Two Tip Tuesday – Fussy Cut

Today I’m working on a fussy cut project.  It is a guild challenge so I can’t show the entire project, but I can show some bits.  The challenge is to bring the outside border print into the center of the quilt.  I debated on making a new piece.  Then, low and behold, I had an unfinished project that would work perfectly.  No new quilt, finishing up an old!  This quilt top was made about 9 years ago for a beginner quilting class I taught.  (I know, it is about time for it to be done!)  I’m happy it is on its way to completion!!  One more out of the closet!

See the photos below for the design and how I decided to break away at the ivy leaf without loosing much of the edge.

#1-  Find a natural break in the design to cut away a fussy cut area.



Now to find a place where it would make the transition on the quilt.  Here will work!  The poinsettia is a bit larger but covers the area and extends the design into the center of the quilt.







Ready to get them ironed in place and sewn down to the quilt.  One more UFO on its way to being complete and filling the bill of a challenge piece.  Win,WIN!!

#2 –  Grab a UFO and finish it!  YES, feels good and serves a purpose, or a new purpose!!!  (Even if it started to be something else in the first place.)

I’ll show the finished piece after the “All About Borders” challenge is shown the end of March.  I’d hate to ruin the “guess whose piece” in the challenge reveal.

in quilting,


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