Monday, March 29, 2010

Shoo fly in blue

Here's my block for Suzanna:

Shoo Fly

Even though I'd made a practice block, I didn't realize that the order in which one sews the sashing strips makes a difference in how they appear; my block has two adjoining short sides in blue and two long sides in black. Suzanna, if you want me to redo the block, please let me know.

I also have lots of fabric left and I'm tempted to make another one.

practice block
Practice block in batiks



  1. Claudia, I think your block is great just the way it is!

    Part of the appeal of this quilt is the slight imbalance that's created by the differing order of the framing strips as well as the angle of the shoo fly. If you look at Gwen Marston's quilt (which I have to take down soon since I have no legal right to post it) she has this variety, too.

  2. My block was like that too Claudia and I thought about fixing it, but sort of liked the "liberated" feel it had!

    Yours is, quite simply, beautiful and the test block looks like leaded stained glass!


  3. Thanks Suzanna. I had a moment of panic when I realized my sashing looked different. Thanks, Dee for the reassurance. I looked at yours but I guess it wasn't as noticeable since you cut your block a bit more wonky than I did.