Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Christmas Strings Part II

Part II: In which I do a bit of fussy cutting/piecing

I put together some more string triangles today. I love looking at string quilts, and I am always thrilled to see a little surprise that the quiltmaker put in. In some of my triangles, I include fussy-cut strings to give that surprise to anyone looking at the quilt.

Here are four triangles--they won't be put together into one block in the quilt, I will spread them out.

Here are some closeup photos of what these blocks contain:

Napping Santa and Cat

Cat Playing a Bass Fiddle

Poinsettia, Cat, and Santa

Santa and His Reindeer

Of course, a string quilt would be beautiful without this added element, but I find it fun to do--I'm just a kid at heart.

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  1. I, too, look for opportunities to fussy cut. I think it really draws people in to look more closely. Your strings are charming. Sally

  2. Thanks, Sally. As a kid, I loved looking for things like this.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. I love you string blocks! Surprises like that in a quilt always make me smile.


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