May is for Makers (part 1)

Are you participating in May is for Makers? Lindsey over at LRStitched had the fantastic idea to commit to supporting indie pattern makers by purchasing a pattern each week in May. Though I don’t really need much of an excuse to buy patterns, I loved this idea, and since we’re half way through May I thought I’d report on my first two scores.

Note that I’m probably not going to stick strictly to quilting patterns for this pledge … if the maker is indie and there is thread involved, I’m counting it. And I’m focusing on makers whose work I get so much out of over the year – whether I’m an avid follower of their blog or, like our first maker, they are a great teacher on Periscope.

First up, I bought a couple of embroidery patterns I’ve had my eye on forever: the J is for Jellyfish and L is for Lion hand embroidery patterns by Alyssa Thomas at Penguin & Fish. Here’s the Jellyfish:

Jellyfish embroidery patternphoto : Penguin and Fish

Incredibly cute right?

Nautical Quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sewimage : Cluck Cluck Sew

Next up is the Nautical quilt pattern by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. I’ve used a couple of Allison’s free patterns (for both a heart block and pinwheel baby quilt) and I’ve found them to be amazingly clear and reliable. Plus I have the perfect beginnings of a fabric pull for this in my stash!

Fabric Pull for Nautical Quilt

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