Fancy Cut Mickey Mouse
There were several challenges making this
Quilt Block, but the results were worth the effort.
The first challenge was to cute out Mickey
on the Diagonal. If you are planning on doing
Squares, the print will rotate when you put on the outer
When cutting the center
challenge was to keep the checks or the plaid print even. Some people
don't worry about cutting plaids on the line, some do.
If your quilt is very homespun or
whimsical, it may not matter to you.
The first border was made by adding
Rectangles to the
inner fancy cut square. Add opposite sides first. In the Block above the Blue
was added first. This makes the yellow rectangle longer than the blue.
The last part of the block is the calculate
the size of the squares to cut to make the triangles for the outside of the
block. These calculations are found on the
Squares Block page.
Have fun with this block. If
you find it is a lot of work, try using just a few of them in your large
projects. You can always just make four of them and put them in the
corners of your border. This is also a great way to give punch to smaller
projects like table runners or placemats.