My Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my cottage garden quilt, so it’s time for an update. This is the quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham, she has published a book with all the patterns and instructions in. I’m throughly enjoying makig this one.

Last ime I’d just finished the top row of the quilt…

Having worked out how she balanced the quilt colourwise, I decided to stitch the bottom row next, as shape and colourwise it’s the mirror image of the top. It means I know I have sufficient fabric to do the more dominant borders the same, in particular the flower and the beehive block partners.

Everyone loves the chickens, but just as cute is it’s partner, the ducks. I think this is one of the blocks that made me want to buy the book! Aren’t they cute! I used the same fabricsfor the borders as the chickens, I need to check if that wave on the side borders irons out, if not I think I have a date with the seam ripper!

Next I stitched the garden shed. I didn’t quite place my applique pieces for the shed and the boots etc close enough together, so my tripod is a little near the edge, I might add another bee in the space to the right as well as it’s looking a bit empty. I stitched the borders on using the same green fabric but a different pink to the beehive.

I’ve a few more blocks to embroider before I can stitch this row together, but only one big one, so it shouldn’t take too long hopefully.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Deb, NanetteSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links above for lots of stitching inspiration

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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19 Responses to My Cottage Garden Quilt HQAL

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Those ducks are just adorable! The garden shed block is wonderful, this really is a sweet quilt, Margaret. Looking forward to seeing that completed row next time. 🙂

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  2. Carla Therrien says:

    This quilt could be the definition of cute! Oh how sweet!

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  3. Laura says:

    This quilt is so pretty and sweet! Love the duck block! 🙂

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  4. Ruth E Price says:

    I love the ducks M. That’s a gorgeous piece of work.

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  5. Deb says:

    Oh those ducks are cute! Love the fabric you are using!!

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  6. Love this quilt Margaret, from the hens and ducks, flowers & shed to the prettiest of fabrics you have used in the back ground. x

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    Gorgeous quilt, I continue to love this!

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  8. Sharon says:

    This is so precious. I love your fabric choices.

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  9. Your garden quilt is fabulous… I love all the little details that make you want to keep looking at each blocks! Great job!

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  10. The Ducks are now my Fave! the colours of your fabrics are gorgeous. I will continue to admire and love your quilts.

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  11. Cathie J says:

    The ducks are adorable, but I do like the chicks also. I love how you are matching the fabrics. I am enjoying watching this quilt grow.

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  12. Jenny Benton says:

    Such a lovely design you are stitching, really pretty. I can see why you fell in love with the ducks, quack, quack!

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  13. Jane M says:

    The ducks look like they have individual characters, very cute. I also love the shed and the wellies

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  14. That is so sweet and love your fabrics and colors!

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  15. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I just love this quilt and want to make it myself. You are very talented with your colour choices. It’s such a happy and fun project. Love Mandy xx

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  16. claire93 says:

    ooh I missed this the other day!
    gorgeous progress. I especially like the gardening spade & wellie boots, but yes, ducks are cute too ^^

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  17. Amanda says:

    So sweet. Yes the ducks are now ahead by a beak.

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