Broken Dishes

broken dishes quilt block tutorial

Broken Dishes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The color combinations for the Broken Dishes quilt block can really pop out a quilt. If you are careful with the value of the colors you use, you can make many different quilts. A scrappy look can also be very beautiful with this block![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”11272″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.instagram.com/p/Bab4UR9hZv_/”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

A little bit of history

via Do You EQ?

It is a popular pattern with examples dating back to the 1790s and is one of the most common, earliest recorded designs in quilt history. Though a charming name that could have been inspired by many things including household accidents or even shattered dishes along the rough and rugged trail West, like many quilt patterns, it cannot be traced directly to any one original source. Most pattern histories come to us through folklore, old magazine articles, and sometimes diary or journal entries.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”11275″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.gr/2013/01/eeek.html”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Cutting instructions for the Broken Dishes quilt block

Always be careful of the colors you are choosing. They can easily mess up your block (or quilt) or on the contrary, make it shine! I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Cutting chart Broken Dishes quilt block

 

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Names of the quilt block

Double Square

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Block variations

Broken Dishes quilt block has a lot of variations depending on your perspective of quilt-making. You can try some of them by using more than two different fabrics and being extra careful with what you cut prior to sewing the block.

broken dishes quilt block

You can find VIDEO tutorials for some of these block variations to the following links:

PINWHEEL QUILT BLOCK
BANNER QUILT BLOCK
HEDGEWORK QUILT BLOCK

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Video tutorial of the Broken Dishes quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the BROKEN DISHES quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/rk1szV2ZIPI”][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][vc_cta h2=”Have you made this block using our tutorial?” h4=”Then share it using the hashtag #thequiltcodex” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”black”]Sharing the knowledge!

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CONNECTED LINKS:

Pinwheel
Banner Quilt
Hedgework
Broken Dishes in the FWQ
Farmer’s Wife Quilt series
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