Monday, July 19, 2010

Shoofly Block #2 - For Leslie

Leslie sent me a lovely collection of pieces parts for her block.  I was concerned when I opened them, however, that they would not be big enough to make the Shoofly.  I puzzled over them and arranged and rearranged them about 35 times until I came up with this:

Made of 4 different fabrics, I opted to change the outer corners this time.  I wasn't quite sure how I would feel about this block when I was cutting and moving and cutting and moving and changing my mind a million times.  Now that it's done, I would say I'm pretty happy with how it shook out.  Originally I was thinking about putting that butterfly front and center, but because there wasn't enough of that fabric left to make the triangle cuts I switched it up for the floral stripes.  I didn't want to lose the look of the actual block by mismatching everything.

BTW, these quilt blocks are FUN!  Every time I go to my mailbox and see a little package, it feels like Christmas.  I know I'm sending them all back, but I get the fun of taking what's been sent and making it into something lovely.  Definitely interested in doing some more of these types of activities.  WAY better than opening the mailbox and realizing all you got were a couple of bills and your alumni newsletter.

What's this?  Craft kit?!  HOORAY!

Isn't it time for your nap now, kiddos?

****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****


Kathy July 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM  

Hey, those corner pieces looks mighty similar to some sheets I had waaaaay back when (and are long since gone). What a fun project . . . and love how this block came out.

Brenda July 20, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

I love it, especially the butterfly. I'm working on Leslie's today. I also love going to the mailbox these days.

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