Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Last Group of Broken Dishes Part Deux Blocks

Woohoo!  Now all 46 blocks are done and finished.  This last group is a little more dull?  Gray?  I do like how all of the blocks go together though, which is good.  Big sigh of relief there.  You just never know....
Will I really be able to chop some of these blocks in half?
I nixed the sashing fabrics I had picked out.  They just weren't doing it for me anymore, which is sad.  Not unusual, but sad.  Rarely can I ever predestine my sashing or my border fabrics, which makes me wonder why I even try? Those fabrics were supposed to make a very nicely pieced sashing pattern that I have been wanting to experiment with.  More and more I think I'm going to have to stick with the original pattern and do something very simple so that my blocks will be well framed.  If the sashing is too busy it will compete with the blocks and we can't have that.*wink
Where I started from.
The March/April 2011 issue of Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine is where I got my enthusiasm for this quilt project.  The stack of selected fabrics finally meets the perfect pattern and that's all it takes to get me to start cutting.  I only have about three (or four) more stacks of fabric waiting for the magic pattern.  Remind me to stay away from the Broken Dishes block though won't you?

3 comments:

  1. Wow, the blocks look wonderful. Congrats on getting them all done! Anxious to see your selection/width/etc. of sashing you'll use. The original pattern's sashing is a little overpowering... would be more to my taste had it been narrower, though if I owned the quilt as is, I'd love it and be proud to display it.

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  2. I am anxious to see all your blocks put together.

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  3. Simply Beautiful! I think your fabric selection for the blocks can carry the quilt without the sashing. I too think it would be overpowering and distracting.

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