Wednesday, 25 May 2016

May is for Makers ...

I'm always late for the party, never on trend, usually the last to know! I had seen on Instagram some posts about buying quilting patterns but hadn't completely cottoned on ... 

You can read all about this wonderful campaign on Lindsey's blog LRstitched - if you haven't kept up - like me - and bought a pattern from a self-publishing pattern maker each Monday for the 5 Mondays in May, please think about what I've done tonight ... bought 5 patterns in 5 minutes! I may be slow to start but I'm quick when I make up my mind to do something :)

In no particular order: 

Pattern #1 - Triangle Dance from Carla @creatininthesticks

Pattern #2 - Four Squared from Jennie @porchswingquilts

Pattern #3 - Selvage Book Shelf from Jessica @JessicaQuilter

Pattern #4 - Hillside Houses Quilt from Cristina @ Pretty Little Quilts

Pattern #5 - Doggonecute from Lorna @sewfreshquilts

I will make a version of each and every one of these patterns - my god-daughter loves dogs so that's her 18th present sorted already!

Ladies, thank you for sharing your talents with us and for taking the time and care to help the rest of us be a little bit brilliant too ... you're amazing.

Linking up with Lorna:

Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. I've not seen the bookcase pattern - it's great! I can guarantee you that the Dogs are Dog Gone Cute no matter what fabrics you choose. It's one of my favorites! Have fun with all of these.

  2. You made some great choices! I can't wait to see how you make them your own.

  3. Great choices. I can testify that Dog Gone Cute is a whole lot of fun to make, you'll love it.

  4. So glad to see that you were able to catch the coat tails of the May is for Makers movement, Jennifer. You chose some really fabulous patterns! I really enjoyed making the Hillside Houses and get so many compliments on that quilt. Enjoy your new patterns!

  5. ha ha. Yea, I'm usually trailing way behind on the trendy parties too. And compulsively spend time and money in a "quick catch-up". Now you've got to make ALL those patterns!!! good luck.

  6. You're not the only one who's late to the party! I'll join you and get some new patterns tonight! And thank you for choosing one of mine. It's an honor. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  7. I'm headed over to buy that cute hillside houses pattern, pronto. Actually, I may copy you and purchase all these patterns. Such great choices and I'm going to do what you did, but even later in the Thanks for the heads up about this movement. Oh, and thank you for including ME ;)


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