We have a darling new block for the Sewcialites 2 Sew Along Block 2! This is the Tussy Mussy block designed by Susan Ache!
Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a fun sampler quilt sew along called Sewcialites 2. It is made up of 24 blocks designed by 24 different fabulous designers. This is block 2 and it is called the Tussy Mussy block, designed by Susan Ache.
I’m sewing along, and I am making up the 9″ and 3″ (finished) sizes. It is so fun to sew the same block in two different sizes. I’m sewing with my Daisy Fields collection. I am using the Scattered Hexie print in Sand Dollar as the background. I love how those little gold hexagons look in the blocks!
I sewed up the 9 inch version first – I like doing that so I can practice the block with the larger pieces before tackling the 3 inch version. I love how you can see see the florals and bees in this size.
The 3-inch size is just so cute! I found that making sure my cutting was accurate helped, and I sprayed a light starch, Flatter, as I made the block. It gave the piece stability and helped me line everything up. I also pressed all the seams open on this little one.
I even had a happy little accident with that bee trail! I fussy cut the bee but not that aqua piece, and I am so tickled with how it turned out.
You can find the free pattern for the block on the Fat Quarter Shop Blog. Click here for the pattern!
Join in the fun and share your progress in the Sewcialites FB Group. You can also get answers to questions, share your updates and more.