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Broken Herringbone, Baby!

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have made great progress and finished enough blocks for a great sized baby boy quilt.  These prints are from Kate Spain’s new line Sunnyside.

Here is my finished top…..
And here is the pieced backing.
I used two half yards and a strip I created using some of the scraps from making the blocks….
If you are interested in making your own Broken Herringbone blocks, you can find the tutorial here….
http://www.play-crafts.com/blog/tutorials/broken-herringbone-block/

Now to decide on the quilting!  Any suggestions?

18 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful quilt Lorna. Love those herringbone blocks. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  2. Jessica says:

    Sooo pretty! Any baby would love it 🙂 You could trace the herringbones, or you could do circle quilting – that would be a cool contrast from all the angles!

  3. John Main says:

    Great job! I agree with Jessica trace the herringbone pattern or circle as a contrast. Maybe even zig zags??

  4. I love the fabrics that you've chosen! It's really beautiful 🙂

  5. Vera says:

    Looks good. Well done. I'm making top only and I leave the quilting issue to someone else, lol. Good luck with yours.

  6. This looks amazing! I love how you came up with such a great back as well. I'm lost on the quilting part. I've been thinking about what I'm going to do as well and I have no idea. Good Luck!

  7. Absolutely love this quilt top – it's just fantastic!!

  8. Glinda ♥ says:

    Deliciously delightful, Lorna – great colours 🙂

  9. Cloud CouCou says:

    I knew this was going to look gorgeous and I was right! Interested to see how you decide to quilt it. I would offer some suggestions, but as my experience is so limited I'm not sure I can come up with anything useful!!

  10. Oh how I love the sashing. I think that might be one of my favorite colors ever. :)Looks fantastic!

  11. Karin says:

    Love this, particularly the light green sashing. Not sure re the quilting. Sometimes, I think, it's best to just quilt in-the-ditch so as to not overpower the quilt.

  12. It looks gorgeous! Perfect choice of fabrics!

  13. JB says:

    Looks great Lorna!

  14. Allison says:

    So beautiful! I really like the pieced strip you did on the backing–it really ties into the front. I'm just starting to learn FMQ, so I haven't a clue what to suggest as far as quilting it. But, I'm excited to see the final results.It this block a difficult block to make?

  15. This is such a beautiful quilt Lorna! I like the variation that you have in the sashing. I think it adds a lot of interest.:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  16. Vicki says:

    LOVE!!!! this is so much fun. As far as quilting…linear.

  17. Vicki says:

    You know I love this top!!

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