Are you in? This is my big quilt project for 2021. I had the best time making A Quilter’s Cottage in 2020.
Pincushion blocks are on tap for this week. Here’s a link to Lori Holt’s week 1 video on YouTube.
The rest of my background fabrics arrived yesterday (big happy dance)! Now, I’ll be able to finish cutting Week 3 and begin cutting for Week 4 blocks. Cutting and prepping blocks for 2-3 weeks in advance seems to work best for me. I try to cut a week as I use a week. This way, I’m always ready to sew, even during my craziest weeks.
I do not typically buy kits. I prefer to pull from my stash first, using the sewing guide as a point of reference for color selection. Then, I fill in with other fabrics as I needed. That’s why my projects are a mix of the current Lori Holt line, previous lines and other fabrics. I think it makes the final project more personal and keeps costs in line by shopping my stash first.
Here’s Jane all set up and ready to sew!