One of the big projects I have been working on as part of the larger new kids’ room project is making two twin-sized quilts. I knew that I wanted to make two quilts in the same pattern but different colors – one for my son and one for my daughter. I wanted to do something simple and graphic.
Originally, I was thinking I would do chevron or zig-zag quilts, until I saw this herringbone quilt by Craftyblossom (who makes and sells the MOST amazing quilts. Seriously, check her out.) And I immediately knew I was switching to a herringbone pattern. I had already bought fabric, but it was no big deal, because the herringbone pattern uses half-triangle squares just like a chevron pattern, but just twisted a different way.
- three yards each of the solid fabrics for your herringbone pattern (I used Kona Cotton White, Kona Cotton Teal Blue, and Kona Cotton Melon)
- five yards for the backing (this needs to be pieced together lengthwise and you will have some leftover – I used Amy Butler Lark Dreamer Charisma in Midnight Blue for the backing on the coral colored quilt and Amy Butler Midwest Modern Honeycomb in a green color that doesn’t seem to be available any longer for the backing of the teal quilt.)
- 3/4 yard for the binding (I used a yellow fabric for the coral quilt and orange for the teal)
Roll her up, and you are ready to start quilting that beast. I’ve never quilted anything this big, and while it is not the easiest thing I’ve done, it is doable.
So, this is where I am spending my spare time right now: