I started to like broken dishes quite a bit while making Jamestown landing. So many ways to arrange a simple unit!
Start by sewing all the units into twosies. Notice that the center seams meet in the middle, but the dark is on the bottom of the left and the top of the right.
The HST units are easiest to sew if you start on corner where the seams are not all meeting. As long as all the blocks are arranged the same and with dark touching light, it will work out in the end.
Press the twosies with the seams all going toward the dark fabric.
Of course I realized as I was posting this block that I had already done a broken dishes block this year. No need to worry though. Broken dishes is one of those blocks that can go lots of ways. Just turn the dark corners in to the center to get a star. Instead of unsewing the green block which had beautiful seams, I dug out the pink block which did not. So it is now a star and not the same block at all anymore.
One of the things I love about patchwork is that you can take a few blocks and arrange them in so many different ways, and each time you have a completely different look.
HSTs are very versatile. It's amazing how different the two blocks look.
Since this is the first block I chose to make (over and over) for the RSC two years ago, you know I'm a fan. I'm using three values for my 8 inch blocks. It's interesting to see the subtle difference in making it in two fabrics and my scrappy 3-value version.
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