Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More Broken Dishes

Thank you for all of your kind comments left on the previous post featuring this quilt top!  I really appreciate it.  I never can tell how a quilt is going to be received by my blog readers; although I do know that you ~ just like myself ~ enjoy COLOR!

Today I have some pretty pictures to show you of the progress made over the last day or so.


I have added a final pieced triangle border to all four sides of the quilt.  Really easy to piece and nothing was wasted ~ I've used the small triangle trimmings for the quilt back  ~ herewith a quick snapshot of the  quilt back (quilting as yet unfinished) :


As much as I like the overall design of the tumbling blocks I must say that I this kind of irregular piecing, with  odd angles and off grain pieces of fabric, is not my favorite piecing style.  I wasted much fabric trying to get all of the blocks to fit in at different angles, and although I am glad to have tried such unstructured piecing, I was quite pleased to finish the panel.  More practice required.


I have basted the quilt sandwich and spent quite some time at the machine already.  With a cool start to the day the Winter sunshine pouring through the window and over my work station was very welcome indeed.

I hope you've had a fun sewing day!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Broken Dishes Quilt - A Finished Quilt
Broken Dishes Quilt - Work in Progress

55 comments:

  1. Love this Rita.
    Especially the tumbling blocks on the back!!
    Andi xx

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  2. Rita this is awesome. I am working on an HST quilt with kona to. Looks a little similar but my pattern is the hourglass now that I have seen this I can't wait to finish mine. You are so very inspiring. But,..... I'm sure you here that all the time ;)

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  3. Love love love this quilt! The top's gorgeous but the back is just inspired! Love it!

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  4. The back is just the loveliest piece of whimsy I've seen lately. Love love love.

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  5. The whole quilt is stunning well done.

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  6. I love love love this. The back - it is to die for.

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  7. The back is amazing, those colours just pop and I love the 3D effect you have with the last block and its 'shadow'!

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  8. It's a very appealing quilt but the back is sensational. Just how did you do the back? I have been trying to work it out, but if you pieced each one individually I can't see the seams! Please share, Rita

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  9. you are amazing. i just love the precision of your work.

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  10. What everyone said. I love the front and the back. You have such a great eye for colour (and the 3D block on the back is inspired!).

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  11. Love the border Rita, it really makes it! Gorgeous'

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  12. The whole quilt is wonderful! The backing is a stroke of genius! Love the tumbling blocks!

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  13. What a fabulous quilt! The front is so beautiful, and then the surprise of the back! It was totally worth all the work you put into it, I'm sure!!

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  14. The tumbling blocks on the back look AMAZING!! Very impressive.. xx Bec

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  15. That quilt top is absolute eye candy and the back is brilliant! I love the drop shadow on that square, Photoshop inspired?

    Nice sewing machine!

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  16. Wonderful colours and the free piecing is great. Love that back!

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  17. Totally cool.

    I can't wait for the day that my "needs more practice" work looks as good as yours!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  18. You are SO inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I'm new to following your blog and love your work. This last quilt top is gorgeous with all the clean, bright colors. I love, love, love the way you have chosen to make the back. So much fun!

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  20. great quilting! love the back.

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  21. I love all of these. I'm always amazed at what you create with HSTs.

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  22. When I saw that top picture I thought that was the final layout. It's interesting to see it on point like that.

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  23. I love it!! I just finished a top pieced very similarly and what a job it was. I was using up some leftover fabrics, ran out of them and had to purchase complimentary fabrics. It took a lot of time, but I was happy with it when done.

    I haven't quilted mine as yet, but it looks like you are doing a 1/4 inch on each side of your seams. I haven't figured out just how I want to finish mine.

    Thanks for sharing your WIP.

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  24. oh rita! what a gorgeous quilt, but the back is a masterpiece! fantastic.

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  25. I love this quilt! And the back is a work of art in itself and would make a neat narrow wall hanging.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. As above I adore that drop shadow - so clever - but then I love it all really. You certainly have a way with colours and I find it so inspirational.

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  27. You know, I just love your quilting style.
    You have this wonderful sense of color and pattern.

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  28. I thought of you yesterday as I was piecing HST--but not as many as you! The quilt has turned out just lovely--thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

    Elizabeth E.
    http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  29. Looks great. The border is my favorite part -- I LOVE it.

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  30. I love how the border pulls your eye out.

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  31. I love the back too, but don't envy you the piecing....very nice project overall - and very fun!

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  32. Stunning! Simply stunning!

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  33. This is a Great Quilt, and is worthy of all this love!
    AND will you share a tutorial with us on how you pieced the back? Looking at it I was certain it was applique. I have learned my lesson: I should NEVER underestimate you :)

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  34. I love the tumbling blocks! I can imagine how hard it may be to piece them but the effect is great.

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  35. Such simple piecing on the front but so cute!

    Now on the back - Love the tumbling blocks! But yeah, looks like a pain in the neck! But good for you. :)

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  36. One more comment to say that I really like those tumbling blocks on the quilt back. The shadow on that larger block adds a nice touch too.

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  37. So beautiful and colorful, I love it!
    I love how you made the block on the backside look 3D, very clever!

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  38. Oh, how very perfect! I am continually amazed at how you just keep upping your game, especially when sharing your HST love. And, while I'm quite sure you labored long over the tumbling blocks on the back, the end result is a quilt that feels so fresh and playful that I imagine it could/would/will incite forbidden jumping on the bed. This is just one more example of your work that reminds me that the quilts I find most beautiful do not first distract me with skillful construction or technical difficulty but, instead, just open my eyes to color, shape, and feeling. So, now, I want to go jump on a bed! This quilt just makes me smile. Thanks, as ever, for sharing.

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  39. At first I thought the first photo was the entire quilt top. Hehehe:D Then I saw the second photo...I love it! The broken dishes design plays tricks on my eyes, but is so pretty to look at. I love the backing. Looks tricky, but well worth the design. Very fun!

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  40. Love your quilt - the border really makes it, too!

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  41. The back is fabulous! It takes longer to get that effect perfect, but so worth it.

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  42. Love the traditional tumbling block quilt....BUT I love the irregular tumbling blocks more!!! I think it turned out beautifully!!!

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  43. HST's - such a simple thing, but oh so effective!! Love the solids - have used them after seeing how you put "it all together". Very satisfying. Do you use a "proper" walking foot on your Bernina, or do you use the inbuilt dual feed?? Keep up the awesome work and inspiration. Cheers, Dianne

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  44. What a novel idea you used for the back - it was, I think, worth the trouble you took; it's gorgeous.

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  45. Love the border! It really finishes the quilt nicely. The back is so awesome! What a great idea. It's almost like another quilt in itself.

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  46. Really Lovely! can you share how you pieced the back?? I would probably applique such a lovely piece of whimsy.

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  47. Wow this is gorgeous! the back looks amazing - great job getting all of those pieces to work just right. The first photo posted makes it look like you set those broken dishes on point with corner-border pieces, and then it's like whoa! look at those awesome borders you added! love it.

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  48. As much as it might have been a pain to do, your pieced backing is STUNNING! I love it. Gonna have to try that myself now.

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  49. I can see how they would be a pain, but those tumbling blocks definitely have a great effect. Way to push the limits!

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  50. What a great, colourful quilt! I love the back - is there a quilt top coming up like this?

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