Fussy Cut Flowers
Check out my cutting board…
It has been so long since I picked up a rotary cutter and I am happy to be back.
Every quilter has a favorite step of completing a finished quilt. I am a bit weird because I so enjoy cutting.
I collect vintage sheets for use in quilting projects. Most sheets that I find at thrift shops are white floral print. To make a bright and colorful quilt I am fussy cutting flowers very close to the edges so when I sew the squares together I will have a very fun quilt.
I cut all of the flowers on a 2 1/2″ scale. I start with the biggest flowers at 6 1/2″ and then cut the remaining scraps down into 4 1/2″, 2 1/2″, and 1 1/2″ squares. I will eventually build all of the different sizes into random 12″ squares.
To make a 2 1/2″ square I “center” the flower “center” at the 1 1/4″ mark on my ruler.
I am so excited to see how all of these little shapes come together.