I think the very last think I will see today is a fly (except maybe a ladybug - we're kind of overrun with them), but I can always stitch one now on my quilt!
But the painful part of this cold seems to be past and I'm still taking it very, very easy. Speaking of easy, let's learn how to stitch this super easy Shoo Fly design:
Inspiration - It must have been way back in September or October a guy quilter emailed me and asked for a bug design. Since I had 2 or 3 weeks worth of designs already made up with videos in line, I just drew him a picture and emailed it back to him.
Bugs, just like all shapes, are very simple if you break them down into cartoony versions. This fly is so easy because it's basically just an oval, 2 circles, and 2 tear drop shapes for wings.
Difficulty Level - Beginner. This is a really easy design that will be fun to stitch at all skill levels. If you want to take it up a notch, you can always fill the wings or make your bug a bumble bee!
Filler Design Type - Independent. This design is connected with a meandering line so it works independently on your quilt. This means that it will work just about anywhere, but you might want to place the bugs where they can easily be seen and shown off.
Directional Texture - No Direction. This design won't have any particular movement to it because the bugs can be formed in all different directions.
Suggestions for Use - I can think of a fun, beautiful honeycomb quilt with black and yellow strips of fabric. Stitch this design over the black areas for all the bugs and pebbling in the yellow areas for the honeycomb!
Back of Shoo Fly
and send in a picture to show it off.
Let's go Quilt!