Friday, November 18, 2016

pincushions!

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

It's been another busy week, but I have some small finishes to share today. Small, but pretty darn cute!
I made these pincushions as samples for my local quilt shop. All 4 of these designs are in my pattern Plenty of Pincushions, Volume 1. I had to make new pincushions because I couldn't bear to part with the originals. Turns out these won't be easy to part with, either, even if it is only for a time! :) These are scrap project #186!
I decided yesterday that I'm going to try to make an entire quilt out of those little sailboats (top left). It's going on my bucket list!!! Each little individual square finishes at 1". It'll probably take me a lifetime to make the quilt....or, it'll end up as a mini or pillow cover. Hahaha! But seriously, can you imagine??? It's going to be epic!
One more finish....this may only be exciting to me, but I finally have my pincushion patterns in print! (Thus the need for the shop samples.) These are only available as wholesale right now, for local quilt shops to purchase, but getting a pattern to this point takes a long time, so it's definitely worth celebrating! Woohoo!

Because I think EVERYONE needs more pincushions in their life, I'd like to do a little giveaway. This giveaway will be for you AND a friend. Each of you will win a copy of the pattern! If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment in this post. I'd love to hear a little bit about your friend/friendship and why you chose them for the drawing. I'll pick a winner in a few days! Please, leave your email address in the comment, so I have a way of contacting you.

edited to add: the giveaway is now closed. winners have been notified via email.

Ok, now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you for joining me for finish it up Friday!

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Melissa Corry said...

I love your pincushions!!!

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

neat pincushions and so nice that you have all the patterns in a booklet

The Cozy Quilter said...

I always like to see your pincushion finishes! So cute! My friend, Christine, and I have been getting together almost every week to sew for a few hours for several years now. I really look forward to our sewing time!

Margo said...

Darling!

Bernie Kringel said...

Ah, these are adorable Amanda. I love your ability to work with the tiniest pieces. Congrats on another print pattern too. :-)

Colleen Potter said...

oh, these are so cute - I love pincushions too !

Brooke Sellmann said...

Amanda, your pincushions are amazing!!!
You inspire me!

And if I were to win, I have the best friend who lives far away, but who comes to my house once a year or so to sew with me!! The best part, she works on my projects or we do something new together!!!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

Jean said...

Loved seeing all your pincushions. My friend Elaine has been a great inspiration for my charity quilting, making simple quilts for Haiti and dresses and shorts for the teams from our church to take to Haiti. jetanner31@gmail.com

Leanne Parsons said...

Congratulations on getting the patterns in print! And thanks for the chance to win a copy! I'd be sharing with my friend Michelle, who got her sewing machine for Christmas last year. I've been teaching her/sewing with her all year and really loving having someone local to sew with.

Jan A. said...

I love these pincushions. Love that the patterns are now in print.

Darlene said...

Looking forward to your pin cushion pattern being available in my area. I would like to win for my friend Anne, my long arm quilter. Thanks

Susan C said...

I love your pincushions. I am grateful for all my sewing and quilting friends but especially appreciate Carolyn. She is always ready and willing to work on projects for others, whether it's for our guild's community, outreach, her family or any other worthy cause. I know she would love adding pincushions to her pattern library.

Alison said...

A little boat quilt sounds amazing!

Paula Louceiro said...

Really nice pincushions.
I'd love to win .

paula.louceiro@yahoo.com.br

Lorna McMahon said...

I can just imagine that "wee sailboats" quilt in a variety of bright happy colours... Too cute! Congratulations on the new pattern. Sure to be a big hit!

Nicole said...

Hooray for tiny finishes! And congrats on getting those published for sale. I would pick my friend Kari because she's a really awesome influence on me.

Amy said...

Your pincushions are always so bright, graphic and cheerful! And I would share with my friend Anne. She had a "Quilt in a Day" log cabin quilt on her dorm room bed. It piqued my interest, and she gave me the book to make my own. I made 2 for my senior year dorm room. Alas, they are both gone because back in those days, we only had poly/cotton to use. P.S. I hope your pattern goes viral in the shops!

Linda said...

I love the pincushions.....I would love to win and give a pattern to my Friend, Lana. We meet at a quilting retreat and have been friends ever since...she is always doing something kind and wonderful for me....And she never expects anything in return....

Bonnie Patterson said...

Who doesn't have a multitude of scraps to transform into "little gems"? My friend enjoys the same types of crazy styles that I do and thinks there is always time to take on another challenge! Jon.bon.patt@cox.net

Anita Nelson said...

Thanks to you I now have a use for those orphan blocks! and all those tiny leftover triangles I just couldn't bear to throw them away. My granddaughters love to play with them and just looking at them makes me happy. Thanks for the inspiration

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Your pincushions are so cute, I love seeing all the different designs you come up with. I would pick my friend, Kay, as she has recently experienced a loss and I believe that creativity is such a big help when grieving.

Crystal_235 said...

I would love to win your pincushion pattern. I would share the copy with my mom, we are always crafting something together.

Sharon T said...

Your pin cushions are always so beautiful! I met my friend Isis at my Modern Quilt Guild and she is always someone I can count on for ideas, quilting, and positivity.

Laura said...

All your pincushions are adorable! I would share with my friend Nicci, who is a dedicated quilter and all-around delightful person.

Teri said...

I am already obsessed with pincushions! Time to get my quilty friend, Janet, hooked yoo��
Tatc01@comcast.net

Christine Sullivan said...

What beautiful teeny tiny pincushions. If I won I would share one with my friend Kathy. She has been my rock through the last several years of personal troubles. Thank you for the chance to win. momoftana at yahoo dot com

linda said...

