Friday 15 May 2015

Fussy Cuts

For a while now, one of my slow burner projects has been a Marg Sampson George quilt which requires about 90 hexagon and diamond rosettes for the centre panel. I finished my last one earlier this week. Hip, hip, hooray! It has been a challenge to hand sew so very many rosettes and to use fussy cutting to make unusual and delightful designs from fabric. 

Paper piecing is very exact, and the shapes all fit together like jigsaw pieces for the rosettes. There is something very satisfying about the process. Using a see through template ( or peeper) is handy when deciding on how to cut up a fabric to create a new pattern. 

The hexagons shown below are 3/4 inch and the diamonds are 1 1/4 inch. 

Here is one of my favourites

Like to see a few more? There is definitely an animal theme going on for some

Others are more traditional

I can't resist a few spots, stripes  and floral prints

They are all now in a huge pile . From this I will randomly chose one at a time and stitch them onto a large square of linen. Yikes! That is a lot of stitching. 

This post will finish with a little eye candy just for you! 

Happy sewing and thank you for reading Sewmiriam. You are always most welcome!!

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