Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Broken Dishes QAL, Part 3

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.
Did you make some broken dishes blocks?
  If you did, now is time to put them together.

If you are making a twin, lap, or baby size quilt,
you will have 24 blocks.
Take these blocks to your design wall or floor, and set them up as shown in the picture below.
I altered the directing of each block, then sewed them together.
This create a secondary pattern of stars.
Do you see it?

Now you can add your first plain border.
As I stated in Part 1 of the quilt along,
your plain borders are half the size of your finished HST squares, plus 1/2 inch for the seam allowance.
Sew, for my quilt, my finished HST's  were 4 inches.
Therefore, my border is 2.5 inches wide.
Cut enough border strips to go all around your quilt.
I always try to cut my border strips lengthwise,  parallel to the selvage.
It doesn't stretch as much this way, and it will make for a flatter quilt.
I also like to pin my border onto the quilt.
I know you don't need to do this but it helps to keep your seam consistent as you are sewing.

For the second border, you will need 4 Triangle in a square blocks.
You can find the tutorial here.
You will also need 40 HST's and 4 background squares the same size as your HST's.
Once you have these made, then start placing them around your quilt as in the photo below.

You can see that I used an arrow to point out the placement of the triangle in a square block.
I also have a plain background square in the corner.
Each side of the border will have a triangle in a square block in the center, and HST's on each side.

I don't have my border complete yet.
But, I've used arrows on my sketch to show you where to place the triangle in a square block.

If you have started working on your Broken Dishes QAL,
share your progress with us.
I'd love to see it, even if you've only made a block or two.



Merilyn said...

Looking sensational so far Ariane! I love this little quilt!!!

Talin's Corner said...

I love the way this quilt is turning out.

adelianismylife said...

Love the quilt! I CAN'T wait until it's finished.
I mean it,i want you to finish like A LOT!

Adelian ;)

Michele Pacey said...

Looks awesome so far Ariane! the pattern is working out so well. And yes, I do see that secondary pattern. So cool!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is looking fabulous!