Countdown to Christmas: Christmas Cottage

Hi! I’m Sterling from Sterling Quilt Company here with a cute little Christmas Cottage block for the Countdown to Christmas 6″ block tutorials! You can’t go wrong with a house block, especially one with a teensy cute wreath on the front door. 😉

The Christmas Cottage block finishes at 6″ x 6″.

Assorted small scraps of red, white, and green. Extra charm squares or layer cake squares are perfect for this project.

Below is a cutting chart for one Christmas Cottage 6″ x 6″ finished block plus step by step photos of how to sew your block. I pressed all my seams out and toward the house print and used a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout.

Start by laying out all your cut pieces on your design board to help with sewing your block together. Mark a line from corner to corner on the backside of your (2) 2.5″ background squares, (2) 1″ house squares, and (4) .75″ door squares.

I like to assemble the door first. Place your marked .75″ squares right sides together with your wreath square and sew ON the lines. Trim away the excess and press out.



Now place your marked 1″ house squares right sides together with your top 1″ x 1.5″ door piece. Sew ON the lines, trim away the excess, and press out.


Now add your 1″ x 1.5″ door pieces to the left and right sides of your wreath and press out. Then add the top 1″ x 2.5″ door piece and the bottom 2″ x 2.5″ door piece and press out.



Sew your 1.5″ x 2″ window rectangle to your 1.5″ x 2″ house rectangle and press down toward the house print. Then add in your (3) 1.5″ x 3.5″ house rectangles to your door and window units, and lastly add your 1.5″ x 6.5″ house rectangle to the top and press out.



Place your marked 2.5″ background squares right sides together with your 2.5″ x 6.5″ roof rectangle and sew ON the lines. Trim away the excess and press out.


Now add your roof to your house and your Christmas Cottage block is complete!

















One 6″ x 6″ finished Christmas Cottage block. I couldn’t stop at just one and wanted to see how some other colors would look. A blue winter cottage and even a gingerbread cottage and all just as cute! 😉 Tag me on Instagram (@sterlingquiltco) so I can see all your cute versions of the Christmas Cottage block too.

Sterling LaBosky

Sterling LaBosky

Sterling LaBosky

Quilt shop owner, Pattern designer, Longarm quilter at Sterling Quilt Company
I have called myself a quilter for over 14 years, but just recently decided to turn my passion for quilting into a career. I have opened an online quilt shop on Etsy where I sell Moda fabric, of course, some of my original quilt patterns, plus I also provide long arm quilting services. Some people (my husband) might call my passion more of an addiction, ha ha! Thanks for joining me on this quilting journey.
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16 comments on “Countdown to Christmas: Christmas Cottage

  1. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    So cute! I love this block – Oh the possibilities! Thank you so much!

  2. Darlene V. says:

    So cute !!

  3. Little Quiltsong says:

    Anything with houses especially melts my heart – and this one is especially pretty! Thank you :)!

  4. Lalie M. says:

    Just adorable!

  5. Renee says:

    What a fun block!

  6. Ann Madison says:

    Too cute. I have a lot of gifts to finish making this month but, now, I really want to make a quilt with this block and yesterday’s block. Too much temptation. Thank-you.

  7. Shirley Clark says:

    Very cute!

  8. Jane Coleman says:

    Your Christmas vision is wonderful! I love the door wreath idea. Thanks!

  9. I love it so much, Sterling!! The blue house block has me drooling, so I might just have to see if I have any Christmas prints in similar colors to recreate it!!

  10. wilma says:

    Hi your Christmas house is beautiful. Love it. Also like the pine cone elves you made. Love to make those….. tutorial??

  11. Fran Ontiveros says:

    I hope to start a little houses quilt one day. I have been saving fabrics and patterns for a few years now. I hope to include a gingerbread house in the quilt. This will do nicely. Thank you for this pattern and tutorial.

  12. Charlotte says:

    no continue reading with arrow button to make this block

  13. Angie says:

    Question on this step – Now place your marked 1″ house squares right sides together with your top 1″ x 1.5″ door piece. Sew ON the lines, trim away the excess, and press out.

    Shouldn’t it be the 1 x 2.5″ door piece?

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