I think your quilt should include all of your pincushions - now that would be epic. I pick my friend Susan - she is an amazing and accomplished and teaches me a lot. I finally got to show her how to sew Christmas stockings and it was tons of fun. Next pincushions...please. Lindafdoyle@verizon.net

Nita said...

Good morning! The wee pincushions are adorable! If I won, I would share with my friend Karyne. She lives on the other side of the country from me, but we have been friends for over 20 years when she was my neighbour and we both took our very first quilting class together. :)

Nita said...

Good morning! The wee pincushions are adorable! If I won, I would share with my friend Karyne. She lives on the other side of the country from me, but we have been friends for over 20 years when she was my neighbour and we both took our very first quilting class together. :)

Bethany said...

I love those pincushions! If I win, I'll share the second copy with my mom. We are both quilters and get together each Sunday to sew. We often make similar quilts, and these pincushions would be fun projects for us to make.

Kay Nelson said...

I love your pincushions! Congrats on getting the pattern in print. My friend would definitely be my 87 yr old sister @jeanonzarthan. Jean and I are 19 years apart but both bought the same Janome 6600 and encourage each other daily in our quilting!!!

eileen said...

Your pincushion are great! I would share the prize with my friend Bea, we sew together every week...but more than this, we are friends for almost 20 years...lots of laughs, good sewing! Eileen
ekmvalencia@gmail.com

Patty D from NC said...

I love your pin cushions. I think a mini quilt of the sailboat blocks would be awesome and doable! I'd share with my friend Kris.

Carole said...

Love your pincushions. You got me going a few months ago, they are so much fun to make when you don't have much time. I would share the pattern book with my friend Sue, she has encouraged me to go wild with colour, and yes I am Canadian and we spell colour that way.

Crafty Coffin said...

Congrats on making paper patterns! I would love to share the pattern with my friend Jane, we met each other through a mutual love of knitting but have been enjoying our exploration of the world of modern quilting together.

Susie said...

I love all of these pin cushions. I have to make all of them. And I would love to share with one of my quilting pals!

Lynne Tilley said...

Your pincushions are fabulous! I would choose my daughter as the friend to win with me. She sews as much as I do, and we keep each other inspired. Thanks for the chance to win!

mangozz said...

I love all your pincushions! I make pincushions for myself (to collect) and would definitely use the pattern. I would like to share with my sister. Thanks.

peek a boo said...

I have started making pincushions too. Now another thing to hoard........

cute 57 said...

You pincushions are so happy!! I would like to make some to put in my quilting studio--lined up on my window sill. Happy Thanksgiving:)

abelian said...

I've loved seeing all your pincushions. I'd share with my friend Margaret, who taught me quiltmaking nearly 40 years ago. (Has it really been that long?) Dot

sbsudbury said...

Love these adorable pincushions. I have many sewing friends in my local Guild. These gals inspire me every week at our Guild meeting with their awesome show and tell. I would love to share your pattern with one of them.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Material Girl said...

I love tiny blocks so your pincushions are perfect for me. If I won, I would share with my friend Gayle. She is a true friend, always generous and a good listener. We are very different as far as our tastes in fabric and finish but often work on the same project for fun! These pincushions would be perfect to work on together.

scrapinlinda said...

Yes I'm with you--I think everyone needs more pincushions in their life. My friend is Penny and we share fabric all the time, she's the best!!

Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

So adorable! I'd love to win and I would love to share that with my bestie Lina. We've been friends for 11 years and through thick and thin! And we both love to sew, even though time is limited. Small projects like these are perfect!!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Great giveaway, Amanda! I'd love to win, also, and I'd gladly share with my friend Pam. We met through our guild and became fast friends. We love going to local quilt shows together. She is our current guild president and has done so much good for the ladies in the guild. She would be a deserving recipient of your pattern! Thanks so much for hosting!
mary.marcotte@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Robin and I both love small projects that can be finished in a day. These pin cushions would be great for that!

Jocelyn said...

My BFF lives over 1000 miles away. We try to get together about twice a year. She recently had a medical emergency where an aneruyism burst behind her pancreas. It was touch and go there for a while, as she coded three times while on the operating table. I am so thankful that God spared her life. She will have a long recovery, but I hope one day we will be able to sew together again. Thanks for hosting Finish is up Friday. Some weeks you motivate me to get something finished ;-)

Marie said...

oh Amanda Jean ... what are we going to do with you ... those teeny tiny sailboats .... whew ... teeny tiny .....

Joan Taylor said...

My quilting BFF's name is Evi and she inspired me to take up quilting in the first place so I would share the pattern with her if I won. Can't help but let out a little squeal every time I see one of your cute pincushions !! royalquilter7 (at) gmail.com

Anne said...

I would share with my best friend, since she loves to sew also. Love your cute designs.

Jackie said...

I would share with my dear friend Tonya. We met through blogging and then a couple of years ago IRL. Now we vacation together! We both quilt and stitch and share all kinds of stuff with each other.

Barbara Black said...

My friend, Randy, organized a pin cushion swap recently--she would love thus and so would I!

Barb Tazelaar said...

Your pin cushions are awesome! If I win, I'll share with my friend Kathy Fictorie who achieved her dream of opening a brick & mortar quilt shop about a year and a half ago in Northwest Iowa. You'd love her shop which specializes in modern quilts and high end yarns.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I never meet Livy in person but we talk every day by phone. We meet in Ig and since we live in spain we began to comment on every other pics... and since then a friendship began.

Thanks

annemarie said...

Love your pincushions. If I were lucky enough to win, I would share with my daughter. She is just learning to sew and I feel that some really cute pincushions would inspire her to keep moving ahead in her sewing journey.

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

Lovely pincushions! I really like the way you used the text fabric. I would like my friend Nicky to have the patterns because she makes so many gorgeous quilts and I know she loves scraps too!

beth s said...

