Friday, July 8, 2016

Cottage Blooms Pattern

It took a little longer than expected to write the pattern but it's finally done.  Thank you to all who helped with the quilt name.  Each idea was written down and stared at for what seemed like hours until I settled on a combination of a couple different ideas.  So here she is "Cottage Blooms". 

This series of quilts has been so much fun and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.  There's one more quilt planned maybe 2, it all depends on TIME.  That's what we all wish we had more of, right?  I won't delve into that subject today.  Let's just move onto a happier subject like free patterns.   Cottage Blooms is the 3rd quilt I've made during the Back Porch Blooms quilt along here on my blog.  It's a free quilt along with giveaways, free patterns, pattern ideas and linky parties.  I'm often am asked how I come up with quilt ideas.  The answer is inspiration, one  little idea and I build upon it.  So I thought it would be fun to encourage my readers to do the same.  I give you a block and some fun ideas and let you create your own quilt.  Of course not everyone wants to design a quilt and do a bunch of quilty math so I'm providing a few patterns along the way.

The first free pattern was a simple wall hanging using the inspiration block Back Porch Blooms.  The block itself measures unfinished 9.5 x 18.5.  The large size block is great for making a cute quilt fast.  

The second was Hello Spring.  The inspiration for this one was my followers.  You gals really are the best!  Your suggestions and ideas for the block sparked a wave of new designs.

As much as I love this series and would love to make all the ideas, I just can't.  But I can share with you a few of my favorites and the measurements for making them.

The Ring Around the Posy is another one that was hard not to make.  It's a fun size, 49.5 square that would be great a baby quilt, large table topper or a cute large wall hanging.  You can find it and all the others in my tutorials tab at the top of my blog or by clicking on the Back Porch Blooms image in the sidebar.

Alrighty with all that out of the way we can move onto the Cottage Blooms quilt pattern.  

There's a few things you need to know before making.  
  1. Cottage Bloom pattern is for the borders and sashing.
  2. You will also need to print or save the Back Porch Blooms block instructions
  3. And the On Point Butterfly Block, this can be printed or saved by using the Print Friendly. PRINT FRIENDLY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON MY BLOG BUT THE TUTORIAL IS STILL AVAILABLE TO READ AND USE ONLINE.
  4. Cutting list for the entire quilt is in the Cottage Blooms pattern.
  5. And the most important thing you need to know is Read all the instructions for the Cottage Bloom quilt pattern first.  

Don't forget this coming Tuesday, July 12th will be the next Back Porch Blooms Linky Party.  You'll be able to link up until July 18.  This linky party is for Back Porch Bloom quilt projects only, all other link ups will be deleted.  By linking up you'll be entered to win this bundle of half yard cuts of Indian Summer by Bentartex.  Winner will be announced on July 19, 2016.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. Wow, I LOVE this quilt! Thanks so much for taking time to make a pattern to share with us!

  2. So cute!!!! Thanks very much for the pattern. I haven't made on yet and as a result, still no blog post;), but I going to soon. I plan on using your Back Porch Blooms for the center of a quilt for my granddaughter.

  3. Thanks, Lea Anne. I just love the picket fence. Do we all want to live in a home with a white picket fence? It was always a dream of mine. :) Print Friendly is a wonderful addition.

  4. thanks Lea have downloaded it such clear instructions a real beauty

  5. I really loved the white picket fence border on this project, but all of them are so cute!

  6. Love this quilt. Thank you! Not sure when I will have time, but I would like to make some of these blocks eventually.

  7. Lea Anne...this is adorable!

  8. Now that's the way I like my garden to look! Thanks for an adorable pattern!


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