Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

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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.

Broken Herringbone quilt block used for tablerunner

Broken Herringbone Quilt Block

Broken Herringbone quilt block in red

Here is a red table runnerthat 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 of 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…..red 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 table runner. 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 table runner, 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.

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.

Broken Herringbone quilt block and table runner

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!

Broken Herrinbone quilt blocks in two colors of batiks

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28 Comments

  1. Carolyn S. Sloan says:

    Connie, you work SO much with batiks (my FIRST love!) – do you have a favorite vendor ?

    1. My first choice will always be Island Batik fabrics. The quality is wonderful! Check out Hancocks of Paducah as they have a great selection and prices.

      1. Carolyn S. Sloan says:

        Thanks, Connie!

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

  3. Kevin the Quilter says:

    These are all really beautiful! I could see these done with a multitude of similar colored scraps!

  4. Both of these look great! I love the way the white sets off the blocks.

  5. 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?

  6. Siouxzq64@gmail.com says:

    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.

  7. grammyof4 says:

    i love these tuts and free patterns my first time on your site

  8. Farm Quilter says:

    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 🙂

  9. 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.

    SewCalGal
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  10. Lorna McMahon says:

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

  11. Beautiful runners Connie… Thanks for sharing! Karen

  12. Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation says:

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

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  13. Catskill Quilter says:

    I LOVE these table runners! It is smart to make some smaller projects, and watch your UFO shelf shrink!

  14. I love it, red is a favorite of mine too Love all your batik projects.

  15. I'm glad to see the blocks used in the runners. They look great that way.

  16. Great design…loved the duck blind one ( I think it was called) beautiful work as usual!!

  17. What a beauty. That pattern makes a great table runner.

  18. Deb@asimplelifequilts says:

    Good for you to forego the UFO route and finish these up… so pretty! The fabrics really sparkle.

  19. Connie these are great. I can "sew" see these in holiday fabrics.

  20. Nicely done, Connie! Love the blocks made into table runners!

  21. 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.

  22. Hi Connie! Wonderful table runners! Great pattern and they are so adorable with red batiks! x Teje