What a great set of pincushions. They'll be right at home at the quilt shop before they come home to you. ;) My friend would love the pattern. She's like my quilt daughter. She loves everything quilty and I know would appreciate it since YOU wrote the pattern.

Julie Ann said...

I love pincushions and have really enjoyed your pincushion posts. I also would like to share with my daughter! She is a very talented quilter (she learned from me!) Ha! She lives in Hawaii now and it would be nice to work on these "together". Thanks for the chance.

KellyH said...

Congratulations on your newest pattern adventure!! The pin cushions are So darn cute!!!
My bff, Susan, and I are bsb (best sewing buddies) we've been friends (and sewing) for over 20 years--met as room parents for then 2nd graders. Time flies!

Kristine said...

I'm choosing my friend cami. She first taught me to look at quilting blogs for inspiration and has been enormously supportive of all my ideas and helping me learn to make new and better things. I'd love to share the pattern with her!

Joan said...

My friend Karen and I met in 1st grade in Georgia. In 7th grade her family moved to California. We stayed pen pals for decades before the digital age, and our friendship has endured for over 50 years. We both sew and quilt. Jmj8275 at gmail .com

Pamela said...

What delightful pincushions! My friend Cheryl is a former student of mine and we bonded over quilting. We get together once in awhile to have a sewing day. Pincushions would be a great project!

Joann E said...

Pin cushions can be so fun and make great sewing gifts for quilting friends. I would share mine with my mom who taught me how to sew.

Beth Schiedel said...

I Love scraps, and love pincushions! Yours are so super cute!

tomsmom said...

Absolutely adorable! One for me and one for my sister. How perfect. I only recently discovered the joy of pincushions. cathyluff@gmail.com

Kelly Cline said...

Love these! I have so many quilt friends, but I would probably choose my friend Marla, she does so much good in our quilt community. She could use a new pincushion I'm sure ;)

margaret said...

I choose my Friend Jessica. She and I met at college and have stayed long distance friends for 20 Years!!! She is my bestie and no matter how long it has been between contacts we always seem to be able to pick up right where we left off. I love her to pieces and I know she would love a copy of your patterns as much as I would.
Thanks!
mdmn08 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your book! Very exciting news, and I'd love a copy. I'm choosing my friend A. L., because she and I both relax by hand sewing, and because she's moving soon and I'm going to miss her. We have raised our kids together, and prayed together, and sewn together. She is the sister I never had. sarah@forrussia.org

kshackabq said...

Your pincushions are splendid and so motivating. And I love reading your blog. You make me laugh! I would choose my cousin, Judy, because she is an excellent quilter. We've done a couple of quilts together, long distance, and even coordinated a family quilting bee for another cousin who was ill at the time. It would be delightful to share this with her as well. Thanks, Amanda, for all the inspiration you provide!

Robby H. said...

Wonderful pincushions! My friend Tammie and I have been friends for 35 years even though we have never lived in the same town! We share a few common interests in a very big way. We have independently acquired so many of the exact same books (fiction, cookbooks, etc.) we concluded that when we are old and widowed we'll move in together and live off the half of our library that we can sell because they are no longer needed. Seems like this is exactly the friend who needs a copy of this pattern.

Good luck with your pattern.
(bolderbaker.at.aol.dot.com)

Chris said...

The pincushions look lovely! And a quilt of 1" finished blocks is definitely a realistic goal; I made one from scraps once and look forward to doing it again. I would share the pincushion pattern with my mom, who coincidentally was telling me today about making some pincushions.

Paula said...

I love your pin cushions! If I win the drawing I'd actually give both pin cushions to my sewing buddies. I recently taught my daughter and soon-to-be daughter-in-law how to quilt. We're planning a sewing get-together for Thanksgiving weekend. Of course, I'd then have to buy your pattern for myself because you have some very cute designs. jpbnalden@gmaildotcom

Barbieann said...

I have done nothing but admire your pincushions along with your creative scrappiness! True love, in a scrappy fabric sort of way! Lol! My problem is I have two special sisters along with me that I guess will have to fight over those 2 patterns! 🤔

Mary Roberts said...

My best friend lives in Redmond!Oregon and I live in Woking, England we speak 2-3 times a week and lately have done the #100blocks100days project together. Pincushions would be a great way to use up our scraps. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Jwiggins@bendbroadband.com and bubble@eastwell-house.co.uk

Kay said...

These are really fun. I love the way the orange pops. I owls share these with my friend Bridget, she is the friend that I always go to for help with sewing questions as she is an incredible sewing whizz. x

margot said...

My friend, Jean, and I met at freshman orientation at college almost 40 years ago now. I was a farm girl and she was from the Chicago suburbs. Our majors were Textiles & Clothing and we shared many classes In college. Despite living on opposite ends of a large campus our friendship grew and over the years our lives ran parallel to each other - jobs at city department stores, marriage, our children born within weeks of each other. We live about an hour away from each other but got together every couple of weeks when our children were young and at home. Now we make it about monthly. Both of us have sewn, in one form or another since childhood and we usually go to at least one quilt shop when we get together. It's an interest and bond we've always shared.

Sfrench said...

These are so very cute! I would share them with my sewing buddy / workmate, Connie. Thank you for the opportunity, sarahfrench (dot) sf (at)gmail dot com.

Kim Johnson said...

My daughter has become my best quilting buddy. She's 26 and we've been sewing and quilting together for several years now. We share a quilting studio and have been on several retreats together. It's been such a treasure to share this passion with her and to see her talents and creativity grow. She has become quite the accomplished quilter.

gigi said...

Love the idea of the sailboat quilt! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!
gigiv13@gmail.com

Vesuviusmama said...

