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.
My autumn equinox quilt by Liz Horgan.
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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