Tuesday, 17 May 2016

May is For Makers, Week Three

     I'm finally getting around to writing a May is for Makers post.  This is week three of May and the pattern I chose to purchase for this week is Broken Frames by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs.


     I chose this pattern because it is designed for charm squares.  I have a  few different charm packs that have been lingering in my stash. I'm happy  to have a pattern that  works well with a single pack.  I'm also on the lookout for simple patterns that  work well as charity quilts.  That would be easy, goes together fairly quickly and looks great.  This pattern fit the bill for both needs.

     I had a sewing day with my two friends on Saturday and I brought the pattern along with this grouping of fabrics.


     I picked this grouping because I thought I had enough grey and black for the background and frames.  When I looked at the fabric requirements though, I didn't so we took a field trip to the local quilt shop.  That was fun.  I got a fair bit of progress done despite, the trip to the shop and the time spent helping Cindy wrestle batting into a tube to make a nesting bed for her grand daughter.  


     The two rows on the right of the fabric are sewn together the two rows on the left are just attached by the threads between chain pieced blocks.  I'm liking it so far.
    

     Here are the patterns I bought for weeks one and two.
Beacon, by Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl.

     
     and Spinning by Beth of Cooking Up Quilts.


     All three of these women are wonderful designers and great supporters of the online quilting community.  I'm linking up with another great supporter of the online quilting committee, Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  I'll be buying some of her patterns later in the month.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, I love that you have already made such good progress on the Broken Frames pattern. And thank you so much for your ongoing support; it means so much.

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  2. Love this colour combination of red, grey and black! What fabulous patterns you have purchased for May is for Makers. I have trouble deciding what to purchase each week as there are so many wonderful patterns (and designers) to choose from!

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  3. I love the look of your Broken Frames quilt!

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  4. That is a very cute pattern and great start on a new quilt! I also have some charm packs that seem to linger in my stash because I don't know what to do with them!

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  5. I love your choice of fabrics, I have my eye on Miss Scarlett at the minute and the pattern would be perfect. Dare I make another 'investment'.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  6. Beautiful Lisa. I think you did find the perfect pattern for your needs. Love the fabric you have chosen. I am think of making a red and black quilt as I haven't made one yet. Yours will be fantastic. ;^)

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  7. Lovely pattern for Week 3 - I still have to make my mind up! What you have done so far looks great.

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  8. As fun as it sounds to join in on the May is for Makers, I fear that I would only be adding even more projects to my WIP list, and not finish what I have in the works. It's been fun to see what patterns people have been adding to thier list. All really fun picks! Enjoy sewing them.

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  9. I like the grey quilt you are working on it is looking good

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  10. I love your version of Broken Frames! The gray and black are the perfect accompaniments to your charm squares! Thank you so much for your support!

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  11. Wow! You've already made a lot of progress on your Broken Frames quilt. It looks great. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  12. the broken frames blocks look great. I still have been meaning to "go May" shopping, still two weeks left.
    I love using charm packs, they are always fun and have that great scrappy look

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