I've finished my broken dishes quilt! I started this at retreat in July, and here it is, end of September, complete. That feels great! All fabrics came from my stash, which feels even better!
This quilt is based on my Myrtle's Broken Dishes pattern
, but this time I made 20 blocks rather than 12 and I skipped the borders. SO many half-square triangles in this quilt, but aren't they striking with the light background?
The background print is called "bedsheets" in the color butter, from my Emma & Myrtle fabric line for Connecting Threads
. I did an all over "cinnamon roll" quilting pattern freehand on the baby lock Tiara that I currently have on loan. The quilting took a considerable amount of time (and concentration!), but I think it was worth it. After I got done quilting it, I thought, "I'm finally in the groove. I wish I had another quilt to quilt right away!" How crazy is that?
For the backing I used the red apron print, also from my Emma & Myrtle collection. I have to admit, it's pretty fun to back a quilt with fabric that you've designed! The red gingham binding is SUCH a happy finishing touch, isn't it? Initially I was worried that it would feel too light or too cutesy compared to the rest of the quilt, but man, I love it sooooo much!
The fabrics used for the quilt were bundles from Westwood Acres
"I Want Her Stash Club" from a few years ago. They were curated by my friend Amy Smart
and Denyse Schmidt
. It was great to combine the two AND it was also a fun exercise to work with bundles selected by someone else. I would recommend it! :)
The quilt measures about 72" x 90", so a generous twin size. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It actually has a lovely fall feel to it, doesn't it? Now I'm excited to wash it up so it gets that fantastic crinkle. I think I'll sleep under this one tonight!
This is my 11th quilt finish for the year!