I first made it exactly two years ago. You can see how fast I am at making actual patterns for my designs!
|41" x 52"|
The Shoo-Fly block is one of those blocks that with one flip or change, becomes completely different. Which is pretty great. A versatile block.
My design consists of 5 different sizes. (3", 6", 7 1/2", 9 1/2" and12") The different sizes together are what make this quilt work for me. It breaks it up, gives the blocks breathing space.
And naturally, I went with color...30 different colors to be exact! I was able to use a little of a lot scraps, but not nearly enough to make a dent! And to round it out, Kona Snow is what I used for the background.
These 3" blocks are a little tricky, a little bit of a pain in the butt...but worth it. Since making the first quilt in 2013, where I tired to make the HST's perfect without trimming, I have since learned about the Bloc-Loc Ruler and that making HST's bigger and trimming is the way to go for better accuracy.
This version received a quilted diamond design, which I really like!
This text print has been lurking in my stash for a while. It was suppose to be a 108" wide, but when I received it, it was in two pieces! And, the two pieces didn't even add up to the yardage I ordered! Maddening, right? It turned out fine in the end, refund...free fabric!
That led to this...a scrappy back!
I feel like every time I make this design, I tweak a little here and there. Or I find I'm off by 1/4" somewhere else. Now I see why pattern testers are so important! Shall I say it? One of these days I'm going to make a pattern! (1073rd time I've said that!)