Monday, April 06, 2015

good neighbors fabric

I'm happy to announce that I have designed a fabric line for Connecting Threads! Good neighbors is a collection of colorful and simple prints that will work well (or "get along", if you will) with many other fabrics. This is just a quick peek to let the cat out of the bag, but I'll share more soon! I can't wait to sew with them!!! The collection is scheduled to release this fall.

Happy Monday to you!

123 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations - you must be excited

Janine said...

Hooray! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole line. I'll bet it's going to be wonderful!

Alejandra Balanzario said...

Congratulations, samples look fantastic, your fabrics will make beautiful quilts.

Terri said...

Congratulations to you! I had a feeling something was in the works, and figured it was just a matter of time. So excited for you!

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean...so exciting for you!! Awesome news!! Happy stitching, Pauline

June Garner said...

Excellent! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

Cathy said...

Congratulations! Connecting Threads is the first place I shop for fabric. Can`t wait till your line is available.

carol fun said...

Congratulations! These will be a fabulous addition to my stash... can't wait to get my hands on them!

happy stitching!

Jessica Alex said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy you got to work with a company you trust and respect~
Can't wait to see more..

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

Congratulations! That is a happy little collection...looking forward to seeing it soon.

Terry McFarland said...

I'm so looking forward to the fabric coming out and hope I can find it, or at least order it from Nixa, Mo., where we plan to retire

Eileen In Stitches said...

Congratulations!! These are so cute and look like they'll make great basics.

Tricia Sagen said...

Wow. You do it ALL!!! Bring on the Fall!

Tracybug Creative said...

That is so very exciting! Congratulations! What a brilliant fabric line, perfect for scrappy quilting, and who better to design it than you! So over the moon for this and for you!

Debbie said...

Very cool. They look terrific - congrats to you!

barbara woods said...

congrats! i love their fabric's and thread

Rene' said...

Congratulations Amanda!!! I'm so happy and excited for you! The line looks great and I love the name "Good Neighbors".... perfect and so happy!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations, that's exciting!

Laura said...

Wonderful - the line looks great.

Pieces of Cotton said...

Oh awesome! Can't wait to see all of it.

Sharon said...

Wonderful news. Can't wait to buy your design.

Diane said...

Woohoo! That's terrific! Congrats!

Lana said...

Yayayayayayay! I like Play Nice!!!!! Can't wait to see it!

Anja said...

Congratulations! Would love some of that wonderful orange print.

Valerie Sowa said...

Sounds just perfect for you, CONGRATS. Can't wait to see and hoping there are some pink polka dots in there too.

Sigrun said...

Congratulations!

Alisha Hemmingson said...

I couldn't be more excited about this!! Congratulations on all of your many successes. I can't wait! xoxo

Debbie Lou said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Enjoy!!!

mama dub said...

Very exciting! Congratulations!

Mama Spark said...

I told you that you were headed for big things! It could NOT have happened to a nicer person. Congratulations, Amanda Jean!!!

kelgurl said...

How very exciting for you. Congratulations!

valentinegirl said...

How exciting!! I love connecting threads and especially love their price point for nice quality quilting cotton. Their thread rocks too!!

Sarah Craig said...

Oh I can't wait! And the teaser is just that - teasing me! Love the colors!!

Lisa S. said...

Way to go! I can't wait to see this fabric.

Aliceart said...

They are very pretty and fun! Congratulations!

Sew Stitching Cute said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations. This is so exciting and I wish you the best success!

Daytona Damsel said...

Congrats. Love what I see so far.

whoFilets said...

Adorable name! Looking forward to it!

whoFilets said...

Adorable name! Looking forward to it!

JanineMarie said...

Oh, these are so you, and I love the meaning of the name of the collection. Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!

Melissa Corry said...

So exciting!!!! Congrats!!! Can't wait to see more!!!

Michelle said...

So wonderful Amanda Jean!!! I love the sneak peek and can't wait to see the whole line :) Way to go!!!!!!!

Diane said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you--what a great next step!!

Nrhaller said...

What a teaser you are!!! Love the happiness of your fabric line, both in colors and patterns!!! I'm so excited for you! I love your blog and will be awaiting the fall arrival. Thanks for always thinking of us.
Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

Julie said...

Shoot... wish we could get them for the shop.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations CrazyMom!!! I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see what you do with these fabrics!!!!

Suzanne said...

Happy dance!!!!

charlotte said...

So excited and happy for you. Congratulations.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news! I am so thrilled for you!!!

pingraham said...

Congratulations! You have such a good eye for color combinations, I am excited to order your line! Happy Spring - Happy Fall!

the momma said...

How very exciting for you and your family!! Congratulations :-)

Kathryn said...

Looks like something I will really like. Love connecting threads catalog.

Debbie Leschisin said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see more. Looks like fun colors and fun designs!

Anne said...

Squee!!! Can't wait! Gratz!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am sure it will be great, like everything else you do. Can't wait to see it!

Quilt Knightly said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Congrats. I get all their mailers and emails so I'll be watching.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I just wrote a post today about your very first quilt-a-long way back in 2008 and the blocks I made. Did you ever imagine back then where your journey would take you!!

Terri Faust said...

I love the look of your sneak peek. Can't wait to see your whole line. Congratulations!

Denise Boyle said...

It was through you that I first found Connecting Threads. I can't wait to order your fabrics. Congratulations!

Kristin said...

Squee!! Theses look like fun!

Mihaela said...

Congratulations!

Kacey said...

What a fun name for a fabric line!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see how they look. Knowing your tastes... They will be bright and beautiful! Love the name, too!

Catrin Lewis said...

