Angie Wilson AKA Gnome Angel is such a joy, her blog and social media are filled with gorgeous projects and the most wonderful fussy cuts! I was super excited when I found out she was writing a book and leapt at the chance to be part of the blog tour - or bribed her - either way I was thrilled to discover this book was even better than I thought it would be (and I had high expectations).

Fussy Cutters Club isn't a dry 'blah blah blah' book, this is like a clever friend explaining fussy cutting to you. With all those really helpful practical tips that you know they actually use. There aren't hard and fast rules, Angie is real and honest in her approach. It makes total sense.

"You need time to think and consider fabrics. Sometimes a project will come together quickly, and you'll know the moment you get the right fabric. Other times you'll need time to think, and that's not a bad thing".

The projects in the book are also all brilliant, with a good range of smaller makes and quilts. 

I opted to make the 'We Are All Connected' mini quilt, knowing right away those Echinacea's would be the central hexies and then doing a big stash dive to come up with the right colours and prints for the 'rings'.

I did go for slightly smaller shapes than the templates, only because I decided to buy papers from sew & quilt rather than make my own. Time is of the essence nowadays! Once the pieces are cut and basted this does sew together relatively quickly for an epp project. Pulling out the papers was satisfying and then it was on to deciding how to finish and quilt.

I auditioned a few fabric backgrounds, originally I was going to have something very plain but it looked a bit boring, this Dottie in Rosewater by Cotton + Steel print gives movement and makes the shapes pop even more.

It called for simple quilting, straight lines either side of the rows of dots, which I did before appliquéing the epp unit to the background. It was quilted using 40wt Aurifil #2205, the most beautiful pale peach.

I used my trusty fabric glue pen to hold the epp in place and then top stitched around the edges using Aurifil Brillo #752 Copper. It's a stunning thread and this colour might just be my favourite yet - from a recent Brillo haul.

The metallic adds such a pretty shine, I also used it to stitch in the ditch around the hexies.

The finish looks amazing, I am besotted with all the fussy cuts and it was a joy to sew together. Here are some close ups of my favourite pieces:

It isn't a total finish... I'm still deciding whether to make this a mini quilt or a large cushion?! I do have the binding picked out either way!

Thank you for including me in the tour Angie and congratulations on creating an inspiring and fabulous book ♡

Click here to read more from Angie about the book and make sure you get yourself a copy of the Fussy Cutters Club!

To see projects the other talented folk have made check out all the stops on the tour...