Christmas Memories

November 7th, 2015


Are you looking for a Christmas quilt pattern?

This is our new pattern, Christmas Memories, published in the November 2015 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine, an online quilting magazine of over 14,000 readers!

You can subscribe at:

I used fabric from Clothworks for the quilt and you can see its easy to do with a pieced setting block and large easy fusible candy canes and Christmas ornaments.

Be sure to check out the magazine! They have many patterns each month with quilter groups to chat with. They also have BOMs-both patchwork and applique-plus mysteries and workshops.

We have three more patterns to be published next year in The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

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TQPM EQ Creativity Call Blocks ebook

October 7th, 2015

Do you love to try new blocks? Maybe make a scrappy quilt or table runner with a new challenge?

This 78 page ebook is the result of TQPM’s (The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s) EQ Creativity Call. It is a special collection of 34 different blocks designed using EQ (Electric Quilt Software). This eBook includes cutting diagrams, piecing templates, and foundation paper-piecing templates. Everything you need to make each block.

You do not need to have EQ to make the blocks.

All you have to do is sign up for it at:


Happy Quilting!

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Holiday Squares

September 26th, 2015

Holiday Squares

Are you thinking about sewing quilts for Christmas?

Here’s a simple quilt, one of our new patterns, Holiday Squares. The size is 59″ x 59″ and uses focus fabric in the plain squares with piecing just in the sashing strips. This quilt is showing Clothworks Textiles Home for the Holidays collection, new this year. We love the cardinals and bird houses!

This pattern and kit will be featured in the winter issue of Keepsake Quilting catalog too. Check their issue for the price.

You can order the pattern from us at this link:

If you like the design, the colors and fabrics could be changed for any focus fabric and color scheme.

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Market Fresh Apron

September 12th, 2015

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Don’t you love all the veggie and fruit fabrics available?

I’ve developed an apron using eight veggie and fruit fabrics and a cream solid or print. It’s super easy to make with a striped skirt and a framed 4-patch bib. The apron ties are extra long to fit any size.

You can find the pattern in our catalog at in the wearable pattern section:

Happy Fall Quilting!


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Harvest Cabins

August 23rd, 2015


Harvest Cabins, one of our favorite fall quilts, is being featured in Keepsake Quilting catalog. They have placed it on the back page with options to purchase kits or just the pattern.

We are very honored to have our pattern added to their catalog!

You can also order just the pattern from us. The link to our catalog is on the left side under favorite links. Click the pattern button on the home page and then proceed to seasonal patterns on the second page.

Happy fall and quilting!

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Pumpkin Patch Kitties

July 31st, 2015

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Are you a cat lover? We are, here at Cottage Quilt Designs-we have a resident Russian Blue cat named Kisa (Russian for kitten). She is dark gray with green eyes-not quite the traditional autumn cat color!

But Kisa inspired our new autumn table runner. It’s very easy with simple pieced blocks for the background and a strip-pieced border. This project would be a good one to use 2 1/2″ wide yellow and orange strips in your stash! The size is 12″ x 36″.

Happy Fall! It will be here soon!

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Chickens in My Garden

July 24th, 2015


Do you love chicken and garden motifs? Here’s our new wall hanging made with batiks and assorted tan and cream fabrics.

The size is 40″ x 43″-just right to showcase in your kitchen or favorite room.

A lovely cheerful accent to celebrate summer!

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Winter Whoo

June 24th, 2015



Do you love owls? We do and this is our newest quilt using these roly-poly owls all dressed up for winter and ready to play in the snow with you!

The quilt uses fabric from Clothworks Textiles. You can purchase the kit along with the pattern through Annie’s catalog. Be watching for it to appear in their paper and online editions. Annie’s will also be offering a second colorway using navy/silver dot fabric in place of the aqua tonal. The fabric in the center of the pieced snowflake blocks and hat and mittens is also replaced.

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The size is 46″ x 55″-just right to cover your lap or shoulders on cold, winter days.

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Caterpillar Pats

June 18th, 2015

One of our patterns has just been published in The Quilt Pattern Magazine (


The quilt has fabric from Clothworks Textiles and uses their colorful tonals for the caterpillars.

I gave this quilt to my great nephew, Preston, just 1 year old, and he loves to stroke the caterpillars! His mom has hung it above his crib where he can reach it.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine is an online magazine. You can find them in the web address above.

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We Are Back!

June 17th, 2015

With our blog up and running again, its good to say hello to all our readers! Technology caught up with our blog and a new one had to be installed which meant losing all our old posts from years ago. But we now have a fresh page to start again!

We have been busy in the sewing room with new patterns up on our homepage for you to see. Our newest baby quilt, Woodland Babies, is fun to create and give away. I made it for our second granddaughter.

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This shows the boy version. The quilt I made for the baby coming has a pink border and pink owl. Illustrations and yardage are in the pattern for the boy or girl version.

Happy Quilting,



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