Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: Fussy Cutting

My friend Shelly has a wonderful new tutorial up on the Riley Blake Designs website.  The quilt is called Rollin' Along, and you can download it here.

Rollin' Along blocks
I had fun making a few of these blocks.  I decided to play around with some new fabric for the centers and use bright scraps for the spokes.

peace block
Actually, for some blocks the center was a scrap and the spokes were cut from some "new" fabric.  This one features peace signs (Michael Miller Peace) in the center and for the spokes I cut into my Moda Half Moon.

eyeglasses block
I love the orange spokes made with Carolyn Friedlander's metallic Botanics fabric and these cute glasses from Riley Blake Designs.

The center here is some Japanese fabric I purchased from City Quilter on my girls' trip to NYC.  Is it weird that I can remember that?!  The spokes are alternating scraps of some tone on tone green that I can't remember and leftover Technicolor from the {Hugs} Hexie Quilt.

What do you think? I believe the glasses block is my favorite....or maybe the sewing machine one....
 I may need to make a few more of these!


  1. You've made a 'traffic light' set of blocks! I LOVE each of them- the glasses, the sewing machine, and the peace signs! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern too!

  2. I think the sewing machine is my favorite.

  3. Such an adorable block. I really like your fabric choices. Might this be what MCMBee-er will be making for you?

  4. Those blocks look like fun to put together. That green block is fab-o! I love green.

  5. Those are so cute! Lot them all together!

  6. Yes, the glasses is my fav too. Very fun.

  7. They are all so cute Rene'! The green one is my favorite. I hope it's not too weird that you remember where you got a favorite piece of fabric...I do it all.the.time!

  8. I always love your fabric choices!