The name for my block, Snow Shoo, was inspired by two things. The fabrics have a ‘snow’ theme, and the basic grid is similar to the traditional shoofly block.
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, this block might look a little familiar. I designed it to show off fabrics I designed and had printed on Spoonflower, and blogged about it back in July. It’s a fun and quick block to piece, so when it came time to make my block for this special issue, I decided to use the same design.
Several of the blocks in this issue use fabrics from a single line by one manufacturer. Snow Shoo uses the Snow Days line by Mary Jo Tuttle for Connecting Threads. When you pick fabrics for a quilt, do you try to choose fabrics that you know will ‘go together’ because they were designed in the same line, or do you like to mix colors and styles from a variety of manufacturers? I’ll pick someone at random from the comments after 10 am MST on Friday morning 11/13 to win a 100 blocks issue.
And the winner is: #23, Wendy. Congratulations! Wendy will receive a copy of our 100 Blocks issue.