Monday, December 3, 2018

Design Wall Monday - December 3, 2018

This week, I'm making small broken dishes four patches.  Here's a picture of two of them - front view and back view.  I like the little tiny four patch in the middle of the backside.  Too cute.  The block measures 2 x 2 inches finished.

I've made about 50 broken dishes four patches completely, and have several more partially made.  I have decided to make a quilt for our bed (king size) so it will require a ton of these blocks.  I'm not thinking about how many I have to make in total - I'm just enjoying the making for now.

Here's another picture of the old quilt that I am using as inspiration:

We have Penny back from training - she was away for a month of "boot camp".  She is like a new dog - obeys commands, sit, down, and best of all something called "place", where I tell her to stay in a certain place, and she does!  They worked with hubby and with me for about two hours to train us in what she has learned, and it was totally worth the separation to have her come back so well trained.  Now we, as her owners, must be consistent in keeping up their good work.  Wish me luck!

What is happening in your world today?  I am looking forward to seeing your design walls.  Thanks for participating.

As usual, if you would like to link up, please refer back to this particular post somewhere within your post, and that way people can link back to Design Wall Monday to link up with the next blog on the list.  Thanks!  Happy December!


Gretchen Weaver said...

I look forward to seeing your mini quilt. Do you have a year to get it completed or is supposed to be finished in April? I know I'm not doing this challenge so I didn't really pay attention to the rules.

Nann said...

When I see a B.D. setting like your vintage inspiration I have to look and look again to discern the block. Interesting how units as simple as Broken Dishes can look so different (and wonderful) depending on position and fabric/color choices.

Kate said...

You do such accurate work on such tiny pieces! Have fun with the process. I'm trying to remind myself to do that on my projects.

Lakegaldonna said...

Hi Judy
Good news about your dog Penny. Training the dog and the people really helps, everyone is happier!
I've been curious about the quilt on the header of your blog for a number of years, the one with all the buttons. How big is it? What do you use it for? A couple years ago I bought a bag of buttons at a garage sale intending to do something similar to what you did but nothing has been started!
I am one of your sister Jane's though I haven't been to retreat in a year or so. What a great group!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love that vintage Broken Dishes quilt, your inspiration. That sure will be a lot of little blocks! Congrats on your well-trained dog and good luck with being consistent with her. A well-mannered dog is a joy to have around.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Yours and Penny's training sound wonderful. Yes try to keep it up!
Beautiful little blocks and yes the number needed for a king would be daunting.

Turid said...

Such lovely small blocks. My design wall is all full of this year's advent calendar, so I invite you to join the fun.

Quilter Kathy said...

Dog training is a challenge for sure! I was the assistant in training my granddog Max and I was always doing something wrong!