Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fussy Cutting Critters

I put the rainbows aside after finishing the second round of blocks in order to start work on the Scientist baby quilt.  I've been calling this one Atoms and Oranges.  (I may be a dork, but I think it's cute!)

First I cut out some squares and marked them for HST creation.

Then I set to fussy cutting pieces from the Lab Animal fabric.

I made a frame out of a small piece of cardboard to help me find the blocks I wanted.  Then I applied a little masking tape to keep the frame right where it belonged, and before I knew it, I had 11 cute little critters (and 1 block of lab equipment) to build my quilt!

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  1. I love that fabric! What a great start to a quilt!

  2. That is so cute! And I love how you put the frame on the ruler.

  3. Oh this is going to be perfect! Love the name you've chosen, and yes, great idea to do that on the ruler.

  4. Okay... putting that frame on the ruler is just brilliant! I have a project that I will be doing a lot of fussy cutting for and I'm going to use this idea... thanks so much!

    And I love that cute fabric.

  5. Cute fabric - this should make a great baby quilt.

  6. I can't wait to see this one come together, Rachel. Those fabrics are perfect! Atoms and Oranges - good one!