I have not been purchasing each week from a different independent designer, as Lindsey, and many others who have jumped on this wonderful crazy train, are. However, I would like to point out a couple of fairly recent purchases from indie designers that I have made:
In September, I bought the pattern for Quilting Jet Girl Yvonne's Triangle Transparency, available here from Craftsy.
Could I have figured out the measurements and HSTs math by myself? Sure. However, I decided to support Yvonne (she may also have had a sale, just sayin') as she's been such a supporter of my blog, always commenting (I have no idea how she flies around to so many people, leaving meaningful comments so you know there was no skimming going on when she reads, and then designs and writes her patterns, and is co-hosting another New Bloggers Blog Hop this summer, and quilts, and does yoga....) Oh! And writes tutorials too from time to time, one of which, her how to bind a mini-mini, I was happy to use for my first mini-mini. Thanks Yvonne!
In December I bought Meadow Mist Designs Cheryl's Outlined Plus pattern, available here from Craftsy. Cheryl is another one of the 'hive mamas', like Yvonne, and is also once again co-hosting the blog hop this summer, such a worthwhile wagon to hop onto. Last June I pattern-tested for Cheryl, which was a great experience, and I took part in her Midnight Mystery, such fun. The Midnight Mystery was free and all the directions can be found on her blog. For pattern-testing, not only did I get Grande Scrappy Tiles free, but Cheryl let me pick 3 other patterns from her gorgeous designs! Cheryl also somehow makes time to visit and comment on my blog on a regular basis. That warms my heart.
So when Cheryl published Outlined Plus in December, I bought it.
Pattern Writing Blog Series, which has a wealth of invaluable information and guidance. Thanks so much Cheryl!
Another blogger for whom I have pattern tested is Joanne at Canuck Quilter. She took me on as a newbie pattern-tester and barely a year-old blogger, back in the summer of 2014, and we quickly became friends. Thanks so much for your trust and friendship Joanne! So this week I decided I would support her by buying her latest release, Blaze from her pattern store on Craftsy.
Speaking of steps, here is a glimpse of my current project, Fairy Steps, a wheelchair-size lap quilt for my aunt in England, as requested by my mum.
|Isn't that "Quilters" bookmark just too adorable? A gift from Lara, made using her Crafted Appliqué technique|
In other news, Rocco is feeling better, chomped on his Nylabone for a bit two days in a row now. :-)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, a long one for those of us here in Canada. I hope to get caught up with my RSC projects, and finish my aunt's lap quilt. Oh, and finish writing up a pattern of my own, for my intrepid pattern-tester, Tish's husband! See his fabric choices here.
Remember Craftsy is having a great sale on classes this weekend too! All their top ones are 50% off. I hope also (what's one more item to the weekend list, right?) to watch Christina Cameli's Wild Quilting, which I got when it first came out and still haven't watched, and yep, it's on sale! Stay tuned for that review post.
One last reminder of the giveaway, on until this Sunday, for a signed copy of Crafted Appliqué, Buzzin Bumble Lara's new book and the pattern for the dogs/cats pillow I made. Go here to see what you have to do!
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