Thursday, June 29, 2006

Broken Dishes Progress


I sure like how this quilt is turning out. As Bonnie says, if the fabric still looks ugly you've just not cut it small enough. There are lots of ugly fabrics here but I think the quilt is going to be striking. Today I sewed on the inner border and the surrounding row of larger blocks. I put it back on the design wall and cut strips for the second border to see how it looks. I'm going to cut a set of navy strips also to see which one I like best. Then it'll be back to making the little broken dishes blocks. I don't know if I have enough small triangle squares or not. If not I think I might add another border then make the outside the larger size blocks. I won't know until I get that far and decide how it looks. It's a fun adventure - not knowing how the finished quilt will look and designing as I go. It's been awhile since I've done that, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is.

26 comments:

Carolyn said...

Patti, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to have to give it a try...were there any rules about color placement when you put the blocks together? Lights/Darks, etc.? I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!

Carolyn

quiltpixie said...

It's looking great...

Kim West said...

Oh my goodness... that is beautiful - can't wait to see it with the smaller ones outside. I have already decided I am going to "steal" this idea with some fall fabrics I got this past weekend...

Shelina said...

I looked at the closeup and didn't see any ugly fabric in there. This is a beautiful quilt. And you should be doubly proud that you are designing it yourself.

Hanne said...

WOW - your quilt is looking So Good !!

anne bebbington said...

Patti - it's looking so good - you could get away with the blue and the burgundy as there's enough of both in the scraps when you look at from a distance - mmm mmmmmmm!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Patti! I love, love, love it! I can't believe how different it looks with the borders and the 2 sizes - I love it! Ok, can I say love it one more time???? :)

The Calico Cat said...

it is exciting to watch your quilt grow!

Silverthimble said...

Your quilt is fabulous! My favorite--scrappy!

Bonnie said...

Wow - double WOW WOW. Enough said.

Darlene said...

Oh Patti - it's fabulous. I have a birthday next month! LOL

kim said...

The broken dish quilt is wonderful! I have to tell you, I love the heirloom stiches- it is beautiful!! I'm so impressed with all the quilting you are able to do. That's my dream! :-)

Passionate Quilter said...

Wow--I love it. I really like the effect of the two sizes. Great job you have done!

Laurie said...

WOW...I like it a LOT...and the red is GREAT!!!
Hugs
Laurie

Vicky said...

Great quilt! You did an awesome job putting this one together!

Finn said...

My oh my Patti....LOL, I have computer problems for a couple of days and you've sewn up the whole state of Washington I think...*VBS*
All I can say is WOW!! It's a knock your socks off scrap quilt, for sure.
Your scraps are bright and happy enough, they look wonderful together. Very, very upbeat! I especially like the two sizes of blocks together. How great to be able to do just what you want, design as you go, and not worry about if the pattern isn't right. You rock girl!! So glad you got those days of vacation, Hugs, Finn

KCQuilter said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jeanne said...

Oh, wow -- this is absolutely DAZZLING!!!!!
Jeanne

Fiona said...

What a lovely, lovely quilt!

MARCIE said...

Way cool quilt Patti! (I had to think of a descriptive phrase you haven't heard yet.)Looks like you are not yet out of scraps! I guess it will be getting bigggggger.

Cher said...

this is looking great Patti! it is fun to design on the go, as long as you have some patience :-) it's going to be a wonderful quilt.

Mary said...

It's looking great Patti, I love this quilt.

Ann said...

"Do you like this"......The answer is an astounding YES! It's gorgeous!

Lynn Dykstra said...

very, very nice! I like the lights in the center and tans outside.
Lynn

Judy said...

What a wonderful quilt. One of my all time favorotes patterns!!

Just beautiful. Looks liek the camping trip was a big success!!

Quilting Kim said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I just came across a whole bin of 2.5" HST's and I think this is the project that they have been waiting for. I'm anxious to see your progress. I've always loved the broken dishes pattern, but I realy like the way you are putting it together.