Saturday, February 13, 2016

shoo fly

I have again been working with the wonderfully ugly fabric scraps from the home furnishings maker. She makes lots of kitchen curtains and napkins, and also sews for nursery decorating. The scraps are such fabrics I think I would not choose myself, but, I have been able to pull many to join them from my own stash, so I must have a tendency to buy wonderfully ugly fabrics.

I drafted a block that finishes 9 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches and has a floating shoo fly.

The background is cut four pieces 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, two pieces 2 by 3 1/2 inches, and 2 pieces 2 by 4 1/2 inches.
The shoo fly is cut from solids, one square 2 inches, and four squares 2 1/2 inches.
The larger squares are sewn onto the larger rectangles in the sew-and-flip method.

I am aiming big on this quilt--probably setting it 11 by 10 to finish 82.5 by 95 inches.

8 comments:

sewyouquilt2 said...

great quilt. love it.........

darlynn said...

Again, great idea with spectacular results.

Chantal L. said...

Oh I think you have a winner here. Very nice. In fact it is so nice we don't see the ugly fabric anymore lol. (I have that brown fabric too, the one with the purple flowers, and it is in my ugly fabrics box too. lol. ) ;^)

tabbiegirl said...

Really cute...and very creative! Love it!

Anonymous said...

You have a knack for putting fabrics together! It's going to be a great quilt!

Sharon

audrey said...

Your blocks are wonderful. Love the interesting blend of fabrics. Makes it have some great energy!

Ruth said...

I love it! Amazing how great ugly fabric can look! It looks like a very fun quilt.

cspoonquilt said...

I love the extended background on the blocks it makes for an interesting look and all the different fabs really work! cheers!