The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL - Blocks 1-4

This week was the first week in the Fussy Cut Sampler QAL.  I decided to join in because it has been so long since I did a quilt along.  A couple years ago I really enjoyed the Lucky Stars BOM  and then I made an attempt at the Farmer's Wife quilt, but the blocks had so many tiny pieces that I got sick of it.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 1
Block 1
The blocks in this book are nice because there aren't a lot of tiny pieces, and they focus on trying to get the most visual impact from each fabric.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 2
Block 2
I tend to be a little careless about directional fabrics, but this has made me think a little bit more about how fabrics are presented.
Block 3
If you are on Instagram, you can find blocks made by other people participating in the QAL with the hashtag #thefussycutsamplerqal.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 4
Block 4
It's not too late to join in!  The QAL will be making 4 blocks each week and each week has different prizes.


  1. Erica, The fussy cut of the fabrics definitely adds to the entire feel of the blocks. You've done a fantastic job with yours. Thanks for sharing your blocks. --Andrea

  2. Yeah, the farmers wife qal was a challenge. I do love these blocks and the fabrics you chose are just perfect!

  3. I really like what you have done, I rarely fussy cut although I do love the results. x

  4. I love the blocks, especially the little pinwheels! I don't have enough novelty prints to do this QAL, but I wish I did because it looks fun. I'll just follow your progress :-)

  5. I love all your blocks, especially the one with that cute little mousey. I'm with you about tiny little pieces - just not my thing. Maybe I'll look into this QAL. I need a new project. Not that I don't have plenty of UFOs. :-)

  6. Love your blocks and how you inserted those fussy-cut pieces!

  7. so gorgeous block and the fussu is just fantastic.Great job!

  8. Great blocks! This QAL looked so tempting but I really, really need to focus on finishing some stuff so I looked away....

  9. I wish I did because it looks fun. I'll just follow your progress.
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