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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fat Quarter Baby Blog Tour

Good morning! Today is my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby blog tour. Fat Quarter Shop has an awesome new book called Fat Quarter Baby. The book has 20 quilts in it named after girls and boys, 10 girl quilts and 10 boy quilts. They are all adorable.



The quilt I made is a girl quilt named Kristen. The fabric I used is Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda.

I love the block used for the Kristen quilt. The on-point setting of the blocks looks great too. It's a great way to make a quilt bigger without a large number of blocks.

I finally tried the zig -zag / honeycomb style quilting I had seen long ago on Crazy Mom Quilts. I really like the look and I am so glad I tried it. The stitch was No.4 on my Bernina 220.

I bound it with the navy and aqua scallop print from Gooseberry. These scallop prints just scream binding to me.

The book is excellent. Perfect to have in your library for go to baby quilts. The quilts are unique and I found myself wanting to make larger quilts with some of the patterns (like this block used for the Kristen quilt). There is a guitar pattern that my oldest daughter (who plays guitar) asked me to make for her wall. Perfect patterns for teenage babies too :)

Here are the other bloggers on the blog tour. You won't want to miss these adorable quilts!

November 16, 2015
Anne -  Caroline of Sew Can She
Claire - Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Elizabeth - Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Laura  - Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios

November 17, 2015
Andrew - Anne of Bunny Hill Designs
Christopher - Christina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Hunter - Nadra of Ellis & Higgs
James  - Corey of Coriander Quilts
Kevin  - Lucy of Charm About You

November 18, 2015
Katharine - Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Kimberly  - Lori of Bee in my Bonnet
Kristen  - Erin of Why Not Sew
Sarah - Angie of Gnome Angel
Emma - Melissa of Happy Quilting

November 19. 2015
Matthew - Jane of Quilt Jane
Paul  - Pat Sloan
Peyton - Megan and Heather of Quilt Story
Ryan  - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
William - Lisa of Vintage Modern Quilts
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs

 Happy Sewing!
xo Erin



Friday, November 6, 2015

Cozy Cottage Calendar

Good morning! This week we're celebrating Lori Holt's new 2016 Cozy Cottage Calendar with Fat Quarter Shop. Many of you have seen Lori's adorable new calendar. If you haven't I just have to say it is the cutest!

There are pretty pictures from Lori's own cozy cottage. Full of color, quilts and lovely vintage goodies! It's spiral bound and the pages are thick and high quality. No thin paper pages. It really is a collectible. As well as the quality and fun pictures it includes inspiring quotes from Lori each month and some really cute quilty patterns!!! 


When I saw the quilt from the front of the calendar I knew I had to make it. The pattern is included. The quilt is made of scrappy 4" cozy cottages. They are tiny and so adorable. 

I had the best time using scraps to make them. 

Love these little houses. 

The only thing I did different was use a smaller outer border so that it would fit my quilt rack. Oh and add a little piece of red to the binding. Both bonding fabrics are from Lori's line Modern Minis. I love the mint and red together.

Below is a schedule of the other bloggers and their Cozy Cottage projects.
You can order your Cozy Cottage Calendar HERE.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Fat Quarter Shop (Hey that's us!)
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Jessie of Messy Jesse
Lucy of Charm About You

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sherri of A Quilting Life
Jane of Quilt Jane

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts
Marni of Habedashery Fun
Renee of Sewn With Grace

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Tonya of The Crafty Mummy
Jennie of A Pieceful Journey

Friday, November 6, 2015
Erin of Why Not Sew
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Sinta of Pink Pincushion

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