Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shoo Fly {a finished quilt}


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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  1. what a perfect quilt Jamie. Love the binding and backing, too. And your quilting is simply fantastic!!!

  2. It looks wonderful. Was the quilting a delight?

  3. Hooray for finishing WIPs! I love the way you cut the fabric for the binding. This quilt looks very summery to me. :)

  4. another gorgeous finish Jamie :-)

  5. I admire all of your finishes lately! I like starfabric almost as much as polka dots and the colors in this quilt are also favorites of mine. To me they totally say summer, beach, holidays... (Now I have to leave and look up quilt of valor.)

  6. Your shoefly quilt is LOVELY!!! I really like it and I love the binding, really good.

  7. What a great quilt! Fun colours, and you chose the backing well, it does give it a light airy feel.


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