Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pin Keep Swap

I mailed my Pin Keep to my swap partner and she let me know that she has received it.   I guess I should say my hubby mailed it for me.  I had a great time with this 2nd Annual Pin Keep Swap sponsored by Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies.

First I will share the pink keep made by my partner Ronda.  She enjoys working with wool and I love what she made for me.

She sent a box of pins that match the pin keep.

Below is a picture of the back of my new pin keep

The Pin Keep I chose to make for my swap partner Ronda was designed by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt.  It was one of her fabulous first-Friday Freebie patterns listed on her sidebar.  

I love embroidery so this was a perfect project for me.  I used a variegated DMC for the embroidery work on the front.

I used some pieces of French General fabric left  from a mini-quilt for the back. 

While I was working on my first project I came across the design below and thought it would be fun to give this little pin keep a try. 

This design I found on Moda Bake Shop and it was called Flirtatious Hearts Table Topper & Pincushion.  I used scraps from the same French General jelly roll to piece this together.

Thanks again to Wendy for this fun swap and thank you to Ronda for making my very special pin keep.


  1. So cute - nice pinkeep! Thanks for joining the swap!

  2. Lovely little pin keeps. How fun for swapping. Great variety in the designs. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...