Sometimes, I am amazed at how the simplicity of some quilt designs still gets me excited. Half square triangles are a good example here. One must admit that they are—considering the geometric forms—very simple. But how numerous are the possibilities of designing quilts with just half square triangles or when combined with other forms. I truly enjoy playing around with half square triangles.
That being said, it might be easy to understand that I went for half square triangles when contemplating what to do with this little pile of fabric—a mini charm pack by moda called “Everlastings”.
A mini charm pack consists of 40 2.5″ squares. I added the same amount of a light grey print and thus produced 81 squares for my doll quilt.
I tried several fancy layouts with my half square triangles but finally decided that I didn’t like an orderly layout of any sort. These scrappy squares cried for a chaotic layout. The Broken Dishes pattern was just perfect for me.
I must add that there are several different types of the Broken Dishes pattern. Many of them alternate light and dark fabric totally ordered. But in my opinion, they look more like pinwheel blocks than scattered crockery.
Broken Dishes doll quilt is 15.5″ squared.