Not only was this a great opportunity to show my support for some of our very talented independent designers, it was a guilt-free opportunity to pick up a few new patterns/books that I had been keeping my eye on!
|Quilts by ©Juliet at The Tartankiwi|
Photos courtesy of ©The Tartankiwi
Of course you all know from THIS POST that I absolutely adore the creative talents of Juliet at The Tartankiwi, right? I'm SO excited to let you know that she has announced the release of both her Large (50") and Small (14") Seahorse patterns!!!! You can go to her Etsy shop HERE to purchase them. (And while you're there, be sure to check out some of her other gorgeous patterns - that Zebra is simple amazing!!!
I snapped up the Large Seahorse the day she released it for my first May is for Makers purchase! In case you missed it, here is my completed Small Seahorse ....
Next up, I couldn't resist this new pattern by Sara at SewSweetness!
|Photo courtesy of ©SewSweetness.com|
Like most of you, I love bags and pouches and .... well, just anything that will hold stuff! Right? Tell me I'm not alone here!!! And who can resist getting two bags in one???? I love this new design and can't wait to make one (or two!) of them up! Sara is the most amazing bag designer, and I've been eyeing her patterns for ages. I think this double zip bag will be a great help in keeping my sewing tools organized. You can purchase this newly released pattern at Sara's site HERE.
This paper-pieced block design is called Humming by Esther at ipatchandquilt. I've seen it made up in quite a few different looks and decided I just had to play with it myself! You can find it on her Craftsy shop HERE.
|Quilt by Esther at ipatchandquilt|
photo courtesy of ipatchandquilt
And although I have wayyyyy too many books already, I simply couldn't resist Lara Bucella's new release of her new book, Crafted Applique - New Possibilities. I'm always on the lookout for new and better ways to accomplish applique projects, aren't you?
|Photo courtesy of BuzzinBumble blog|
Lara blogs over at BuzzinBumble, and she is just the sweetest. She's blown up the blog world with her amazing book launch this month, with tons of guest bloggers and book giveaways. You can find her blog HERE - and be sure to order a signed copy of her book while you're there! Because I can guarantee that when you see pictures of my new applique projects using her new fray-less applique technique, you're going to want to do it too LOL!!!
Please, please, keep in mind that these designers receive more of the money you pay for their designs when you buy from them directly rather than from an intermediate source.
So that's it for my May is for Makers spree! I hope that you also took advantage of this wonderful opportunity to shop among your favorite designers and support them generously!
Hugs & Blessings!