Monday, February 1, 2010
Shoo Fly Quilt
It's the begining of February already, I can't believe it! I joined the Doll Quilt Swap on flickr and was really wondering about what to make, until I got the Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston book out of the library this past weekend. I love looking at the book (and not just the pictures)! I've actually read quite a bit from it and usually with a sewing book, I just look at the beautiful photos.
This quilt block is called Shoo Fly (Process 7) in the book. It was really easy to make and I like that all the triangles on the corners are different. I somehow think it gives a little more action and a fun aspect to the quilt. I'd really recommend this book! I looked on e-bay and amazon and it's going for a lot of $$, so it must be popular right now. (I kind of wondered where all the wonky log cabin, wonky star, and house quilt blocks were coming from... maybe from this book). There's also a second book to Liberated Quiltmaking that has just come out, too. I may have to see if the library has that one, too!
So, this little quilt is for my swap partner! I think (hope) it will be fitting for her style and likes.
measures 21.5" x 28"
printed fabrics are from the Good Folks and Garden Party collections by Anna Maria Horner for FreeSpirit
solid fabric is Kona snow
Thanks for stopping by!