Monday, September 14, 2015

Good Neighbors Fabric Pincushion Party


Did you hear that Amanda Jean of Crazymom Quilts designed  her very own line of fabric? Good Neighbors fabric, available from Connecting Threads, really fits Amanda Jean's style: bright, saturated colors, polka dots, and simple prints. The line as a whole includes so many prints and colors that it almost feels scrappy, which we all know is her favorite thing. I am delighted to join in the Pincushion Party celebrating the recent release of the fabric.


My pincushion is a mini version of one of my favorite patterns by Amanda Jean, the Bright Birch Trees quilt. You can find the pattern in her Craftsy shop.


The mix of brights and low volume prints makes it a really versatile line. A charm pack alone can make so many different designs, as you can see by visiting the blogs of the other participants.

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
9/29/2015
Nicole
9/30/2015
Teri

Leave me a comment by Wednesday evening and you have a chance to win a free charm pack of Good Neighbors fabrics for yourself! Let me know your favorite Crazymom Quilts pattern or tutorial. Giveaway now closed. But if you weren't fortunate enough to win this giveaway, visit each blog in the Pincushion Party for more chances to win.

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the birch tree pattern and seeing it on the pincushion made me smile:).
Thanks.
srblack525@yahoo.com

Suzanne said...

It is so clever to use Amanda Jean's pattern in miniature for your pincushion. It's adorable and I love the quilting.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute pincushion. Mini spiderwebs is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Cecilia said...

Adorable! I like the mini spiderweb, too. Thanks for sharing.

delaineelliott said...

I love just about all of Crazy Mom's patterns - it is too hard to pick a favorite. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Karen said...

Hmmm. I love Bright Birch Trees, too, and then the 2 Color Zip Pouches, the new Mini Coffee Cups, the Not Quite Granny Squares. . . you get the idea! The gray you've paired with her fabric is spot on!

Ellyn said...

these fabrics look great! and you pin cushion is darling.

Anonymous said...

I am itching to dig in my scraps and try her foundation pieced triangles! Love this cheerful line- perfect for midwinter sewing! Thanks- Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Kay Nelson said...

Love the pincushion! I am working on Amanda Jean's Moving On Up quilt right now. Love her scrappy purse.
Bykayn@aol.com

quilter said...

I like the Mini Spiderweb tutorial, bookmarked it for later, thanks

Dody said...

I like the foundation piecing triangles tutorial!
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Anonymous said...

I love the scrappy projects like the ticker tape and the scrappy triangles By Crazy Mom. About her work I'm also very inspired By the colours in her quilts, they are so vibrant. Just like her Good Neighbors is. Would love to win. niinalppl at gmail dot com

Niina from Finland

tac73 said...

Love the Mini Spiderwebs in particular but enjoy most of CrazyMom Quilts tutorials.

Katy M said...

I love the scrap happy purse - so cheerful and bright :)

Anne D. said...

I like the ticker tape idea of hers and the Trees! Pattern. And I love this fabric line! ajdepue@juno.com

Patchwork and Play said...

A pincushion party is such a fun idea and yours has it rocking!

Gill said...

Gorgeous pincushion!
I love the Birch trees pattern

amandajean said...

I absolutely adore the pincushion you made, Alex! Thank you so much for being a part of the party! I'm happy that you joined in! And thanks a bunch for your kind words! xo

AJ

Lisa Marie said...

Love the trees! quilt pattern from CrazyMom. And the fabrics and your pincushion are adorable!

mary said...

I love the baby parachute quilt.

Vicki H said...

I like all of Amanda Jean's patterns. I love scrappy projects too.

Susan McG said...

I love Amanda Jean's Pineapple Block tutorial. What a great way to use up scraps!

quintuplicatemom said...

Hmm, can I just say I love the whole Sunday Morning Quilts book?! Great idea to use a scaled down birch trees block for a pincushion.

Sewgirl said...

What a cute pincushion! I like her scrappy happy purse pattern. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

Dawn said...

