Quilter’s Cottage: The Actual Cottage

The Quilter’s Cottage Sewalong with Fat Quarter Shop is moving into week 2! This week we are making the actual Quilter’s Cottage. I chose to use Blossom in my block (as I will be doing for the entire quilt) and also chose to make my cottage a bit differently than Lori shows in her pattern. I omitted a color and went for a one color house “siding”, if you will, instead of two.

I went for pink on pink on pink on pink and I wouldn’t change a single thing about this block. I wish my actual real life house had a pink roof and a pink door! For more details about the sewalong, head to the Fat Quarter Shop blog .

Quilter’s Cottage: Flowering Trees

Today kicks off the Quilter’s Cottage sewalong with The Fat Quarter Shop. The Quilter’s Cottage is a new book by Lori Holt. It includes some adorable blocks that make up a dreamy quilt that shows a world we all probably wish were real. Quilts drying on a line. Happy flowers lining a cobblestone path. For the next 9 weeks, we will be sewing a set of blocks every week and in the end, we will finish with a fabulous Lori Holt masterpiece!

I have chosen to sewalong using Blossom fabrics by Christopher Thompson. I loved the challenge of limiting myself to one fabric basic and I can’t wait to see this quilt come together.

Evening Star

It’s hard to believe this seemingly endless summer that basically started in March is coming to a close. Before it ends, Moda Bakeshop is doing a fantastic summer quiltalong they have named Summer in the Country. All of the designers (chefs in bakeshop lingo) who are participating in the full quilt are using Back Porch by Me and My Sister Designs that hits shops in August. This week, it is my turn to share the 12″ block I’ve come up with for the quiltalong.

I have always loved a star in a star block and this triple star is too fun for my tiny pieces loving heart. For those of you who might not love tiny pieces as much, there is also an option to omit the innermost star and just do 2 stars. Either way, the block is such a fun traditional block.

For the cutting and assembly instructions, head to Moda Bake Shop. Each week there are 2 blocks shared so whether or not you are participating, it is a great resource for 12″ blocks!