Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

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The last thing I need to do right now is start another QAL but…..I found a new to me blog called Molli Sparkles and a quilt along that is just getting started using this block so I pulled out some batiks and made a block!

We got home from our trip yesterday and 2 hours later I had my sewing machine warmed up and going……Bob just shook his head at me as I showed him my block. I sure missed my sewing machine.

Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

I can’t believe how hot it is now that we are home! While in Minnesota we had beautiful weather with no humidity and I even wore a jacket at night. At least we know that the weather will get cooler here soon. I’m going to check out the river front today and see if the poison ivy died while I was gone.

Now more on my stash! Another neat quilt shop was in Forest City, Iowa called The Quilted Forest.
This is another shop that I visited 3 years ago and I wish I had asked if I could take some photos. We got here close to the end of the day and I was just excited to do some shopping before they closed.

I bought a couple of the Cotton Candy strips last time and decided to pick up a few more. There are ten 2 1/2 inch strips in each little bundle…..aren’t they cute!

Cotton Candy Fabrics from The Forest City

I waited until I got home before I opened them…..I can see a Halloween project made with the orange and black strips!
Cotton Candy Fabrics from The Forest CityI also picked up a charm pack of High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda and a couple fabrics that were on sale and seemed to match.
Cotton Candy Fabrics from The Forest City

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  1. What fun. Love the ill cotton candies.

  2. Awesome blocks, Connie!! Isn't he a kick? I love reading his blog. There have been times I've laughed so hard I've cried.
    I so wanted to join the MSBHQAL but after much debating decided against it. I haven't even finished quilting my Texas Teardrops yet. Starting another QAL might not be too bad of an idea but I don't function well with a lot of UFO's nagging at me.
    Your trip sounded busy and fun. How did you ever drive by that quilt store so many times without making someone drop you off?? lol From the pictures I can see why you could have spent a lot of time there. It looks wonderfully full of goodies and something to see in every nook and cranny.

  3. Fun, fun, fun! I had saved that tutorial to try later on! Seeing yours makes me want to make it today!

  4. Lorna McMahon says:

    Glad to see you have joined in the MSBHQAL! Love your first block in batiks! Great fabric stash additions, too! Welcome home!

  5. It is funny, I just found out about Molli this week! What a hoot. Your block is super. Love the use of the beige. Those cotton candy packs are cute.

  6. Hahaha, looks like Molli has spread herself all over the world! Luckily there is plenty of sparkle to go around! Your block looks great!

  7. Kelly Young says:

    I love the BH block and yours is really pretty! love the colors!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. Your broken herringbone came out splendidly! 😀

  9. Your broken herringbone came out splendidly! 😀

  10. Oh, I love that block in batiks. I have started making some too.

  11. The Cotton Candy bundles are just too cute! Never seen those before. It's always nice to find stash stuff, eh?!
    Your Herringbone block is super. Love the colors you picked.
    Welcome home!

  12. Great MSBHQAL block!

  13. Althea Dene says:

    Gosh, thank you Connie! Always enjoy your postings. BTW, I had 2 hours of amusement this morning while I viewed the blog you passed along, "Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along". This blog is a trip!! Jason writes about his take as a "newbie" when he was exploring a new world; sewing and quilting.

  14. Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter says:

    Oooh I see a Halloween project in that pile of pretties too! Look forward to seeing what you make – and this is lovely. 🙂

  15. Lorette Cole says:

    Lovely addition to your stash! And a great block! Love your sashing color too!

  16. butterflyangelsquilting says:

    All that yummy goodness!! I don't NEED more fabric, but dang I WANT SOME!! LOL

  17. I thought that was you on the Herringbone flickr site!! Your block is gorgeous. I have one out there, too, but mine is "broken" – really broken. 🙁 No time to get back to it right now but I will fix it. Wish you lived closer – you could help me figure out what I did wrong.

    Those cotton candy strips look like they would lend themselves to the herringbone very readily.

  18. I saw that block this week too and LOVED it! Yours looks terrific.

    I saw that the heat had descended on you guys again. Amazing! Any rain in the forecast?

    The quilt shop sounds great and I am glad to see you had a little retail therapy while you were there.

  19. What a lovely block! And I've never seen those "cotton candy" strips – fun!

  20. The block is wonderful and so are the additions to your stash.