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.

cutting for shoo-fly

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!

shoo-fly layout

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

block 3 shoo-fly

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  • Seanna Lea March 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I love the print in this one. It’s sort of whimsical!

  • yaiAnn March 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

    i am going to be the slowpoke for this quilt-along! and.. 7/8 measurements.. ugh!

  • Olga March 22, 2010 at 3:03 am

    ACK! I love this number! What is the fabric on the pink trees? But overall just perfect!

  • Toby March 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love how your quilt blocks so perfectly complement your website design. 🙂
    It’s also inspiration for me to get back to quilting myself.

  • Amanda Elizabeth March 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    um hi, this block? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you = BEST!!! I love love love the bits of hope valley!

  • Virginia March 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Love the combination of patterns and colors for this block. How cute is that?

  • Oiyi March 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    A friend just made my daughter a dress with the Tree/bird fabric. I love the print. And I like how you paired it with the other colors.

  • grumperina March 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This one is gorgeous! I love the main print with the pink trees. Great fabric choices.