I know Lori Holt is queen of Farm Girl Vintage, but when I saw this cottage in her new calendar, something a little more “Safari” was on my mind.


It was a strange place to start, but I really wanted to use that Anna Maria Horner fabric in the chimneys.


(By the way, using painter’s tape over the alternate size when constructing blocks means I can get as distracted as I want and won’t accidentally cut pieces for the other sized block).

Then, I found a zebra.


And the next thing I knew, my zebra and her cottage were nestled in the low-volume woods of some Carolyn Friedlander fabric. My Cozy Cottage (on Safari in the Woods) is the 8″ version, and I’m dreaming up more adventure-based blocks to go with it for a quilt!

Check out the other wonderful Cozy Cottages and be sure to get a copy of Lori’s calendar from the Fat Quarter Shop!

Monday, November 2, 2015 
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet 
Jessie of Messy Jesse
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sherri of A Quilting Life
Jane of Quilt Jane
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Renee of Sewn With Grace
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Michele of Quilting Gallery
Friday, November 6, 2015
Erin of Why Not Sew
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Sinta of Pink Pincushion



  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    I was super fortunate to get to go to Tanzania and Kenya for 16 days in 2012. My husband really wants to see as much of the natural, wild world as he can (especially because so much of it is at risk these days). I balked at going to Africa for many reasons, but he won me over and I am so thankful for the experience. It was utterly amazing, Daisy. Driving on freeways and needing to slow or stop for zebras or giraffes crossing the road. Wildlife was that abundant. In the US we just do not have a concept of what it really means to coexist with nature. We visited near Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater. We saw a gorge where “Lucy” was excavated and early hominid history is being pieced together, and there are people still living within site of that location. Above all, what I will take away from that experience, is that true happiness can be found outside of a large paycheck and in the hearts of people connected by community. It’s honestly why I talk about community so much now. Sure there are still opportunists willing to take advantage of their fellow man, but by and large the people were happy. Whistling and free time are much more abundant there, and I hope to hold some of those memories close to remind myself about frequently. OK, that was a long and somewhat off topic comment. 😉

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