Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Broken Broken Dishes

If you are looking for the Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure Ruler giveaway click here.

Yesterday I showed you how to make half square triangles with the Nifty Notions Cut For The Cure ruler. Today I have a quilt to show you that had 256 HSTs all made with this technique. Its not a quilted top, but will be soon (I promise). It seemed like it might have taken very long to sew that many HSTs together, but I pulled this one together in less than a week!

Here is my Broken Broken Dishes Quilt. I used 8 different print from Central Park and white solid for the background.

The Broken Dish block is a very traditional block, which I have used in a more modern way. To make a Broken Dish block you will need 4 HSTs of your choice. I made each block with 4 of the same HSTs.

Pressing is always important when putting HSTs together in a block. On some of the more complicated blocks you may have to lay the block pieces out and figure out what directions to press the HSTs. But with the Broken Dish block the pressing is very easy. You press all the HSTs in the same direction. I pressed all of my HSTs towards the print. This will make all the diagonals lock together no matter what piece you are sewing together.

To make a Broken Dish block the HSTs go together like so...

I havent quilted this one yet because I am trying to get my nerve up to free motion quilt this one. Otherwise I need to figure out how to straightline quilt this wonky quilt. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Come back tomorrow to see my newest Terrain project that I finished this past Saturday.


  1. That is beautiful! 256 HSTs?!? I thought I loved them but you definitely take the cake :)

  2. beautiful...crazy ruler lady. My terrain blocks are done...just need to sew together.


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