I love the prints and scale of your sneak peak! I hope there are some purples. The world is woefully low on good purples.

Annie said...

This is such great news and I love the designs. I do hoe they will ship to the UK as these look worth breaking the fabric diet! Congratulations!

Brooke Sellmann said...

wow!! so excited for you!!

Linda said...

Yay!!!!!! I'm so stoked! I gotta save my pennies and get me some of that when it comes out! :)

Diane Beavers said...

AmandaJean,
Woo HOO.......bigger and better things are headed your way. Congrats on your own Fabric line.
I'm so tickled! But then could I expect anything else.....I'm jumping w/ya. Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag:)

bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan said...

WOW! Congratulations Amanda!! I love fabrics that play nicely with others and can't wait to get my hands on these!

Leez506 said...


Love it when good things happen to good people!!!

KaHolly said...

How very exciting! Congratulations on your accomplishment. Looks great!

kathy-o said...

Congratulations! They look like fabrics you can mix & match forever....thank you! What a daunting task to create a fabric line - good for you....and for us!!!

myrtovl said...

Congratulations Amanda!
Myrto

quiltytherapy said...

Congrats on your fabric line. Can't wait to see all the fabrics.

Marie said...

Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment, you must be so proud.

Julie said...

Can't wait to get my catalog!

Bonnie I said...

Awesome! I'm so happy for you!

Marla said...

Terrific news! We will eagerly await the release.

Unknown said...

Wow! Thats exciting. Happy for you and me. Looks like a great line of fabrics.

Ramona said...

Very nice! Some wonderful colors and patterns. Best of luck with this line.

Liz said...

Congratulations! I sure like what we can see so far...

chrissie wunderlich said...

i CANNOT wait!!!!!! love connecting threads, and the sneak peek tells me i'm going to LOVE your fabrics!!!!

Di~ said...

So cool!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Terrific! We look forward to seeing the new line. Keep us posted.

frau z said...

Congratulations! As I love good neighbourhood, I love the idea of this fabric line. And I'm sure, you're a good neighbour as well!

Jessica Christensen said...

Amanda Jean, this is so exciting! For you AND for us! I'm so happy for you!

Karen said...

Wahoo! Way to go, Amanda Jean! Love the little bit you've shared so far :)

Lindy said...

How exciting! I love your blog and I love Connecting threads. I just can't wait to see your fabrics up close and personal!

Lucia De Cataldo said...

Auguri, auguri, auguri!!!

Cindy Mizer said...

Looks great-can't wait to see it all!

Terry said...

Congratulations!! Love the sneak peek..look forward to seeing them :)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

gibbygoo56 said...

Yay! So cool. I can hardly wait to see more!

Vicki H said...

Congratulations! Connecting Threads is one of my favorite places to shop.

donna said...

I am so looking forward to shopping. I will finish up my major projects just so I can order! I have been a fan for years!

nanajsews said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! I shop at Connecting Threads online often and will keep a lookout for your fabric line.

EmileeHope said...

So excited!!!

carolegoldquilts said...

Congratulations!!! Woohoo - a Canadian designer making it to the loom is exciting news. :-) Cheering for you in northern Alberta!

Lisa H. said...

Congratulations on your announcement! I can't wait to see the whole line. (This could be very dangerous for my budget!)

Linda B. said...

Happy for you Amanda! Can't wait to see it!!!!

Brenda B said...

Fabulous---I love to sew little knitting project bags to give in swaps on Ravelry---these fabrics will be perfect. So cheerful!

Jittina said...

Congratulations Amanda. Looking good!

Ginny said...

How exciting! Love the sneak peek-can't wait to see the rest! Congrats!

sonia said...

Congrats! You really deserve it!

Pamela said...

Totally awesome! Can't wait to see the whole collection. Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

That is so awesome!! Congrats!! (I can't wait to see more)

SarahZ said...

How exciting!! Sew happy for you, and us!! The patterns and colors look so you!! Bright and happy!!

Maria Wallin said...

That is fantastic news!!! So happy for you and super excited to see your line! =D

AnneMarie said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean!!!! Can't wait to see more!! Hugs, AM

Cristin said...

Ok I just saw this! Well done!!! I cannot to play with it in real life! ;-)

Kathy said...

I love Connecting Threads!! Can't wait for this to come out.

Dondi Murdock said...

I'm slow to comment because I didn't read your blog before this. Your fabric line is fabulous! It will be in my house shortly after it becomes public. Man must not live by bread alone; woman needs fabric. I must sew, sew, sew until then so that I will NEED this by fall.

Dominique said...

That is awesome, Amanda Jean. You make such happy quilts, I know your fabric line will be full of happy colours. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing (and ordering a yard or two. Or more...)

Always In Stitches said...

What an accomplishment. Congratulations. Can't wait to see it.

Emma said...

Congratulations!! Yours is one of the first blogs I followed when I started quilting a few years ago, and I learnt a lot of what I know about quilting right here. So excited to follow you taking the next step in your own journey!

Carla said...

Yippy!!

Vicki Lou said...

Congratulations AmandaJean! I've been wondering what you're doing these days. The fabrics look great. .

Candy said...

AMANDA JEAN, I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
:-) I'm looking forward to using them -- so often I've looked at my fabrics and wondered what you would say "goes together" or NOT! :-)
<3 Candice

Tamie said...

Congratulations! I'm a day or two late in my blog reading.

Svetlana said...

Yay!!!! How totally wonderful! Congratulations!!! You're amazing.

Ella and Nesta said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see and use it all! I love your style and what I can see of the fabric looks fantastic!

Sherry said...

Very exciting news - so happy for you! I can't wait to get my hands on some.
:)