By Sherri McConnell
This number of 18 captivating quilts and residential components from Sherri McConnell brings jointly the simplest of the outdated and new in quilting. Sherri s new designs replace conventional blocks (many passed down from her grandmothers) with clean shades and materials from a few of this day s best designers. You ll additionally stopover at Sherri s quilting room and the best way to locate thought on your personal quilting. initiatives within the booklet contain quilts either huge and small, plus pillows and desk runners ideal for scrap materials, fats quarters, and precut appeal packs and jelly rolls. quick and straightforward tasks additionally make excellent home made gifts."
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Trim the units to 4˝ × 4˝. Make 40. Assorted prints: • Cut 20 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ for half-square triangles. • Cut 12 squares 4˝ × 4˝ for blocks. 1 Make 40. White solid: • Cut 20 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ for half-square triangles. • Cut 12 squares 4˝ × 4˝ for blocks. 2 Arrange 3 white and 3 print 4˝ × 4˝ squares with 10 half-square triangle units as shown. Sew the units into rows and press the seams in opposite directions from row to row. Sew the rows together. Wait to press the row seams until after you have arranged the blocks.
Seam allowances are 1/4˝ unless otherwise noted. 5 Continue sewing until all the blades are sewn together in pairs. Sew the pairs together in a circle. 1 Use the pattern (page 38) to make a pressing template from 2 layers of freezer paper (see Making Freezer-Paper Templates, page 76). Press the template to the wrong side of a Dresden blade. 2 Spray a little of the spray starch into a small cup. With the paintbrush, paint the rounded edges with spray starch. Using the tip of your iron or a small craft iron, press the rounded Dresden edges over the freezer-paper template.
Quilt as desired. Bind the edges (see Binding, page 77). 4 Sew sashing rows to the block rows as shown in the diagram. Then sew the side setting triangles to the ends of the block rows. Press toward the sashing. The corner triangles will be added after all the rows are sewn together. 5 Sew the rows together, pressing seams toward the sashing rows. It’s easier to sew a group of 3 rows together and a group of 4 rows together. Then sew the 2 groups together. Add the corner triangles last. Quilt assembly with borders 48 Fresh Family Traditions Inspired by Fabric Color Being influenced by color is a part of everyday life.