Monday, February 11, 2013

Finished Quilt - Madrona Road Herringbone

Simple, straight line quilting made quick work of getting this quilt finished over the weekend.

Made from a jelly roll of Madrona Road by Violet Craft, this quilt contains a piece of every fabric in the collection.  I also added strips of Kona Cotton in white and ash to break up all those prints.
Sized for a small child, it measures 42" x 49".

I realized after I started putting the top together that the design echoed one of the prints, aptly named Broken Herringbone.  It was the natural choice for the back.  The black and white striped binding picks up all the black tones in the fabrics.

black and white striped bindng

As always, the binding is machine stitched and I used my favorite method of gluing it down first. This photo shows the stitching along the front binding edge, catching it along the back edge. Works every time!

colorful modern quilt with madrona road fabric

I really enjoyed sewing the herringbone design and would like to make it again with a more deliberate placement of the prints, rather than the random placement in this quilt.  Hmmm...and maybe a tutorial, too.
Other posts about the making of this quilt can be found here and  here.

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Happy Sewing,

Tessa Marie


  1. It's such a lovely quilt...I'm sure that you're excited to have completed it! Great job.

  2. I love the simplicity of this quilt. I'd love to be able to do a better job with machine sewing my binding on...any chance for a tutorial on how you do it??

  3. Wow I love this so much! A tutorial would be fab :-)

  4. Beautiful! A quilt like this has been on my list for a couple months now. Maybe in March? I love the straight line quilting with the design too--neat variety from the more expected (at least to me) echo quilting.

  5. Beautiful quilt! The straight line quilting sets it off beautifully!

  6. I would love to see a tutorial for this quilt! And I think the placement of the fabric looks wonderful!

  7. This turned out great Tessa, your quilting sets it off nicely and I love the black and white binding. I can never make my machine binding look so nice though. Maybe I should try your glue trick!

  8. It is a beautiful quilt. I love the binding and the quilting - what great choices :-)

  9. I love this! OMGoodness. Fantastic! The binding is perfect!

    Great job!

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  11. This turned out wonderfully. Nice use of a jelly roll!!!


  12. Eeek! I love the mixture of all of the prints in both colorways. So pretty!

  13. It looks great! I love the colors and the straight line quilting.

  14. That quilt looks great. Really a fresh look imo. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love, love, love your quilt! So pretty. Great use of the jelly roll!

  16. Both these quilts look amazing. Your binding suits the quilt perfectly too.

  17. Beautiful! This is one of my favorite lines. Fantastic use of a jelly roll!

  18. This is absolutely lovely! I love the fabrics and the quilt design, truly stunning!



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