Back in the fall of 2012, I saw a gorgeous Shoo Fly quilt on Sotak Handmade. I few weeks later I made a quilt top with the same design, and happily it is a WIP no longer!!!
The finished quilt measures 60” x 72”. If you want to make your own, I used this 12.5” quilt block tutorial on Quilter’s Cache, and adjusted the fabric choices for the squares so that the design makes a ring.
Red, white, and blue is such a classic color combination, and after making the quilt top I got it into my head that it would be a perfect Quilt of Valor for a woman. Keeping that in mind, I picked a dark blue with white star fabric for the binding to keep it patriotic.
I had a hard time picking backing for this quilt. The white with aqua pindots was a simple solution. I like how the pindots give the fabric some liveliness, but the overall simplicity of the back makes the front really sparkle.
I just meandered all over the front with white thread.
I get a feeling of Zen using my longarm—I just enjoy doodling around and no more pushing and pulling the quilt through my domestic machine or sweating the stitch length.
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