Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

This post may contain affiliate links which wonโ€™t change your price but will share a commission.

I always have fun using my batiks for quilt blocks. If you have a bunch of scraps in similar colors this is a perfect way to use them in a project.

(Updated March 13th, 2019)

Broken Herringbone quilt block used for tablerunner

Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

Broken Herringbone quilt block in red

Here is a red table runner that I finished up after realizing my blocks for the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone QAL were never going to get finished….I didn’t need another UFO so I used the blue blocks for a table runner and a couple other quilt projects.

Table runners are a perfect way to use up blocks and wouldn’t this make a perfect gift!

Broken Herringbone batik tablerunner

I really love the colors in this… is a favorite of mine. I also made the Mini Broken Herringbone mug rug. It is so cute!

Broken Herringbone batik tablerunner and mug rug

I used lots of beautiful batiks, some of them came from Connecting Threads, The Fat Quarter Shop and some from quilt shops I have visited. The top batik with the label on it just came from a shop that I visited when we went to see Builder Bob’s mom in Minnesota.

Broken Herringbone quilt block batiks used

I really had fun making this beautiful broken herringbone quilt block and wouldn’t it be neat to make a quilt with each block a different color!

Broken Herrinbone quilt blocks in two colors of batiks

This blue table runner was the first one I made using the blocks. Do you like the way I joined the blocks together?

Broken Herring Bone quilt block table runner blue batiks

Here is a closeup of the free motion quilting that I did on the tablerunner. I decided to just quilt on the blue batiks and leave the cream strips with no quilting. I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine for my piecing and quilting.

Broken Herringbone quilted tablerunner closeup
For this tablerunner, I added my binding to the back and then folded it over the front and sewed it down by machine using my machine binding tutorial. Have you ever sewed your binding on this way?

Broken Herring Bone quilt block table runner blue batiks binding stitched to front

I have a few more blue blocks left and some scraps that I wasn’t going to throw away. Take a look at what I did with the leftovers and some other quilt projects made with my blue batiks.

Broken Herringbone quilted tablerunner leftover scraps

If you missed this Quilt Along you can read more about it at Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone QAL.

Here is a link to the tutorial on the Broken Herring bone quilt block.

Today Xander and I are going to take a long walk along the river and then get out paints, pencils and stencils and create. Enjoy your day!
Follow Freemotion by the River on Pinterest
Broken Herringbone quilt block and table runner
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for details.

Accuquilt Dynamic Promo

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

Broken Herrinbone quilt blocks in two colors of batiks

Subscribe and get quilt tutorials sent to you twice a week!

Similar Posts


  1. What a fabulous pattern! I am definitely going to have to make myself a table runner, or two… or three! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hugs and thanks bunches for the link to the tutorial!
    Beth P

  2. They are beautiful. I need to learn how to do these. So much sewing to do so little time. By the way I noticed you changed your picture with your new short hair cut. Very nice! Are you enjoying it?

  3. Love the Molli Sparkles broken herringbone but I resisted and hopefully will make it someday. I just did not need another UFO cluttering up my space.

  4. Beautiful!!! I think I'll have to make them into curtains in my library! I wanted to make stained glass, and I think these will just be perfect and so much easier ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thanks for sharing. I had heard a little bit about Adobe's cloud version of SW and had been wanting to investigate to see what the prices were. This is actually a super deal so I'll sign up and learn with you! Hopefully I won't be a pest as you are far more experienced with PS than I am.


  6. Those runners are gorgeous! I love that you used wider strips. You sure did a fab job of matching up the middles!

  7. The BH blocks are so pretty, but they are time consuming. Smart idea to make them into table runners!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. I saw this tutorial earlier and thought it was nice but didn't want to make a quilt. Now that I see your table runner, I do think I'll make two blocks and see how I goes. thanks for sharing this as it has encouraged me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.