Sunday Best Quilts

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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674 thoughts on “Sunday Best Quilts

  1. I would definitely make the Starling quilt first… and then I have 2 or 3 others following close behind! There are so many awesome quilts in this book!

  2. hard choice since they all are great but can narrow down to Pier 44 and Gladdening would be the first !

  3. It’s hard to pick which I would do first. It is a toss up between Sweet Confetti, Remembrance and Pier 44. Or maybe Rainwashed…..It’s hard to choose. I can’t wait for my copy of the book to arrive.

  4. Love all the pics that I’ve seen so far! I think Driftwood first and so excited that I’m signed up for the Pier 44 class in at the Quilters Gathering in Berlin Ohio this summer!

  5. I love Sweet Confetti! It would be the first on my list. I think I may have a layer cake (or two) that would be perfect for it!

  6. Wow! Such beautiful quilts. Where do I start? I absolutely love Corey’s Linen and Berries, the courthouse quilt is gorgeous, and I really want to make a pineapple quilt. I need this book!

  7. Delight! Using Butterscotch & Rose jellyroll by Fig tree & Co. Been waiting a longtime for the perfect pattern and that’s it!

  8. How to choose a first? Maybe Nantucket, or Gladdening, or simply start a the beginning and make them all! How fun!

  9. I Would make either the pineapple quilt, Dayspring, or the courthouse steps.quilt, Nantucket! It’s.Too hard to pick…I love them all.

  10. I would start with Starling in rainbow colors, but more scrappy. I’d also love to do another Pineapple block quilt someday.

  11. Tough decision! Remembrance, Rainwashed looks fast & fun, Liene & berries is different and Pineapples is an all time favorite block. Looks like a terrific book!

  12. Either Pier 44 or Dayflower. Have always loved the look of pineapple quilts but have yet to try one. Both of these look fabulous.

  13. What a difficult decision !!!! After several changes, I guess I would have to choose “Gladdening”, a Christmas quilt. Every one of these quilts is a “winner “ in my opinion. What a great book this must be. Beautiful!

  14. So many possibilities, but i would choose Pier 44 to make first. I’m loving pineapple quilts right now!

  15. There’s several that are at the top of the start list but I think it would be starling- love to use scraps and let each star stand out! Really nice book

  16. I would probably pick “Linen and Berries” to make in Christmas colors, hoping to have it ready in time for Christmas. Looks like a great use of beloved scrap fabrics!

  17. Love this book & these quilts! Starling by Corey would be the first quilt in this book that I’d make! Love the bundles

  18. It’s pretty hard to chose but I’d make either Starling or Rainwashed first with the rest to follow. All are beautiful!

  19. Of course I want to make them all but for starters, Linen and Berries. I love the softness of the color palette!

  20. Hard to pick one quilt but I would go with Sweet Confetti. I would like to make a white quilt with a lot of colors in the design,

  21. No question in my mind. It would be Rainwashed that I made first. I love a bed spread with a lovely white quilt with lots of pastel pops. I made one for my sister last year. Now I think it might be my turn!!

  22. I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt. Pier 44 is my first choice. Just looking at it makes me smile

  23. Sherri’s “On A Whim” with either Sherri’s “Remembrance” quilt or Corey’s “Linen and Berries” quilt as close seconds–but ask me again in an hour and I’ll probably have a new answer! Too many wonderful choices. I also LOVED the colors in Sherri’s “Pier 44.”

  24. I’d make Delight or Driftwood Drive first, but I love them all. This book makes a nice collection of fast, easy, colorful, scrappy, time consuming and gorgeous!

  25. All the quilts are beautiful. The color palette of Driftwood Drive really spoke to me so that’s what I would go for first.

  26. What a great book of fantastic quilts. I am partial to stars so I would make the Starling quilt first>

  27. I think I’d try Pier 44 first. Have thought about making a pineapple quilt for awhile. This bright one is wonderful!

  28. Decisions, decisions, decisions… I will have to go with Corey’s Starling, just love it. I am also loving her Strawberry Jam fabric.

