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.
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.