First let me give you a supply list for today's part. You will need some good scissors, some freezer paper, a pencil, a circle maker for your machine if you have one, some masking tape and a thumb tack if you don't (I told you!) , your machine and thread.
On your freezer paper you are going to draw some simple shapes. I drew two different sized circles, two flowers that mirrored the print in my fabric and a square. They were about 4- 5 inches in size. Keep them simple because you have to sew around them. Cut them out of the freezer paper and place them on your basted tops. Purposefully place your shapes over some of the intersections of your seams. You will see the really cool effect this will make! Iron them down so they stay put for the time being. Here is what mine looked like at this stage.
Now, very carefully take out the basting inside your shapes.
Being very careful--pull apart the two quilt grids within one of your shapes by pinching the top fabric. Make a small scissor clip so you can get your scissors inside the top shape. You are going to very carefully cut out each shape from the top fabric only. This will leave the shape in the back fabrics.
Take a break. There is more to come.