Friday, October 27, 2006

BROKEN DISHES


I am back in Blogland! My computer guy came over last night and cleaned up my computer! Yay!! Everything that I had messed up while trying to “fix” things, is put back in order. What would I do without him? Let’s not even think about it.

I have been playing with HSTs this past week. I love them, actually. I used up little scraps of triangles that I had trimmed off things over the years, added some new ones, and started making Broken Dishes blocks. I never have enough organizing space and found that I can put the lids to my plastic boxes to use. I set out my little HSTs on one and used a larger lid to arrange the finished blocks. The blocks are 3” finished. I got the blocks sewn together, borders and all, and decided to add a little focus block in the center like in the Dutch Doll Quilts. So I picked out the center and sewed the little appliqu├ęd bird in. (Remember the bird from a previous post? When I find something I like I just keep making it!) This time it is wool sewn on a cotton background. I love it! I will make one to exchange and one to keep! Now, back to the sewing room! Have a great weekend!
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19 comments:

Angie said...

Ooooh Marcie, I LUV that broken dishes block with the wool birdie in the middle!!! Just adorable!! So funny that I should just stop to check bloglines for sec...I was in the process of picking out a couple of quick applique pieces by Jan Patek. I have a hankerin to do some needleturn and her's are large pieces and easy to work with. LUV your block, girl!! Glad you got your computer back up to snuff too!

Libby said...

Your broken dishes turned out adorable. Isn't it fun to get a great quilt out of the castoff pieces of another project? Too fun *s*

Nancy said...

I love your little quilt with it's bird in the center! How cute.

Bonnie said...

What a sweet little quilt.

tami said...

I love the baby broken dishes. Glad the computer is all taken care of.

quiltpixie said...

your little blocks look great. I too have a bunch of HST's (that'll finish at 1") I may have to look at brocken dishes for as a pattern idea....

Screen Door said...

Great broken dishes. I can just see dolls 'tucked in'.

Judy said...

Yikes those are small. I've always loved broken dishes, it looks so scrappy and fantastic!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

oh my those are tiny!! its cute as can be ....

Patti said...

Oh Marcie - I ADORE this little quilt! It is absolutely perfect in every way. I need to keep a picture of this one for inspiration. Love the little bird in the center. Thank you for sharing!

Linda_J said...

seeing the little pieces laid out on the container lid (great plan, by the way) you can easily see why they named it "Broken Dishes". Well done!

Anonymous said...

Neat. Love the tiny broken dishes...

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I love it. I keep meaning to make some little quilts, but can't seem to get to it... I did make my first postcard though

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Marci, That's delightful. Cute, cute, cute!

Dawn said...

Oh Marci - I LOVE it! The broken dishes were adorable, but that little bird in the middle is too cute like that!

Anonymous said...

Now that's just lovely - those HST's are really small. I have a ziplock baggie with a lot of HST's in (brights and cream) - perhaps it is time to stitch them together in an orderly fashion. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

love the idea of the appliqued piece in the centre of the quilt.

YOur Buggy Barn quilt is lovely. I had never heard of Buggy Barn quilts until i began blogging and some photos of their quilts.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love how you combined the bird block with the HST's! Great!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Your little quilt is just precious!