Sunday, February 18, 2024

Board and Batten ++ Ruby Star Society Version

I have a quilt finish to share with you today :) I released the Board and Batten quilt pattern in late 2022 and hosted a quilt along for the pattern in the beginning of 2023. I made a quilt top during the quilt along, but due to the craziness of getting ready for my book launch, I never quilted or finished it.

I am happy to report that the Ruby Star Society version of Board and Batten is officially complete and has already been snuggled with (the cats really seem to like to shed on it).

If you are interested, you can grab a copy of Board and Batten in my pattern shop (digital and print) and on Etsy** The pattern is on sale for $2.22 off in my pattern shop through Feb 20th, no coupon needed **

Fabric Choices

For this version of Board and Batten, I used some charm packs of Honey by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society along with Kona Cotton in Pepper.

The binding choice was a happy accident, I had originally planned on using a navy solid or print, but when the quilt top was hanging on my banister, I happened to have my leftover Fabric C from my Malted Mystery quilt next to it.  It looked perfect and I had just enough.

For the backing, I went with a yellow herringbone Joel Dewberry print that complimented the design and colors (and I happen to have a bunch of yardage of).

Quilting Design

Because this is a simpler pieced design, I wanted to keep the quilting more simple too, but I really did not want light thread on the navy sections or darker thread on the lighter prints so I came up with some free motion back and forth lines quilting the dark and light sections separately.  

The quilting did take some quilt rotating as I quilted each part, but I was able to quilt continuously from one side to the other (yeah for no thread burying!).

Here is the quilt back to see the quilting more easily.  If you would like me to do a tutorial on this design, I would be happy to do so, please let me know.  

For my first version of the quilt, I used an "ele" quilting design that you can find here.

Pattern Sale

If you want to make your own Board and Batten, you can get a copy in my pattern shop (digital and print) and on Etsy.  

In honor of my quilt finish and QuiltCon starting on the 22nd (so 2/22), I am offering $2.22 off the digital and print versions of Board & Batten in my shop (note this coupon code is only good for my shop, not in Etsy).

About the Pattern

Board and Batten is a super fun and quick pattern based on half square triangles to make a modern herringbone-like design. 

The pattern is perfect for your pre-cuts or scraps you have in your sewing room being charm pack, layer cake, fat quarter bundle, and scrap friendly.  Board and Batten contains instructions for baby, throw, twin, and queen sizes.

If you love half square triangles (HST), then this quilt is for you! 

Once you make a Board and Batten quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #BoardandBattenQuilt and #BoardandBattenQAL during the quilt along.

Quilt Along

There was a quilt along for this pattern in early 2023, you can see all of the 35+ versions of Board and Batten here.




  1. I love the orange binding and the way you free motion quilted the back and forth lines. I bet that quilted a lot more quickly than my walking foot quilting following the piecing lines!

  2. Would love a tutorial on the quilting. This pattern is in my queue

  3. This is such a fun pattern! I noticed in my diary that I finished both of mine about a year ago now. Need to make it again!!!

  4. Is your solid black or navy? The quilt is beautiful!

  5. Kona Pepper makes such a great alternative to black! Your squares and HSTs pop beautifully! Such a striking quilt.


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