Place a background and yellow 2 7/8 inch square right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Now if you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. This will be your sewing line. After you have sewn on your sewing line, 1/4 inch on either side of your corner to corner to line, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 2 1/2 inches. Repeat with remaining 2 7/8 inch squares.
Want to make a different size Shoo Fly Too? Cutting your squares 1 7/8 inches for the triangle squares, 7/8 by 1 1/2 inches for the rectangles and 7/8 for the nine patch will give you a finished block of 3 inches. Cutting your squares 2 7/8 inches for the triangle squares, 1 1/8 by 2 1/2 inches for the rectangles and 1 1/8 for the nine patch will give you a finished block of 6 inches. Cutting your squares 3 7/8 inches for the triangle squares, 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches for the rectangles and 1 1/2 for the nine patch will give you a finished block of 9 inches. Cutting your squares 4 1/8 inches for the triangle squares, 3 7/8 by 1 5/8 inches for the rectangles and 1 5/8 for the nine patch will give you a finished block of 10 inches. Cutting your squares 4 7/8 inches for the triangle squares, 4 1/2 by 1 7/8 inches for the rectangles and 1 7/8 for the nine patch will give you a finished block of 12 inches. The content on these pages, including text and images are the sole property of the Delaware Quilts and may not be used or reproduced in any manner without consent. All Rights Reserved. Updated June 11, 2020 |Home| Quilts| Blocks| Retreat| Email| |