Fussy Cutting/Printing Equals a New Project

I thought I could stop with having made just one of the Colonial Garden blocks, and had great plans to turn that block into the cover of a stitching book. But as I had fussy cut/printed the kites used for the centre, and there were 11 more of those centres to be made, I couldn’t resist. Because the fussy cutting/printing turns out some amazing blocks.

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The centre of that first block is a little more subtle at showing the results of the fussy cutting/printing.

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This one shows it more.

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As does this.

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And this.

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And this. And there are more to come. I’m hand piecing them just because it’s so much fun watching them come together in my hands.

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All from this fabric that has been in my stash for what seems like next to forever. It has a perfect 12″ repeat and I had just enough yardage to get eight repeats out of it for the kites used in the blocks. I’ve auditioned this fabric for fussy cutting/printing many times but nothing has worked as well as this shape did.

And now I’m going to be playing with some setting ideas for them. It’s going to be a wallhanging or table topper. As much as I wanted to stay on track making the sunflowers, there’s no way I could resist the shapes I had already printed. It’s always a fun surprise when they’re finally sewn together.

I don’t seem to be able to resist anything that involves fussy cutting/printing. It’s so easy with Inklingo. No fuss, no waste. Just quickly print eight identical sheets and then it’s play time. It certainly makes me look at fabric in a totally different way.

It has been cold and snowing and just more and more winter. And it seems like a long one this year … again. Whatever happened to a January thaw? We used to almost always get those. Not this year. Not last year. Would it be too much to ask for a February thaw? Or an early spring?

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“Ready for Spring Training”

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Jake finds cozy spots and companions for his naps.

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While Baxter keeps his eye on everything that might be happening.

13 thoughts on “Fussy Cutting/Printing Equals a New Project

  1. Praise God for a January thaw… I totally concur !! We were very blessed to have one this year. If this helps…. The ground hog says only 6 more weeks of winter. 🙂
    This one is soooo pretty… Oh my we are getting into the swing of things aren’t we..😊 And silly me thought I had time to catch up. 😉

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  2. Good morning Kathi….I am captivated by today’s post and the uniqueness of what the fussy cutting accomplishes. Will there be a tutorial forthcoming on how you did this? I would love to be able to do something like this with similar fabrics I have in my stash that have languished far too many years on my shelves. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. I love watching your fussy cutting. I have no desire to do it but enjoy it through your quilts.

    I’m all for a Feb. thaw too. We got just enough above freezing hours to melt off the driveway and streets. Now I would like to get to the back yard and fill the bird feeders but the snow is still too deep.

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  4. Hi Cathi, those squares are really lovely. Hang in there with the winter weather. It has been warmer than usual this winter here. I actually saw daffodils yesterday!

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  5. YOU temptress YOU! I have things to get done this week that DO NOT involve a needle and thread. :{{{
    Our winter has been very mild, and I even heard some birds singing when I let my furball out for his first jaunt of the morning.

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  6. Those are amazing. I wouldn’t glance twice at this fabric if I saw it in a shop, but when I see how it can be transformed like this, it makes me think I have to stretch myself more and imagine the possibilities

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