Monday, June 27, 2011

Broken Dishes

It's definitely time for an update!


This traditional layout/design is call Broken Dishes ~ pieced entirely from half square triangles.  I think I may have harbored a secret desire to make this block in each and every Kona colorway in stash, but I might just have reached my HST saturation point (for the time being!).


I really like this particular layout and although I tend to only see the four-patch single color block (maybe because that is what my focus has been whilst piecing the blocks), now and again I also catch a glimpse of a myriad of colorful pinwheels - can you see them?


Today I am working on adding some borders ~ which does involve piecing with more triangles.   I am really looking forward to quilting this quilt top as I think it will add a whole other dimension to the overall look of the quilt.


Looking forward to, and wishing you all, a fun and productive sewing week,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Broken Dishes - The Finished Quilt
More Broken Dishes - Work in Progress

46 comments:

  1. Aack! I JUST saw this on flickr and then 1 second later it is in Twitter and they is no way I could pass up the opportunity to tell you it ROCKS! Beautiful work.

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  2. I am starting to like Konas more and more lately:):) I just finished a star top quilt over on my blog @ http://joyineverythingthruhim.blogspot.com that has all Kona solids;)

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  3. I LOVE your quilt and the colors are just fabulous....as I am a color-lovin girl!!!!

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  4. Looks great! Can't wait to see what u choose for the backing!

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  5. Wow! Just wow! Your quilts are such an inspiration for a rather newbie quilter.

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  6. If there a quilt that yo make that I don't instantly love? I just plain ole love your quilts.

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  7. It's so fresh and colourful. Definitely makes me think of Summer!

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  8. You are where complexity and simplicity meet. I'm always looking forward to seeing what you've done.
    And my eyes popped back and forth from pinwheels to squares of color in their first step of origami with two opposite corners folded in.
    As always, thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oooh I'm loving the glimpses of pinwheels. I've just ordered the Rainbow coloured sets of charm squares and whites from FQS to make a pinwheel quilt. Love Kona colours and you are the lady who introduced me to them, so thank you :-)

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  10. So much colour! I want to jump around in excitement!

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  11. Gorgeous! I know what you mean about the HSTs! I gave up halfway through my pile of nearly 300 today. That's a lot of tedious trimming.

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  12. I'm a big broken dishes fan... this is very nice. :)

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  13. Gorgeous!!! Just absolutely beautiful.

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  14. I love it! So pretty. I like the arrangement, too.

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  15. It is so clean and refreshing. Absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see the quilting!

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  16. I see the pinwheels and love the colorful piece you have made.

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  17. So beautiful and your piecing is so incredible precise.

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  18. Your quilts are always so fun and colorful. You were brave to tackle all those HSTs.

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  19. Gorgeous! I love your HST and must try them soon myself!!

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  20. Broken dishes, hidden pinwheels, gorgeous colour - what more could we ask!? Nada!

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  21. "although I tend to only see the four-patch single color block" I'm seeing just diagonal rows of colour in your 2nd photo! Although now you've told me, I can see the single colour blocks and the pinwheels too. Love this!

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  22. Now that sure would be a lesson in HST for novices like me!

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  23. I didn't know YOU had an HST saturation point!! ;-)
    xx

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  24. Gorgeous! I sure hope you get over your HST saturation point quickly!

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  25. I love it. I've never used much solid color fabric and this looks beautiful!

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  26. This is FANTASTIC!! Love your use of color.. makes me so happy!

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  27. Beautiful! I love this done in the bright, solid colors!

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  28. Love this quilt top! Love how you have used the solid colors, very bright and cheery, very much a rainbow effect. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  29. Oh my goodness this is one of the prettiest quilts I've seen in a long time. Spectacular!

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  30. You are so good - beautiful, makes me want run to my sewing machine and sew,sew,sew

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  31. Gorgeous! Those colors really sing. I just made a table runner from leftover HSTs sewn into broken dishes blocks. Those HSTs sure turn into wonderful things!

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  32. Really beautiful! White, solids, HSTs--a perfect triad.

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  33. This is stunning! I love it!

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  34. Fantastic - I hope your addiction to HSTs continues as you make beautiful quilts with them

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  35. gorgeous my dear. love everything about this!

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  36. Yes! I see the pinwheels...and then I don't. So very gestalt. I love the placement of colors and do wonder how you decided which colors to put where. They work so well together. As ever when you stitch up HSTs.

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  37. This is awesome! I love the color layout. I can't wait to see it quilted.

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  38. That is so so beautiful! I love white with colours and tringles and pinwheeles! I can't say if I like better this or to be the pinwheeles with the same colours. Perhaps you have made a quilt like that also?!
    Also the way you have chosen to use the colours is so good!

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  39. Hi again... I found your pinwheel quilt and it's beautiful! But for the moment this latest one is my favorite!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas and ispiration!

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  40. Beautiful! If there is an award for the prettiest blog on the Internet, you should win it! Gorgeous quilt!

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