How are you today?
Well I finally figured out the layout and fabrics for my shoofly quilt. It usually doesn't take me that long but sometimes you just have to mull on an idea. I found this photo on Pinterest from the Temecula Quilt Co. in California:
I like the green as an alternate block. My quilt will be 30s reproduction fabrics and I have some green yardage that work well in between the blocks.
I find inspiration all over the place. Over the weekend I was looking for patterns from the early 20th century. There weren't many quilt blocks published in the newspapers at the turn of the century. What I did find surprised me.
This looks more like a quilt pattern one might see these days. It yells modern and I liked it a lot. It's just not what I wanted to make right now. Sometimes pattern names surprise me...for example the churn dash below. It was what jolted me into thinking about a shoofly block.