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Sunday Best Quilts

Sunday Best Quilts

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Sometimes the best intros are written by others... by those who helped create the book.

This is what the lovely folks at Martingale wrote to introduce Sunday Best Quilts by Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder...

Every quilter has a "Sunday Best" list: those special quilts they dream of making someday. Now two stars of the quilting world share with you the quilts they've always wanted to create! Popular designers and Instagram influencers Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder each chose six different quilt themes - star, scrappy, red and white, Christmas, pineapple, and Courthouse Steps. Sherri and Corey challenged one another to design a quilt in each style. The result is a dozen spectacular quilts that you can make too. You'll also find personality-packed Q&As and commentary from both designers, plus fun ways for you to cross off the quilts on your "Sunday Best" list!

Reading the book is akin to participating in a conversation among friends with tips and ideas about the fabric choices they make, what they save for scraps and how they approach designing their quilts.

Let's start with the Favorite Star Quilts.

This is Sherri's On A Whim - fat eighths and yardage, it measures 48" x 48".

Corey's Starling is made with fat quarters and background yardage, it measures 60" x 75".

Favorite Scrappy Quilts.

Sweet Confetti is made with 5" x 10" rectangles which means... Layer Cake squares! And background fabric. You'll need that too. Corey's quilt finishes at 54" x 72" but you know you can make it bigger, right?

Charm Squares and a Jelly Roll - or squares and strips - is all it takes to make Sherri's Driftwood Drive. It finishes at 64" x 64".

Red-and-White Quilts.

Red scraps and background yardage makes Sherri's 34" x 34" Remembrance quilt.

Corey's Linen and Berries tweaks the strict "red and white" color palette by mixing "low volume" prints for the lights. They're print fabrics with light backgrounds so they read as "lights" and sometimes "light solids." Made with an equal number of red and light fat quarters, this quilt finishes at 72" x 90".

Christmas Quilts.

Gladdening is made with a Jelly Roll or assorted strips and yardage. This 56" x 70" lap-sized quilt has a scrappy binding made with Corey's leftover Jelly Roll strips.

Delight! Jelly Roll strips or strips you cut yourself, a scrappy color scheme or a red, cream and green palette... Sherri's design is easily adapted to fit your preference. Delight finishes at 67" x 75".

Pineapple Quilts.

Pier 44 is Sherri's paper-pieced pineapple quilt made using some treasured scraps in a bright, happy color palette. Finishing at 56" x 64", it's made with whatever assortment of fat quarters, fat eighths, Layer Cake squares and scraps you need to get the specified amount of yardage for prints and backgrounds fabrics.

Corey's pineapple quilt is Dayflower and it's made without templates or a special ruler. Just cut, sew and go. It can be made with two Jelly Rolls or assorted cut strips. Just add a background to finish this 72" x 90" quilt.

And finally... Courthouse Steps Quilts.

Rainwashed is Corey's quilt and it mixes her favorite things - scrappy brights, lots of white and a "jazzy" block. Made with fat quarters - or scraps - and a background, this finishes at 64" x 80".

Nantucket is Sherri's Courthouse Steps quilt. Scraps from a variety of Minick & Simpson collections in red, blue and cream were used for this 40" x 40" quilt.

Sherri and Corey also share thoughts about their favorite rulers, threads and notions, and their sewing machines.

We've got two Fat Eighth bundles to share - one Harper's Garden by Sherri & Chelsi, and one Strawberry Jam by Corey. And e-book copies of Sunday Best Quilts.

Just leave a comment by Midnight CST on Thursday, June 13 telling us which quilt you'd make first and you're entered to win.

Happy Tuesday!

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