When Hurricane Sandy hit the mid-Atlantic states, I wanted to help in some way so I decided to make a quilt to send. Knowing how slow I am, I wrote about it on my blog, shared info about the block I was making, and asked if anyone wanted to help. I was overwhelmed by the response. I received blocks from 27 countries around the world, and sent over 50 quilts before I cried "uncle!" I still have enough blocks to make several more quilts, but I just couldn't. The project had taken over my life. Kelly Ann is a friend I met online through this project, and we've stayed in touch ever since, even though we've never met. She was a huge and generous help to me getting those quilts finished. I've since learned that she has suffered terrible losses in her life, and yet she is still a ray of light for many with her unfailing willingness to stand up for others. I've also learned that we have much in common. We'll probably never meet, as she lives in Texas and I live in Virginia, but I'd love to recognize her with a surprise of your patterns for those adorable pincushions. Thanks for the chance. erin(dot)mypatchworklife(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Nelson said...

I love your pincushions! I wish I had more sewing friends! I think my sister would love these pincushions, as we share the fact that our sweet mother taught us both to sew!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Judy Zaspel said...

Your pincushions are almost too lovely to put pins in! My friend and I painted at the same time and now that she quilts we have one more favorite thing to do together.

Gill said...

I love the flying geese and the weeny triangles!
I'd nominate my friend Maggie who supported me unfailingly through the loss of my eldest son in 2008

Nancy in IN said...

Pincushions are good for trying new techniques. Janet and I have been friends since she and my husband were sponsors for high school class in the early 70's. We are sewing buddies, taking our first quilt class in late 1990's. We Are in ASG, American Sewing Guild, together, each having led a neighborhood group.

Dolores Plouffe said...

I call my friend Micki my mentor....she has been quilting 30 years, myself only 13.....but you are my idol!! Would love to win your pincushion pattern

Cathy44647 said...

My friend Connie is such a sweet humble soul! Just a joy to be around and ever ready to share a hug! cakilliany at hotmail dot com

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Nancy said...

My quilting friend Lnda is the best. We met through a local guild and both love the modern quilt move. How fun to have a sew day together and make pincushions. The idea of a quilt full of sailboats sounds great!!

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Susan said...

I love pincushions too! You can never have enough of them. I will actually be making a few pincushions as a give away for our quilt guild Christmas party. My friend and would love to have copies of your new patterns.

Liz Horgan said...

I would share with my friend and workmate Irene! We talk sewing and quilting when we can at work. She is newer to quilting and loves to make small projects for people--pincushions are perfect!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love your pincushions!! I'm a sucker for pincushions, they just draw me in!! My friend and I, have started this venture of quilting and sewing together. We keep in touch my texting each other and sending pictures of our projects. We try to get together every couple of months and go fabric shopping and having a girls day out. She is the best and I would love to give her one of our pincushions!!

Jan Kitchen said...

Your pincushions are adorable! I love the little boats, too. I choose my friend, Andrea, because we always come up with quilt projects to do together. Making these little pincushions together would be SO fun!

Patti said...

Great to see patterns in print, I will look for them at my LQS, that is if I don't win. I would share them with a friend who made me a pincushion years ago. No name but she could use a little cheering up right now and I know the patterns would be right up her ally.

Lee said...

Another adorable and colorful pattern from you! It's amazing! If I win, I would make some cheerful pincushions to decorate my mother's room. She started me on the sewing path when I was a child. Sadly, she can no longer craft at all as she has Alzheimer's. I think a colorful bowl of these in her room would brighten things up!

ELNM said...

Wonderful pincushions - I don't know which one I would make first! The friend I would give this to is a relatively new friend that I made at work. She says she would like to learn how to quilt and this would be a great way for her to start. Congratulations on your pattern, and many thanks!
emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

Debbie Darlington said...

I discovered my love of tiny sewn patchwork on this blog, as well as super-fun ways to use up my scraps. Thank you, Amanda, for all the inspiration you give!

My sister, my friend....what more can I say?

Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

Patti P. said...

So happy you are doing the little pincushion patterns! My cousin, Brena is also my BFF & we exchange gift boxes on our birthdays & Christmas. It's always fun to shop and make for each other. Most times a new pincushion goes into the box !

Subee said...

I love your itty bitty piecing! Kathy would be my choice to gift these patterns to. She is a fellow mission sewist from church.

debbie said...

I love all of your pincushions. I would love to win so I could give a copy to my best sewing buddy Kitty.

Nell said...

I am lucky enough to have lots of Quilty friends who would love this giveaway but the one I would give it to is my good friend Rozzie who lost her beloved Quilter Mum a few years ago. This time of year is hard for anyone missing loved ones.

Gorgeous little pincushions again! Just lovely!

Pattie D said...

Your pincushions just make me happy! I love the small patchwork and quilting details. I think nothing sounds cuter than your bowl of pincushions to share when other quilters come over. I would share mine with my walking friend Charlotte. She is so good to walk every morning with me and we occasionally sew together. Thanks for all your inspiration and sharing your creativity with all of us!
Tricia
triciac1130@cox.net

Cheryl Campbell said...

Looking forward to making these adorable pincushions for holiday gift giving.

CandyR said...

I love all your pincushions! I want to make them all!

Janet Maddox said...

The pincushions are so adorable. They are an awesome size. These would make great secret santa gifts or gifts for any time for another quilter.

Always In Stitches said...

Oh yeah. This is perfect timing. Our guild is giving homemade pincushions for Christmas presents. Love these adorable pincushions.

Laurie Rich said...

Love the pin cushions. My friend would love them too
Laurie.a.rich@gmail.com

kathy-o said...

