By Sherri McConnell
Bring the home made culture domestic with those fascinating quilts and residential add-ons. encouraged by way 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 means of a few of today’s most well liked designers. 19 comfortable initiatives comprise pillows, tote baggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and straightforward designs that make nice gifts.
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Quilt Assembly 1. Arrange the blocks in 5 rows of 5 blocks each. Sew the blocks in each row together. Press the seams in opposite direction from row to row. Sew the rows together and press. 2. Piece the 5 white 21/2˝ × 42˝ inner border strips together and cut into 2 strips 21/2˝ × 43˝ for the sides and 2 strips 21/2˝ × 47˝ for the top and bottom of the quilt. Sew the borders to the quilt and press the seams toward the borders. 47 Water Lily 3. Piece the 6 strips 41/2˝ × 42˝ for the outer border together and cut into 2 strips 41/2˝ × 47˝ for the sides and 2 strips 41/2˝ × 55˝ for the top and bottom of the quilt.
Sew the 2˝ × 361/2˝ inner border strips to the sides of the quilt top. Press the seams toward the inner borders. Sew the 2˝ × 391/2˝ inner border strips to the top and bottom and press. 3. Sew the 31/2˝ × 391/2˝ outer border strips to the sides of the quilt. Press the seams toward the outer borders. 4. Sew the 31/2˝ × 42˝ outer border strips together and cut 2 strips 31/2˝ × 451/2˝ for the top and bottom of the quilt. Sew the strips to the quilt and press the seams toward the outer borders. 5. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top.
Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted. Sew 4 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ together to make a Four-Patch block. Make 9. Batting: 30˝ × 30˝ Cutting Assorted print and solid fabrics: • Cut 36 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ for Four-Patches. • Cut 16 squares 11/2˝ × 11/2˝ for sashing squares. Cream fabric: • Cut 3 strips 11/2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 24 strips 11/2˝ × 41/2˝ for sashing. Make 9. 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.
A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell