Floral Herringbone Quilt

I mentioned last week that I had been pulling together ideas for our little girl’s blue, yellow & coral room. I had purchased fabric at my local quilt shop with the intent of making a duvet cover for Dylan’s crib comforter. Then I realized I had some crib size batting in my sewing stash so I thought I might make a simple quilt with a single fabric on each side.

Then I found a quilt idea on pinterest of a Herringbone Quilt by Alexis Middleton at Persia Lou and my semi-crazy pregnant self decided to attempt to make my own. I started over Labor Day weekend. Admittedly, there were several moments where I nearly tossed the entire thing in the trash. I used the seam ripper more times that I can count. And had to take a couple of cool off moments.

But, I did it. It has it’s imperfections, but overall, I’m quite proud of my first ever quilt.

Floral Herringbone Quilt

The photo above shows the quilt hanging on the changing table I found on Craigslist and painted to match the yellow dresser in the room. I’m debating either a solid navy cover for the changing pad or, if I have some leftover fabric after I make the crib skirt and teething rail cover, to make a matching cover for it. Yes, I’ve gone crazy nesting!

An up-close photo of the quilt details:

Baby Girl Floral Herringbone Quilt detail

My finished squares were 4×4. I stitched a similar pattern to the one used in Alexis’s quilt – leaving off one row of stitching as my design is smaller than hers. Completed quilt is approximately 32″x40″.

Supplies: Moda fabrics – Sunnyside by Kate Spain (blue floral); Robert Kaufman fabrics – Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander (leaf pattern); white cotton fabric from my stash; yellow dragonfly print for binding; Coats & Clark threads.


6 comments on “Floral Herringbone Quilt

    • Thank you! I'm excited about it. My son still loves some baby blankets I made for him (one knitted and one sewn) and even he has already "test cuddled" with this one telling me how soft it is. :) Thinking Baby Girl will love it too.
    • I think I bought it at Joann Fabrics. It's been a while, but if this isn't the same fabric, it's pretty close: http://www.joann.com/keepsake-calico-fabric-sundrenched-dragonfly-yellow/9536871.html

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