Your pin cushions are the cutest I've ever seen - seriously! I would love a pattern. My friend, Sherri, would love it, too. We met through my long-arm quilting business online. So I guess you could say she's my "internet" friend. We've never met in person, but we have a wonderful connection. Thank you for the chance to win your darling patterns.

kathy-o said...

Forgot to leave my email address: sagegrey01@gmail.com

Debbie Lou said...

Love your little pincushions. How fun to have them now in print. I would love to share these with my friend, Brenda, who is new to quilting and is truly enjoying the process. She would love them. Thanks for the giveaway!

momhulk said...

Cute pin cushions! If I wasn't so busy selling Christmas gifts already, I would make some. I was wondering, is there anyway to share a picture of something we have finished?




Grandma Beth said...

I LOVE your pincushions, especially the colorful flying geese version. Congrats on the lovely pattern! I'd enjoy winning and sharing it with our daughter. We're 500 miles apart but joined by our love of sewing,quilting, and special little gifts. Thanks Amanda Jean. Blessings! Beth
bstanfield1@nc.rr.com

Aliceart said...

Those little pin cushions are so cute! I'd love to win a pattern, and make some for gifts. Thank you for doing a giveaway. I'm sure my quilting friends would love to have one too

Jodie Banks said...

It has been so fun seeing your pin cushions in your blog posts. I would love to win your pattern book! My neighbor and friend, Melinda, took a block of the month class with me at our local quilt shop this year. It was so fun to see her experience the joy of quilting for the first time. I know she would love these darling little pincushions as much as me.

judyquilts said...

I have enjoyed seeing all of your pincushions and have been inspired to try a few. Would love to win your book for myself and my friend Gina, who is also a pincushion enthusiast.

Laurel said...

I love your pincushions! Your creativity amazes me!
If I won the pattern, I would choose my friend, Ann, to receive it, too. We have so much fun doing projects together! And she's the best friend ever!

Becki said...

These are super cute! I always love seeing what you're working on. :) I would share the patterns with my Mom as we love to work on projects together. Thanks!

Marsha said...

Your pin cushions are so cute. I would love my friend Diane to win a copy of your pattern book. We started quilting around the same time but live in different states. We only get together a few times a year but when we do, it's shopping craziness to all the quilt stores we can find. We text pictures on weekends of our quilts in progress. Good luck with your pattern sales.

Sherryl said...

The friend I would like to share this with came to live with me about six years ago. She is the one who brought me to quilting (I'm so grateful for that!) and she loves pincushions! In fact she's been collecting patterns the past few months and has plans to make pincushions throughout 2017. What a perfect give this would be fore her! Since we live together we could share one pattern and pass the other along to another dear quilty friend! My friend is my mother. Yep. She's awesome.

sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

My friend Julie and I have been stitching buddies for a long time (25 years), mainly handstitching, but we have gotten into machine sewing too the last few years. While we don't really need an excuse to get together to sew (we already have plans to do so on Tuesday), these pincushions would be the perfect reason to do it!
krseitz at earthlink dot net

Chopper S said...

I would give the other pattern to my neighbor Abby. She is 16 and just starting to sew. I helped her make a couple Jellyroll Race quilts a year ago and she has been sewing since. Every beginner needs a few pin cushions!Thanks for the chance. Your patterns are so cute! darbysampson@hotmail.com

Chopper S said...

I would give the other pattern to my neighbor Abby. She is 16 and just starting to sew. I helped her make a couple Jellyroll Race quilts a year ago and she has been sewing since. Every beginner needs a few pin cushions!Thanks for the chance. Your patterns are so cute! darbysampson@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

The pincushions are so cute. I love mini's. My quilting friend, Linda, and I have been friends for around 20 years. We met at quilt guild and our boys went to the same school. dgallett@gmail.com

Sally Hurst said...

Your pincushions are so cute and would be a great project for my friend and I to work on together. I know she would want her own pattern!
I have known her for 16 years and we take classes together, go on quilt cruises and trips together and it would Be fun to challenge each other to make all four of them. Thanks for the inspiration and the give away!

Sally Hurst said...

Forgot to leave my email address It is hurstjsj@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I love your pincushions... those tiny little blocks are so inspiring. Would choose my daughter-in-law - she also likes to sew.
thanks for the great giveaway.

Susan Stanton said...

Such cute pincushions! All of them lovely. I have a great sewing friend. We've been friends for over 30 years and love doing sewing projects together! It would be fun to do these pincushions together too! yoyopattycakes at Hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Your pincushions are adorable and so inspiring to utilize even the tiniest of scraps. I would love a copy of your new pattern and would share it with a dear friend in the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild who I have as a secret holiday handmade gift swap partner. Can't say her name as I think she also follows your blog! Thank you for the giveaway!

Cynthia H said...

Such pretty pincushions! I would give the 2nd pattern to my besty, Crystal. She doesn't yet sew much, and I help her a bit when she does, but she is so much fun to talk all things sewing, quilting, making with. This would be a great team project to continue to help her skills grow!

Karen Mc said...

I have finished a bunch of quilts recently - for a craft fair I participated in with my friend. Now I have lots and lots of scraps to work with for pin cushions. I've been trying to get my friend to sew and quilt and add those elements to her eco printing projects....this will give her a small win project! Thanks for the chance to win

elively said...

Your pincushions are so cute and I HAVE to make some! I'd share the pattern with my friend Grace who love to save the tiniest scraps! She would love them.
Ellie
Elively@indy.rr.com

Clair said...

I want to buy some of your pincushions so I can give them to my book/quilt club. :)

pennylanequilts said...

Congratulations on getting your pattern in paper form. I think a quilt with those little sails sounds insanely wonderful!😃

tubakk said...

I really love pincushions. They are so fun to make, and yours have inspirated me to make even more of them. I would like to share with my friend Bea Lee, at Beaquilter, if I win. She has hosted a pincushion swap for many years now, and I've been in that swap since the beginning. We both adore pincushions. Thanks for a chance to win.

Camille V said...

Great pincushions! My friend is a woman I met at a longarm quilting class in 2011. We have been friends ever since. Email and phone calls keep us connected between Minnesota and Alabama. I know she will adore your lovely pincushions!

Jennifer said...

I love your pincushions! Your pattern is on my Craftsy wishlist😍. I would choose my friend Karen because she is the one who got me hooked on quilting.

Cathy Weber said...

I was one of the gazillion people who wrote and asked you for a pincushion pattern...I love them!!! I don't have any other quilty friends so if I win, please pick one other person who commented and give them the second copy. Thanks for the chance to win. CWeber2002@aol.com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I love pincushions! I would send the second copy to my friend Barbara whom I haven't called for a dog's age. Shame on me..

quilt^nurse said...

I agree with above bloggers, your pin cushions are cute! My best friend is my spouse. We do everything together....except he does not quilt, but does show interest in my projects time to time. My other important friends are my fellow bloggers or face book contacts that share my love of quilting. My spouse says I quilt all the time. It is so relaxing, sense of accomplishment and just sharing with other quilters. It is so nice that in this day and age we have a media to share our accomplishments. So quilt on!

Ginger Witzlib said...

My friend Cheryl is the person that got me into quilting. We are those long distance BFFs that can go for weeks without connecting, and then just start right back up like it was yesterday. I always try to find new interesting sewing ideas to share with her because i know she would know to make them rarher than actually having to make them for my non sewing friends

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your pincushions -- and your new pattern looks fabulous! CONGRATS! I would love winning your pattern, and having a second one for my daughter who is also a quilter - and who made me my first real pincushion after I had been sewing for decades.

Erin Pavlovic said...

Congrats on your published patterns! Those pincushion are too adorable.
When I met my friend Michelle she ignited my love of sewing/quilting. Though we live far apart, we connect often, sharing ideas and our sewing shenanigans. This would be one more thing to share!
Ejpavlovic@gmail.com

Erin Pavlovic said...

Congrats on your published patterns! Those pincushion are too adorable.
When I met my friend Michelle she ignited my love of sewing/quilting. Though we live far apart, we connect often, sharing ideas and our sewing shenanigans. This would be one more thing to share!
Ejpavlovic@gmail.com

Karen said...

Your pincushions are so cunning, as we say here in Maine. (Translation--cute, adorable, all things we call babies :) My friend Kitty, who I've never met in person, is a Maine blogger who inspires me in all that she does. She's a designer, quilter, biologist, photographer, but most of all, a mom and wife who weaves a blanket of love around her family.

Jackie Papallo said...

Amanda, as always, I just love your patterns. I taught my best friend Sheila how to quilt four years ago and we've been on a shared quilting adventure ever since. We share our Berninas, our notions, our fabric stash and even our long arm machines! My favorite thing to share is cooking duties! LOL I would love to share these patterns with her. atlantaquiltgirl@gmail.com

Prairiesummers said...

I met Simone when I moved to Canada and funny enough we became friends first and then discovered we are both from Germany. We have the same kind of dry humour and helped each other understand and adjust to the Canadian life. We embraced it with open arms and a joke on our lips :-) She just started sewing and I am a fully licencesed fabric addict. I am picking out small and easy projects to nudge her along.
jen.neef@web.de

valerie boudier said...

I would give the other copy to my friend Sylvia, a relatively new quilter valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

Sherry said...

I was going to say YOU were my friend, but I guess that doesn't work. And now I'm torn. Both my sister and my aunt have got me back into sewing recently. I would love to win your pattern so I could share the joy of these wee pincushions with them. sherry@phazoncontrols.com

Silvana said...

Adoro i puntaspilli e ogni tanto ne faccio qualcuno. Questa sarebbe una bella opportunità. Grazie Silvana

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there Amanda Jean,
I'm *crushing* on your sweet little pincushions!
You asked about friends and friendship...well I have never met my best friend in real life, but we have been writing email notes to each other since early 2010! I came down with Viral Meningitis in Feb of that year and ended up with a long-term/permanent disability. This lovely lady contacted me through a Yahoo quilting group we were both in at the time. So, we started conversing through email on a pretty much daily basis. You see, when you come down with a so-called invisible illness, many people don't believe you and so I lost almost all of my in-person friends and also my mother...all of these people refused to believe that I could not work/and do the things I used to do. I became very lonely. Then this special woman came into my life and we 'speak' on a mostly daily basis even today. We send each other birthday and Christmas packages...but that's not what our friendship is all about. The companionship and understanding that I have received from her has carried me through many other medical situations and diagnosis and I can't imagine my life with out her.
Just a small cation of my friendship with her!
Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

delwak said...

Hi I was inspired to launch a pincushion exchange in my online quilting group, after I saw your pincushions and a friend first thought she could not sew such a little block. but after some e-mail exchange et showing your tutorial, she signed in. she has already made two, and I have not finished mine...
her name is Joanne craftaddict@gmail.com
thanks
katia

Cindi said...

I have loved all your darling pincushions as you have posted them! Would love to win the patterns. I would love to have my friend, Cyndy, also win. We are the two Cindi's (only she spells her name differently), and we have done some major damage spending money at quilt shops over the years! Thanks for the chance to win! My email address is cindi@azza.com

cjmont said...

i love your pincushions, i also love making pincushions. my friend nancy is addicted to pincushions too. thanks for the chance to win your patterns.

Kate Chiconi said...

I think your pincushions are tiny pieces of art, and I'd love the win the book. The second copy would go to my friend Tracey, who has a tiring and very busy life but loves to sew, so tiny projects would be perfect for her. Thank you for the opportunity. katechiconi@gmail.com

Paula said...

