Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along – Week 1

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own little Quilter’s Cottage? Maybe some of you already do, but my current “cottage” is the back end of our living room…which I am grateful to have! But your very own cottage?! Here is your chance to create your own Quilter’s Cottage with Fat Quarter Shop and Lori’s Holt’s Quilter’s Cottage pattern.

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I am so excited to be working on my own version of this quilt with Lori Holt’s new Prim fabric! I decided to use Confetti Cottons for my background in the Pewter color. I wanted to stick with this “Prim” feel and also wanted to make sure my Picket Fence pops in white! I was nervous about my background choice, but once I started cutting, I felt like it was going to be perfect!

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Here is the Prim fabric! I’ve only played with the greens and browns so far, but the collection is beautiful and I cannot wait to figure out where the rest of these colors are going in my quilt top.

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Here is the schedule for the sew along. Week 1 starts with the two tree blocks, which were pretty quick and easy. Here are my two trees:

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These blocks are huge!! They finish at 12 1/2″ x 27″ and they make for awkward photo opportunities 🙂 Make sure to consider your fabric and if it is directional when cutting your tree and shrub pieces. I kind of wish I cut one of my shrub pieces with vertical stripes instead, but I’m sure they will grow just fine! Also, follow Lori’s pressing directions when pressing your shrubs…they will line up perfectly!

The sew along will take place over the next 9 weeks and it is sewn with all traditional piecing techniques. No paper piecing or applique! The quilt top finishes at 74.5″ x 89″.

Here are the Fabric Requirements for the quilt top, or you can use your stash and make a scrappy Quilter’s Cottage.

If you are planning to join in on the sew along, make sure to post your blocks to Instagram with the hashtag #QuiltersCottageSewAlong and you’ll be entered to win some amazing Lori Holt prizes from Fat Quarter Shop!

Happy sewing, everyone!! I’m excited to see everyone’s progress and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s cottage looks like! I’m planning to make mine pink 😉

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