Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Finale ~ Broken Dishes Quilt

I hope you'll bear with me as I show you more pretty pics of my Broken Dishes Quilt - this time it is indeed the finished quilt.  Hooray!


And so today was the perfect day for picture taking  - blue sky, occasional cloud, and even mild enough to be out in my pj's at 8am to snap away with the camera.  The neighbors are used to my early morning -- before the sun creeps up over the horizon, casting long shadows -- antics.


Quilt Back ~ piecing details
  • First piece the actual "tumbling blocks".
  • Arrange the blocks as desired - I arranged my blocks on a large piece of Kona Cotton (Ash) to help me visualize and plan the design.
  • Add to each individual tumbling block an over-sized "border" from the same fabric as your background fabric.  For some of the blocks I added a basic frame border, and for others (those blocks that are "on point") I pieced over-sized triangles to each side which helps reduce fabric wastage.
  • Orientate/arrange the tumbling block at the angle required, and then trim back the block to a square/rectangle for easy piecing. 
  • After trimming return the block back to the panel to see what is required from the next block; placement, size, shape.
  • Continue till all tumbling blocks have been placed on panel, and like a puzzle fit the squares and triangles together.  You might need to trim or even add more fabric to some blocks to make them all fit.

Quilting:  I've quilted a double set quilting lines from edge to edge a little further than 1/4 inch from either side of the seam lines using the outer edge of the walking foot as a quilting guide.  I have also zig-zagged my way around the inner white border and stitched in the ditch around the outer border triangles. 


For binding fabric I have used Kona Cotton Lagoon ~ an easy decision as it is one of my favorite Kona colors ~ it adds a subtle frame and nice finishing touch to the quilt.


I have updated my Etsy Store:


You can find the listing for the Broken Dishes Quilt here ~ SOLD

RELEVANT LINKS:
1. Kona Cotton Work in Progress
2.  Broken Dishes
3.  More Broken Dishes

Happy browsing,
Rita

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44 comments:

  1. Fabulous quilt Rita, love those solids, love the binding and I adore what you did on the back!! xo

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  2. This quilt is great! I absolutely LOVE the tumbling blocks!

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  3. It's beautiful! Love the quilting on it!

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  4. How beautiful! I love the back too.

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  5. Love this quilt - the colours are wonderful but i really love the back, especially the shadowed block! Scrumptious!!!

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  6. It's fantastic!. I love the colours. Congratulations.

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  7. It's stunning...classic and bright and happy.

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  8. This quilt is gorgeous, but I think the tumbling blocks are my favorite part. I might have to do an entire project of them...

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  9. oh, rita, what a great design. and i LOVE the back. this quilt is such a pretty play of color!

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  10. Love it- very nicely done.

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  11. Lovely, amazing, scrumptious!! I love all the beautiful colours that are available in solids now and I seriously need to indulge myself and make a quilt like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. It´s beautifull!
    Very nicely, the back is amazing.

    Congratulations.

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  13. The tumbling blocks remind me of a Jeffery Smart painting! Spectacular!

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  14. This is your most stunning quilt yet! Amazing!

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  15. Looks fabulous & I love the quilting!

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  16. I love your work and how you share the process. This quilt is especially wonderful. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you willing share!

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  17. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your method for the tumbling blocks.

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  18. Oh, the quilt looks fabulous! Love it!

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  19. my favourite quilt of the year .... simply stunning

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  20. I think I like the back just as much as the front!! You are a true artist!! Well done!
    P

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  21. love the border triangles!! and the back!! So cheerful!

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  22. Wonderful pictures and wonderful quilt!

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  23. Beautiful. And thank you so much for the details on piecing the back.

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  24. I love the quilt top - but geez, the quilt back is just as spectacular. It reminds me of a kite tail... without the kite. Love it!

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  25. The back is AWESOME!!! Love the front, too, but that back is really special and creative, Rita.

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  26. Really, really gorgeous. Clean crisp lines and I love the detail on the back it really makes the quilt. Hopefully it will be snapped up quickly!

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  27. fab! love the solids. and the back is just as awesome!! :)

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  28. I always think your quilts are pretty but oh, do I love that backing!

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  29. I gasped a little when I saw it.

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  30. Finale? It should read Grand Finale! What a beautiful quilt.

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  31. The whole thing is a stunner for sure!! But my that back is brilliant!!

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  32. I'd love a tutorial about how to make that back ... I'm not quite sure I can picture how to piece triangles to the sides .... but love the effect!!!

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  33. Fantastic quilt!! Great use of solids!! Well done!! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  34. That's gorgeous. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said...! I love the back!

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  35. What a wonderful,fun quilt. I adore what you did with the back.

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  36. Wonderful quilt! Love the use of color (I am addicted to solids, so fun to work with) and absolutely adore the back. =)

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  37. Wow. Fabulous and really inspiring to a novice like me.

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  38. i think that of all the backs of all the quilts you have done (and i love them all) this is my absolute favourite. i really really really love the back of this quilt!!!

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  39. Truly beautiful quilt, very inspirational to me. Thanks for sharing.
    Rachel Hershberg, Israel

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  40. What a beautiful quilt. I just think the colours are stunning! Your work is also so beautiful and precise, I just love looking at it.

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