Monday, January 9, 2012

Herringbone Baby Quilt

My gray and teal scraps turned into a herringbone quilt, made minimalist.  I generally followed these instructions by Rachel, although my strips were 2 1/2 inches wide, and I made my half block 6 1/2 x 24.  If you'd like to try a herringbone block, I suggest marking the angle of the strips in your first block with masking tape on your ruler. Then flip the ruler to be sure the angles match on the other strips before your trim them.

I did some straight line quilting to echo the herringbone shape of the piecing.  I paired the prints in Kona Coal, and I got to use two Shades of Gray prints on the back that I've been saving for just the right project (notice, one of them is  a herringbone print!).
I love the contrast of the icy aqua binding, set off by one little strip of teal.
I think this quilt would look amazing photographed against a snowy backdrop, but I'm not complaining about the unseasonably warm January we've had so far!
This is a good sized baby quilt at 42 x 49, and it is listed in my shop.
With the trimmings from the herringbone blocks, I made another mug rug for my Dad.  I love this color palette for guys!

14 comments:

Katie B. said...

Great quilt! I love these colors.

Kristin said...

Oh, Alex, this is so lovely! And the mug rug is divine. I hope you bring this to guild on Thursday!

Alexis said...

I love the colors and the quilting is perfection!

rachael said...

this is gorgeous! love the quilting and the colors :)

craftytammie said...

love the colors in this! those herringbone blocks are fun to make.

Amy said...

Very nice baby quilt! And the mug rug too. Those colors are perfect.

**nicke... said...

oh i love it so much! it is beautiful! love the quilting also. i love quilts like this. a block of fun framed in solid. they are always so beautiful!

Rachel Hauser said...

That masking tape trick is a great idea! Quilt turned out so pretty and thanks for the link =)

Molly said...

I love those colors together. Grey and blue is one of my favorite combos :)

Hollie said...

Gorgeous! I love this color palate!

katie z. said...

Beautiful.

Tammy Vasser said...

Love it! Great job! Can't wait to see it up close.

Florence (Flossie Teacakes) said...

What beautiful colours - I love them.

quiltiferous said...

Love this color pallette. I've got an improv quilt on my design wall that's this same set of colors. Love it in the herringbone pattern!