Tutorial – Herringbone Inspiration Quilt
Lindsey shared this tutorial for her Herringbone quilt back in 2013. I fell in love with the quilt in 2018, and it became the inspiration for our Tea Flowers mystery QAL. Good ‘ole half square triangles are back in our life.
I love, love, LOVE the gray and white Lindsey used. Simple, classic, oh so wonderful but I can’t help but believe our tomato red Tea Flower fabric and cream on cream polka dot may look equally as great. Don’t you think?
The ingredients are easy for this quilt – 2 yards of gray and 2 yards of white. Unfortunately, I ordered 1.5 yards of each fabric. What was I thinking, I cannot help but wonder. Fortunately, we can adapt fairly easily. I did share more about our process and the finished quilt yesterday in a separate post. Lindsey made 8″ blocks and then sewed on each side of a diagonal line across a line drawn on the wrong side of one block. She pressed the seam open rather than to one side – I love that idea for creating less bulk.
Of course, the real key to a herringbone is the layout of the HSTs. I’ll direct you right back to her tutorial for all the scoop on that. I believe it may be easiest to sew this design in columns instead of the usual row method. You will use whichever works best for you, of course! Once you have the quilt top assembled, the next step is to layer it up and begin quilting. While Lindsey had her quilt quilted with a chevron design, I would love to know what pattern you would choose?
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