Good Neighbors Pincushion Party

Good Neighbor Pincushions by Anna Graham



Amanda (Crazy Mom Quilts) is such a huge inspiration to me. I remember finding her blog and commenting on one of her quilts, and she wrote me back! It was so fun to know she was somewhat local to me. It wasn’t until a few years ago that we got to meet in person. Amanda is one of the most genuine and honest people I know. I love how curious she is about sewing and quilting and life. I love how she takes such awesome care of her family. And of course I love that she designed fabric! Yep! In case you haven’t heard, she has the cutest line of fabric for Connecting Threads called Good Neighbors. Ah! The name, so perfect.



With Amanda’s years of quilting experience it’s obvious she has amazing skills to design fabric. She has a great instinct of what goes together and what works well together in a project.goodneighbor5

So I was excited to work with Good Neighbors! It definitely makes a cute pincushion. I fumbled around with a few ideas and finally landed on inspiration from a classic quilt design, the Wagon Wheel. This is inspired by the pattern in Denyse Schmidt’s Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. I love the colors and actually managed to select most of the cool colors in the collection. Lately I’ve been feeling drawn to blues, so it’s a nice change of pace. I do love the cheery warm tones of the group, too. My girls squealed a bit as I flipped through the charm pack.goodneighbor2

You can check out the full Good Neighbors collection at Connecting Threads.

And be sure to check out the whole month of stops filled with super awesome pincushions!

9/1/2015 Amanda Jean – Crazy Mom Quilts
9/2/2015 Anna – Noodlehead (you’re here!)
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
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 Quilt 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


35 thoughts on “Good Neighbors Pincushion Party

  1. erin says:

    adorable! and i love to think of all these pin cushions together. wouldn’t that make an amazing photo?!?

  2. Amanda Jean says:

    Oh, Anna! You did a beautiful job on these! I love the wagon wheel inspiration…and three of them make the cutest set. Thank you for your sweet words, too, you made me blush all sorts of red. Thanks for being a part of the pin cushion party! xoxo

  3. Beth says:

    Love this pin cushion AND the fabric. Will there be an upcoming tutorial featuring this sweet pin cushion?

  4. VeronicaMade says:

    Love the pincushions! Such a cool idea. I’d love to see a tutorial for the pincushion, too. Or if you could at least tell us how you sewed the bottom circle to the side strip after you sewed the top circle to it, that would be great.

  5. Rachel says:

    Oh these are adorable! I love that you made three, they look so great together. Your sewing box is gorgeous too!

  6. Neema says:

    Lovely pincushions! And that sewing box/caddy!! Where did you buy that?

  7. Lora says:

    There turned out so adorable! Also hoping you create a tutorial on how to make them 🙂

  8. Carla says:

    So sweet. I love your photos too. Enjoy your new pinnies !

  9. sherry says:

    Adorable pincushions and a sewer can never have too many!

  10. Dee says:

    These are so cute – will you be sharing a tutorial on how to make them? Love the fabric and really disappointment that they don’t ship internationally

  11. liz n. says:

    Very nice!

  12. Alisha says:

    These are SO SO cute! What a great idea for the design. Lovely job, Anna! Thank you so much for participating. <3

  13. Ooooh – love these! I’m hopping right over to check out the Good Neighbors fabrics. I would love to see a pattern for these cute pincushions!

  14. suzanne says:

    What a good neighbor you are for doing up a trio of adorable pincushions in Amanda Jean’s new line. I ♥ them.

  15. Susan says:

    Love your pincushions, and especially love that sewing box.

  16. Cindy says:

    Love these- so, so cute! And the fabric line is too!!

  17. Chiska says:

    I think your pin cushion might be my favorite pin cushion ever! Someone said it above, but I’d love to know how you put them together as well.

  18. Shannon says:

    OH my – you have a baby one! I need one that size too!!!!! I’ve never seen the smaller size organizer like that! Swooning big time!!

  19. jane d says:

    Adorable pin cushions!

  20. mumbird3 says:

    Very cute pin cushions! 🙂

  21. Cecilia says:

    Cute pincushions!

  22. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Lovin all these pincushions! I am in a monthly pincushion swap and have many different sizes. Stuffing with fiberfil and crushed walnut shells crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  23. Lori Morton says:

    AWESOME pincushions!!! Would make great floor cushion if make em bigger too!! 🙂 Looove them!

  24. cute pincushions! im liking the wheel pattern. and I’m checking out the fabric collection – it’s lovely.

  25. kislanykim says:

    this little set shows off her fabrics to perfection! Love how you took the inspiration and ran with it to make something new.

  26. Kay says:

    Gorgeous. I particularly love the grey one. x

  27. dispack says:

    Great post, Anna. Yes, I adore Amanda too. I am dying to see the bottom of those darling pin cushions you’ve made!?:)

  28. Great pincushions! Isn’t this fabric fun to work with? LOVE the sewing box!

  29. I really like this one.

  30. Sherry says:

    I love the pincushion you made and your choice of colors is great. I love the fabric collection.

  31. Margaret says:

    i love that it reminds me of an ottoman!

  32. Bethany A. says:

    I’m loving using gray solids along with patterns instead of white so these pincushions are a lovely inspiration for me. And that sewing box is precious.

  33. Well aren’t these the cutest little pincushions!

  34. Monique says:

    tutorial, please 🙂

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