Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shoo Fly!

I've been finishing up a storm in the last few days. My quilts for Project Linus (all of which feature fabric from the now-depleted dreaded roll) have been quilted and all but one have been bound and labeled. Woo! Let the show and tell begin!

This quilt is made from the trimmed leftovers of another Project Linus quilt. I couldn't bear the thought of just throwing out all of the half-square triangle trimmings, so I designed a project to utilize them.

Shoo Fly, front view

It is a small quilt, only 36" x 42"-- but there was a lot of stitching involved in all those blocks!

Shoo Fly, front-side view

Because the background fabric is so busy, I knew that any quilting I did would kind of get lost in all the pattern going on. So I went ahead and just did an all-over swirly design through the center and in the outermost border. In the colored border, I did some straight lines.

Shoo Fly, quilting detail

For all of the quilting, I used Aurifil Mako 50/2 in White (#2024).

Shoo Fly, back view

The back is not the most awesome coordinate, but I really wanted to use my stash, and I had a lot of this fabric. At least it is a happy color!

Shoo Fly, label detail

And here is the special Project Linus label stitched onto the back. You can also see my machine-finished binding (I follow the Red Pepper Quilts binding tutorial).

Shoo Fly, artsy view

I'd been calling this quilt "Churn Dash" until I realized it wasn't actually a churn dash block. Ha! After a bit of research, I learned that these are actually shoo fly blocks. Either way, it is a happy little quilt!


  1. Great job! How many quilts did 'that roll' produce for you yo donate? You are such a champ pushing through the pain of HAVING to quilt! ;0)

  2. It is a very happy quilt and some child will love it. I especially like the background fabric you used. Well done!