Friday, 26 May 2017

'broken dishes'

Remember earlier in the week, when I had a little pile of old 'broken dishes' blocks that I was having a spot of trouble with? Thanks for your +ve comments, you all gave me lots to think about.

So just how to move forward with this WiP?
I did recall my original idea ages ago was simply to join them all up together, and I started thinking that {sigh} maybe some of these blocks would be happier sans sashing after all.


After leaving things to ruminate for a few days, I decided to separate the blocks out and make two quilts. This first one is the 'vintage version' it's scrappy, made up of large blocks with similar combinations. It's busy & happy, with a certain confused quality that I'm finding appealing just now.




Finished quilt top measures 150cms x 120cms.
Another one to add to the growing pile of quilts needing to be quilted !
Linking up this week with Em for 'moving it forward' over here


And it seems I might have a bit of a thing for 'broken dishes' blocks
- pop over here to see what I mean !

a bit more #60
I just noticed that, sadly, NZ Quilter magazine is finishing up very soon.
After 25 years of publishing, it will finish with issue 100, last copy due out in July 2017.
- it will be sorely missed



19 comments:

  1. Definitely looking much more cohesive Linda, that unpicking must have been a pain.
    Happy weekend to you.

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  2. Great decision and result, which I love very much!
    Hard Copy Quilt magazines have a hard time, as there’s so much to find on the internet. I have two New Zealand Quilter magazines from ages ago. I understand why you will miss it!

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  3. hey that worked well! Yes I will be sad along with many others to see the NZ Quilter mag go, our only quilting magazine.

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  4. Love the blues and scrappy broken dishes quilt. It looks like something to snuggle under- quite cozy.

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  5. I actually found that magazine once at a bookstore and thought it was very nice and then I never saw it again! Love your quilts.

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  6. Greetings from the other side of the globe. I love your broken dishes quilt top. The blue solids are a nice frame to the prints and it blends in a cheerful hug of a quilt.I am really impressed with your blog, the layout, the font, nice write up. You have a knack with your insight. I will be linking up to your SSSS group. Happy Sewing!

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  7. Good choice on the final layout - it really lets those little blocks shine. Love it!

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  8. I knew you would come up with something wonderful!

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  9. "a certain confused quality" - love that phrase -- it suits the quilt top perfectly!!!

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  10. This looks so good, especially when the fabrics mix around blocks like the bright and soft red with blue. They move my eye around. Congratulations on your decision.

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  11. I love what you've done with these blocks, Linda. It's a very fun quilt.

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  12. Oh I like how you've worked this one, very nice indeed!

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  13. You did good rumination, I love the quilt, I would have done the same layout. I enjoy looking at all of the fabric combinations.

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  14. I have seen the same style of quilt done with a repetition of 9 patch checkers and your broken dishes are much more interesting. I love the fun sprit you have conveyed in your quilt. COngratulations on being able to let go. I find that difficult. Regarding your "bit of a thing for broken dishes blocks", I can totally understand. My quilting is my source of relaxation and comfort. I think that when you find something that you enjoy, it is way OK to do it over and over again and again. Sure, we should mix in a bit of stretching. See my struggles at
    http://dianeloves2quilt.blogspot.com/2017/04/outside-my-comfort-zone.html

    But the old standards are a real keeper, too. See my broken record at
    http://dianeloves2quilt.blogspot.com/2017/05/cheaper-by-dozen.html and
    http://dianeloves2quilt.blogspot.com/2017/05/more-babies-more-burp-cloths.html

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  15. The controlled scrappy looks great! Congrats on another beautiful finished flimsy.

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  16. Your "vintage version" quilt top is beautiful! I love the controlled scrappiness.. it's how I make scrappy quilts, too. It looks so soft and comfie.

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  17. That is such a gorgeous top! So sorry to hear your NZ magazine is finishing up. Maybe another one will start up.

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  18. Years ago, I made several broken dishes quilts. It's a wonderful pattern with lots of potential! Love your final layout with these blocks. It's a beautiful combination of colors!

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  19. Lovely quilt! I would say a 'certain confused quality' is definitely a good thing to my eyes too.

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