A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell

By Sherri McConnell

Bring the hand-crafted culture domestic with those fascinating quilts and residential components. encouraged by way of a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her kinfolk, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell offers conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials via a few of today’s most well liked designers. 19 comfortable tasks contain pillows, tote baggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and straightforward designs that make nice gifts.

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A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home

Carry the home made culture domestic with those fascinating quilts and residential add-ons. encouraged via a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her relations, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell offers conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials via a few of today’s most well-liked designers.

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Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted. 1. Using the Corner-Square Triangles technique (page 74), draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 8 of the 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ white squares. Add a marked white square to each of 2 adjacent corners of a 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ blue print square. Press. Make 4 matching units. • Cut 4 squares 27/8˝ × 27/8˝ from each for Weathervane blocks. • Cut 4 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ from each for Weathervane blocks. Make 4. 5 blue print fabrics: • Cut 4 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ from each for Weathervane blocks.

Arrange the 12 half-square triangles and 4 matching 31/2˝ × 31/2˝ background Make 3. Runner Assembly 1. Arrange and sew the 3 blocks together with the 11/2˝ × 121/2˝ sashing strips, beginning and ending with a sashing strip. Press the seams toward the sashing. 2. Sew the 11/2˝ × 401/2˝ strips to the long edges of the runner. Press toward the strips. 3. Sew the 31/2˝ × 141/2˝ outer border strips to the short ends of the runner. Press the seams toward the outer borders. 4. Sew the 31/2˝ × 40˝ outer border strips together to make a long strip.

Press the seams toward the sashing rows. 4. Sew the 5 white 3˝ × 42˝ border strips together to make 1 strip. Cut into 2 strips 3˝ × 441/2˝ for the side borders and 2 strips 3˝ × 431/2˝ for the top and bottom. 5. Add the border strips to the sides and then the top and bottom of the quilt. Press the seams toward the borders. 6. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt as desired. Bind the edges (see Binding, pages 76 and 77). Quilt assembly 45 Grandma’s Garden Pieced by Sherri McConnell and quilted by Andrea Marquez Fabric collection: Good Fortune by Kate Spain for Moda Water Lily Finished block: 81/2˝ × 81/2˝ • Finished quilt: 541/2˝ × 541/2˝ I fell in love with these fabrics at first sight.

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