Good morning and happy Monday!
It was a great weekend for one main reason: SUNSHINE! It's been a while since we've had full sunshine for a whole day, much less a few days. I hope the sun is shining where you are and you are enjoying some Vitamin D and some energy. Over the weekend I finished a quilt and then did some deep cleaning in the sewing room.
Of course while I was cleaning, I was thinking/debating what kind of quilt I wanted to make next. I've decided on using a shoofly pattern, mostly because I don't think I've done one in years/decades. Of course, the next question is shall I make a baby quilt or a throw? More on that when I decide.
I wonder if you you are familiar with the word, "shoofly". Here in eastern Pennsylvania, we usually connotate that word with a molasses pie. If you never heard of it and are intrigued, here's a five star recipe.
Another meaning of the word shoofly is a child's toy rocker. The rocking horse type toy has a flat seat for the baby or child to sit on:
One of the interesting things is that this is a fairly old pattern. I didn't see any designs printed in old newspapers although there were plenty of notations about women making them. Here is a photo of some blocks that are available on an online shop: