Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Broken Dishes Quilt

It took a while but this weekend, I finally got a beautiful day to shoot pictures and MGO was home during daylight hours to help me.

Without further ado, here is yet another Broken Dishes Quilt:

Broken Dishes

This quilt is different from my last version. Besides being a quilt that we decided to keep no matter what (mainly because MGO loves all the colours), I actually hand-pieced this baby when I was still doing the Fort Worth-Dallas commute sometime between the years 2005-2008.

Because we decided to keep this quilt for ourselves, I splurged on the no. 5 perle cotton I used for this quilt. Instead of using Finca, Anchor, or DMC like I usually do, I visited my local thread shop The French Knot and purchased over-dyed no. 5 perle cotton for Weeks Dye Works which costs about $5.00/20 yard skein. Though my pocketbook winced, I couldn't deny that the choice of this thread made the the fabric pop.

Broken Dishes

I certainly don't remember this quilt being this bright before I started quilting on it --especially the blues and oranges that really pop now.

The quilting is very simple with different colour threads echoing each triangle that is required for the Broken Dishes pattern:

Detail of the back.

I also added a little quilting to around the edge of the border using only the threads I had left because I knew I wouldn't be using the thread again on an upcoming project with all the baby quilts/wedding gifts/graduation gifts I need to finish.

Broken Dishes

P.S. Keep checking back here, I will be having a little give-away as soon as USPS delivers a special package of fabric :)

Update: I linked up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday this week as well.


  1. I love this! It looks amazing!!!

  2. Love your quilt! I enjoy hand-piecing and hand-quilting, too. = )

  3. WOW! your quilt is amazing! I am in the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis so hand piecing and quilting are out of the question, but it only makes me appreciate your work even more.

  4. What an achievement! Checked some more of your flickr pics. The quilting is great!


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