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.