Congrats on your new pattern print. Eeeekk! Cuteness overload! Thanks for the chance.xxxxx

KaHolly said...

I love your little pincushions and think a whole quilt made of the 1" sailboat squares would be awesome. I'd do well to make enough for a pillow! XO

Betty Honold said...

Hi, Amanda! I enjoy your blog and these pincushions are so cute! My friend is very artistic and is talented on the sewing machine. We would both love to have your book. bhonold22@gmail.com

Gail Sheppard said...

Super cute pincushions!!!

Carol Jordan said...

You are so inspiring in your pincushions. I really need to get my pins a new home!!!

Margaret Gross said...

A quilt made of 1" blocks, don't tempt me. My friend Kathy, has inspired me to try new techniques and patterns above my skill set. Sewing with her and our merry band of quilted sisters has improved my piecing skills immensely.

grammajudyb said...

You can never have too many pincushions!!! My friend Marva Jo and I became friends many years ago both joining a social sorority in our small town. Now we are grandmothers, I'm a great gwamma and we get together to hand stitch every Thursday and we quilt in 3 of the same quilt groups 3-4 times a month. She is a marvelous seamstress and now even has her own longarm machine. Sewing friends are the best.
jdyblr6107@gmail.com

Diane said...

Congrats on your patterns. I love your pincushions and am looking forward to the patterns being available to the masses. I'd share this with my mom. She enjoys small, quick projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

legato1958 said...

What adorable pincushions! My friend is Amanda, also known as The Patchsmith. She lives in England , but has become as close of a friend as if she lived on my street. She has a huge heart and is so kind and generous. Susie

Carol E. said...

I would love to share your pincushion patterns with my cousin/friend Beth. I started quilting several years before she did, but she has jumped in whole hog and loves it, too. I love sewing with her. She loves giving away little gifts to other quilters, so the pin cushions would be perfect for her and her gift-giving penchant. (We have several relatives buried at the Clearwater cemetery, and fond memories of visiting an aunt on the coolest hill-site house near the river.. great place for kids to play!) merryhands@gmail.com

lnfol said...

My friend , Paulette, helps me with my projects. She is the "sewer" while I can do the 1/4 seam and am the "quilter." Anything out of the ordinary ...Paulette gives me a lesson. If it is putting in a zipper, or paper piecing , she is always there to help. I would love to share your perky pin cushion patterns with her, for all the help she has given me. LNFOL@hotmail.com

Tamie said...

I would pick my friend Alice. She finishes 15 quilts to my one but she is still there encouraging me every step of the way.
T(dot)herin(at)SMHa.com

Barbara Forde said...

I would share with my friend Sandy....a long time quilting friend who I have taken classes with and taught classes with. Love the little pincushions....just like plump, miniature quilts

Susan K from Canada said...

Hi Amanda- I love your pincushions. I have one of yours that I got in a goodie bag when I attended an quilt retreat with you in Fort Collins with Tara. Great weekend. I still use mine every day and have made a few for friends using bits and pieces which is perfect for pin cushions. I would love to have one of your patterns and would share it with my friend Monica who has started a business making skirts and ponchos with up cycling wool sweaters! So much fun. Thanks Amanda for the chance to win.

Carole Williams said...

You are so inspiring to me. I made your tree quilt and a couple pin cushions like yours, but I think it would be fantastic to share this prize with my friend, Sandy, who sews with me weekly on church and missionary projects. She would love it as much as I would. Thanks for your never ending inspiration. Cswilliams1974@hotmail.com

Quilt Knightly said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have three daughters who all sew. I love it when we all gather in the studio to work together. How do I pick?

PersimonDreams said...

I would actually pick my mother-in-law Diane to give the second pin cushion to. She's the one who took the time and had the patience to teach me to quilt! Every year I give her a new pincushion to add to her collection so this would be perfect! Congrats on the new pattern! I love them all - too adorable ;)

lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

Dyann Cox said...

I ADORE your pincushions! You can't have too many! I met my friend P.J. my first year of high school. I started a new school that year and hardly knew anyone. P.J. was the first person I met and we have been best friends since....that was in 1963, so it has been a very long time. We both LOVE to sew and whether you are a quilter, garment sewer or crafter you always need a pincushion :) I have them stationed at various places in my sewing room. Thank you for the chance to win your book, I would LOVE to have one, I always crush over the ones you make :)

cahirasnana said...

Amanda your little pincushions are sooooo cute. I would love to win a copy of your pattern to share with my friend Brenda who has had a very challenging year with her health. We both love pincushiond. Thank you for the opportunity.
springwoodz@msn.com

suzanprincess said...

I so enjoy your pretty pincushions! I bought crushed walnut shells some time ago, but have procrastinated about actually making the pincushions; your lovely pattern would definitely help me out with that, so I hope I win one (even though I have no one to give a second one to--not one of my friends even sews at all)! susanprincess at att dot net

Mabel Goddard said...

You're pincushions are an inspiration and beautiful! I would love ❤️ to get your pincushion booklet even if I don't win. Great job!

Christi said...

I also have a love for pincushions!!! I love to see all your adorable scrappy designs!! My friend Dee needs some small projects that she can work on while caring for her husband. I think she would love this pattern booklet! Thank you for sharing!

Cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Denise in PA said...

I love these pincushions! My BQF is Becky....we met when I joined the Philly Modern Quilt Guild and became fast friends during a guild sewing day, where I "copied" my first of Becky's quilts (she is an amazing quilter!) - LOL. We've been friends now for about 6 years and have seen each other through some difficult times. Even though we don't get to get together as often as we'd like (life is busy!) I'm very grateful to have her in my life!

Savitri Palani said...

