When Lindsey announced her campaign, May is for Makers, I knew I wanted to participate. I am grateful and have benefited from many tutorials, patterns and general information so generously given by this quilting and sewing community.
Her challenge to us was to purchase 5 patterns over the course of the 5 weeks in May to support independent designers. Not all of my purchases were patterns, but feel as though I am supporting a designer nevertheless.
1. My first purchase was a book, Crafted Applique, by first time author, Lara Buccella of Buzzin Bumble. There are still a few stops left on her blog hop so head on over to see the schedule. I have been reading about her raw edge applique technique and can't wait to try it.
|Crafted Applique by Lara Buccella|
2. My next purchase was from a Liz Harvatine at Lady Harvatine. I have followed her blog a long time and made a quilt back in 2010 for a cousin's child from her free pattern, Leo Baby Quilt. You can see the quilt I made here. I chose her January block pattern she originally designed for the LA Modern Quilt Guild's January 2015 Block of the Month.
3. Looks like I be sewing lots of curves because I ordered Jen Carlton Bailly's 1/4 Circle Templates in the 6 1/2" size next.
4. I have always been a fan of Debbie Grifka's designs. From her Turnstile pattern I made this quilt for the 2015 MQG Riley Blake fabric challenge. I followed her tutorial for Sew Solid Sunday #4 and made this 2014 MQG Michael Miller fabric challenge. I chose her pattern, Follow Me, for my next purchase.
5. After seeing cute cacti pop up on Instagram and elsewhere, I ran across this pattern on Craftsy by Barbara Cain for a Saguaro Cactus quilt block. It can be pieced by foundation or traditionally pieced. I figured it could easily be resized to suit any project.
Thank you to all the bloggers and/or designers out there...I appreciate what you have done for the quilting community.