Last year Lindsey Rhodes of LR Stitched started May is for Makers which is a campaign to support independent makers. I probably have more than 100 free tutorials and patterns downloaded to my iBooks or pinned to various Pinterest boards, but I also believe in financially supporting the various makers who share so generously with quilters and sewists. This month I have made several purchases. The one I am most excited about is the Summer Sampler 2017. I really love the layout and the colors in the mockup, so much so that I ordered all the Kona solid colors in the mockup with the exception of the white background. I am going to make my 2017 Summer Sampler with a Kona coal background, and I’m making it as an alternate quilt for my bed. I live in New Mexico where dust and dirt are everywhere, and I have cats who love to roll in all that available dirt, so quilts with white backgrounds aren’t such a good idea for me. Below is the mockup of this beautiful sampler.
I also ordered four different quilt patterns from Quilt Theory designers. I probably won’t use any of these patterns this year, but at $3 per pattern, they are modern, budget-friendly designs that are now on my Quilts-to-Make list. In the mosaic below, the top left pattern is Mountain Call by Daisy Aschehoug of Ants to Sugar. The top right is Corner Crest by Michelle Bartholomew. Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs designed Arrow Point Path on the bottom left (I may HAVE to use a white background when I make this quilt!), and on the bottom right is Tiled Parquet by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl.
Lastly, I made my final May is for Makers purchase earlier today. I ordered the Swoon Sixteen pattern by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. I plan to make a small Christmas quilt with four of these swoon blocks.
As always, I have many more projects that I want to make than time to make them. Who else can relate?