Well, you know me and anything vintage. "Cheddar Broken Dishes" is going to be my next quilt.
To quote and paraphrase historian Barbara Brackman, "The maker of this antique quilt incorporated a popular 'four-patch' unit and the name 'broken dishes' came about in the 30's when designer and author Ruby Kim was writing about pattern history. The pattern of four triangle squares actually dates to the 1780's which is when Americans first started piecing quilts."
I've had this beautiful cheddar yardage that I purchased from Tara Lynn Baisden when she had her online shop several years ago and was just waiting for the P-E-R-F-E-C-T project in which to showcase it. And if you can believe it, I can make this entire quilt from my stash! Woo hoo!
This is going to be a very slow one for me because I have to rely on outside help from my friends to help me with the cutting as I still can't stand up without the total aid of my walker. In addition, my hands still tremble both from the residual effects of the anesthetic from the surgery and not to mention the withdrawal from the heavy duty pain killers I was on for so long. But things get better every day, including my strength and endurance.
So, are you up for another sew along?
I'd LOVE your company!