Weavers Cottage Quilt Pattern OUT NOW!
July 24, 2023
You guys, I am so excited to get this one out into the world! I've been working on Weavers Cottage behind the scenes since QuiltCon in February. I ended up making the quilt a few times in the testing phase to work out the best construction method. I might have even changed the construction of the pattern halfway through making another version of Weavers Cottage... more on that in a different blog post. :)
Because I can't seem to help myself, this pattern includes two design options - the Weaver and the Cottage layouts! Almost all of my patterns include multiple design variations. I guess I just like having options! Weaver includes the dotted sashing while Cottage does not. Because of the lack of sashing, Cottage is definitely the more beginner friendly layout option of the two.
The Weavers Cottage quilt pattern is perfect for an intermediate level quilter. This pattern is rated as intermediate because the skills needed to make this quilt include a scant 1/4" seam, strip piecing, and being comfortable with an on point setting.
Did I also mention that Weavers Cottage is yardage and fat quarter friendly too? Ahh! I get so excited about making patterns that let me play around with precut fabrics. It's like a more controlled version of a truly scrappy quilt. Plus, it gives me all the more reason to pick up those really cute FQs when they catch my eye in a shop!
For my all-solids Weavers Cottage Quilt, I decided to go with the Weavers layout. The solids in this quilt are from the Michael Miller Cotton Couture line in the colors Peacock, Electric, Wave, Breeze, Jewel, Orchid, Peony, Rose, and Iris. For the dotted sashing accent color, I used the solids fabric Nickel.
So I've been really loving non-white/darker backgrounds lately! The background I used here is Graphite by Michael Miller Cotton Couture - it's a dark gray that isn't quite the harshness of black that works nicely with these colors. But, the white background really brightens the whole look. It was a tough choice! Ultimately, I'm super happy with the way this turned out. Will you all start to see more non-white/darker backgrounds from me in the future??
My solids Weavers Cottage quilt sample was quilted by the ever-so-lovely Katie Hanson of Modern Textiles. She used the pantograph Floral Lattice. We went back and forth on thread color, and ultimately opted for a light gray thread that matched the sashing accent. It ended up being the right call. It stands out a bit, but doesn't overpower the quilt.
On the back of this quilt, I went with this print from the A Woodland Christmas fabric collection from Liberty London. I picked this one because it has a lot of the same colors from the quilt top in it. Plus, getting a head start on holiday and Christmas quilts isn't a bad thing. ;)
I really hope you all enjoy this quilt pattern as much as I do. Check out my blog for information about other Weavers Cottage Quilts I made! If you'd like to purchase the pattern, you can do so using the links below!
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