Good neighbors fabric

Welcome to my stop of the pincushion party! My friend, Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts, designed her first fabric line and asked if I wanted to play with it. Yes, yes, yes! The line is called Good Neighbors and is exactly the kind of look I would expect to get from Amanda Jean: cute, bright, fun prints that will work in a wide range of patchwork with a wide range of other fabrics. Good Neighbors indeed! The fabrics are high quality quilting cotton available exclusively through Connecting Threads. In addition to yardage, there are pre-cuts, kits and even one print that is available as 104" wide backing. Lots to choose from!

Good neighbors pin cushions 3

I was sent a charm pack to use to make my pin cushion and spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do before I jumped in. If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you know that it is no secret that I love green and blue so I decided that I would play with the cool colors first. I took a quick look around the studio and grabbed my Dresden ruler and started to play.

Good neighbors pin cushions

Of course, I couldn't leave the warm colors alone so I made a second pin cushion with some of those prints. At the moment pink and orange together are speaking to me so it was fun to see those together. And, because this is Amanda Jean's fabric, I HAD to use the red polka dot. In addition to the cute prints and bright colors, one of the things I like about these fabrics is that they work well in small pieces. The scale is wonderful – not too busy when small, not too plain when large. I think that is Amanda Jean's love of scraps coming through!

Connecting Threads is offering up a charm pack to one of my readers (U.S. and Canada only). To enter the giveaway, comment on this post and let me know if you have ever made a pin cushion and what you filled it with. (Inquiring minds want to know – I filled one of mine with fiber fill and the other with crushed walnut shells and I definitely have thoughts. Let me know yours!) I will leave the giveaway open until Wednesday evening around 6 pm EST. Good luck!

Be sure to pop by the other stops on the pin cushion party to see what everyone else has been making!

9/1/2015  Amanda Jean
9/2/2015  Anna
9/3/2015  Mary
9/4/2015  Svetlana
9/5/2015 Debbie
9/6/2015 Holly
9/7/2015  Carla
9/8/2015  Faith
9/9/2015  Vanessa
9/10/2015  Anna
9/11/2015  Krista
9/12/2015  Erin
9/13/2015  Lee
9/14/2015  Alex
9/15/2015  Cheryl
9/16/2015  Penny
9/17/2015  Amy
9/18/2015  Debbie
9/19/2015  Anne
9/20/2015  Melissa Corry
9/21/2015  Amber
9/22/2015  Nettie
9/23/2015  Adrianne
9/24/2015  Cindy
9/25/2015  Amy
9/26/2015  Chase
9/27/2015  Rene
9/28/2015  Erin  – you're here!
9/29/2015  Nicole
9/30/2015  Teri

Hope you have a great day and that it includes some sewing!


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