Have you all just been waiting with baited breath to see the completed shoo-fly block quilt top!? Ok, well here she is!
My original plan was to place the different colored shoo-fly blocks in a random pattern, but I didn't like the way the initial layout looked, and decided, instead, to place the coordinating blocks together to form rows. I think it made a huge difference in the overall impact of the quilt.
And, remember how I said the backing fabric was going to be one you wouldn't want to miss!? Well, what do you think, was I right!?
I don't know what it is about this particular fabric that makes my pupils dilate and my heart go pitter-patter, I am not obsessed with birds or flowers, but there's just something about this fabric...It was actually my fabric buyer (a.k.a. my mom...more on that in a second) who found this one, and I think she hit the jackpot! I get most of my fabrics from a store in Arizona that has the BEST selection of hard to find and totally random fabrics. Lucky for me, my fabric buyer (my mom) lives in AZ and is able to scope out the fabric selection at this store when I am running low on supplies...which doesn't happen very often because when I go to visit my family I am sure to buy pounds and pounds of the stuff! Anyway, if you love this fabric as much as I do, you have my mother's eye to thank!
And better yet, I have enough left over to incorporate it in at least one more quilt!