A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell

By Sherri McConnell

Bring the home made culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential components. encouraged by way of a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her family members, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell provides conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials by way of a few of today’s most well liked designers. 19 comfortable initiatives comprise pillows, tote baggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and simple designs that make nice gifts.

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The whimsical feel of the design seemed perfect for another “vintage modern” fabric collection! 56 A Quilting Life Fabrics Assorted prints: 1 Layer Cake (or 42 squares 10˝ × 10˝) Cream: 31/2 yards Red: 3/8 yard Border print: 11/3 yards Block Assembly Refer to The Basics (pages 70–77) as needed. Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted. 1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 3˝ × 3˝ cream squares. Refer to Corner-Square Triangles (page 74) to sew a marked square to each corner of the 81/2˝ × 81/2˝ print square.

40 A Quilting Life On the Wall I still remember when my grandmother started hanging quilts on the walls of her home. ” Pretty soon, most of the households in our family were doing some decorating with wall quilts, mostly because my grandmother made and presented beautiful wallhangings as gifts. Quilts of nearly any size can function as a wallhanging. If I know I’m going to use a quilt primarily as a wallhanging I don’t wash it, preferring it to have a more crisp appearance. The wall quilts in this chapter are a little on the large size, and they work well as a focal point in a room or on a wall.

By doing this you won’t have any seams to match up when you sew the blocks together into rows. The snowballs will be staggered throughout the quilt, creating a more interesting and random look. 2. Sew the blocks together into rows. Press the seams in opposite direction from row to row. Sew the rows together and press. 3. Sew the cream 21/2˝ × 42˝ inner border strips together and cut into 2 strips 21/2˝ × 701/2˝ for the sides of the quilt and 2 strips 21/2˝ × 641/2˝ for the top and bottom. Quilt assembly 4.

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