The Shoofly Block
The Shoofly Block is one of the easiest of
the Beginner Quilting Blocks.
block is a 9-patch. You can easily see the
grids in the
Each of the grids measures two
If the block is to finish at
6-inches, then each grid must take up two inches of space.
This block only has two units-
and the Half
If the squares are to finish at
2-inches, they must be cut at 2 1/2 inches to allow for the seam
Triangles will be made of squares cut at 2 7/8 - inches.
That allows 1/2 inch for the seam allowances, and 3/8 inch for the
Make all the blocks, and then
sew the rows together. Be sure and press the center row seams
opposite of the top and bottom row so they will nest.
Sew the horizontal seams, press
toward the center (which is the way they want to go), and you are
The block will measure 6 1/2
inches raw, and finish at 6-inches square.