Well, this was supposed to be a Monday post, so I’m a wee bit late to the party, but better late than never. Several designers I follow on social media have been talking about the May is for Makers campaign, started by Lindsey at LR Stitched. Her post is excellent, and well worth clicking over to read.
And I realized that I too am guilty of scooping up free internet help and tutorials, and well, usually skipping the patterns for sale. Not anymore! For this month, once a week, I’m buying a new pattern, or Craftsy class, from a blogger I admire. And I’ll be posting about my purchases here on the blog.
First up, I bought Spin! from my friend Cynthia Brunz. Her scrap quilting tutorials are awesome, and I’ve blogged before about making a quilt from her tutorials. When Spin! came out, I almost immediately realized I had half a tub of fabric perfect for this quilt.
All of the dark fabrics were given to me by someone dear to my heart who has discovered other interests besides quilting. The lights are mostly leftover Downton Abbey fabrics from a couple of patterns I released last year. They’re all (including that ton of yardage at the top– perfect for backing!) going into a Spin! quilt.
The pattern looks very easy to follow, and I’m looking forward to a couple of quiet nights in my studio. It’s going to be LOVELY to follow someone else’s pattern, instead of trying to figure out my own for a change.
Fun sewing, using up stash fabric to clear space in my studio, supporting an indie designer- this is just a win-win all the way around!!
What about you? Do you have a favorite indie designer? Let me know in the comments, maybe I’ll be buying from them next week!