Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm Fussy... Cutting, That Is

Hello Everyone,

I am sure that not one of you works on more than one project at a time, right? If you do, you certainly have more self control than me. Personally, I always have several projects going at one time. This time is no different.


I began fussy cutting these beautiful Australian Aboriginals and am truly loving them.


Here is the red just after cutting.


The black.


And the gold. I really love the colors of all of them. So then I just placed them on the design wall because I had to see them.


Don't they look nice all lined up? This is not how they will remain. There is a design to what I am making, but I cannot yet share it with you. Lots more cutting to do and sewing. Then maybe another sneak peek.

This particular fabric just lent itself to being fussy cut. Have you ever fussy cut your fabric? What kind of shapes and fabric styles did you use? If you click here, you will see another quilt, that you may remember, that I fussy cut, the results of which I was quite pleased.

Now if you would like to fussy cut some fabric, my friends at Quilt Magazine are running another GIVEAWAY!! It is for the OmniAngle ruler, a new ruler from OmniGrid.



If you would like to be entered in their drawing, just click here and leave one comment on their blog post. That is it!

They will leave the drawing open through Tuesday, April 19 at Midnight EST.

Also, check back here tomorrow for the winners of my big giveaway that ended on Monday.

Then on Friday, make sure that you stop back too! I want you to meet someone who is very inspiring.... lots of photos too!


Until Next Time...

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31 comments:

Kristen said...

Such cool blocks! They would be great pieced just the way you have them on the board but i can't wait to see what you do with them!

Stephanie said...

Great colors and pattern in the fabrics. Now what will you do with them!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Being fussy suits you! hehehe! In a QUILT sort of way!!!
I know you aren't fussy about cupcakes! ;-) so how were they? hehe?

Terry said...

Those blocks look so great! I can't wait to see what you do with them! :0)

deborah said...

Love the fabric, and can't wait to see what you do with it...I know it will be fabulous!

Pat said...

HA...I almost couldn't comment as I was laughing so hard at the first line of your post. SURE, I never start a project until I've finished all my other ones. HaHaHA! Anyway.....the only time I really recall fussy cutting was when I was doing an I Spy quilt, but that fabric you are showing demands fussy cutting, in my opinion. It would be a shame to lose those medallions by just cutting randomly. I'm sure your project will look great.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I gave up trying to work on one project at a time along time ago lol. I guess I'm easily sidetracked or influenced by new projects.

Love the fabric you are working with. So much fun when the fabric does all the hard work for you. Now you can enjoy the process of deciding where to put each piece. Can't wait to see the final result.

Nedra said...

wow Jackie, those blocks are beautiful out of the African fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have fussy cut often. I"m working on one now. But I hate to waste fabric so I find SOMETHING to do with the bits!
Cherie

LynCC said...

Wow! That fabric is fantastic! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

WoolenSails said...

I saw fabric like that in our quilt store and was thinking how nice it would be to cut the designs out. I have a go cutter, so I like using my hexagon shapes to fussy cut.

Debbie

Sharon said...

One project at a time? Yes, one on the ironing board, one on the cutting table, one on the sewing table, one on the longarm, one on my couch! hehehe. Those fabrics are stunning.

Cathi said...

I love fussy cutting for some patterns -- makes such a difference sometimes!
Only one project at a time? Can't imagine being that disciplined!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! Talk about eye-catching. That's amazing. I'm not one for fussy cutting but that Cathi (Q.O) sure is. Amazing effects y'all get.

goecker said...

Love what you have done with THAT fabric and new ruler.

Cardygirl said...

Great fabric...perfect for fussy cutting! I love to FC...the results can be amazing!

Diane said...

Love the fabric - need to look that ruler in stores. Or win one?

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

These squares are making my heart beat faster. Wow!!

Helen said...

These Aboriginals look like Old World tiles when you fussy cut them. Really elegant all together.

Jean said...

I love these fabrics...and the fussy cut blocks are perfect. I do fussy cut sometimes. Can't wait to see it finished!

Sharon said...

I cannot even do one project at a time an do it right...I like multi projects I get things done better...

Donna~~ said...

Wouldn't have instantly thought of fussy cutting this fabric, but it works great--will be fun to see how you've used them.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Am I the only one singing If you're fussy and you know it {to if you're happy and you know it}??

Beautiful fabrics, LOVE the gold----that's gorgeous, Jackie!

wishes, true and kind said...

Absolutely gorgeous fussy cutting! I think my heart skipped a beat!

Lee said...

I started out laughing at this post and oohing and ahhing and love those blocks! how fun and great cutting - thanks.

HOPE said...

What a GREAT idea....now I will be on the look out for great "fussy Cutting" fabrics...Love it!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Love to fussycut to get that extra special result!

Carla said...

Great Fabric - looks awesome fussy cut!

Kathy said...

Stunning fabric for sure.

Sue Carlson said...

I've loved her fabrics for years. Great they are in your shop!!!

Cecilia said...

Gorgeous colors! They make really pretty blocks.

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