QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH- FEBRUARY
SHOOFLY QUILT BLOCK
Welcome Quilter’s! I am so excited to be doing the Block of the Month this year. Each month we we’ll be making a quilt block that will be put into a quilt sampler at the end of the year. There will be 12 blocks in total and some will be easy and some will be difficult. I will teach you how to make each one via video instruction. Make sure that you are following me on YouTube and are Subscribed so that you can be notified each time I upload a new video.
I am using a fat quarter bundle that I have had laying around for a couple of years. You can use whatever you have in your stash. I recommend having a half yard of each fabric color so that you have enough fabric on hand and in case you make an error, you will still be able to make the block. It is always better to have more fabric on hand than to not. Also, I recommend having a variety of lights, darks and mediums.
About the Quilt Block:
This month we are making the Shoofly Pattern. You can make several designs and variations with the Shoofly Pattern.
Below is a photo of the Shoofly Block that I made for our sampler quilt.
For this particular block, you will either need to cut 5″ squares or use a charm pack.
You will need:
2- 5″ Light Colored Squares
4- 4 1/2″ Light Colored Squares
2- 5″ Dark Colored Squares
1- 4 1/2″ Dark Colored Square
After you have sewn the blocks together to make your 1/2 square triangles, you will need to trim your blocks down to 4 1/2″ squares.
VIEW THE FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE:
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