TGIFF – Broken Herringbone Finish
Now, may I present the grand debut of my first broken herringbone quilt! What more is there to say really?
1. Once upon a time Anne at Play-Crafts made a broken herringbone tutorial inspired by Violet Crafts Madrona Road. Ironically, Madrona Road was the first designer fabric I knowingly bought.
2. I somehow found said tutorial, and asked my Rainbow Bee mates to make this block for me in February.
3. Then there was The Curse of the Rose fiasco.
4. I started writing design ditty enquiries and the whole Internet blew up.
5. Then I completely changed my mind.
6. Oh, and remember last week when I finished the quilt top and the Internet blew up. Yes, again. (Molli Sparkles: Internet Slayer)
7. That brings us to this week, when this herringbone business is done and dusted!
8. Until next week, when version two is complete. We’ll discuss learnings then.
9. Pictures, anyone? No, I couldn’t possibly. Okay, maybe just a few, but make it quick, I’ve got a Sparkle Ball to get to.
Random Placement, Patterned Direction won this round.
This might become my new computer wallpaper.
See those two little notches in the binding? They originally referenced the herringbone design, but good heavens Martha, I love them no matter what they’re referencing! A new #mollisparklesapproved feature?!
I went with green on the back to protect against grass stains in the park. I’ve left the label blank so the parents can fill in the name and year on the white strips with their own fabric marker.
And the block I made. Yes, I do love this.
Some quick quilt facts:
Size: 44″ square
Blocks: eight by bee mates, the pink one by Molli Sparkles
Sashing size: 2.25″ finished
Quilting: outline quilting with Aurifil
Binding: machine/hand stitched
Backing: green Denyse Schmidt to protect against grass stains
Label: portion of a herringbone block on back
Favourite Part: the two white notches in the binding