With six left-over Shoe Fly blocks, and unwilling to put them into my orphan blocks shoebox, I had to find a way to use them up. I pulled quite a few fabrics from my stash, but only two of them had any possibility of coordinating with these blocks. After adding the plaid fabric, it was so dark that I had to lighten it up and tie in the border fabric. I added a narrow 1/4 inch flange that seemed to both frame the dark center and strengthen the small gold stripe in the plaid while pulling out more of the gold in the border fabric. I was surprised at how well they went together. A rather unusual combination for me, but still quite pleasing.
This was loaded in sequence on the long-arm and quilted with the same gold thread. It has a feather border, stippling in the plaid and line dancing in the Shoe Fly blocks. I’m happy with how it looks. It will be a hostess gift for my cousin Stephany in Royal Oak, Michigan where I will be staying this weekend.
Goal Status: 32 Quilt Projects complete and 20 more to go!