BERNINA Sun print 2017 Block Party : Shoofly Block

alison glass sun print 2017 bernina bom quilt shoofly

The AG Team is so pleased to be a part of the BERNINA Block Party this year. Nina McVeigh, BERNINA Educator and Quilting and Longarm Specialist, has designed a vibrant quilt and will be the host over at This quilt is going to improve your piecing skills and will also be a wonderful canvas to show off your quilting skills. The best things about a block party are you only have to make one block a month and when you are done you have a whole beautiful quilt!

May’s block is the Shoofly block. This simple 9 patch block incorporates half-square triangle (HST) corners for an easy variation. You will be making three units of this block this month. The fun and easy to follow tutorial is here at Learning how to make HSTs is an invaluable skill and can be used to make all sorts of quilt blocks. Nina’s tips and easy to follow pictures will get you right where you need to be and give you good footing for the next blocks in the #BERNINABlockParty.

How it All Works

On the first Monday of each month, a new block will be posted on with piecing instructions. The blocks vary in size and some months there may be multiple blocks to make that month’s section. Remember to save all of your fabrics from month to month, because the leftovers from one month will become the next month’s new pieces! Take a look at the introduction post at for more information.

Gathering Supplies

Use the chart below to gather fabrics, or check with your favorite local or online retailers to purchase a kit. Are you a shop interesting in kitting this BOM? Send us an email, and we will add you to the shop list below:

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