On Thursdays, I will be throwing it back to quilts I have made over the years. Up first: the Two Tone Herringbone Baby Quilt
In 2015, my best friend was expecting her first child and I decided I needed to make her a baby quilt. Partially because I love her (and her daughter!) and partially because I wanted to an excuse to buy more fabric and work on another project.
My friend gave me free reign to do whatever kind of design I wanted, but requested purples and grays. I searched for a while before I settled on a herringbone pattern. I didn’t follow a specific pattern, but did the quilt math on my own. As the quilt is only comprised of half-square triangles (HSTs), it wasn’t too hard to figure out. Making this quilt was my first attempt at HSTs, as well as my first attempt at writing/designing a quilt. I have to say, the end result was not too shabby for my first time!
This quilt is made with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids in Lilac, Snow, and Stone. The binding is the darker Purple fabric. I had the hardest time finding the perfect purple fabric for the back. After some searching, I finally settled on a polka dot fabric from Riley Blake and I think it turned out perfect.
This was quilted this on my home machine using straight lines. The width between lines is varied and follows the chevron pattern the HSTs make. I originally planned to stitch in the ditch and leave it at that, but when I actually started, I couldn’t help but add more lines. I love the texture of densely quilted quilts!
Herringbone Baby Quilt Stats:
- 120 half-square triangles that finish at 4″
- Finished size: 40″x48″ before washing. This ended up little big for a baby quilt, but I hope she can continue to use it as she grows up.
This quilt was first published on my personal blog celebrateeverymile.wordpress.com.