What Happens When You Offset
Shoo Fly Blocks?
Who says that quilt blocks always have to be lined up in rows and columns? You can create interesting designs by offsetting something as simple as a Shoo Fly block.
This is a good start, but there is a lot of white space in the corners.
This needs more color.
This gives greater definition to the spiral arms and makes the design more interesting.
This reminds me of a spiral galaxy.
If each of the Shoo Fly blocks is 6" x 6" this would make a quilt 3 feet square.
This is even more interesting and opens the door to all sorts of possibilities.
Shoo Fly blocks are not the only traditional blocks that can be offset to create interesting patterns. For other examples go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Using Offset Blocks.
You may want to try using offset blocks to create your own quilt designs.