The first block to make is the basis for all of the other blocks in the quilt, although the other blocks are larger. Make FOUR (4) Shoo-fly blocks for the four corners of border #2 on your quilt:
Block will be 7 1/2″ square finished and 8″ square unfinished. Seam allowances are 1/4″. Press toward the darkest fabrics.
- Dark Blue: Cut ONE (1) 3″ square
- Background Fabric: Cut FOUR (4) 3″ squares
- Dark Blue: Cut TWO (2) 3 3/8″ squares
- Background Fabric: Cut TWO (2) 3 3/8″ squares – draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner ONE (1) time on the back of each of these squares.
Putting the Block Together:
- Using a Dark Blue and a Background Fabric 3 3/8″ squares, right sides together, sew 1/4″ on EACH SIDE of the line you drew, then cut the half-square triangles apart ON the line you drew. You will end up with TWO (2) half-square triangles. Repeat so you have FOUR (4) half-square triangles.
- Sew the individual rows together first, using the image above as your guide.
- Finally, sew the rows to each other so you end up with a Shoo-Fly block!
Remember, the instructions above are for ONE (1) block. You need FOUR (4) of these blocks for the borders.