Broken Herringbone Quilt If You Want To Showcase Fabric

The Broken Herringbone Showcases Fabrics In A Bold Manner.

The is the perfect pattern if you have fallen in love with a fabric line. The Broken Herringbone is the perfect pattern for those fabrics you’ve been waiting to showcase. It’s a fresh modern look constructed entirely of full width of fabric strips. There are no tradional blocks and the quilt is very easy to put together. Based on the nature of the full width fabric strips, fabric scraps are minimal.  Included in the pattern are two examples of how to use all of the scraps in an interesting quilt back. Perfect for one of your favorite fabrics. You would be hard pressed to throe any scraps out anyway.

The Broken Herringbone Quilt is pieced from full width of fabric (WOF) strips.  Instructions are included for The Broken Herringbone as well as the Unbroken Herringbone a very simple version of the herringbone pattern. Even a beginner can follow this pattern and make a lovely quilt. Fabric requirements are based on 42″ fabric width. For the Herringbone stripes, each strip is 6″ x 42″, a good guide to check and see if there’s anything suitable in your stash or large left over pieces.

herringbone quilt pattern two designs

For a similar effect to the pattern image, there should be 16 different prints, or decide on your own number of prints. I can see a lot of options for using only eight different prints, or even less! For the sashing a yard of white solid to be cut into 20 x 1 1/2″ strips. Depending on the prints, any light or dark solid would be suitable. Create your own theme. The design is simple and leaves a lot of room to play with fabric combinations.

For the backing 3 1/2 yards, about 1/2 yard fabric for the binding, and 56″x 74″ batting. The finished quilt size is 52″ x 70″. For the Unbroken Herringbone add more strips to make the quilt a little longer. Adjust the size of the backing fabric, batting size and fabric requirement for the binding.

Water Wings quilt stencil Barbara Becker Urban Elementz

This Herringbone quilt shared by Tamarack Shack has a cute otter story to share along with her quilt on display. Kathy also shows a close up of a new pantograph called Water Wings by Barbara Becker.

Water Wings quilt stencil Barbara BeckerThe Broken Herringbone Quilt is by Victoria Crafts. I had the idea to change the measurements to one third of the width strips and adjust the size of the pattern to make a matching table runner. The pattern also includes instructions for the Unbroken Herringbone which is designed without the extra panels each side, great for beginners or for anyone to make.The pattern is available for purchase as a download as well as a paper pattern.

The paper pattern is also available for purchase from Vivian over at Gardensong Patterns.