The Ticker Tape Quilt is great. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

OhioLori said...

I have her "Foundation piecing scrappy triangles" Tutorial saved...want to make some and make a cool scrappy Quilt!

Meghan Firster said...

Wow -my favorite pattern by Crazy mom quilts -it is so hard to narrow down! Probably the contact print pillow :) Thanks!

Carole said...

I love Amanda Jean's Bright Birch Trees pattern, working on it now. Love her tutorial for her Vortex quilt.

Christine Puniello said...

I love her christmas tree quilt pattern and her scrappy purse pattern-in fact I have both of those patterns already!!!

Diane Beavers said...

Hello Alex, You nailed it...my all time favorite Amanda Jean pattern is the Bright Birch Trees. It's my go to block for any swap or quick quilt or pillows too.
All her tutorials intrigue me, especially anything involving scraps, which we know she is the Queen of. Her most recent on paper piecing was quite the time savr and the Selvage scraps crocheted into a rag rug.
Thanks for sharing your pinnie. It's adorable!

Kathy E. said...

CrazyMom has a lot of really nice tutorials and patterns. My favorite tutorial/pattern of hers is Running In Circles. I am determined to work with curved pieces and this is the pattern I will use when I gain the courage! I love it. I adore your pincushion too!

tink's mom said...

Love that you used her Birch tree pattern for your pincushion. I'm pretty fond of her Scrap Vortex quilts myself.

Tamie said...

I love her Bright Birch Trees too!

Bert said...

Love your pincushion!

quiltonia said...

I love the Bright Birches pattern which I have and want to start soon. Cute pincushion.

Jennifer Stutheit said...

I recently made a zig zag quilt using Amanda Jean's tutorial. It uses rectangles and the blocks are laid out on point, so there are no triangles! I loved how easy it was to piece! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

There are so many great ones, I don't know if I could pick just one!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Isn't that cute! I like what you did. I have her pattern for that quilt ; )

MtnJudy said...

Lovely fabric line ...I would enjoy using them for some small sewing projects.

Michele T said...

My favourite pattern is the Birch Trees... I would love to make one!!! This blog hop has been fantastic, I am loving all the great pincushion ideas!!

MoeWest said...

Great pattern choice for your pincushion.

Nicole said...

I too love the birch trees but I also hanker after the clear zipper project pouches!

PK Sews said...

Birch Trees is my favorite pattern. Speaking of favorites, I love your pincushion!

GranChris said...

I like the Not Quite Granny pattern. Granny Squares are my favorite.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I have made two scrap vortex quilts now. They are so much fun to make.

I am waiting for my Good Neighbors order. Hope it gets here this week!

Bethany said...

My favorite Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial is the Ticker Tape on Canvas. Love your pinnie.

Shari & Jim Borger said...

I'm saving scraps for the mini spiderweb. Sajborger@gmail.com

Lynne Tilley said...

I have a real hankering to do the "Filmstrip" quilt!!

Cher Merriman said...

I really would like to try Amanda Jean's "Not quite Granny" pattern. I enjoy her blog, all the inspiration it gives me!, and this favpbric line is amazing!

Melissa Ruddy said...

Very cute color choices! I hadn't seen that pattern before, but now I may need to check it out (along with that line of fabrics!) to adapt for the outside of the "sew together" bag I want to make.

Melissa Ruddy said...

Very cute color choices! I hadn't seen that pattern before, but now I may need to check it out (along with that line of fabrics!) to adapt for the outside of the "sew together" bag I want to make.

alicuz quilts said...

Love the birch trees pattern and in the process of making one now. Thanks for the great idea to make a mini pin cushion!

Miggsie said...

Amanda Jean's book Sunday Morning Quilts was the first quilting book I ever bought - I love her style!

Susan said...

Love this fabric line- the polka dots always talk to me!

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this, very cute. I like the trees quilt pattern x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Anita said...

