I think they have such interesting shapes within them and
have a feeling of strength and movement.
They are not a difficult block to make, as they are the traditional Shoo-Fly block
turned on point with triangles added to the corners.
Use gender neutral fabrics as the majority of our Recipients are men
tone-on-tone white fabric
white background with a printed black design as in the sample
NOTE - there must be GOOD STRONG contrast between the two groups of fabric or the pattern will get lost.
DIRECTIONAL PRINT FABRICS - as I have used. Any pattern of stripes or lines etc. will make a very interesting block BUT before sewing the big triangles to the corners of the Shoo-Fly block, lay them out to see that are placed on the correct corners to get the effect I have in my block.
MAKING THE BLOCK
FOR THOSE WHO ARE COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH SMALL TRIANGLES
into borders and joiners/sashing
PDF version of the block can be found HERE