Saturday, May 4, 2013

herringbone





Another baby quilt top is finished 

I have admired this pattern for ever , the doing was quite simple 

I used a fat quarter pack but a jelly roll would be even simpler

I'm all for simple 




4 prints + a solid 
sewn into strip sets & cut on a 60 degree angle 
half left facing & half right facing
sew into vertical rows 





matching all those vexing little seams
sew rows together & trim top & bottom 
add a border & it's done 


2 things I don't like about the way I put this together

1)  I didn't like the waste of fabric ... there is a fair bit

I have seen another method of staggering the strips which would create less waste

&
 2)  the top & bottom edge was a bit wobbly after trimming

Having said all that I think I'll do a pinkish one 


This is my new huge Liberty & linen tote for fitting absolutely everything I need 

It measures 19"x 15" 

The handles have a 12" drop so tucks comfortably under the arm.

It was constructed using the quilt as you go method onto bag batting .


ps the cake is a banana , walnut & chocolate loaf

a variation of a Nigel Slater 




happy stitching & thanks for reading
xxx

3 comments:

Nova said...

love those herringbones :)
& the bag is perfection! love love love!
x

lily said...

such a beautiful quilt! I would love to try this pattern - so striking.

amanda waterman said...

The herringbone is lovely. Did you use an actual pattern? If so, can you share? P.S: the liberty bag is divine...........