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.
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.
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