Shoo, Too!

The Quilt Block Mania assignment for September is to use a traditional quilt block and change it up a bit to make it our own. The Shoo Fly block immediately came to mind because I have spent the summer teaching my adorable granddaughters to sing “Shoo fly, don’t bother me!”

Shoo Fly Block

The traditional Shoo Fly block is based on a 3×3 grid.

To make a traditional Shoo Fly Block you need:

  • 1- 4.5″ Center Square
  • 4- 4.5″ Background Squares
  • 4- 4.5″ Half-square Triangles that are half background fabric

As a longarm quilter, I always like to have some negative space planned into my designs to give me some room to add secondary designs in the texture. So, with no further ado, I present Shoo, Too!

Shoo Too is based on a 4×4 grid and has the traditional block tucked in one corner with some self-sashing thrown in to modernize the look a bit.

To make a Shoo Too block you need:

Shoo Two Block
  • 1- 3.5″ Center Block
  • 4- 3.5″ Background Blocks
  • 4- 3.5″ Half-square Triangles that are half background fabric
  • 1- 3.5″ x 9.5″ strip of dark fabric
  • 1= 3.5″ x 12.5″ strip of dark fabric

The V of dark fabrics gives direction and movement too the quilt. Here is one example of how you could arrange the blocks. I have used a plain 9.5″ Square of background fabric and added strips of a medium value to pop up the excitement of the quilt.

I hope you will give Shoo Too a try! If you do, make sure you tag it with OKQShooToo or tag me with #OhKayeQuilting.

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