Fussy Cutters Club: Book Review + Giveaway
Praise Lourdes and twelve holy hallelujahs, because I have a finish! And full stop, I owe it all to Angie of GnomeAngel and her new Fussy Cutters Club book. This is a project that I never would have attempted without her kicking me in the shins and telling me to get to work. I’m so glad she did because this has turned into one my most favourite makes! This cushion (still without a name) was inspired by her Improv-able Dream Pillow.
I have to tell you, way back when I first found out Angie was writing a book about fussy cutting, I immediately said to her, “I want to be on your book tour!” Of course, I had my own selfish reasons: I knew committing to the tour would help flex my own novelty fabrics and fussy cutting muscles. Because seriously, prior to this exercise my experience was pretty limited. Since that first exclamation I have been targeting more novelty fabrics on my stashing journeys to use for this specific occasion (and onwards).
(Hey! No judgements about my weathered cutting mat. All his wrinkles are battle scars!)
I don’t want to be just all, “Go buy this book because it’s amazing, and you’ll love it, blah blah blah blah.” Right. But. Go buy this book. It’s amazing, and you’ll love it. Or win it in the giveaway below. I don’t really care, but I’m telling you, if you have even a slight interest in fussy cutting, this book is going to help you ooouuuut. I’ve read it cover to cover, and there’s ample (yet easily digestible) chapters about process and design before you even get to the project chapters. It’s no secret that Angie has a penchant for rainbows, so you’re also gonna find a lot of that going down here, too.
There’s a lot going on in the cushion I made. A lot. And I love a lot. I wanted it to be my own nature-dreamscape, where things are going one way, and suddenly there’s clouds in the ocean. Who knew! I really felt like Fussy Cutters Club gave me the confidence to play with my novelty fabrics in this way. See those gold bits floating through the sky near the top? Those are all fussy cut out of some Cotton + Steel fabric, and then reassembled together to recreate the movement the birds are making elsewhere in the cushion. And hold on: Ignorant me didn’t even realise we could classify geometric fabrics as eligible for fussy cutting! This book changed that.
Angie is my friend, but girlfriend knows Molli ain’t about to hock her wares if they ain’t the shit. So I’m giving you absolute Truth Tea when I tell you that this book has given me new skills, ideas, and ultimately changed how I will be creating in the future. Am I gonna be using novelty whales in all my future quilts? Of course not, but I will definitely be more aware of how I can use even the slyest of novelty fabrics to give a surprising little wink, wink! Subterfuge is everything!
Also, I’ll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell anyone: this cushion is already getting a makeover! She’s obviously a diva like me, but for reasons I’ll keep under wraps a bit longer, it had to be done. Okay then, let’s have that giveaway! Normal conditions apply: US residents get a hard copy, internationals get a digital version, but you all get love from me! Leave me a comment on this blog post (not Facebook, not Instagram, not in my letter box, but right below) and finish this sentence:
“If I were a novelty fabric, I’d be …”
You can find lots of images from the book at all these other fabulous places on the book tour. Plus, if you want all the official details just head to the launch post here. Angie’s doing amazing things with special bundles, prize packs, swaps, and all that jazz. And again: Buy the book.
- 7 October 2017 – C&T Publishing [GIVEAWAY]
- 8 October 2017 – Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties
- 10 October 2017 – Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts
- 12 October 2017 – Kerry @ Kid Giddy [GIVEAWAY]
- 14 October 2017 – Cat @hellofromcat
- 16 October 2017 – Molli Sparkles [GIVEAWAY]
- 18 October 2017 – Peta @ She Quilts A Lot
- 20 October 2017 – Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts
- 22 October 2017 – Nicole @ Snips Snippets
- 24 October 2017 – Bernie @ Needle & Foot [GIVEAWAY]
- 26 October 2017 – Kristy @ Quiet Play
- 28 October 2017 – Lucy @ Charm About You
- 30 October 2017 – Sandy @ UpStairsHobbyRoom [GIVEAWAY]
- 1 November 2017 – Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting [GIVEAWAY]
- 3 November 2017 – Bec @ Skyberries
- 4 November 2017 – Angie @ GnomeAngel