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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Herringbone Baby Quilt (#33)

This herringbone pattern made with half square triangles is so easy and effective for any quilt - not just a sweet baby boy blanket.
Using my Accuquilt 4.5" finished sized half square triangle die, starch, a scant 1/4" seam and small stitches (1.5) - the squares came out perfectly.
This template here from Riley Blake Designs can be saved to your computer and then printed out - making layout very simple.
The best part is that everything is easy to keep track of.  Chain piecing only two colors is fun - and using a dainty broken zigzag on the seams didn't take too long since the blanket was so small. For a larger quilt I would recommend a larger zigzag but still in the grid pattern. 
Lastly, Riley Blake Blenders (or Shades) add such depth because of their mottled/uneven coloring.  I've used this slate gray before in the Fancy Fox and Mustache quilts - and it is so much prettier in real life than any photo can show.  For a selection of colors, check out The Loopy Ewe or Stash Addict Quilts.

Riley Blake Slate Blender
Kona white
Backyard Baby / Michael Miller for backing & binding
Isacord #40 thread
Warm & White (Crib size)
Accuquilt HST 4.5" 
Size: 40.5" x 45"
March 2015

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