I made a new friend last night. She is a quilter. I know she would love a pincushion, especially one of yours. Love it. Good job.
Savitri

savitrip1008@gmail.com

Carol C Thomas said...

I made my first mini pincushion. It is a four string mini block pin cushion. Love it. See why you don't want to part with your pin cushions. I have a friend who quilts but she is so busy. She needs to slow down and a pin cushion would be idea for her.

Michael Tesi said...

Congratuatlions on your pattern! The pincushions are adorable. My Best Quilting Friend, Judy, and I used to live within a mile of each other. We spent many hours quilting together, attended guild meetings, and visited many quilt shops. Our husbands were also friends, so we spent a lot of time together doing other things as well. About 3 years ago, my husband and I moved to another state to be close to our daughter and our aging parents. Judy and I still manage to quilt together.....long distance. We challenge each other every month to create at least one quilt block of our choice, and we choose a quilt pattern we both like and make at least one block of that quilt as well. Of course we both do much more quilting than the 2 "challenge" blocks, but it is something to keep us connected. We send photos of our completed blocks, as well as any other projects, at the end of each month. A couple of times each year, we visit each other, along with our husbands, and have a short 3- or 4-day quilt retreat. Judy and I sew and sew, while our husbands occupy themselves and even prepare a meal or two for us. It's a great friendship that does a lot to energize my love of quilting.

Iraelia Pernas said...

I hyst love puncushions. Can't have enough. My email is cusypernas@gmail.com

farmerswife said...

My friend is my daughter Kim I have taught her how to sew and quilt over the phone many times She lives in North Carolina and I live in Illinois. She would love your pin cushion book farmersxwife@yahoo.com

Judi said...

Who could resist these cute pincushions?

I'd love to have the pattern to make some, and so would my dear friend Belinda. We have been friends for many years now, often travelling together to the US for quilt shows.

My email address is judi@redpen.co.uk

Many congratulations on getting your pattern to the wholesale stage - I hope it sells really well.

girlfriday said...

My goodness, so many people have posted already. I need a really cute pin cushion for my sewing room and these designs are totally AWESOME and to say that I would like the patterns is an understatement. Would love to get a copy of this book you have written - what a wonderful source. Your blog is so informative and I find that I look forward to this every day. Thank you so much for allowing me to participate. You have a GREAT day. Take care,

Busy Lizzie's Pink Patch said...

Have made a scrappy Christmas pin cushion today after I read your blog. My friend is my ten year old step granddaughter who I am loving introducing to to sewing. I will be making her a pin cushion as part of her sewing basket Christmas present and so would love your pattern.

FlourishingPalms said...

I'd love it if my friend, Di J. (DarlingDi), who lives in Sydney, Australia, would win this. That's because she's coming to visit me in February, 2017! Can you imagine how much fun two quilters will have together, for almost a month?! She's never been to the US, so we have a ton of things to see and do, but wouldn't it be fun to sew pincushions together in my sewing room? As if it won't be enough that we're going to QuiltCon East together, AND the ASQ show in Daytona Beach! Yep, she's a very special friend alright and we have some great times in store. Thanks for the chance to win, Amanda Jean!

Cher Merriman said...

I love your cute little pincushions and have been admiring them for some time now. I'm amazed at the tiny little pieces and the accuracy! The person I would share a prize with is my friend, Heather, who originally dragged me into the quilting world, and has been a wonderful help and support ever since. Thanks for this opportunity to bless her back.

Mary Ann said...

I really like your cute pin cushions and would be so fun to win your first pattern. I would use the extra copy as a giveaway to one of the many quilting friends that go to the same retreat I do every other month. That would be so fun.

survivor972002@midco.net

Kelly P said...

Your pin cushions are just darling! I have a good friend, Rebecca, with whom I would share 5his pattern. She's the one who inspired me to start sewing when I was in the midst of postpartum depression. It has changed my world, and I'll always be grateful!

cath06 said...

So cute these little pincushions

quiltzyx said...

I've so enjoyed all the different pin cushions you've made. What a treat to have at least some of your patterns all in one place!

Thanks for the chance to win. :)

quiltingbean said...

My friend Janis was my first quilting buddy when I started quilting over 20 years ago.
quiltingbean1@msn.com

lindav said...

These pincushions are just so adorable! Looks like a great book!

faith said...

Your pincushions are so inspiring. I always get lots of ideas from them and want to go straight to my scrap bin and sewing machine. Now that I am off from work for a few months it is even more enticing.

Reina said...

I love quilting and pincushions! These are so sweet! I'd give a second book to my sister, who also quilts. She'd love it too.

Megan said...

How exciting about your physical pattern! And I'd love to share one with my sister. She's the one that got me into sewing and inspires me to keep at it! She's amazing!

megan.presley @ gmail.com

Bolts and Bobbins said...

What a great pattern! I'd love to make some of these and I'd share with my friend Lynn. Lynn is always so willing to help me whenever I get too much on my plate. A good friend who helps because she wants to, and asks for nothing in return. It would be nice to spread the news about this pattern here in Canada. Good luck with it.

Cappy said...

These are so cute! My friend and I think so much alike. She's an incredible quilter, friend and human being. She will adore your patterns.
carolputnam22@gmail.com

Sew Much For Free Time said...

I would share a pincushion pattern (and probably a pincushion, too!!) with my friend Rose. She and I were matched as quilty pen pals in a Facebook group about a year and a half ago. Neither of us is very active in that FB group, but we have been writing letters and sending packages to each other ever since! We love to shop for quilting supplies, fabric, patterns and treats for each other, and are putting the last rounds on a round robin quilt project now. It's been so fun to find a quilting "sew-l sister".

My e-mail address is izemmom@gmail.com. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, and as always, for the inspiration!

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