Saturday, July 30, 2016

Quilt Shot Block #77 ~ Shoo Fly

Shoo Fly
6½ inches
Can be a 12½ inch
Last week I posted the Two Color  9 Patch
and said it was 1 of 2 quilt icons for me.
This is #2.

Shoo Fly was THE first completed quilt I ever made.

While making my Aunt's memory quilt
I added a row of these.

First you might want to take look at the house dress I used.
Used the blue from the bottom,
and pink from the bodice which included facings.

 Just like I did the 9 Patch

I didn't worry a lot about these wonky pieces going together accurately.
When cutting from clothing, it's not always easy to cut exactly on the grain,
which means their will be some unwanted stretching of fabric no matter how hard you try.
It's a memory quilt where I hope the receiver will notice the fabric & memories more, 
I hope.
Related post

Memory Monday 20 ~ Things That Happen in Memory Quilts 


Quilt sample pictures with the FREE software: Photoscape COMBINE tool.

  Sharing at several Linky Parties including:

Linky Tuesday

Adding this week:
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Thanks to the FREE program

 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo & other alterations to pictures.


  1. This fabric looks so soft and sweet. I'm sure it will bring back lovely memories for the receiver.

  2. sometimes clothing has the best texture in the fabric- great work

  3. I am a novice quilter and found your link on Busy Monday. Going to follow you- I have SO much to learn!


  4. It must be very rewarding to make such a memory quilt. These blocks are beautifully made in this fabric and I see that the house dress has the potential to give you many more fabric to use. :-)

  5. Oh what a great repurpose. It was interesting to see it started as a house dress!
    Great job. I came over from Finished or Not. I am following you now. It was nice to meet you.
    I linked today too!

  6. This is going to be a great quilt. Thank you for sharing with Sew Cute Tuesday! :D


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