is so cute! It makes me want to get my stitching out. :)

Jantine said...

YES PLEASE! I would love to make this pincushion too. I really hope you will share it!

Siobhan said...

Oh my GOSH!!! Kaaren, both pin cushions are amazing! I can't wait to see how the RR one turns out, and hope that you'll show the rest in your RR group when they're back home and/or whenever the owners agree to have the pics shown. WOW! I was in the US for a month so am woefully behind on blogging, but it was great to come back and see your quilt SAL pics, too. Beautiful work!

Fleurette said...

Gosh! this is so beautiful!