Saturday, June 27, 2015

I'll do the dishes!

pattern source  Sew Precise software
"I'll do the dishes",  said noone excitedly ever.... til now!
Maybe I should say, "I'll make the dishes"  I actually made some real dishes when I went through my ceramics/pottery phase way back in the day. Anyway...
I had fun choosing scraps to make into this stack of 8 dessert dishes. If only I had a set of dishes like these!
Tennis rackets, stars, paisley, sweet 1950's checks.

I have a great mix of fabrics because my friends give me their throwaway scraps, always asking the question,
"are these too small" and the answer is usually
"uh, NO!"

Looking at these I think a number of them were actually from my own projects except for the tennis rackets.



Would you like some cream in your drink?
I printed this little fella a bit small but valiantly pieced it anyway. I didn't do all the piecing printed on, I angled off the edges more, and appliqued the handle with the thread on the machine already. I might have to go back in the end and amend that.
Only a few baby blue pieces this month but here they are together.


32 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are doing the dishes! I'll watch!

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  2. Nice dishes; I wish I had such modern table ware! Aren't they dishwasher proof?

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  3. Fun project -- if I had dishes like those, I would hand wash instead of dishwasher them!

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  4. I always enjoy watching you do the dishes!

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  5. Gorgeous creamer!
    Love the stack of tea time dishes!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  6. The creamer is an adorable addition to your collection.

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  7. This is SO adorable! In my dreams I piece, but in real life, not. When I see things like this I want to piece!

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  8. Love your blue dishes. Great patterns and lovely blues.
    Thanks for sharing them.
    Hugs

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  9. This is so kitschy and cute ! Dishing up the kitch - lol!

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  10. I would love a real set of those blue paisley dishes!

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  11. These are great. Are you making a big quilt with them or just a wall hanging

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  12. These are great. Are you making a big quilt with them or just a wall hanging

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  13. Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished project! And now red is the color of the month! Whooo-hooo!
    Stay dry and safe, Mickie

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  14. these dishes look great! looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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  15. I'm glad someone likes the paper piecing, cause I sure don't! !! All your little blocks are adorable and I hope to see more soon.

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  16. I love the picture with all the tea things, especially the blue cups/saucers set on top of each other.

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  19. Just wonderful. The things you can do with paper piecing!

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  20. Hello! I found you through Sew Many Ways' linky party. My, what pretty and precise work you do! I love this sort of thing, and don't know why I don't do more of it myself. Just too many projects!!

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  21. Visiting from Sew Many Ways linky party. I LOVE the two mugs with the fussy-cuts and the dishes...well, love them but you can still "do' the dishes.
    QuilterinMotion.net

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  22. Your stack of plates is so cute! I'd never visualized a block like that. That is just perfect for the other blocks you've created!

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  23. Love those blue dishes! Wonderful prints.

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  24. I am so glad you are doing the dishes. Let me do the cooking.
    They look darling and I look forward to the finished product. Hugs to you, dear friend!!!

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  25. Very nice set! Scrappy dishes, who wouldn't love those?!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. I just can't get to love paper piecing for myself but I do love your project. All the sweet little dishes are just too much cute! Not mention those flamingos and those cows! All are swoon worthy.

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  27. Oh I just love these, how cute!

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