Good Neighbors ~ A Pincushion Party and Pattern!

 Good Neighbors Pincushion Party : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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

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

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

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

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

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