The Cottage Mama Sewing Contest Finalists

The Cottage Mama Sewing Contest Finalists.

It’s been an amazing last month watching all of these incredibly talented women sewing their very best creations from The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns. The talent and creativity within the online sewing community always astounds me and the women who’ve entered The Cottage Mama Sewing Contest are truly an extraordinary bunch. If you haven’t gotten a chance to take a look at all the entries, you must check them out over in The Cottage Mama Patterns Group on Facebook. They will definitely inspire you in many ways.

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Quick Column Quilts Book Review and Giveaway

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman. Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Today I'm excited to introduce to you Nancy Zieman's latest book, Quick Column Quilts! This lovely new book is going to be perfect for those of you that don't like to spend weeks and weeks on a project. I know for me, one of the reasons I love sewing children's clothing is that I can finish a detailed piece of clothing in about one day. And I would definitely call myself a 'finisher'. How about you? I don't like to have unfinished projects lying around. So if it's going to take me a long time to get a project completed, I'm more than likely not going to start it … continue reading

Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge Quilt

Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge Quilt.

Several months ago my mom, Grandma Jane, participated in the Michael Miller Fabrics Quilt Challenge with the Modern Quilt Guild. When she was visiting, we took some pictures of her challenge quilt in front of the cottage. Basically everyone in the challenge had to incorporate this Petal Pinwheels fabric line into a could be anything as long as it was quilted. They also had to incorporate a Michael Miller Fabrics solid. And finally, you had to be a member of the Modern Quilt Guild to enter. … continue reading

Happy 3rd Birthday Caspian Finn

Caspian's 3rd Birthday on The Cottage Mama

Dear Caspian, My, oh my, I can't believe you are 3 years old today. I still feel like you are my baby because in my eyes you are still that tiny baby boy I brought home from the hospital three years ago. In a couple months, your new little sister will arrive and you will become a big brother. You're growing up so fast. I am loving this extra time we are getting to spend together while your sisters are at school all day. You are such a joy every single day. There are a few things I would like to remember about you on your 3rd birthday and a few things you … continue reading