Shoofly is a traditional quilt block.
Slice it and you get a Disappearing shoofly quilt block.
This is the third variation of this block. The block is quick and easy to make.
How to make variation 3 of a disappearing shoofly block
- four 4 1/2 inch squares in white
- one 4 1/2 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in white
Without sashing. This quilt should be called “Shark”.
This is a beginner block and quilt. Use high contrasting fabrics so the celtic patterns are more visible.
How to make this versatile block
You need to make 36 blocks of 4 pieces each (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).
Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.
Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).
Quilt size: approximately 54 inch square.
- 1 1/4 yards in pinks
- 1 1/4 yards in greys
- 1 5/8 yards of white fabric
Quilt binding with faux piping
I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:
Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?
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This is a relatively easy block if you’ve done appliqué before.
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Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns
Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.
How to do foundation paper piecing
Dear Jane progress
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.