Saturday 22 August 2015

Oma's Blues: Fussy Cutting the Corner Plates

I've been savoring this moment: it's time for some serious fussy cutting!
I love these corner plates. When I first designed Oma's Blues, I wanted to introduce ornate plates somewhere but after the charm plates, nothing felt right until I drew up these corner pieces. Then it all just fell into place for me and I knew right then at the design stage that these plates were the ideal spot for some fussy cutting!
 I like to cut out 'audition templates' and just 'browse' my way through the fabric options...
so much potential
I just knew this range of fabic was 'it' when I set my eyes on it, the 'Dutch Cottage' range couldn't have come at a better time for me, it's custom made for Oma's Blues!
 There's really so many options and stylistic elements to draw from
I'm spoilt for choice
I'm really excited to show you what I created from these fabrics, but first I'll show you what I left behind! Pop back to see my completed block tomorrow..
I'm working on the corner plates which join in to create Border 7, which according to the Free BOM Release schedule, is Part 10 (and will be released Oct 15th). As I started this quilt late, I'm making my own Oma's Blues out of 'schedule'. This BOM is still available for Free over in my Yahoo BOM Group, so if you've been thinking of joining in - do!

Oma's Blues is my current FREE BOM. 
You can still join this free BOM right now - all parts are available over in my Group.


  1. Esther your dutch cottage fabric is so beautiful, I keeping looking at your photos seeing so many options that would have suited my LE as well. Your Oma's blues is going to be so stunning with this fabric. Hugs Jenny

    1. Thanks Jenny, I'm really in love with it :)

  2. Oh Esther it looks like the mice have been at your fabric in the last photo LOL. What a beautiful piece of fabric you had to play with. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and seeing the end results. You had so many choices it will be interesting which one you choose win the end. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers Glenda

  3. Wow, this fabric is beautiful indeed for fussy cutting! You're making me so curious about how it will turn out. I don't like to wait, but I guess I will have to come back tomorrow. LOL.

  4. That's such a gorgeous fabric!! Love how you work with an extra template. Had to laugh about all those holes....
    Have a lovely weekend, greetz from the Netherlands.

  5. This is so beautiful. Oma's Blues is definitely on the list but not this year.

  6. Such e beautiful fabric, it is just the right for Omas Blues!
    Thank you for showimg us so exactly how to fussy cut.


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