  29. I love all of these quilts. They are so soft and welcoming. But of all of them, Linen and Berries captures my heart. It is as comforting and happy as sitting on a front porch swing on a Sunday afternoon. Lovely!

  30. It is hard to select which beautiful quilt to start first but I must begin with Corey’s Linen and Berries!

  31. I can’t wait to get a copy of this book! So many good projects-wheels are spinning! Beautiful job Cori and Sheri!

  32. These are all awesome quilts, but I would choose Corey’s “Linen and Berries” as the first one I’d make.

  33. “Remberance” is sew calling my name with the beautiful reds and time to get this beautiful book to have sew much fun! Thanks for chance to be lucky winner.

  34. “Sweet Confetti” is definitely my favorite. It would be really fun to play around with the block setting, and I love the fabric choices.

  35. How to chose, the quilts are all so beautiful and FUN! I would make Staling first. I would have to use simular, bight and perky jewel tone colors. This one is in my wheel house. I would then work my way through the book and make each and everyone. There isn’t one I wasn’t attracted to!

  36. I’d make Sherry’s pineapple quilt. I’ve always wanted to make one! I like all the patterns shown today!

  37. I’m so appreciative that you shared the quilt images from this lovely book! Just what I needed…I can’t wait to get the book. I’d like to make the Pineapple quilt with my Sweet Christmas jelly roll and lots of scraps added in. Red instead of gray for the corners! Thanks for the inspiration. Such a fun collection of quilts.

  38. I love all the quilts….so probably one of the pineapple quilts or the courthouse one. Wonderful book!

  39. I am so excited to try every one of the quilts in the book.. If only you could gift me more time! 🙂 This has also encouraged me to break out of my “typical” fabrics.

  40. Dayflower looks like such an amazing scrappy opportunity but I just really love all of them. the Minick and Simpson Nantucket is really calling out to me also. I’d just love to drool over the whole book and then make all of them!

  41. Love every quilt in this book! The fabrics are so out of my comfort zone, so I need to feed my stash , but this is definitely a need!

  42. Out of all these wonderful quilts I think I would make the Linen and Berries first. Not sure what would come next – they are all so beautiful! thanks for the giveaway….I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  43. I would make Dayflower first because I love the design with the blue/teal/green colorway! I’ve been collecting teal fabric and this would be perfect!

  44. Hmm– How about working on two at a time……..Rainwashed and Dayflower. Especially since I have a whole bolt of Moda Muslin Soft White.

  45. Driftwood Drive would make an awesome quilt for a grandson due to graduate next year. It looks like I could easily make it bigger. Thanks for the review of the book. I’m looking forward to purchasing a copy.

  46. I think I would like to try Sweet Confetti first. I have been waiting for this book to come out! Love these 2 designers.

  47. Driftwood Drive would be great for my guilds charity quilts. It would also help use some jelly rolls sitting in the closet.

  48. I loved all of the quilts! But Sherri’s Pier 44 would be the first one I would make, then Corey’s Day Flower!

  49. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Which piece do I want? Just one. After careful deliberation I choose to make Sweet Confetti. Love how it looks difficult, but I am sure is simple; especially using a layer cake. I also like the size of this quilt, not too big and not too small but just right.

  50. It’s really hard to decide. They’re all so beautiful. I think the first one I would make would be Starling.

  51. I can’t decide between Linen and Berries, Starling, or Pineapple! Knowing me, I would probably work on all three at the same time. Gorgeous quilts.

  52. Starling would be the first. Love the pops of color. I’m crushing on Corey’s fabric collections and can’t wait to work them into my quilt line up.

  53. The first quilts I would make are: both pineapple quilts; Linen and Berries; and Nantucket. Those are just for starters. Next would be the scrappy quilts and the star quilt “On a Whim”.

  54. I will go out on a limb here and say “On a Whim” would be my first choice. I love star creations. Beautiful quilts each and everyone of them.

  55. These quilts are all lovely. Driftwood Drive is definitely in my future though. Beautiful use of the fabrics for a soft, cozy quilt.

  56. I follow both of these ladies on Instagram and love their work. Can’t wait to see their book in person.

  57. I think I would make the Remembrance quilt to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied landing operations on Tuesday 6th June 1944 of Normandy. We now know this as D-Day and it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 24,000 US, British and Canadian airborne troops, allied infantry and armoured divisions landed on the coast of France on the beach zones of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. A red and white quilt in remembrance of all those that sacrificed their lives that we may be here today. Let us not forget.

  58. I would make Rainwashed or Gladdening. They all have the wonderful charm of these two talented designers. I would love to win the book and fabric.❤️

  59. I absolutely love Corey’s Starling quilt. That is the first quilt I would make. But then I would have to make a lot more of the quilts in the book. The two gals are just phenomenal!

  60. Too many great quilts! Both pineapple quilts really caught my eye – especially Pier 44. Rainwashed is such a happy quilt, and might be a break from Pineapple blocks!

  61. I think I’d make Corey’s Linen and Berries first. It looks quick to make and I have lots of low volume backgrounds already.

  62. Oh, YUM! I just pulled a stack of fabrics the other day and have been contemplating about patterns…Linen and Berries is IT. And I’d probably make Sweet Confetti at the same time. 🙂 I could add every single one of these to my quilting list…just lovely! Thank you for adding my name to the hat!

  63. It is a difficult decision. I believe I would begin with On A Whim but I would like to make many of those quilts.

  64. Corey’s Linen and Berries would be the first quilt I’d make out of the new book, it is just beautiful and I really like Friendship Stars. Don’t ask what I’d make next because that would be a hard decision!

  65. Driftwood Drive is at the top of my list! What a delightful group of quilts… fresh looks, great eye-appeal… and all seem “do-able”.

  66. Sweet Confetti first! I have fallen in love with Corey Yoder patterns and fabric. Will be looking for this book.

  67. Driftwood Drive reminds me of the first quilt I ever made … would like that … but then Linen and Berries is appealing … what to do, what to do. Driftwood Drive to start .. Thank you.

  68. There are many I’d like to make (which is unusual. Usually 2 or 3 at the most) but I think the first I would make is Corey’s star quilt.

  69. Since I usually have a couple of quilts going at the same time, the first ones I’d work on would be Pier 44 and Rainwashed. Difficult to choose they are all so beautiful!

  70. Tough decision there. I would make Corey’s “Starling” quilt first. Love the pattern and fabrics the she used were eye catching.

  71. Wow what great quilts! How can one decide which to do first. I have to go with Pier 44. I love the pineapple block and Sherri’s bright colors. This book will be on my order list. I love all the quilts

  72. This really looks like a wonderful book. I was immediately drawn to Driftwood Drive. I am in the mood for some relaxed sewing and this pattern is perfect. I love that it is square and I am enjoying plaids a lot right now.

  73. They are all so beautiful it’s hard to choose a favorite! I think I would start with one of the Courthouse Steps quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. I like Driftwood Drive. My sister-in-law is having chemo for pancreatic cancer and Driftwood Drive looks like it would be a quick quilt to comfort her.

  75. Well I’m getting ready for a retreat where we can sew what we want and I’d pick 2 to sew ;o)
    Gladdening and Driftwood Drive…both look like I could sew and talk at the same time ;o)

  76. I really like the simplicity of rainwashed. I think it would be cute in a smaller cut down version for a baby quilt.

  77. I love Pier 44. It would probably the first one I would make. Corey’s Courthouse Steps would be right behind though. Would love to make all of them!!

