Piecing Block 1 Broken Dishes Qube Workout

Today’s the day! It is time to cut and stitch Block 1 of the Qube Workout. Instructions can be found in the menu at the top of the blog.  There are cutting instructions for each Qube size and some cutting notes at the bottom. Piecing instructions are also included for the blocks. MAKE 4 BLOCKS.

Here are the blocks I made with the 12″ Qube. I am using a very rich burgundy color that looks darker in the photos. And the background fabric is actually a pink batik. This is a single block and it finishes at 12 inches (12-1/2″ before being stitched into the quilt).

And this is all four blocks laid out together. I still have to stitch them. Using the 12″ Qube makes a very large (24 inches) center block for the quilt. And you can see the beautiful star shape that the Broken Dishes block makes when the blocks are combined.

I must admit that I have always been a little afraid of triangles and matching those corners, but these blocks have helped me conquer that fear. I hope you will feel the same way after you finish these blocks. 
 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

10 thoughts on “Piecing Block 1 Broken Dishes Qube Workout”

  1. I already love the first block and colors that you chose. I hope to start this afternoon.

    1. Thanks Debbie, I didn’t have to take any of this out. There’s a pucker, but I can’t see it from an arm’s length, so will leave it there. I sure do love to see those points match though.

  2. I just saw the link to the first block on FB- a little late.
    Can I be notified by email when the following blocks are up? I am a beginner quilter & have the entire 9” cube with companion & angles that I haven ‘t use- so excited for this block workout!
    Thank you so much for offering this!

    1. Hi Ginny, Everything will be posted on the AccuQuilt Qube FB group so if you get email notifications from FB, you will get notification of the new blocks. Each block will be started on Mondays. And you can bookmark the link in the menu at the top of this blog and go back and get the links to each weekly installment. At the end, the pattern will be removed from the QAL menu and will be for sale.

  3. Is there somewhere posted the exact amount of yardage needed for the complete Broken Dishes Qube workout?

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