Good Neighbors ~ A Pincushion Party and Pattern!

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to my turn celebrating Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilt’s new fabric collection for Connecting Threads, Good Neighbors!

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I was lucky enough to get an early peek at Good Neighbors (which is now available!) and it is really just a perfect collection for piecing and quilting. And pincushion making! There are a rainbow assortment of monochromatic prints, just my style.

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I received a charm pack for stitching up my pincushion. I decided to step into a time machine and go way back on my blog to 2011. I created a paper pieced spool quilt block, inspired by this mini quilt from 4 years ago.

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I arranged my fabric “thread” in a rainbow gradient. For the background I used a linen. The back of the pincushion is an awesome red and white dot print from Good Neighbors. I filled my pin cushion with crushed walnut shells, purchased at my local pet store in the reptile section. Yep, you never know what you are going to use when sewing.

Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

If you’d like to make your own mini spool pincushion, I put together this paper piecing template for you! Just click on the image to download it. Be sure to print it at 100% or “Actual Size”, and check the scale icon before piecing. The pattern is charm pack friendly and finishes up at 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

Spool Paper Piecing Template : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Follow along the below schedule all month to see more pincushions and be inspired!

9/1/2015 Amanda Jean – Crazy Mom Quilts
9/2/2015 Anna – Noodlehead
9/3/2015 Mary – Mary on Lake Pulaski
9/4/2015 Svetlana – Sotak Handmade
9/5/2015 Debbie – Esch House Quilts
9/6/2015 Holly – Bijou Lovely
9/7/2015 Carla – Grace and Favour
9/8/2015 Faith – Fresh Lemons Quilts – Me!
9/9/2015 Vanessa – V and Co.
9/10/2015 Anna – Thimbleanna
9/11/2015 Krista – Poppy Print Creates
9/12/2015 Erin – Why Not Sew
9/13/2015 Lee – May Chappell
9/14/2015 Alex – Tea Ginny Designs
9/15/2015 Cheryl – Nap Time Quilter
9/16/2015 Penny – Sew Take a Hike
9/17/2015 Amy – During Quiet Time
9/18/2015 Debbie – A Quilter’s Table
9/19/2015 Anne – Spring Leaf Studios
9/20/2015 Melissa Corry – Happy Quilting
9/21/2015 Amber – One Shabby Chick
9/22/2015 Nettie – A Quilt is Nice
9/23/2015 Adrianne – Little Bluebell
9/24/2015 Cindy – Live a Colorful Life
9/25/2015 Amy – Diary of a Quilter
9/26/2015 Chase – Quarter Inch Mark
9/27/2015 Rene – Rene Creates
9/28/2015 Erin – House on Hill Road
9/29/2015 Nicole – Modern Handcraft
9/30/2015 Teri – Connecting Threads



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    September 8, 2015

    I love your pincushion and your mini quilt inspiration is the bee’s knees! I’m a big fan of Amanda Jean’s and have really enjoyed traveling to blog friends of hers. Thank you for the paper piecing pattern too.

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    September 8, 2015

    Thank you for the pattern! Your pincushion is adorable!

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    September 8, 2015

    Pretty pincushion.Thanks for the pattern!!

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    Amanda Jean

    September 8, 2015

    this is SO CUTE, Faith! I am totally going to have to make one…10! haha! Seriously, this is adorable. Thanks for the free pattern! and also, thanks for being a part of the party! xoxox

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    Amanda Jean

    September 8, 2015

    this is SO CUTE, Faith! I am totally going to have to make one…or 10! haha! Seriously, this is adorable. Thanks for the free pattern! and also, thanks for being a part of the party! xoxox

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    September 8, 2015

    Super cute and thanks for the pattern!

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    September 8, 2015

    This is a sweet pincushion! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    September 8, 2015

    Really love your pincushion. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    September 8, 2015

    Cute little cushion! Thanks for sharing!

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    September 8, 2015

    GREAT! pincushion! Love Amanda and Love Good Neighbors! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    September 8, 2015

    Faith, thanks so much for the template–so pretty! I can see this as a great block for some pieced pouches–just in time for Christmas! I’m expecting my Good Neighbors order to come any day now and can already see I’ll be ordering more.

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    September 8, 2015

    I agree with Amanda Jean–SO cute! And thanks for including the pattern. Her fabric is perfect in this project.

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    Kim B.

    September 8, 2015

    another adorable pin cushion, and once again Amanda Jean’s fabric just lights it up!! It’s so cool how many people are doing this in support of her!! And fun for us all to see. I LOVE seeing her collection!! luckily I’ll be home in the States next month so I can actually order some and have it send to my mom’s!!

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    Lori Morton

    September 8, 2015

    Loooove your pincushion! Thanks for the Spool pattern too…so cool!

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    Anita Carol Gambrell

    September 8, 2015

    Awesome pincushion, thanks for the pattern too! Perfect for me to start paper piecing practice! Thank you!

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    September 8, 2015

    Faith I love your rainbow Today we had one. visible briefly .just after your post !. this has been such a fun party. thank you for sharing your “vintage ” pattern .

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    Mary ann

    September 8, 2015

    Such a cute pincushion. They are my favorite little go to project. I always have a few stashedfor quick gifts to my sewing friends or to tuck into a pouch for take along projects. Thanks for the pattern!

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    September 9, 2015

    Good morning! Love what you did for your pin cushion. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I really enjoyed making my pincushion for this blog hop. So much fun!

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    Pat T.

    September 9, 2015

    Oh!… I love your pincushion!!
    Thank you for the template and information!… I am so making this!
    (I have made pincushions as gifts for others, but never kept one for myself! I just use a little box or bowl to keep my pins in… I think I’m needing a little “collection” of them, after seeing all the wonderful ones on this blog hop!!)
    Thank you, again!!

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    Julie Bagamary

    September 9, 2015

    The spool block is one of my favorites. Great Pin Cushion.

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    Lisa Marie

    September 9, 2015

    So cute, thanks for sharing the spool pattern!

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    September 9, 2015

    How timely! We just had our pincushions on parade, and I have to make a pincushion for Christmas, too. Love those fabrics.

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    jane d

    September 10, 2015

    Cute pincushion!

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    CindyM in Oregon

    September 11, 2015

    I love your spool pincushion and as I am always sticking my pins in the top of thread spools when I can’t find any one of my ten thousand pincushions- it is perfect for me. I love Amanda Jeans new fabrics. They are so cheerful and fun.

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    September 12, 2015

    Love yo

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    September 12, 2015

    Love your pincushion, thanks for sharing the pattern!

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    Sally Dixon

    September 12, 2015

    I really love your pincushion! Thanks for the paper pieced pattern.

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    September 13, 2015

    Great pincushion and excellent Giveaway. Please count me in!

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    September 13, 2015

    I just love your pincushion! Thanks for sharing, the fabric line is so fun.

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    September 13, 2015

    Your pincushion is really cute!

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    September 14, 2015

    Cute pincushion! Thanks for the pattern.

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    September 25, 2015

    Very cute pin cusio love the colours

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    Linda Taylor

    September 25, 2015

    I love the bright colors you choose for your projects. They make me feel happy going into the darker days of winter.


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