Ever since Lori Holt’s new book, Quilter’s Cottage, came out, we’ve been swooning over the cover quilt. It’s a sweet reminder that home is where the heart is, so make it beautiful!
We’re celebrating the sewing spaces where imagination, fabric and dedication reside – the space that each of us inhabits that we can call our own Quilter’s Cottage. Whether it’s a sewing nook, a dedicated space, or a corner of the dining room, this is where the sewing magic happens and what the Quilter’s Cottage is all about!
If you’re ready to sew up a quilter’s cottage all your own, let’s get started on the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along! Over the course of 9 weeks, we’ll make our way through this enchanting quilt.
About the Quilt
This quilt is sewn with traditional piecing techniques and it finishes at 74.5″ x 89″. There is no paper piecing or applique needed. The fun thing is, you can choose your colors to make the Quilter’s Cottage of your dreams, which is exactly what our quilty friends are doing. Read on to see what they’re sewing with. Please visit the announcement post for a list of all the supplies and the sew along schedule.
Flowering Tree Block
This week we’re sewing these lovely trees that flank the cottage. Following the instructions on pages 4 and 5 of Quilter’s Cottage, make two Flowering Tree Blocks.
Who’s Sewing Along – Featured Quilters
We have a fun lineup of quilters who will be sewing along with us in different fabric collections and sharing their work, too. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way! Designer Lori Holt will be sharing some updates on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet. Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.
We will have some special giveaways during the sew along (August 7 – October 2, 2020). We’re giving away very special signed copies of Lori Holt’s books along with some other fun goodies! If you’re sewing along, you’ll have five chances to enter.
This week’s giveaway is a signed copy of Spelling Bee by Lori Holt and Granny’s Teacup Happy Enamel Charm. To enter to win, post a photo of your Flowering Tree blocks on Instagram with the hashtag #QuiltersCottageSewAlong now through midnight on Friday, August 14. We’ll pick one winner at random and announce them on the blog on August 21. Make sure your account is public so we can see your photo!
Join us for the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along!
If you’re inspired by the beautiful cottage and flower-adorned yard of this quilt you’ll want to join us for this sew along! You can share the badge above to show you’re participating. Check out the hashtag #QuiltersCottageBook for more photos and inspiration from the book!
Please join us back here on the blog in two weeks on August 21 for Weeks 2 and 3 of the quilt, Quilter’s Cottage and Happy Flower Blocks. In the meantime, Lori Holt will be sharing updates on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet or Instagram page so be sure to check those out!
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