May 11, 2016

May is for Makers: Pattern 2 - Shimmer


Ok – the hardest part about participating in May is for Makers is figuring out which patterns to purchase!  There are so many talented designers out there, that I just want to buy every one I see! Which I would, but then I wouldn't have any funds for the fabric. And quilt patterns without fabric really would be a problem!

The first pattern I purchased was a no brainer.  I'm not sure if it was because I saw it right after hearing about May is for Makers, or if the colourway (which I had been envisioning for weeks) just spoke to me, but it was a total no brainer. I saw it.  Loved it.  And bought it. Easy.

The second purchase hasn't been as straightforward.  After perusing site after site, and mulling my decision for days, I finally decided to go with Shimmer a stunning and graphic pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.  And it doesn't involve any "Y" seams or special templates like the Weight of Love quilt!  Love that!


I've got other projects on the go, so the pattern is going into my “to make” folder, but I'm super excited to add it to my growing arsenal of quilt patterns J

xo

Shannon

11 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern purchase Shannon!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! Have you tried this pattern before or any by Cluck Cluck Sew?

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  2. I think this is a great purchase! So many different possibilities on fabrics you could use with this one. And I agree, I think the hardest part of May is for Makers is trying to narrow the selection down.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear I'm not the only one having a tough time deciding!! And you're so right about the different fabric possibilities. I can't wait to try them out :)

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  3. I want to make this one also! Have had it in my cart a few times...

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    1. It looks super fun, doesn't it! It was sitting in my cart for a few days while I mulled it, so I totally get it ;)

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  4. This is a great choice! Can't wait to see your versions

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    1. Thank you, Sue!! I'm trying to hurry and finish up my current WIP so I can get started ;)

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  5. Good choice! So happy to read that someone else is having difficulties choosing which pattern to buy! I agonised over my 2nd purchase too!! I'm stalking the #mayisformakers hashtag on IG for ideas! :-)

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    1. I was considering this pattern, too! :) And I'm having a tough time choosing as well... I fell down the rabbit hole the other evening looking at patterns. There's a lot out there!

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    2. Ok, you are both making me feel better!! I honestly have a list of potential patterns to consider and it just keeps growing!! And ditto on stalking the #mayisformakers hashtag!!

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