20 Sep 2013

Broken Herringbone, Baby!

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 comments:

quiltswithpersonality said...

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

Jessica said...

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!

John Main said...

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

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I love the fabrics that you've chosen! It's really beautiful :)

Vera said...

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

Janet M. said...

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!

Stacey Napier said...

Absolutely love this quilt top - it's just fantastic!!

Glinda ♥ said...

Deliciously delightful, Lorna - great colours :)

Cloud CouCou said...

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!!

Jessica Hadden said...

So beautiful!

Susan Owenby said...

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

Looks fantastic!

Karin said...

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.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

It looks gorgeous! Perfect choice of fabrics!

JB said...

Looks great Lorna!

Allison said...

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?

Kelly Young said...

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

Vicki Posten said...

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

Vicki Posten said...

You know I love this top!!