By Sherri McConnell
Bring the home made culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential components. encouraged by means of a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her relatives, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell supplies 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 initiatives contain pillows, tote baggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and straightforward designs that make nice gifts.
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Extra resources for A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home
Pin both raw edges of the handle tab to the top of the bag rectangles from Step 1, placing the tabs 31/2˝ in from the side edges. Baste in place 1/8˝ from the edge. 3½˝ 3½˝ Contrast fabric 2: • Cut 1 rectangle 151/2˝ × 28˝ for lining. • Cut 1 rectangle 7˝ × 12˝ for pocket. • Cut 2 strips 31/2˝ × 27˝ for handles. • Cut 1 strip 41/2˝ × 121/2˝ for handle tabs. • Cut 1 rectangle 51/2˝ × 151/2˝ Baste handle tabs. 4. Sew a 3˝ × 151/2˝ top band to the top of each bag unit, right sides together, being sure for bag bottom.
You might need to add some 1/8- or 1/4-yard pieces to have enough greens, reds, and grays, depending on the Jelly Roll you purchase and the colors you want to use. To make the quilt as shown in the photo (previous page), you will need the following: 3 red prints: 1 Jelly Roll strip of each 2 pink prints: 1 Jelly Roll strip of each 2 aqua prints: 1 Jelly Roll strip of each 3 green prints: 2 Jelly Roll strips of each 5 gray prints: 2 Jelly Roll strips of each 2. Make the Flying Geese units using 1 red 21/2˝ × 41/2˝ rectangle with 2 white 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ squares.
Combining them in one fast, fun quilt opens the door to endless fabric combinations. Mine is a scrappy blue version, combining two different lines of fabric. 62 A Quilting Life Fabrics Assorted blue prints: 10 fat quarters White: 11/2 yards Polka dot: 5/8 yard Backing: 3 yards Binding: 1/2 yard Batting: 51˝ × 51˝ Cutting 5 blue print fabrics: • Cut 1 square 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ from each for Weathervane blocks. Weathervane Block Assembly Refer to The Basics (pages 70–77) as needed. Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted.
A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell