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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Broken Dishes


Broken Dishes is a very easy quilt
block dating back to the 1790's.  It is
 one of the most common quilt patterns.
Also known as:  Old Tippecanoe, Bow Ties,
Hour Glass, Whirling Blade & Yankee Puzzle.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Dark (Brown w/dots)
1 - 7 1/4" square

Fabric B: Medium (Blue w/leaves)
1 - 7 1/4" square - Mark
a diagonal line on back

Fabric C: Dark ( Brown floral)
1 - 7 1/4" square

Fabric D: Medium ( Pink)
1 - 7 1/4" square - Mark
a diagonal line on back


Make Half Square Triangles
Pair Fabric A and Fabric B 7 1/4"
squares and pair Fabric C and
Fabric D 7 1/4" squares, right sides
together and sew 1/4" away from
each side of drawn line.  Cut on
drawn line and press seam to
the darker fabric.


Square to 6 1/2".


Layout as shown and sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seam in row 1 to
the left and seam in row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together.  Press final
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".








1 comment:

  1. Beautiful blocks! Somewhere in the depths of my attic is a bag full of broken dish blocks. One day they'll become a quilt...

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