Friday, March 7, 2014

First Friday Freebie #37

It's the First Friday of March.  Bring on spring!!!

Doesn't it seem like this winter just doesn't want to end?  Whoever is praying for snow, please STOP!  *wink*

I'm hoping that this quarter's First Friday Freebie will help to chase those winter blues away.  I made mine with bright spring colors but of course you can make yours with the colors and fabric of your choice.

Here is my Wool Crazy Spring Pincushion.


  
Mine is made entirely from wool but you can also make it from a combination of wool-on-cotton or from just cotton using either machine or hand applique.

To download the PDF file which includes the instructions, line drawings and photo, please click HERE.



And if you'd like to purchase my original sample rather than make your own, I have listed it for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.

EDIT:  Sorry, it's SOLD!


Happy stitching!

39 comments:

Three Sheep Studio said...

So colorful, bright and cheerful, Kaaren !
Just waiting for Spring ;)
Rose

wolfiestitchin said...

Hihi - that's so CUTE!!!
Here we have no snow, snowdrops and my tree peonies have large buds :)

Kate said...

It's beautiful, Kaaren, and says Spring to me.
We're still buried under a few feet of snow but it's starting to warm up a wee bit.

Stephanie said...

Who thought wool could make you think of Spring. :o) Another beauty. Abby can't wait to start chasing bunnies. Sunshine and some warmth today. Hoping it melts the last of the snow.

tink's mom said...

Your talent and imagination are boundless. Wonderful creation, many thanks.

barcord said...

Gorgeous Kaaren. Thank you.

Dianne in the country said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Painted Quilt.

Love the new pincushion pattern.
So bright and spring like.
Have a great day.

Dianne

WoolenSails said...

I love your new freebie, a great project to do this weekend, thank you for sharing. Definitely a good way to chase the winter blues away.

Debbie

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Soooo cute and hopefully the brown bunny will keep the snow away!
Thanks for being so willing to share your talents. Many appreciate it.

Sydney said...

Beautiful as always,Kaaren! Happy Anniversary! And many many many more! Thank you so much for FFF! <3

Needled Mom said...

It is so cute. Thanks so much, Kaaren. Happy anniversary to both of you.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Thank you, Kaaren! It's beautiful! Happy anniversary!

Tina said...

Oh man! By the time I saw that your pin cushion was for sale it was gone!! Shoot. Well I guess it's a good excuse for me to make one of my own. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful pattern!!!

Sheila said...

Thanks Kaaren for yet another great freebie, I love it !! Happy Anniversary.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful pincushion! Love how you used so many sweet Spring items...I can see the snow melting already!

conny's quilts said...

Thank you Kaaren for this beautifull pattern!

carla said...

Hi Kaaren!!!! Thank You!!!! This is adorable and cheerful!!!! I think I will make one for my Mom!!!! She will love it and she has just recently started to sew a little!!!! I think she is doing it because that is what I do a lot!!!! But hey..I can use the company and someone else to have fun with!!!! I am never around any other crafty people!!! So I live on the internet!!!! My mom used to make really beautiful wreaths...maybe she will find something she likes to do!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Janet O. said...

Very cute! Love the beaded edge!!

Jane said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!! Printed off and ready to go...eventually!! Thank you Kaaren!!!!!

gracie said...

I am having trouble printing it...any suggestions? It keeps asking me to fax it! I love it....so cheery.

The Woolen Cellar said...

Cute cute cute!!!!!!!!

The Woolen Cellar said...

Cute cute cute!!!!!!!!

Susannah said...

Thank you, Karen, for thinking of us out here. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Susannah

margaret said...

very nice, and thank your for the pattern

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely pin cushion pattern. Being a fan of making knitted pin cushions I have to try this one.
best wishes Julie.C

Barb said...

What a cute pin cushion! I love the beaded edging treatment - so unique!

Judymc said...

I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us!

Sandi said...

Another lovely design, thanks for sharing it will us.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Thank you very much for the freebie, and I dont think Ive ever said a carrot was cute, but this one is!

Growing Old Fast said...

Thanks so much for sharing your adorable pin cushion. It will make a nice Easter present. Look your blog. Pam

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful project, thanks so much for sharing! Just found you through Debbie at Woolensails and so glad that I did.

KMSC said...

It's so generous of you to share this pattern with your readers. This pincushion is adorable.
Thanks!

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful! I'm so ready for spring but we have more snow coming this week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely adorable. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Sandra said...

Oh, oh. March 12th and it's snowing again in Atlantic Canada. Our youngest daughter loves it, because she likes winter sports and this will make for good ski-ing this weekend. For me, I'm ready to see our lawn!Spring means the roads are better and I can go explore some quilt shops!!!

MoeWest said...

Thanks Kaaren, this is so lovely!

Teatime Creations said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern. II enlarged it, added a ruffle edge and now have a delightful center for my table. Loved using my bits of lace and buttons. Such a cheerful pattern.

Chickadee Sue said...

Thank you for the pattern Kaaren, I have just taken a class tonight making your pincushion with Jane Kuchuk in High River, Alberta!
Keep up the good work!
Sue

Denise said...

Hi Kaaren, Thanks for this beatiful gift, You are always so creative!
I ispired to You!