herringbone baby quilt

 Tada! I present to you: the baby’s new quilt. With some help from my Facebook peeps I decided on a herringbone quilt design, and I love how it turned out! I saw the idea here, and there is a pattern for it, but as usual, I thoroughly winged it. I have only followed a quilt pattern….er pretty much never…I’m a rebel what can I say? (the lamest rebel in the history of rebels, but oh well)

The fabric is all from the Mod Basics organic line, from my sponsor Fabricworm. It is so, so soft. Love the colors too, they were perfect for the nursery!

I backed it in the Birdie Spokes in Coral, and as you can tell, I stink at basting together quilt layers. I’m hoping a good wash will hide some of the worst parts. Again with the rebel quilter tendencies…I just didn’t want to fix it. (ok so maybe it’s more lazy pregnant lady tendencies….)

So I did use a herringbone tutorial-this one is great! I cut my pieces at a bit more of an angle than she did, and threw in some white sashing, but otherwise followed the tutorial pretty closely.

Thanks to Rory for helping me take pictures! 
What do you think?


  1. I love it! I’m thinking it’s time for me to start quilting. =)

  2. Wauw. It’s very beautifull. Maybe I have to try the fishbone technique.

  3. Love it! And as much as you might hate it…it’s very reassuring to me (an amateur sewer) to know that even super sewers don’t get it all perfect every time (ie the basting!) I made some summer quilts for my girls, 3 & 1. They were both a bit wonky and it annoyed the life out of me at first til I put them on their beds, now I LOVE them and their uniqueness! 🙂

  4. I think it came out fabulous! Quilting is such a time consuming labor of love, your little ones will have this forever. A true gift! I don’t think the basting came out bad, I have the same thing happen to me whenever I try to quilt. Unless you have the patience to do it all by hand, it is hard to get it otherwise. I think it looks gorgeous. Well done Jess!!! Love the pattern too!

  5. I am not a quilter but I love this!

  6. Love that fabric line, and you’re right, so soft! Perfect for the baby

  7. I’m not a super big quilt fan but this one is GORGEOUS!!

  8. It’s beautiful! You did a great job!

  9. Michelle says

    Like you, I wing quilts too. My favorite is blocks that don’t line up;p. I kinda like odd pinches and tucks. And I like that yours is topstitched in something other than that rambling pattern. Sweet quilt-your daughter will love it.

  10. Beautiful!

  11. Gorgeous!

  12. I LOVE it!!

  13. LOVE! It’s beautiful! You do such amazing work, I’m always inspired!!

  14. Darling quilt, Jess. Winging it is just fine. 🙂

  15. Oh wow, this is by far my favorite quilt I have ever seen! Quilting has never been something I was interested in, but now I think I’ve changed my mind :). Thanks for sharing!

  16. Is there anything that you can’t do?

  17. Beautiful! I want to make a quilt for my little one, but I feel like a complete underachiever in terms of what I’ve managed to make thus far in my pregnancy. I will be making the hot air balloon mobile using your tutorial….so perhaps I’ll get around to a quilt after that! 🙂

  18. Love, love, love it! You’re making me want to redecorate my daughter’s room in that color scheme! I can’t wait to see what else you make for your little girl’s nursery!

  19. I love it so very much!! It needs to be my next project!

  20. I Love it! Congratulations!Kisses!

  21. ADORABLE! I love what the sashing does to it. I might have to try it again 🙂 Thanks for the link up, I appreciate it!

  22. Some awesome! I wish I had the skill and patience to sew a quilt. I love those fabrics – I was debating the coral bicycle wheel fabric on ETSY the other day!

  23. so cute, jess! i really can’t wait to see this third CINO nursery – it’s going to be spectacular.

  24. Hey Jess, how’s the pregnancy? Feeling ok? The quilt is beautiful. Let us know how you’re doing! I’m 26 weeks pregnant now and I couldn’t imagine having the energy to sew a quilt. I did however make a couple of those cute elephant softies you posted a while back.

  25. uhm, how are you so awesome?! this is so pretty and I’m sure your little one will love it!

  26. I think this would be a popular quilt if I make it look like corn stalks (make the middles yellow and the diagonals be green with a sky blue backing)… going in my to-do pile!!!

  27. That’s really cute! I love the backing fabric you used. Great job! I wish I had the time to try things like this. =)

  28. Jess, You are amazing! That quilt is stunning, it’s so fresh and fun, I just adore it! Fantastic job!

  29. So pretty!! Love the pattern and the colors. Great job!

  30. Yeah, that’s pretty gosh-darn cute. Just adorable. Can only be trumped by the baby. 🙂

  31. oh what a treasure you have for your wee one! I love it and it’s perfect. Now, go put your feet up, you deserve it!

  32. Oh so lovely!

  33. I love it! The pattern, the fabric, everything! Well done.

  34. Anonymous says

    Lush!! Want to try one myself now!

  35. Love that fabric line, so soft! Perfect for the baby

  36. Oh my gosh, I want a giant one for my bed!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  37. Love it, following along now.

  38. Your quilt turned out amazing! I fell in love with it the day you posted it and I keep looking back to it for inspiration for a quilt I want to do for my daughter’s room. I’ve been a follower of yours for a long time and I just wanted to say thank you again for all the inspiration you give your readers!! I shared your quilt today on my blog and I would love for you to stop by sometime!


    Amber @ jRoxDesigns

  39. First off, AMAZING quilt! I love this to death. Secondly, can you share how much yardage you used of the printed fabric as well as for the sashing? Also, what were the final dimensions of your quilt? (Basically, I need to know how to exaclty copy what you did!) 😉 Thanks!!
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  40. Such an adorable quilt! I actually just picked out fabric from the same line! i was wondering how much yardage of the white you added and if you still used all 6 fat quarters of the patterned fabric like the tutorial says. also what was the final dimensions of your quilt! I can’t wait to make this for my baby girl!


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  41. I LOVE this quilt! I just found out that we’re having a little girl and I am going to be adventurous and wanted to try and make this quilt. There were a few questions from March that I am also asking – how much yardage you used of the printed fabric and sashing along with the dimentions. I’ve never made a quilt before – what do you put in the middle of the two sides.

    Many thanks!
    Jessica ([email protected])

  42. Hi, I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this quilt. I LOVE the fabric. Can you tell me how many yards of each color you used. I want to order some and dont want to order to much, its kinda spendy.

    monica ([email protected])

  43. Kristyn Dyson says

    Hello! This pattern is no longer available?? Does anyone have it and could email me? Thank you

  44. I love this so much! I’d like to copycat for a quilt for my babe-to-be. Can you tell me about how big the quilt is and about how big each piece is? Thank you!!

    • The quilt is standard crib size, but I couldn’t tell you the fabric needed, I used all different cuts. Sorry!

  45. Colleen Ramser says

    This may have been asked already but I’m thinking of doing this exact look for my baby girl’s nursery. Do you have a list of the exact color names of the fabrics on that site that you used in the quilt and for the sheets? Thanks! The nursery is super cute!!

  46. Colleen Ramser says

    Also, do you know the paint color name of the nursery room that this quilt is in?

  47. What color thread did you use to quilt it up in the end? Did you use a special foot to stay at the lines or just eyeball it?

  48. Ok. I LOVE this quilt! You don’t have an etsy store where you sells these do you?

  49. these are our colors and I would love to buy this beautiful quilt! Any way to buy one?

  50. Everyone loves this so much. You should make them and sell them! I’d buy one!

  51. I LOVE this quilt! I need to make one…only I want to use up my scraps. Could you please tell me what angle you cut your ends at and how wide you cut the white sashing? I think the sashing between the herringbone “makes” the quilt. Thank you for sharing. You have inspired me!

  52. I’m new to quilting and can use all the help I can get! Since the tutori is no longer available, can you suggest any others that might be helpful in achieving the same style pattern?


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