Thursday, April 15, 2021

In the Garden Together

As both Teri and I (Kara) have alluded to over the last two weeks, spring has arrived in each of our respective locations. For the last 4 years we have been experiencing the seasons on opposite sides of the pond, but pretty soon we will both be on the same side of that pond for good! 

This will be my last post written from my kitchen table in my German house. All our worldly goods will be packed up next week and put on a rather slow boat to the states. Because of this state of flux that I will be in, both Teri and I thought it might be a good idea to simplify our blogging for the next two months, and so we present In the Garden Together. These blocks were originally taught as separate classes at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks in Frederick, Maryland, but now we will be highlighting all of our In the Garden quilt blocks both here on the blog and in our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook group.

Each week we will highlight one of the blocks by re-posting that block's blog post, which features tips and tricks for creating that particular block. 

We will also feature the stitches used in that block in our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook group. 

As an added bonus, we are offering a 10% discount on the block that is featured during that week! If you have always wanted to create this quilt or have purchased the blocks but not yet put them together, then this is a perfect time to start. It will be like taking a mini class from the comfort of your own home, and we will be doing it together! 

All the patterns are available on our website in either printed or digital form. The printed pattern includes the ribbon needed, if the block requires ribbon. If you'd like to save a little bit, we even have the entire set of patterns bundled together for you to purchase. Contact Primitive Homespuns for more information about wool and thread kits. If you plan to do the entire quilt, we recommend purchasing your background first. We used wool as a background, but you could choose cotton, flannel or linen. The finished size of the quilt is 36" x 46" so two yards of background would be more than enough.

We would love to have you join us as we re-visit our garden—especially as our own gardens are getting ready to bloom! You can join our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook group and share your progress there. It is always an encouragement to other stitchers in the group to see everyone's interpretation of the blocks.

Let's come to the garden together!


  1. Happy Moving! Welcome home! What a beautiful quilt. I will look forward to seeing these posts.