Herringbone Block Tutorial


I was so thrilled to participate in the Designer Challenge in the new issue of Fat Quarterly!

The Designer Challenge asks a handful of bloggers to create a block using specific design elements and/or fabric requirements. I’m always amazed at the different interpretations people come up with. This issue’s challenge was to create a block using charm squares.

This herringbone block was what I came up with. It uses charm squares and an easy piecing method to create a unique spin on zig zags or string blocks. A complete tutorial for making the block can be found in Issue 5.

Fat Quarterly is hands-down my favorite quilting publication—I’ve been a subscriber since day one. So how fun for my block to be in it this month, alongside all the other fabulous blocks. Issue 5 is all about pre-cuts, and it’s full of great patterns, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, please do!

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  1. Live a Colorful Life
    Live a Colorful Life says:

    Amazing block! I would definitely use this to make a quilt. I certainly have enough charm packs in my stash! And congrats on being in Fat Quarterly–definitely one of my favorite publications as well!


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