Friday, March 2, 2012

Hand Pieced Quilt-A-Long Block #6 Shoo-Fly

Happy Friday! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and I have the theme from Laverne & Shirley stuck in my head. All is good :) And we are on block #6 of the hand pieced quilt along which means we are half way through the blocks. It's moving fast and I am really enjoying it. I appreciate your comments and e-mails telling me how much you are enjoying the piecing too.This week I chose Shoo-Fly. Lots of pieces. but I think it will be worth it. I am waiting for Jacque's comment on this one! ha!

For the block you will need:
2 ~ 4 inch squares of background fabric
2 ~ 4 inch squares of print
10 ~ 1 1/2 inch squares of background fabric
10 ~ 1 1/2 inch squares of print

Draw your cut and sew lines on the back of all the 4 inch squares, like the above pictures.
Cut your triangles apart. Sew your half-square triangles together with one background triangle and one print triangle. You will have 16 units.

You will have to trim your HST unit up about 1/16 of an inch on all sides.

 Lay your squares out like this picture. I think this is going to be so cute as a 6 inch block!

Here are all of my blocks so far...I could squeal! They make me happy :)

I can't wait to see your blocks this week. Come on over and join our flickr group. All are welcome at anytime!

Here are the links to the previous blocks:
Block #1 Churn Dash
Block #2 Jacob's Ladder
Block #3 Ohio Star
Block #4 Bear Paw
Block #5 Granny Square

Have a great weekend...5,6,7,8
Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We're gonna do it!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks like a very nice block- and the tutorial is great, as well. Your quilt will be beautiful!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

How did I miss this?! Your blocks are super cute!
I really should join you these blocks will be perfect for my sampler quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, very cute! Love how they're all looking together

Heidi Staples said...

I just love the way these blocks look in their Flea Market Fancy finery. And let's hear it for Laverne & Shirley...I love that show!

Jessie Fincham said...

ooohhh this is just the cutest!! these blocks look amazing all laid next to each other, just perfect fabric choices. xo

Jacque. said...

Really? 52 pieces for a 6.5 inch block? You have got to be kidding me. huh. Surprisingly, my blocks have all turned out great...no matter how much whining and/or complaining I do. haha. Okay. I'm up for the challenge. Again. Still..you're crazy!

Jacque. said...

You know I love you. Right?

Ms A - The Monkey Keeper said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece. Such fun colors.

Judy said...

I love your tutorials. Thank you so much from a newbie quilter who has made none of these blocks!

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