Friday, May 2, 2014

Simple shoo fly

Insert dog picture here

I've wanted to make a shoo fly quilt ever since I saw this one on the Susan Branch blog (scroll through the post).  I used scraps from my stash and ended up hand quilting it.  The background is my old standby in Kona snow.  Since I had a $20 gift certificate, I finally broke down and bought the entire bolt from my LQS, receiving an additional 20% off.  Deal! I've already cut into it quite a bit.

The spool blocks are from a Thimble Blossoms mini pattern called, you guessed it, "Spools".
I thought I would torture challenge myself further by sewing more tiny blocks.  I'm making these as part of the Strip-easy Quilt challenge over on Pieced Brain (see the button in my sidebar).  The idea is to use leftover strips from your stash to create a project (up to 3) and submit them by the end of May.  Last week I made a table runner with my low volume strips (I just need to sew down the binding and I can take some pictures).  I have a lot of leftover strips, and it's been pretty fun (and challenging) to sort through my stash to see what I can come up with, but I think 2 submissions might be all I have time for this month.

I just noticed I used the word "challenge" 3 times in this post.  How about you? Trying anything new and challenging? (4 times, haha).


  1. Your quilt looks so pretty! And those are cute spool blocks too!!

  2. Love Love Love your Shoo Fly Quilt. I noticed Susan's quilt too and had it stashed in the recesses of my brain to make one someday. Now I really have to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration!! xoxo

  3. Wow!!!! You totally amazing me with what you are getting done. I love the crochet blanket and then you pop this quilt on your blog and those lovely spool and now I wish I could sew.

  4. Lovely quilt and lovely blocks! And pretty gorgeous woof too !!!!

  5. That's the PUPPY? Shoo fly is a favourite : )

  6. It is beautiful Lynne! Such a classic beauty and i love the simple fabrics you chose, and thanks for sharing which white you used - i have found some lovely 1930s repro feedsack ready for a quilt and just need to find a white, I shall try to get this one.
    Your quilt is gorgeous!
    have a good weekend!
    Gill xx

  7. Love at first sight - me and your shoo fly quilt!

  8. Lovely quilt! It has such a nice vintage feel. I love that you bought a whole bolt of Kona--very hardcore. :)


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