Monday, June 17, 2013

Little Blessing (Hidden in my Stash:?)

AKA: Shoefly part II
You may have noticed in the 
that there was 1 block missing.

I didn't have enough of 'that' scrap
to complete one more block.
I had just decided to make it bigger
and use another set of scraps.

Then I remembered!!!
(Gotta love when that rememberer kicks in)
I had the scrap that I took with me
to find the yellow fabric
still in my wallet.
It was perfect.
I was able to make the two other little squares
I needed to finish the block.
I figured at least then I could have the 'body'
all the same scrap & do something different
for boarders and binding.

Oh wait, but there's more:
Then I looked in my stash...
I had about a 3/4 yard chunk of it.

Woohoo!  I did my happy dance
and proceeded to add boarders and binding.
This is the first piece that I have actually
stacked the needle to hand quilt it.
Maybe I should be ashamed to admit that,
but I am happy I finally gave it a whirl.
I'm not very good at it, 
but was improving as I went along.
(Oops, I still need to iron away my lines - today is ironing day, so will include this.)
Then, just because I am a little warped,
I added one more little nuance. 

The finished piece measures 16.25" square,
and I had fun.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Joey Lea,
    it si soooo cute!!!! I love your fly, and I can pro0mise it is the ONLY fly I love!
    I am glad you found all that "extra fabric". I always have extra fabric it seems.....I could make tons of quilts with my "extra" fabrics!
    Do you need any strawberries? I have a ton....but it would be cheaper to get them at market there probably.

  2. Woo hoo, woo hoo!!! I love that you found enough fabric to finish it off!! I love the secondary pattern when the shoo fly blocks are set together! I may just have to make one of these! It is just sooooooo cute!!


  3. lovely choice of fabrics and thanks for telling us how big the piece is, what size are the individual blocks please.