Sunday, January 08, 2017

Quilter's Recipe Box Alternate block One

Happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed the first block of my Quilter's Recipe Box block of the month - Friendship Star.  As promised I am back with an alternative block using the same units.  This is another great traditional block - Shoo Fly.  You need the same exact units - four colored triangles, four background triangles, one center square in another color, and four background squares.
Sew your half square triangle units together, but this time, we'll use them on the corners of the block instead of the sides:
Sew together, and press the seams toward the center to reduce bulk at the points around the edge of the block.  Shouldn't take you long to make this one!
This block dates to around 1850 and is often seen in sampler quilts.  It has an alternate name - Hole in the Barn Door.

Today the New Beginnings blog hop starts!  Make sure you visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors for fun projects featuring the new fall and winter lines that are now in your quilt shops.  You especially want to check out the first post for the big giveaway there you can win one of two batik bundles!

Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik 
Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts
Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt
Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Connie Kauffman
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting
Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner

I'll be back on Tuesday with my hop post - I've got a great project with a pattern, and a giveaway of my own.

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