By Sherri McConnell
Bring the hand-crafted culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential add-ons. encouraged through a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her family members, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell offers 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 tasks contain pillows, tote luggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and simple designs that make nice gifts.
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Trim the corner, 1/4˝ from the stitching. Turn right side out and press well. 3¾˝ handle to the short edges of the bag 33/4˝ from each long edge of the bag body. Baste the handles in place 1/8˝ from the edge. 2. Center the raw edges of ¼˝ the closure tab together at the top of the bag back and baste in place 1/8˝ from the edge. Side seam 3˝ 1½˝ Baste handles and tab. Mark stitching line. 36 A Quilting Life Sew and trim. 8. Insert the bag body into the lining, right sides together. Match the side seams and sew the lining to the bag body along the top edge of the band using a 1/4˝ seam allowance.
Sew the sashing rows and the tulip block rows together. 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.
I couldn’t bear to cut these beautiful floral prints into small pieces and really wanted to showcase each pattern from the collection. Since the flowers and the colors remind me of my favorite place to vacation, Newport Beach, California, it was natural to name this gorgeous quilt after a gorgeous place! 59 Newport Fabrics Assorted prints:* 3 yards total Cream: 15/8 yards Border: 7/8 yard Backing: 4 yards Block Assembly Refer to The Basics (pages 70–77) as needed. Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted.