The Broken Herringbone Quilt
The Broken Herringbone Quilt is pieced from full width of fabric strips. Finished quilt measures approximately 52" x 70".
The Broken Herringbone Quilt is pieced from full width of fabric (WOF) strips. Instructions are included for The Broken Herringbone (above) and The Unbroken Herringbone (right).
Due to the construction methods, the exact size of the finished quilt may vary slightly. The scraps cut from the quilt during construction can be reserved for a pieced back. Two examples of ways to utilize the scraps for a pieced back are found in the final section of the pattern. Exact dimensions are not included for pieced backs.
Ideas for expanding the Broken Herringbone pattern
1. Make two complete Unbroken Herringbone tops and put them side by side. This would give the quilt more of a "W" shape. This would increase the width to roughly 104" wide. To increase the length you would need to add strips. The strips need to be added in pairs on each side. For every grouping you add, the quilt gets about 18 1/2" longer. so by adding (4) strips the quilt would be about 90" long, and with (8) strips it would be about 108".
2. Another idea to make the quilt larger and keep the same overall look of the broken herringbone is to extend the length of the original strips. You can piece two strips together to make very long strips and then piece normally. You would want to also add strips like I mentioned above to get the length. If you don't want a Queen or King quilt you could piece strips about 60" instead of doubling them.
3.You can also made this quilt for a full bed and simply added borders to all four sides in the same color as the sashing. That is the easiest and I really like the look of the herringbone floating in the middle. It worked out well!
Yardage requirements for these suggestions have not been calculated.
The first few copies were misprinted for the yardage requirements on the back cover. The misprint is cut 20 2 1/2" strips. The correction is to cut 20 1 1/2" strips.