Category: Sewing

The Cottage Journal 11.05.2021

The sampler quilts are finished! I didn’t name them until I chose the background and sashing fabrics for each – then everything seemed to fall into place. They are my Jesus and Mary quilts. My father-in-law was a devout Catholic – he didn’t talk… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 11.05.2021”

The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021

So I guess this is the continuing saga of the sampler quilts… there is light at the end of the tunnel! Finished the quilting on the first sampler yesterday and am binding it today. Next is piecing the quilt top together on the second… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021”

The Cottage Journal 10.04.2021

I’ve finished 104 blocks (out of 111) on my sampler quilt. Only 7 more to go. (Of course, there will be a lot more work to do even when the blocks are done. And did I mention that I am making 2 of each… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.04.2021”

The Cottage Journal 09.21.2021

I’m working with templates on this sampler quilt. There are a lot of them and most of them are pretty small. Accuracy has been a challenge – one that I’ve met – until I came to quilt block #38. It’s called Four Winds. I… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.21.2021”

The Cottage Journal 09.13.2021

When I first began this sampler quilt a couple of weeks ago, I envisioned working on it along and along – maybe making just one block a week or whenever I had a few spare moments. It was going to be one of those… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.13.2021”

The Cottage Journal 09.06.2021

I’ve been working on a sampler quilt. My first. Actually, this is my second attempt at the same one, and it’s going better than the first time. The first time, I quit after the 7th block or so. Second time around, I have 21… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.06.2021”

The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021

Spring is officially just a few days away, but this week the weather has made me think we’ve already arrived. The sunshine and 60’s and 70’s have encouraged my day lilies and peonies to start their push up through the soil, and I’m seeing… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021”

The Cottage Journal 03.04.2021

I’ve had some fun Easter egg fabric in my stash for several years. Here’s what I finally did with it! Hippity Hop Quilt by Katie Longsmith, 2021 / Size: 44″ x 49″ / 100% cotton fabrics / Hippity Hop machine embroidery design by Embroidery… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 03.04.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021

I was looking through machine embroidery designs and came upon this one : Mightier than the waves of the sea is His Love for you – Psalm 93:4 It’s what inspired this little prayer quilt – from the quilt block called Storm at Sea… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.12.2021

Second in my Prayer Quilt “series” (only 2 so far, so I’m not sure that qualifies as a series yet!), this quilt was made with my daughter in mind. I gifted it to her last night. Prayer for my Daughter Quilt by Katie Longsmith,… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.12.2021”