If you missed my post earlier in the week, I made three purchases during the first week of May. I hopped over to Sew Fresh Quilts and grabbed a copy of WoW-E and Cat Treats.
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And I ordered a copy of Lara's (Buzzin Bumble) book Crafted Applique. I think this book just might be what I need to conquer my applique fears. Hmm, do I see a #BraveQuilter post in the future?
First up is Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. I met Cheryl last year when she co-hosted the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop. Over the months that followed I would get to know her via comments and email. I told her she is my Pattern Writing Yoda, when she helped me along my journey to writing my first ever tutorial for my block Watermelon Taffy for the 2015 New Block Blog Hop, which she also co-hosted. She even hosted a pattern writing series with lots of valuable information. If you've never checked it out you can find it here. I have made two of Cheryl's free patterns.
I made two of her Midnight Mystery quilts, from her quilt along in late 2015.
And I made her Building Blocks Baby Quilt, a free pattern on Moda Bake Shop.
So I think it's high time to show some quilty love to Cheryl. After looking around her Crafty Store, I settled on her On A "Jell" Roll pattern.
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I have several jelly rolls laying around the house, and any of them would look great in this quilt.
Next up is Beth from Cooking Up Quilts. A fellow blog hopper from last year (Julie at Pink Doxies) pointed me toward Beth's blog after learning I was from North Central West Virginia. (fellow 2016 blog hoppers see the awesome networking possibilities created??) Beth hosts a linky party every Monday called Main Crush Monday and over the past year (linky partying with Beth) we have struck up a friendship. She has published several patterns over the past year and all have been very eye catching. So when I heard of the May is for Makers idea, I knew Beth was someone I wanted to support. Plus us West Virginia gals have to stick together. I chose her latest pattern Spinning.
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This pattern has me spinning with ideas on fabrics and possibilities.
And one last little item of business. As a Craftsy affiliate, I would not being doing my job if I didn't tell you about the awesome sale going on right now till Sunday at Midnight.
Craftsy is celebrating their 5th birthday this month and in honor of the occasion they have majorly marked down some of their best selling kits and supplies (up to 50%). Last month during their sale, I picked up...
two charm packs of Moda's Strawberry Fields Revisted and Aurifil Monofilament Thread in Clear and Smoke. I haven't had a chance to sew with my new thread yet, but I absolutely can not wait to. I have used monofilament thread by other companies in the past and they have felt kind of like fishing line (just my opinion here). This didn't have that same stiff feeling so I can't wait to give it a go with some free motion.
So if you are looking for a new quilt kit or project,
need to build up that dwindling stash,
have a notion for some new notions,
|I think I have all 4 of the lovely blues|
or want to stock up on one of your other passions
Hop on over to Craftsy and check out their birthday deals. And feel free to grab a piece of cake or a glass of wine while you look around.
Okay, time for me to ground myself for the weekend. There is a possible whole cloth calling my name and I need to get my behind in gear if I'm going to get it finished by Monday.