The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL!


Today is my stop on the Fussy Cut Sampler Blog Hop…

The Fussy Cut Sampler is a fantastic book by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo (Elisabeth Hardy now. She got married!!) that features 48 9″ blocks that show the best ways to fussy cut (frame) your favorite prints. The book is packed with tips, tricks and more. 

fussy_cut_003I was sent a book and assigned Block 33 which is all about using geometric prints. I was a little sad I didn’t get to have cute little pictures centered and such like with all the previous blocks in the book, but geometric prints are my thing, so it really was a good match.

fussy_cut_001I followed their instructions and ended up with a gorgeous block!

I used Libs Elliot’s black and white geometric print in both corners. I made sure to line up all the elements the best that I could. I then added in the white fabric with tiny banners by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and made sure to keep them all going in the same direction.

The middle diagonal line of quarter square triangles are made up of Elizabeth Hartman’s star fabric and Carolyn Friendlander’s print from her new Friedlander line.

By paying attention to how the fabrics will line up, or the direction of prints, helps give the finished block a very polished look in my opinion.


As well as the blog hop, Nichole and Elisabeth are also hosting a HUGE quilt-a-long on InstaGram. Each week they feature two designers (this week is Samarra Khaja and myself) and have prizes to giveaway to randomly chosen participants. Just check out the hashtag #thefussycutsamplerqal to play along.

If it wasn’t for my very large workload, I would also be participating. The blocks being shared are so damn cute!!!


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