Sunday, September 30, 2012

shoo fly quilt {all finished}

Phew, I made it. The Shoo Fly quilt was finished on time and gifted today, just as planned.

  It all started with a very traditional Shoo fly block, which I enlarged to make it more modern. Each block finished at 12.5", as opposed to the usual 5" or 6".

And, I think using these bright, happy, and saturated colors completely transformed the block. 

I had a little trouble deciding what fabric to use for the binding. I usually like to use dark fabric to frame the quilt, but it was standing out too much. I'm glad I went with this green striped fabric by Malka Dubrawski. I think it matches the whole quilt perfectly.

My oldest daughter was helping me with taking pictures of the finished quilt, so of course there were some silly poses, and Domo slippers (love those).

I posted a tutorial on how to make these fun, simple blocks here, if you'd like to make your own Shoo Fly quilt.

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the day. Svetlana

23 comments:

  1. The quilt is great, so bright and cheerful. You chose the perfect binding. hehe - nice domo slippers!

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  2. Love the whole quilt...love your choice for the binding!!!

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  3. Fantastic quilt - the shoofly block is classic and I love the modern twist you gave it with the fresh fabric choices. The binding is perfect too.

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  4. Beautiful finish! I really like the binding you chose.

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  5. Looks wonderful as always. I'm sure she liked it! The binding is just the perfect color.

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  6. PS I saw your Bizzy Kid quilt on Chalk Talk. That's got to be a record for features!

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  7. Love this quilt and your talented assistant! :)

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  8. This is beautiful. And that binding is the perfect match!

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  9. What a great quilt! The binding is very cool!

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  10. such lovely bright and happy colours! Really beautiful!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt! And I love the binding!

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  12. It's gorgeous and the block is transformed in to something so modern!

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  13. Love this quilt and the binding is just perfect!

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  14. Beautiful. Great choice on the binding!

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  15. It looks beautifully fresh and modern, glad you were able to meet your deadline!

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  16. Beautiful! The colours are amazing together, and yes, that binding is just right!

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  17. very nice! Love those cheery colours.

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  18. It turned out very fun! Perfect binding & nice of you to share the tute!

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  19. I love it! The bright colors and large blocks sure do make it more modern. I think the striped binding is a perfect fit!

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  20. that picture of your daughter is so hilarious! aren't kids so much fun! xo beautiful quilt! xo

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