Shoo Fly Blocks?
What if Shoo Fly blocks are assembled so that they are offset?
Since Shoo Fly is designed on a 3x3 grid, there are two obvious ways to do this.
I like the negative pattern that appears in the center; a kind of pinwheel with blunt ends.
This arrangement is also a bit like a circle.
Okay it's a circle. And it's a start. But it needs to be a litle more exciting before it's a quilt design.
This is better.
This makes an interesting and attractive quilt design. And it's simple to sew.
Quilt blocks don't always have to be lined up into rows and columns. Something quite interesting happens when you take a simple block like Shoo Fly and offset it. And the best part is that it's easy to do.
To see other ways you can use a Shoo Fly block go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Shoo Fly.