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!
We’re in Week 3 of the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along!
Last week we sewed the centerpiece of the quilt. The whole block measures 27″ x 42.5″ and can be finished with Cloud Small Vintage Trim for the chimney smoke and a button door handle on the front door. Instructions can be found starting on Page 6 of the book.
In Week 3 we’re making two of each flower for the pair of Happy Flower Blocks that flank the cottage. If you’re following along, that starts on Page 16.
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.
All the projects in Quilter’s Cottage feature Lori Holt’s Vintage Happy 2 fabric collection.
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 updates each week on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet. Click on the photos to see 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.
Week 1’s contest winner was Sheriquilts. Congratulations!
This week’s giveaway is a signed copy of Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt and Farm Tractor Happy Enamel Charm. To enter to win, post a photo of your Flower blocks on Instagram with the hashtag #QuiltersCottageSewAlong now through midnight on Friday, August 28. We’ll pick one winner at random and announce them on the blog on September 4. 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 September 11 for Weeks 4 and 5 of the quilt, Cobblestone and Picket Fence. Lori Holt will be sharing updates on her Instagram page so be sure to check those out!
Stay connected to FQS!
Got the book and layer cake from your store, Still waiting for Extra fabric from LQS, but I am sewing along in my mind with you!
Have all material and book but I am up in Alaska for a month with grandbaby. Anxious to get started when I get back.