A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home

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Bring the handmade tradition home with these charming quilts and home accessories. Inspired by a grandmother who loved to sew for her family, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell gives traditional patterns like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a new look featuring fabrics by some of today’s most popular designers. 19 cozy projects include pillows, tote bags, table runners, and larger quilts—quick and easy designs that make great gifts.
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Overview

Bring the handmade tradition home with these charming quilts and home accessories. Inspired by a grandmother who loved to sew for her family, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell gives traditional patterns like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a new look featuring fabrics by some of today’s most popular designers. 19 cozy projects include pillows, tote bags, table runners, and larger quilts—quick and easy designs that make great gifts.
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Would you like the opportunity to make tomorrow's heirlooms in today's vast selection of prints, and give a modern look to some of grandmother's favourites like hexagons, stars, snowballs and Dresden Plates? If so, this could be the reference book that will get you started. There are 19 projects, mainly focusing on handmade household items but including some larger quilts too.
--Fabrications Quilting For You; June/July 2013

Sherri McConnell's A Quilting Life teaches the basics of using modern fabrics to make pillows, table runners and larger quilts, and offers ideas for designs that make for gifts and keepsake heirlooms alike. Color photos of finished needlework projects accompany step-by-step diagrams and assembly patterns, while at-a-glance sidebars covering materials and cutting allow needleworkers to gauge the complexity of each project. With its diverse selection of fabrics and designs, A Quilting Life is a fine pick for any quilter looking to produce family-oriented keepsake results.
--The Needlecraft Shelf; 9/18/13

June/July 2013 Fabrications Quilting For You
Would you like the opportunity to make tomorrow's heirlooms in today's vast selection of prints, and give a modern look to some of grandmother's favourites like hexagons, stars, snowballs and Dresden Plates? If so, this could be the reference book that will get you started. There are 19 projects, mainly focusing on handmade household items but including some larger quilts too.
9/18/13 The Needlecraft Shelf
Sherri McConnell's A Quilting Life teaches the basics of using modern fabrics to make pillows, table runners and larger quilts, and offers ideas for designs that make for gifts and keepsake heirlooms alike. Color photos of finished needlework projects accompany step-by-step diagrams and assembly patterns, while at-a-glance sidebars covering materials and cutting allow needleworkers to gauge the complexity of each project. With its diverse selection of fabrics and designs, A Quilting Life is a fine pick for any quilter looking to produce family-oriented keepsake results.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607056591
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 600,665
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherri McConnell began her quilting journey in the early 1990s, inspired and taught by her grandmother. Sherri loves designing, creating, and sharing her expertise by publishing her designs in magazines and books, and blogging about her quilting life at www.aquiltinglife.com. Sherri lives in rural southern Nevada. www.aquiltinglife.com
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