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 5 of the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along!
Last week we sewed the Cobblestone Block. These little snowball blocks use simple folded corner squares. Instructions can be found starting on Page 20 of the book.
In Week 5 we’re making one picket fence that sets the scene for the cottage. If you’re following along, that starts on Page 22.
FQS staffer Vicktoria has been sewing along and provides a few tips based on her experience –
Pin, pin, pin. Pin more than you think you need. I found that getting the angle off by even just a bit would throw everything into chaos.
Label things you can’t imagine why you would have to label it. Do it anyways and rest easy that you won’t get things mixed up and have to pull out the ol’ seam ripper. I actually wound up getting not only the Alpabitties but the Expansion Pack for this project, and still used little sticky notes to keep it all straight and labeled clearly.
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 on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet. Click on the photos to see in more detail.
We’re giving away 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 3’s contest winner was Cindy of Sew.Bird. Congratulations!
Our next giveaway is a signed copy of Quilty Fun by Lori Holt and a Nine Patch Star Enamel Charm. To enter to win, post a photo of your Cobblestone or Picket Fence block on Instagram with the hashtag #QuiltersCottageSewAlong now through midnight on Monday, September 14. We’ll pick one winner at random and announce them on the blog on September 18. 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 18 for Weeks 6 and 7 of the quilt, Quilter’s Quarters and Cottage Star blocks. Lori Holt will be sharing updates on her Instagram page so be sure to check those out!
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