Sunday, January 02, 2011

Liberated Shoo Fly Top Done

I just finished the quilt top of Liberated Shoo Fly.  It will be quilted by my friend Deb S., and I don't know if I'll get the quilt back for binding, so I'm displaying it as is now.
Liberated Shoo Fly Quilt Top
65" x 85"
All from stash
Began the quilt during my October quilting retreat in Pacifica, California
Original design called for 16 Shoo Fly blocks.  Later I decided to donate the quilt top to an orphanage and plain fabric blocks plus a couple more Shoo Fly blocks were added to make size requirements.

Liberated Shoo Fly Block
Purposely uneven triangles, giving each block a different personality.
All Shoo Fly blocks have the same star fabric in the center, which provided the color scheme.
I designed the quilt to be male-appropriate, and it turns out boys' quilts are in need at the orphanage where the quilt is headed.

My plan is to see if I can put the binding on myself, after which I can take a picture of the finished quilt.  The completed quilt will be donated to Rancho Santa Marta, an orphanage in Mexico, about 60 miles south of Ensenada in Baja California.  Delivery of this quilt and many more will be made by my church during two missions trips to Rancho Santa Marta, one in January and another in April.  I plan to make a few more tops for the April trip.

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