The Shoofly is a favorite block for many quilters. I think
this is because not only is at a very attractive block, but it is very
easy to make. You can also use up a lot of fabrics using this block to
scrappy quilt. As with many scrappy quilts, the more fabrics you use in
the quilt, the more interesting it is to look at.
you can see from the block to the left, the shoofly is a 9-patch quilt block. There is a square in the center and one on each side of the block. The
corner patches are made from
Half Square Triangles.
It you want a 6-inch finished block, make your patches 2-inches
finished. If you want a 9-inch finished block, make them 3 inches.
You can make them any size, but most people prefer to sew with simple or easy
Refer to the half square triangle page to make those blocks, and
then cut your squares. Assemble them as shown, sew, press, as you are done.
Note: This is the basic version of the shoofly quilt
block. There are many variations that make it larger, and break up the