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    Anyone know what this pattern is called?

    I saw this design/pattern or one similar to it on the old show that Alex Anderson had on PBS. I can not find a book or pattern on how to draft the quilt. I would say it had something to do with a "shadow" because the background is the same as the smaller quilt pattern. This was designed using the Shoo Fly pattern. Even the quilt designer's name would be a help. She may have written a book at the time. Thanks!

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    Yes, that's the shoo fly block.
    An interesting design as it creates a Shoo Fly with the shadow effect.

    Each shoo fly is like a nine patch.
    The corner pieces that have the three colours are QSTs
    Otherwise HSTs and plain squares.

    You could make your blocks whatever size you want.
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    Hi QuiltE, Yes, it is a Shoo Fly block with a shadow effect, but I wonder who the designer was that came up with the idea of the shadow...any ideas?

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    It is interesting with the design in a design. It takes a second glance to see it is intentional and not a placement mistake with the HST.

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    Hi Rhonda K, I know it was a design that was several years old because we sold that house in 2005. I would like to make more, using different blocks, but can't remember the designer's name or what she may have called her design/book...

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    Perfect JanieW, that must be the one. I will now see if I can find their book. Thanks a bunch!

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    This is a fun pattern. You could make it even more convincing by using a different fabric in place of the turquoise and piecing some of the turquoise parts. I've also seen the Ohio Star done this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post
    This one is the same, but doesn't show up as much. You really have to look for it. It's all in the coloring. A deeper contrast makes it easier to see.
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    years ago I saw an article Titled Big Block Little Block. You can do this with almost any block just by the color placement. I grafted out my own. Here is a link to the information and a picture.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...p-t146726.html

    It was so much fun to make. Mine is an Ohio Star rather than the Shoo Fly. a terrific style to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    years ago I saw an article Titled Big Block Little Block. You can do this with almost any block just by the color placement. I grafted out my own. Here is a link to the information and a picture.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...p-t146726.html

    It was so much fun to make. Mine is an Ohio Star rather than the Shoo Fly. a terrific style to try.
    That's the one I remember! Thanks for the link.

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    Several of the books are listed on eBay

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    Here are the instructions for the original Shoo Fly Block. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zmQNIaO4Ri...nal_Page_1.jpg

    Some of the corners have QST's on them to produce the shading effect. This is for a Ohio Star but it shows clearly how to make the QST's. https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/easy...-units-2821468 You only need them on half of the corner blocks.

    I have been looking for a quilt pattern for my granddaughter. It has to feature horse fabrics. I started with your focus quilt and then added borders to make it big enough for her to snuggle under. The finished Shoo Fly Blocks are 15 inches. I really like my 80x88 version from EQ7. fyi....her favorite color is teal.

    Edited to add: I added the rotary cutting for the 15 inch finished (15.5 before it's sewn together with the other blocks) to show you what the QST cornered blocks look like.
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    I have seen something similar with a churn dash pattern. I love how these shadow quilts look. Any basic pattern could probably be done with graph paper and creative imagination.

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