  78. Sunday Best Quilts looks like a wonderful book – plus – I love both designers!
    Several of the quilts featured in this blog appeal to me greatly. I think I’d start with Driftwood Drive or maybe Delight.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  79. I think it would be Sweet Confetti then Linen and berries or . . . Linen and Berries then Sweet Confetti. Hmmmm!

  80. I’m not sure that I would make these as my next quilt…. I have a lot of quilts in my brain right now. However, Driftwood Drive and the Red and White ones are definitely worth a consideration.

  81. What a lovely book!!! Driftwood Drive 1st caught my eye. Then…LINEN & BERRIES. I do not use reds much in quilts for myself. This is such a lovely quilt. Just perfect!!

  82. This book looks like a winner! I would make Sherri’s “Nantucket” first and then Corey’s “Linen and Berries.” Would be so delighted to win!

  83. I think I liked them all, but the 1st quilt I would make might be Gladdening. Before we moved 6 years ago, I asked some people to sign rectangles of fabric. Instead of embroidery like old friendship quilts, I used colored inks. I have more than I can put in one quilt, and I think Gladdening would be a great 2nd quilt to make. (I have started the 1st quilt, but other projects have gotten in the way of finishing it. I do plan on finishing it, and would like to use all the signed pieces!)

  84. Found some new quilts to add to my Sunday Best Quilt List. Love the Nantucket. I think that is my number 1

  85. the first quilt i will make is “on a whim”. i am attending a class to make this quilt at the Quilters Gathering in Berlin, Ohio. So excited to meet both designers and authors during the Gathering!

  86. So many beauties, but Rainwashed is definitely the quilt I’d make first. I adore those colors and that pattern.

  87. Oh, how to choose that first one!; they’re all fabulous!
    I’m thinking “On A Whim” would be my first choice

  88. I don’t think it is fair to have to choose one…but I love the pier 44 quilt…and also the linen and berries and….

  89. I think I would start with Linens and Berries and then work my way through the book. They are all beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. I would make Sweet Confetti first. I liked all the quilts you showed so I would make more from the book.

  91. It would be such a difficult choice as to which one to make…………….I really love them all. Start with “On a Whim” and go right through the list, I guess…………lol

  92. A courthouse steps quilt is on my bucket list. A definite contender to be my next quilt to make for myself!!

  93. Tough choice. But, I’m a long armed and can’t resist big open spaces to quilt in so Remembrance would likely be first.

  94. Driftwood Drive – I love blue and yellow and how this comes together. Then I would keep going on the others – they are all so bright and beautiful!!

  95. I have to be honest I want to make them all.. Your designs are fabulous. I have always admired the pineapple, so I am thinking that one first.. You keep designing!

  96. I’d love to make either of the two pineapple quilts. Guess I’ll pick the Rainwashed since it is pieced without any special tools!

  97. The pineapple quilt has been on my to do list for some time. These fabrics are lovely for such a project.

  98. They are all lovely! (and doable!) But I’d do Nantucket first because we spent our honeymoon on Cape Cod almost fifty years ago, so what could be more perfect?!

  99. Oh wow!! What a decision. My first quilt would be Corey’s linen & berries with a close second being Sherri’s Nantucket (I love patriotic!!). The book will be a definite must have!! Beautiful quilts!! Love them all

  100. I’ll probably make On a Whim or Pier 44 first since I am taking those classes with Sherri in August, but I love Starling and would probably start that one on my own first.

  101. Very hard to pick a quilt pattern to try first, but would be Nantucket, love log cabin in its many forms, and would be a great use of scraps.

  102. Love every one of these quilts and can see in the future making several of these but the “Berries and Linen” is such a sweet looking summer quilt that might be my first one!

  103. I would have to try the pineapple quilt first. I love the southern “welcome” of the pineapple but have been intimidated to try paper piecing.

