Friday, August 12, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 30 - Broken Dishes

The Broken Dishes block is made with half square triangle units and we'll be using 3 fabrics, a Background and 2 Accent fabrics.

Fabric Instructions

Background: Cut 4 half square triangles from 3½ inch strips.
Accent 1 & 2: Cut from each fabric 2 half square triangles from 3½ inch strips.

Half Square Triangle unit instructions

  • Match 3½ inch strips of Background and Accent 1 fabric right sides together.
  • Cut 2 pair half square triangles from strips using half square triangle ruler, turning ruler as needed.
  • Sew ¼ inch seam on long side of triangle pairs.
  • Press seam to one side.
  • Repeat above with Background and Accent fabric 2.

Final instructions

To finish Broken Dishes block, layout units as shown in picture and chain piece first rows, then columns with a ¼ inch seam. Press seams to one side.

A different variation of this block with a calculator for different sizes can be found here.

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