Fussy cutting: Shoofly Crossing featuring Sweet Alice fabric

Recently, the kind folks at Quilt Girls, LLC sent me a darling, vintage inspired “Sweet Alice” print by David Textiles. Set on a pale blue background, the fabric depicts tossed images of Alice in Wonderland that are perfect for fussy cutting.

I spent a lovely evening picking around in my fabric stash to find coordinating prints so that I could sew test blocks using my Shoofly Crossing pattern. I’m so pleased with how they turned out. Alice and the White Rabbit take center stage in each block, flanked by cheerful green, blue and red prints. I used a warm butter yellow as the grounding color.

Quilt Girls, LLC has an extensive inventory of children’s fabric, with numerous prints that feature characters, making them perfect for fussy cutting. Their collections include old favorites like Winnie the Pooh, Snoopy and Dr. Seuss, as well as more contemporary juvenile prints, like Frozen and Minions. Visit their website and you’ll find it’s easy to get lost perusing the happy fabrics.

If you are looking for a quilt pattern suited for fussy cutting, please consider my Shoofly Crossing pattern. It finishes at 57” x 57″. For your reference, the center square which I fussy cut is 4” (finished) or 4 1/2” (cut).

For the month of June, Shoofly Crossing will be on sale on my Etsy shop. It is available in both paper and PDF format. Here is a photo of my original Shoofly Crossing quilt.

Another option for fussy cutting smaller images would be to use my free Economy Block tutorial. The center square on that block is 2” (finished) or 2 1/2” (cut).

Thank you, Quilt Girls, for sharing this darling fabric with me. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative outlet and the trip down memory lane as I recalled the story of Alice in Wonderland!



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