Hello fellow sewists, I’m Naomi Stewart, a Shannon Fabrics Brand Ambassador. I love Mckay Manor Musers patterns — I met Shelia at a quilt show several years ago and I was impressed with all of her patterns, quilts, softees, slippers, etc.
Her daughters also design with her, and I became a pattern tester for her whale, turtle, squirrel, and elephant Softees patterns. Be sure to talk to designers at quilt shows — they love to hear what you are making from their patterns. While I have made many of McKay Manor Muser patterns, I particularly love the Jelly Bean (JB) pillow series.
I have made and taught the original Jelly Bean faces pattern (racoon, fox, panda), and the Mythical Beasts Jelly Bean pattern (unicorn, dragon, yeti). My students have loved creating these cute pillows — they all have the sweetest tails and heart pockets on the back of the pillows. I also made the husky bag (yes, a bag) from these cute faces!