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Herringbone Quilt

Herringbone Quilt, by StitchfiedWell, this one took a lot longer than expected! I started this one back in March (!!!), and the recipient is now over a year old. So, yeah, I’m running way way behind on baby quilts.

I designed this quilt to use up a jellyroll that I had leftover from my niece’s quilt. I cut 7.5″ x 2.5″ strips, and (over cut ) 7.5″ x 1.25″ strips of white, and combined them in a herringbone pattern. I squared up after each white strip, so that the white strips finished at a half inch. All the squaring up helped to keep things straight(er), but made for slow piecing… and some unintended exercise! Sit to stitch, stand to press, walk to cutting table to trim, repeat.

I had every intention of quilting this one on my vintage machines, but I just couldn’t get the lines straight enough. I tried a walking foot and one of several vintage quilting feet, but they really couldn’t compete with my Janome’s Accufeed. Some day I hope to master quilting on a vintage machine, but in the meantime, I’m very glad that I have my Janome as backup. If you have any tips for quilting on a VSM, I would love to hear them!

Happy sewing!

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Margaret November 5, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Cute quilt! sometimes quilts do take much longer than we expect. Glad you finished it.

  • Sylvia Adair November 6, 2016, 12:49 am

    Do you have a Davis Vertical Feed? If so, they are really great for quilting. I used mine for years, until I kind of wore it out. Good luck!

  • Jen November 6, 2016, 9:37 am

    Your quilt is lovely! I did a herringbone quilt recently using Violet Crafts pattern. I think this style highlights the pretty fabric so well. Great job!

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