When this fun little charm pack arrived at my door I was even more excited!!! It's called Good Neighbors and it is just so incredibly bright and happy, just like Amanda!!!! I couldn't wait to cut into it!!
And I knew right away what kind of design I wanted to do. Yup, my love of Irish Chains strikes again :) I figured with all of the Irish Chain quilts hanging out in my sewing room, I might as well have a pincushion to match. So I chopped up some of the fun bright colored prints and some of the wonderful low volume prints into 1" squares. Oh, yes, meaning they finish at 1/2" adorable patchwork!!
Sew the squares into rows. Which made me realize, I want to make a second one that will finish like this. The long rectangles are kind of fun :)
And then sew the rows into a an adorable 5 1/2" little Single Irish Chain miniature quilt top!! Isn't it so fun how 121 squares can fit into such a tiny, tiny space ;)
And I totally had to share a picture of the back, because how fun is all of that seam goodness :)
Then it was time to quilt it, stuff it, and close it ;) I stitched in the ditch with white thread to make each little square pop, and then used a little rainbow diagonal stitching over the colored prints just to help the design stand out.
And for the back, I used 4 of my favorite prints from Good Neighbors. I just love how cool these ovals look!! And you can also see my hand stitching in this shot to close the pin cushion up. Yup, I am still not a very good hand stitcher ;)
As soon as I finished, my daughter asked if she could put some pins in it. She promptly stuck a pin in each of the colored squares. I have a feeling I will be coming down to my sewing room quite frequently to find my pincushion looking like this ;)
I had so much fun making my first pincushion and working with Amanda's first fabric line Good Neighbors!! She totally knocked it out of the park with these fabulously cheery and happy fabrics!!!
And now it is time for me to put this pin cushion to work :)
You can check out all the pincushion fun by following along with the Good Neighbors Pin Cushion Party!!!
Here is a list of all the stops that are coming and have gone ;) Talk about an awesome Pincushion Party and it has been so much fun to be a part of it!!!
To enter . . . simply leave a comment telling me if you have made a pincushion before or if it is on your "to-do" list ;) One comment per person please :) I will choose a winner on 09/26 :)
And that's all for today!!
Thanks for popping in and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
WINNER - #49 - Kay Voyles!!!! Congrats Kay, I have emailed you ;)