Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fussy Cutting Phenomena

Kansas Sunflower
By QuiltingGammy
 
My Grandmother's Choice blog, a free pattern every week to recall the fight for women's rights, has created a fussy-cutting phenomenom. Fussy-cutting is the term we use for centering a fabric motif in the patchwork.
 
It's not a new idea. Here's a mid-19th-century silk quilt from the Kentucky Quilt Project with a focus on politician Henry Clay's portrait .
 
Seaside Star by Jinny Beyer
Jinny Beyer has been doing amazing things with careful cutting and kaleidoscopes for years.
 
 
Paula Nadelstern has taken the idea in a whole new direction.
 
 

Kansas Troubles by Becky Brown
Becky Brown is our block tester and designer for the Grandmother's Choice blocks of the week.
She started fussy cutting details...

Little Boy's Britches
by Becky Brown
 
...adding a new layer of interest to the blocks.
 
Alice's Flag
By Becky Brown
 

Amethyst
By CookieCreek

Becky's inspired blog followers to start looking at their fabrics in different ways.

Brick Pavement
By Morgan Girl



Amethyst
By KookaburraCalling

 
Kansas Sunflower
By AlinePassionPatchwork

Kansas Sunflower
By Honas52
 
Brick Pavement
By Honas52
 

Kansas Sunflower
By SewPrimitive
 
SewPrimitive's been printing her own fabric with suffrage imagery but notice the fussy cut triangles around the sunflower.

Kansas Sunflower
By ConnieB CA
William Morris reproductions are BEGGING for fussy-cutting!

Alice's Flag
By AmericanHomestead

 
Union Square
By AmericanHomestead


New Jersey
by Magpie Memories
 
Amethyst
By Denniele
 

Union Square
By Mshassan

Aunt Eliza's Star
By QuilteuseForever
 
Amethyst
By QuilteuseForever
 

Kansas Sunflower
By Vicki Welsh
Vicki is doing two sets of blocks

Kansas Sunflower
By Vicki Welsh
And creating some spectacular kaleidoscopes.
See her blog here:

Union Square
By Vicki Welsh
 
Hop on over to the Grandmother's Choice blog by clicking here:
 
 It's not too late to start making blocks. We began September 1 and it will run through next summer.

Grandmother's Choice
By Vicki Welsh
 
Even if you don't want to sew you can join in by following our Flickr page that Dustin maintains by clicking here:
 
 

Union Square
By Vicki Welsh

New Jersey
By Vicki Welsh
 
Rocky Road to Kansas
By Kaeylle Kiwi
 
It's a patchwork show over there.





13 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a nice surprise this morning! Thanks for the mention and for the project.. I am really enjoying the challenge of interpreting the blocks in 2 ways.

Denniele said...

Every week is like a small quilt show. They are really great to see. Thanks for helping us do this.

sewprimitive karen said...

What a nice post. Love them all, especially American Homestead's group. Thank you for the mention; your block posting is the highlight of my week (I know, I should probably get a life lol).

Barbara Brackman said...

Karen---forget the life. Your virtual friends would miss you. Love the way you are printing the pictures for your blocks.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Wow, well done quilters! Thank you for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

So much to learn about how to use fabric in different ways!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Wow - this is so inspiring to see the many different effects that can be created with the variety of fabrics. Thanks!

GO STARS! said...

These are gorgeous. I love seeing what different fabrics can do with the same blocks. Very inspiring.

WoolenSails said...

I really love how the fabric can make the block and a nice idea to try with fabrics we like and want to show off the prints.

Debbie

Becky in VA said...

It is a pleasure to test sew the blocks and then wait to see what wonderful things you all do! Having the Flickr site is a great way to post our pictures to share and learn from each other.

I've been fussy cutting for decades, even when suitable fabrics were hard to find. Now we have a gold mine of about any fabrics we could possible want.

Thanks to all of you for posting your pictures on Flickr for our on-going quilt show. I especially admire those of you who are making small blocks. If you are making 2 blocks each week, well, you are having double fun!

It's not too late to join us!

Happy sewing everyone!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!! These are wonderful!!

Valerie Z said...

What a great surprise today! Thank you for another fabulous block of the week project! The talent shown week after week is incredible and we all learn from each other. I agree with Becky, it is not too late to join this wonderful group and meet everyone! The flicker show and tell weekly is so inspiring that many of us are making 2 blocks a week and loving it! Thank you Barbara!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..