Gorgeous pincushion! Bright Birch Trees is also my favorite pattern!

annemarie said...

Love your pincushion - I loveCcrazy Mom's Quilt not so granny pattern.

Rooke said...

I'm late to this party--I discovered Crazy Mom Quilts about a month ago and have become addicted--and inspired. Her example and tutorials have made me feel brave enough to quilt my own top with kids in the house!

SarahZ said...

What a perfect pattern to celebrate this fabric release!! Who else would have a pincushion party! I love it!!!

Lindsey F. said...

I have made her diamond pillows pattern several times. Love it and I cannot wait to purchase some fabric from her new line.

Subee said...

I love anything scrappy, so trying to pick one of Amanda Jean's patterns is nearly impossible! As a former MN resident, I now miss my birch trees, which are not so prevalent where I now live. So, the Bright Birch Tree pattern really speaks to me!

Kellie Warren said...

Cute quilting on your pincushion. I like that you made a miniature of the a pattern and put it on a pincushion. Smarty.

Kellie Warren said...

Cute quilting on your pincushion. I like that you made a miniature of the a pattern and put it on a pincushion. Smarty.

Kellie Warren said...

Cute quilting on your pincushion. I like that you made a miniature of the a pattern and put it on a pincushion. Smarty.

margaret said...

my favorite pattern is the strip trees. i'm not sure the real name but that is what i call it. cute birch tree pincushion.

Debbi said...

I like the ironing board tutorial. I am hard on ironing board covers!

Sarah said...

I love this birch tree pin cushion!
I have admired the birch tree quilts of Amanda Jean's for a while. Someday, I'd like to make this quilt. I like your version.....much faster to execute! I like the contrasting background too.

Jennifer said...

I love her Contact Print Pillow tutorial!

Suzette said...

I love the birch trees pattern! One of these days I'll make the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! (suzettestockley@gmail.com)

Elaine in North Tx. said...

Cute, love the pin cushion and the fabric.

Cindy Pilkington said...

I've always been a fan of the birch tree pattern! So adorable on the pincushion! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Stewart said...

I'm working on a scrap vortex quilt. Love your pincushion!

Susie V said...

Love the running in circles tutorial

Debbie said...

I love your pincushion and am using Amanda Jean's CMQ kaleidoscope block to paper piece all of my left over scraps into gorgeous blocks! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love the birch trees pattern. Pam J at rogerpamjolly@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I love your little birch tree version! What a nice tribute. sarah@forrussia.org

Linda said...

HI SUCH A NET LITTLE PIN CUSHION! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

rrjane011749 said...

Love your pincushion!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my, but don't I love this new fabric line, AND Amanda Jean's creativity. I participated in her Scrap Vortex along, an thoroughly enjoyed myself. Also, I have her Work in Progress bag pattern. Great stuff! Thanks for the chance to win, Alex!

Crafty Coffin said...

Oh that came out super cute! Bright Birch Trees is actually my fave pattern of hers so it's neat to see it in pincushion form. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry said...

My favorite pattern of hers is Candy Coated from Sunday Morning Quilts, which she co-wrote. I have been buying low value fat quarters to make one for myself. I'd love to have some of her own fabric line to put into her quilt pattern.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love her Trees pattern and was especially thrilled when she emailed me a copy (along with hundreds of others). Your pincushion is great! Really unique!

StanleyBeagle said...

I'm going to end up with so many pincushions after this!

Chris Matsche said...

My favorite pattern is Trees. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Lee said...

I love the wonky zig zag pillow!!

Anita Gambrell said...

I just love her "trees" quilt pattern!

Carol W said...

I like the birch trees, and your pincushion adaptation is great!

bee said...

i love her tutorials for scrappy improv piecing, and the ticker tape projects.

Shirley Elliott said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Judy said...

Love your pincushion!

trudys_person said...

I love all of Amanda Jean's scrappy ideas, and Sunday Morning Quilts is one of my favourite quilt books! Thank you for the giveaway!