  104. I would make rainwashed because I have some jelly rills that would compliment this pattern so much. I hope I win!!!

  105. I enjoyed seeing more pictures from the book and am surprised by how different the quilts are from each other. Beautiful, all of them!

  106. Love these quilts! There is so much variety in this book. I think the first quilt I would make would be the Pier 44. I did paper piecing years ago but would like to try my hand at it again and make that beautiful quilt. Blessings, Denice

  107. I am torn about which quilt I would make first. I have been wanting to make a red and white quilt for some time and this one is a very nice example! However, Nantucket is also very nice, so it will be a tough decision for me. I follow Sherri daily, and have be n making her BOM for the last two years so am anxious to see her “book tips.”

  108. I would love to make DELIGHT the name only lures me in and it looks beginner friendly which is my level.
    hoping to win,

  109. I would make Driftwood Drive first. I think it would make a great summer quilt using nautical themed fabrics as Michigan is surrounded by the beautiful Great Lakes.

  110. I’ve always wanted to make a pineapple quilt but I would probably start with On A Whim because I love star quilts

  111. Oooh – I think Delight! We recently purchased a used motor home and I have a beach themed jelly roll perfect for snuggling under while camping!

  112. It was a really hard decision!! I finally decided that I’d start with Gladdening – It’s really charming!

  113. My first quilt will be Pier 44. I love them all. I will ge attending Quiltstock this year, my first ever quilt retreat. Since I’m partial to Moda and Sherri and Chelsie, and Corey Yoder, I can’t go wrong.

  114. The Christmas quilt. It looks so easy. I have been working on some harder quilts lately and the Christmas quilt would be a welcome change. Thank you for this giveaway.

  115. The quilts are beautiful! I’ve seen several I’d love to make too.
    Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

  116. I have been wanting to make a pineapple quilt for a long time and have saved some of Corey Yoder’s fabric line just waiting for a project such as this

  117. Oh I love Sherri’s last collection and can not wait to see this new one. I would definite make the Pineapple quilt. I just love how it all goes together and how interesting that block is.

  118. Wow, that is a hard decision! These quilts are all so nice. I think I would warm up with On a Whim, and then go on to Dayflower from there! Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  119. I might make Corrie’s pineapple quilt. I’ve done small blocks but not a whole quilt and this looks very doable.

  120. My first choice would be Starling. But there are so many I like. I think this would be a well used book in my house!

  121. I have a pile of 30s and my pineapple ruler ready to go!! Waiting for this book to arrive – love all the quilts!

  122. I love “on a Whim” and “Starling” to start! And then on to the rest. Whink… I love them all…

  123. I love the style of these quilts. I have started navigating towards brights in the last few years. Keep up the good work Moda.

  124. I think I’d have to make the Nantucket. I’m so inspired by red, white and blue right now.
    Love Sherri and Corey’s designs-great pairing choice Moda!

  125. The paper pieced pineapple quilt or Corey’s pineapple quilt! I’ve been itching to make a pineapple quilt!

  126. I’d probably attempt one of the log cabin patterns because I’ve never tried one. Although the red and white one looks tempting too. It would be a really hard decision!

  127. I like Driftwood Drive. And I know my stash of blues, and yellows would be lovely for the pattern.

  128. Nantucket is what jumps out at me, perhaps because it’s summer time and I’m on a patriotic quilt run, or because I love Minick & Simpson fabrics, or because I use to live on Cape Cod… They all look beautiful and there are several block styles I’ve never made – pineapple and courthouse steps, specifically. I’m looking forward to my book arriving soon and trying something new!

  129. So many beautiful quilts, that it’s challenging to make a decision! I’d probably go with simple for my first one… It’s a toss-up between Gladdening and Linen & Berries!

  130. They are all just stunning, but I really like Linen and Berries. It’s really hard to choose a favorite. Seriously, love all these. You girls outdid yourselves!

  131. I want to make several of the quilts, but the Dayflower pineapple quilt will come first. Or maybe Gladdening??? lol