By Sherri McConnell
Bring the hand-crafted culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential add-ons. encouraged by means of a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her kinfolk, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell supplies conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials by way of a few of today’s hottest 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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Trim the seam allowance to 1/4˝ and press (see CornerSquare Triangles, page 74). Repeat on the opposite side of the rectangle to complete the Flying Geese unit. Make 2. 3. Sew a Flying Geese unit Cutting Assorted red, pink, and aqua print fabrics: • Cut 9 matching sets of 1 square 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ and 2 rectangles 21/2˝ × 41/2˝ for tulip blocks. from Step 2 to each side of the unit from Step 1. • Cut 16 red squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ for post squares. Assorted green print fabrics: • Cut 9 matching sets of 2 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ and 2 rectangles 21/2˝ × 41/2˝ for leaves and stems.
Also stitch 31/2˝ from one side of the pocket edge to make a divided pocket. Backstitch at the top edges of all pocket stitching. Center interfacing on handle. 2. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press again. Stitch 1/8˝ from both long edges to make the handle. Make 2. 17˝ Stitch handle. 3½˝ 3½˝ Pocket Closure Tab Construction Lining 1. Press the 11/2˝ × 5˝ piece of fabric in half, wrong sides together. Stitch pocket. 2. Open up and press each long edge to the 6. Fold the lining fabric in half, right sides together, center fold line.
Table Topper Assembly 1. Arrange the Four-Patch blocks in 3 rows of 3 blocks each. Sew the blocks into rows, alternating them with 4 cream 11/2˝ × 41/2˝ sashing strips. Begin and end the row with a sashing strip. Press the seams toward the cream sashing. Make 3 rows. 2. Using 4 of the 11/2˝ × 11/2˝ squares and 3 of the 11/2˝ × 41/2˝ strips, make a sashing row, beginning and ending with a square. Press the seams toward the cream fabrics. Make 4. • Cut 2 strips 2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 2 strips 2˝ × 161/2˝ and 2 strips 2˝ × 191/2˝ for inner borders.
A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell