Here is my recently finished shoo fly lap quilt!
I came upon this (above) fabric at Ikea. (Sitting right next to the ever-so-popular backing fabric--the one with the black written numbers all over it.) I was drawn to this angular, gemlike flower fabric, which became the inspiration for the colors of the shoo fly blocks. I pulled a set of fabrics from my stash that I liked with the backing fabric and went to work. I like how it turned out! The bonus is that I didn't have to search out a backing fabric to go with an already-finished quilt top, which can be a bit of a puzzle for me. I call it my shoo fl-ikea quilt!
This start-from-the-back strategy has helped me put together some of my favorite quilts that I have done. This half square triangle zigzag quilt was done in the same way, where I picked the top fabrics to match the preplanned backing fabric. I call this one my spring zig quilt.
Also, the pastel colors for this drip drop quilt (which I wrote about in the previous post) were picked specifically to match this fun backing fabric.
Blossom Heart Quilt's Sew Cute Tuesday