Good Neighbors Pincushion Party

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One of the first people I ever followed when I decided to quilt something was Crazy Mom Quilts blog by Amanda Jean Nyberg.  She shares tutorials, so so many inspiring projects and link ups every Friday to share our work. Amanda's Finish it Friday post really encouraged me to work on my projects each week knowing that I could share them on her blog and then find other amazing quilters who were linked up there as well. She has inspired me from the first moment I ever thought to make a quilt so it is an extreme honor to be a part of the Good Neighbors Pincushion party, celebrating her new line (by the same name) for Connecting Threads. DSC_4694

Amanda has been in the quilting community for a long time so she has seen different styles of fabrics come and go, and I really think she went the right direction with her fabric line. It has the perfect blend from each color - as I tried to communicate through my pincushion. There are light medium and dark variations on each color, by how much white is used as the background or as a detail.

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Maybe I am a sucker for rainbow fabrics - I tend to use them a lot - but I just love how perfect these are used together in one project. Before cutting up the fabric given to me I was thinking, how am I going to fit all of these fabrics into one pincushion? So the only answer was to just do it! I added a strip of fun fabric measuring tape ribbon I found in the Target $1 bin as a place to pin my wonder clips to. I tend to use those just as much as straight pins these days and it's nice to have a little spot to hide them from my son. Why do kids love those things so much? I am always buying new ones because they keep disappearing into my sons room!

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This pincushion is a bit larger than what I usually make but is a fun shape that fits right under my sewing machine table. You were probably expecting some variation of a hexie pincushion weren't you! Hahaha, I actually almost made one (I still have fabric left so maybe that will be next!)

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I got to pull out my rainbow pins and wonder clips for this one :)

Thanks for coming by today for my stop on the Good Neighbors Pincushion Party! The collection is now available and is very well priced at $5.96/yard! To find out more about this fabric be sure to stop by Connecting Threads and look for the Good Neighbors Collection by Amanda / Crazy Mom Quilts!

P.S. they are letting me give away a charm pack of the entire line! Just leave a message telling me what you would make with the charm pack and I will randomly choose a winner this Friday! (This is open to U.S. / Canadian residents only due to shipping)

Here is also a list of the other amazing pincushion party participants:

9/1/2015 Amanda Jean http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/
9/2/2015 Anna http://www.noodle-head.com/
9/3/2015 Mary http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/
9/4/2015 Svetlana http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.com/
9/5/2015 Debbie http://www.eschhousequilts.com/
9/6/2015 Holly http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/
9/7/2015 Carla http://carla-graceandfavour.blogspot.com/
9/8/2015 Faith www.FreshLemonsQuilts.com
9/9/2015 Vanessa http://www.vanessachristenson.com/
9/10/2015 Anna http://www.thimbleanna.com/
9/11/2015 Krista http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.com/
9/12/2015 Erin http://whynotsew.blogspot.com/
9/13/2015 Lee http://www.maychappell.com/
9/14/2015 Alex http://teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com/
9/15/2015 Cheryl http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com/
9/16/2015 Penny http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/
9/17/2015 Amy http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
9/18/2015 Debbie http://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/
9/19/2015 Anne http://www.springleafstudios.com/
9/20/2015 Melissa Corry http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
9/21/2015 Amber http://www.oneshabbychick.typepad.com/
9/22/2015 Nettie http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/
9/23/2015 Adrianne http://www.littlebluebell.com/
9/24/2015 Cindy http://www.liveacolorfullife.net/
9/25/2015 Amy http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
9/26/2015 Chase http://quarterinchmark.blogspot.com/
9/27/2015 Rene http://www.renecreates.com/
9/28/2015 Erin http://www.houseonhillroad.com/
9/29/2015 Nicole http://modernhandcraft.com/
9/30/2015 Teri http://blog.connectingthreads.com/

-Nicole