Block number eight is called Broken Dishes. It was another fun and easy block to make. There aren't too many variations possible with this block with the exception of changing around the lights and darks, which I did.
I love the colors in this block. Unfortunately my camera did not pick up the true colors. I am a quilter, not a photographer. You will notice when you put four of these blocks together, the pattern can't be altered no matter which way you turn the blocks. Many of the other blocks I have done will give you a different design on the quilt depending on which way you arrange the blocks. It is not so with this block. There is only one design.
This would have made a beautiful full quilt, but I chose to make a Lovie Lap Quilt with Pockets. The Lovie Lap Quilt is my own design after visits with my grandmother in the nursing home.
You can check out other Lovie Lap Quilts on my site. So that's block number eight. On to make quilt number nine.
I am making 200 quilts from Judy Hopkins book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". I decided to do this because this is one of my favorite quilt books. Not only does Judy give you 200 quilt blocks, but all the blocks come in six different block sizes. So there is no math for you to figure out. I have also found out that when you look at a single quilt block, it doesn't tell you what the quilt will look like when the blocks are put together. Many of the blocks can me turned to form a different quilt pattern.
By my making all 200 quilts, it will give you at least one version of that quilt block. At times I will take pictures with the pattern turned to show you another design. Quilt block number four is called "Album". You can do this block in three colors, but I chose four. The block size I chose is 6". I am making a lap quilt for wheelchairs so I wanted a small block size. The book makes a suggestion that you could reverse the mediums and darks in every other block. For each of the different blocks, Judy gives you an alternate way to make it. No wonder this book is a favorite of so many quilters.
This is my own design Lovie Lap Quilt with pockets. I designed this lap quilt after visits with my grandmother in the nursing home. The pockets are lined in flannel for extra warmth and comfort. There are two pockets, one to keep your hands warm and the other for items you would like close at hand. The back of the quilt is also flannel. I have these quilts for sale on my site. Happy Sewing!
After visits with my grandmother I have designed lap quilts for seniors. Many seniors are in wheelchairs or don't get around as much as they once did. My lap quilt keeps them warm without being too big to get in their way. I have put pockets lined in flannel to keep their hands warm along with a second pocket for small items such as tissues or cough drops. The themes of the lap quilts are for women and men. They make a great gift. If there is a theme you would like, just send me an email. I'm sure I can accommodate you. Happy Holidays!
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.