Wednesday 23 July 2014

Broken dishes

Hi there,

It's been a couple of weeks or so since I had something to post. Been working on a couple of things that are now close to completion.
The first is a 'broken dishes' pattern (I presume like most other traditional blocks it has other names too), looks more like an hour glass or egg timer to me, but maybe people don't use those any more.
Excuse the plant pots beneath the quilt, it's a sunny spot so my husband puts his Gerbra seedlings there for Winter warmth!
The simple two colours seem to work well and the narrow border gives it a bit of a lift. That will be the binding too, once I've completed the quilting vertically as well as the current horizontal. The wavy line was fun and easy and gives the quilt a bit of movement too.

I thought it would be versatile enough and suitable for a new niece that has just joined the family. Looking forward to seeing a 2 week old shortly.
Since I thought it would be softer as a blanket I backed it with a fleecy, rather than the usual wadding and backing. The quilting still worked fine and it's lovely and soft.

Until next time,

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. So pretty! I like this pattern...I made a table runner out of it a year or two ago / love your red and white ! :)

  2. Oh, Lynn! This is going to be such a special gift for the newest member of the family! Love the wavy quilting. It looks great! Have fun snuggling your new niece!