this morning I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. so what better way to spend it than sewing? well, after some coffee, web surfing, and sunday morning on cbs.
I decided to go right along with my 80’s quilt and on to block 3, otherwise known as shoo-fly (though I’ve also seen it called churn dash or wrench among others). I wasn’t sure how to go about this one; not math-wise but fabric-wise. the original used a print and two solids (a medium and light green). I really didn’t feel like getting another grey solid to coordinate with the slate I’m using. luckily I have some hope valley in the stash; the small print reads as a solid as you step back. problem solved!
this was a pretty relaxing block compared to the first two with all those half square triangles. rectangles? yes please.
you want to cut out:
(4) 2.5 x 4.5″ of your solid
(4) 2.5 x 4.5″ of your second “solid” (the hope valley print)
you’ll make four pieced squares
(2) 4 7/8″ squares of your solid
(2) 4 7/8″ squares of your main print (timber)
you’ll make four hst’s out of these
(1) 4.5″ square of your main print for the center