Shoo Fly Setting Idea

Posted by on March 23, 2008 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shoo Fly Setting Idea

My friend, Diane, recently told me about this quilt, in the current issue of Quick Quilts. Although this quilt is made from churn dash blocks (from floral and coordinating bright fabrics), I immediately thought of our floral Shoo Fly blocks.

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Directions for making a queen-size version of this quilt are provided by Quick Quilts as a web extra here.

To make alternate quarter square triangle squares to finish at 6 inches, start with two squares cut at 7-1/4 inches. See Janet Wickell’s article, Intro to Quarter Square Triangle Units on for more information on sewing these.

For an even easier setting, consider plain squares (in white or more floral fabrics). Plain white squares would be a perfect canvas for a pretty quilting design; using floral fabrics would add to the overall scrappiness of the quilt.

Other pieced blocks based on a 9-patch grid would combine in interesting ways with this block. Consider 9-patch, snowball or Ohio star.

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