For a traditional look, use only two prints for each Broken Dishes block. These small-scale calicos are from the Crimson and Clover collection by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by "Tiny Dishes" from Virginia Cole of Galloping Pony Studio

Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

Scraps of yellow, red, green, and orange prints (blocks)
1-9x22" piece (fat eighth) each of green floral, orange print, and red check (borders)
1/4 yard yellow stripe (binding)
12x24" backing fabric
12x24" batting

Finished quilt: 10x22"
Finished block: 2" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C} Download this Project

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From yellow print scraps, cut:
8-1-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 triangles total

From red print scraps, cut:
8-1-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 triangles total

From green print scraps, cut:
6-1-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 12 triangles total

From orange print scraps, cut:
2-1-7/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 triangles total

From green floral, cut:
1-6x22" rectangle

From orange print, cut:
1-2-1/2x6" rectangle
1-2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangle

From red check, cut:
1-2-1/2x22" rectangle

From yellow stripe, cut:

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Assemble Broken Dishes Blocks

1. Sew together a yellow print triangle and a red print triangle to make a yellow-and-red triangle-square (Diagram 1). Press seam toward red print. The triangle-square should be 1-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make eight yellow-and-red triangle-squares total.

3. Using remaining yellow print triangles and green print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make eight yellow-and-green triangle-squares total.

4. Using remaining green print triangles and red print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make four green-and-red triangle-squares total.

5. Using remaining red print triangles and orange print triangles, repeat Step 1 to make four red-and-orange triangle-squares total.

6. Referring to Diagram 2 for placement, sew together four of the same triangle-squares in pairs (note direction of sewn lines). Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a Broken Dishes block. Press seam in one direction. The block should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make six Broken Dishes blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out green floral rectangle, orange print rectangles, Broken Dishes blocks, and red check rectangle in rows.

2. Sew together Broken Dishes blocks and orange print rectangles in middle row, pressing seams in one direction.

3. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams away from middle row.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with yellow stripe binding strips.

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