The first bedsize quilt I ever made was a Shoo Fly. It was the quilt on my son Matthew's first big bed, the one he ran his Matchbox cars on, pretending the three sashing strips were roads. It is now the quilt he and his wife Suzie snuggle under when watching tv. I brought it home at Christmas, as it had a few repair issues - after a mere 27 years of use! You may remember seeing the photos I posted Dec. 31
This large hole near the center of the quilt was the most challenging repair. It was missing both fabric and batting.
I still had some of the original fabric which had come very close to being donated not three months ago. A "little voice" told me to pull it out of the box!
The blue calico had faded a bit, but not as much as I would have expected. You can see that the replaced strip is much brighter. Muslin from the removed hanging sleeve was used to replace the half-square triangle.