Green Shoo Fly

If you love scrappy quilts as much as I do, then you know all about Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. This year’s L-E (Leader & Ender) challenge is a shoo fly–close enough to my favourite, the churn dash, that I just had to join in.

Rather than use neutrals combined with a colour, I dumped out my green scraps and found lights, mediums, and darks to pair together and see the pattern in each block (4″ finished).

I think I’m ready to slow down on the greens, shall we see how many I have? Twenty-three



I played around with EQ8 the other night and put together a layout using half and quarter triangle squares as alternate blocks. It should make a cute baby quilt. Alright, back to the cutting mat…

shoo fly 1

This week we’re off to the cottage so I have some hand quilting to keep me busy. My goal will be to have more done at the end of the week than when I started and not spill any wine on the quilt 🙂

Linking up to To-do Tuesday with Home Sewn by Us.


  1. I always tell myself I am going to make an LE quilt, but I ALWAYS forget! Yours is going to be spectacular:)!

  2. Yes. Try to avoid getting wine on the quilt! I don’t do the leader enders either but I do like your blocks and the baby quilt.

  3. Oh, that’s going to be fun! I love all those greens!

  4. Hi Lisa! I just LOVE L-E projects. It’s almost like it finishes on the sly, when you’re not even looking it comes together. I have been contemplating starting a new project just as a L-E. What cute little blocks these are, and how great to be just up your green scraps. Cute layout as well – some baby will look adorable all wrapped up in your love. Thank you for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Those blocks are so adorable and I love the setting you have come up with for them. Enjoy your wine but just in case white likely is a better choice than red in case of spillage.

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