You know how it is, you see something and have to drop everything when inspiration hijacks you. A family friend's son is finally getting married in October--we have both known Drew since he was born. It was through this mutual friend that Grant and I met and Drew was the ring bearer at our wedding, so it's a special event and of course I want to make the happy couple a quilt.
Kaffe Fausset olive dot, vintage stash Kona teal blue ginkgo leaves, and an Asian inspired red from a "scraps by the pound" quilt store find, along with a couple of neutrals to start.
The red was extremely leaky, the above sinkful was the third rinse, and the fabric required an overnight soaking for a total of five baths before the water was clear.
I cut my squares at 9 inches for the HSTs and 8 5/8 for the plain ones.
This Shoo Fly is over 24 inches square. Isn't it fun? Like the pattern, there will be six giant blocks altogether but I couldn't wait for all the fabrics to be gathered. Can't wait to see how they all turn out. Also while doodling on the shoo fly I played with an alternate idea of using tri-recs for part of the block. Some MATH is required and maybe a paper pattern before I cut into any fabric, but I'm excited about working it out. Stay tuned...