Sliced Shoo-Fly Quilt



The Shoo-fly quilt block is a terrific block for the beginner quilter because it contains only half square
triangles and cut squares. The sliced Shoo-Fly Quilt “slices” the very simple structured Shoo-Fly
block horizontally and vertically, then opposite two corners of the now “sliced” block are turned 180°
to quickly create a block that looks far more complex than it is to create.

You may know the Shoo-Fly block by one of several other names:
Simplicity
Fence Row Quilt
Eight Cornered Box
Fifty Four Forty or Fight
Hole in the Barn Door

History of the Shoo-Fly Quilt Block
Named after a wild plant with domed flowers called clover broom or shoo-fly, this 9-patch block
originated around 1850 and became popular in the late 1800s. Reflecting farm life, an alternate name
for the pattern is Hole in the Barn Door. Its arrangement of triangles and rectangles around a center
square resembles a hole through which flies could enter the home.


Skill Level: Beginners and Beyond
Instructor: Jo Pickett
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