Block #4 is Broken Dishes, by Ruby McKim, 1931. (Jinny Beyer’s book).
Broken Dishes Block Diagram
Background fabric, cut 2 – 5 3/8″ squares.
Accent fabric, cut 2 – 5 3/8″ squares.
ASSEMBLY: Making Your HSTs:
1. Draw a diagonal line on all background squares.
2. Sew a scant ¼” on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press to the darker fabric.
TIP: Square-up/trim your HSTs to 5″ square before moving onto step #2.
2. Lay out 4 HSTs as shown in the block diagram above. Join into pairs, join pairs to complete one block. TIP: Pressing to the dark fabric allows you to easily “nest” your seams (as shown at left in photo below) to achieve perfectly matched points:
And here are our finished blocks: