Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May (Is) Was For Makers

Lindsey @ LR Stitched started a wonderful campaign for the month of May to support independent designers.  I committed to purchasing five patterns, one per week, for the month of May.  Unfortunately, I couldn't make up my mind which patterns to purchase, so I'm just now getting around to my blog post.
May Is For Makers | LRstitched.com

Jeni Baker @ In Color Order has a great tutorial for a lined drawstring bag.  I have made a few of these bags, so decided to purchase the pattern which has eight different sizes.


And then over to Anna @ Noodlehead.  I've already made Anna's Road Trip Case pattern, so I decided to give her Maker's Tote a try.


I've been eyeing the patterns of Libs Elliott for some time but was not brave enough to purchase them.  She has a combo for The Rebel Quilt and Just Like Heaven, so I decided to go for it.

  


I've tried a few of the tutorials created by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.  Since I know her style, I felt comfortable that I would like her patterns and purchased Red Herring.  I'm looking forward to selecting fabric for this.


I enjoyed the mystery quilt along hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs, so decided to purchase her Arrows All Around pattern.



Time to search my stash for some fabrics for all of the projects.  It's going to be a busy summer.  Stay tuned for updates on my progress.


13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for including me in your May is for Makers! All of the patterns you selected are great!

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  2. Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing your interpretation of these patterns. :)

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  3. Great purchases! Love them all! May kind of got away from me and although my intentions were good, I didn't participate. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! XO

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  4. All great choices! Can't wait to see the Kona fly with some of these picks!
    I'm struggling to come to grips with the fact that May is gone...the ship sailed without me.

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  5. Wow, your pattern purchases are wonderful! I have really enjoyed seeing what people have been purchasing and it will certainly inform my purchases once I get back to work. Have you started any of these projects yet?

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  6. Excited to see Libs Elliots patterns in the mix. She does amazing work. Knowing you , you will be whipping up all these patterns in no time!

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  7. At least while it's raining you have something to work on...

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  8. Wow! I love the Just Like Heaven quilt pattern. I can't wait to see these projects over the summer :)

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  9. What wonderful patterns you have purchased. I have to admit I have not heard of Libs Elliot but wow I have to now have some of her patterns. Love her patternsand bold colours she uses.

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  10. Great choices! I wasn't familiar with Libs Elliot, thanks for pointing out a new designer to me. Arrows all around by Cheryl is such a fun pattern!

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  11. The Rebel Quilt and Just Like Heaven are amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  12. You have chosen some great patterns Anja. I didn't know of Libs elliott either, her work is wonderful, thank you for that. I have got Yvonne's Red Herring although I haven't even started it yet, and Lara's wonderful book, Crafted Appliqué at Buzzinbumble as well as Rural Squirrel from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  13. I could happily make every one of the patterns you purchased Anja! I've made patterns designed by Yvonne and Cheryl, and love them. Why in the world would you not be brave enough to purchase the Libs Elliott patterns when you did such stellar work with Jaybird Quilts stuff?! Silly goose. Watching for all that you do with excitement here.

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