How to make 4 different quilts starting with a nine patch quilt block

How to make 4 quilts starting with a single shoo fly block

The tutorial today is for a disappearing shoo fly block.

I’ve made many disappearing blocks over the years, I’ve even got a book on the technique. Disappearing shoo fly remains one of my favourite blocks. 

Learn how to make the block:

If you like the block and would like to make a quilt -or even 4 quilts!- check out  The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern.

The pattern has instructions to make 4 different quilts using the 4 variations of the disappearing shoo fly quilt block we just learned. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.

Get the pattern

About the pattern

Skill level: beginner.

Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

Finished block size: 11 ½”.

Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.

Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.

You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.

Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.

In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.

Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart

My autumn equinox quilt by Liz Horgan.

Four seasons of the heart quilt pattern

How to make 4 different quilts with a nine patch quilt block video tutorial - Turnabout patchwork

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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