|Sparky the Cat on Broken Dishes Cat Mat
This particular project used 5" batik charm squares in a mix of yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. The mat finishes up 18" square, with the finished quarter square triangles being 3.5". To create the contrast that builds up the Broken Dishes pattern, I made up some quarter square triangles, pairing up light and dark squares, front sides together. I then marked a diagonal cross on the lighter fabric, as a guide for sewing. The dashed lines on the diagram show where I machine stitched the two squares together with a 1/4 " seam allowance, the solid line shows where I cut them, once stitched on the machine.
|Quarter Square Triangle Unit
|Quarter Square Triangles - half way through!
|Broken Dishes Quilt Pattern Layout
|Broken Dishes Quilt - Backing and Binding
I love the Broken Dishes pattern. I think it is especially great for using up scrap fabrics, the pattern is quite dynamic, and I particularly like quilts which have the same repetitive pattern throughout. I don't profess to be ther greatest machine quilter, and I have had no complaints about the quilting so far, but then Sparky's eyesight is not too great ...