Monday, December 14, 2015

How Some Projects Get Started Around Here


I started cutting some triangles for a String Star because...


...I still had some string pieces left over from making...
...my Feather quilt top which was made out of leftover strings cut from the side of quilt backs over the years.


I still have lots of strings and have always wanted to make a String Star quilt.  I've been inspired by a couple of beauties out there in blog land. Now is the time. So I sewed a whole bunch of strings together this weekend and cut 41 triangles so far.   I think the pattern I'm using said I needed 248 of them.  I'll be cutting more triangles this weekend.  I think I will have enough string scraps and won't have to cut into any fabric for the star triangles.  I'm pretty sure I have enough indigo fabric for the background.  

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9 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

Love your feather quilt and know the star will be just as great!
Thanks for linking up.

gayle said...

Oh, I can't wait to see this one! And indigo background? It just gets better and better!

Ellen said...

Love it....I always say that I have enough strings and crumbs in my bins to make many, many quilts. I fully intend on working my way through some of those bins in 2016. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This star has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Those bright triangles are going to be lovely in an indigo background. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Ann said...

I've always wanted to make a string LeMoyne Star. You are tempting me! Such a beautiful start.

Helen in the UK said...

Loving the start of your string star :)

Lynn said...

The string beginning looks great. Thanks for the inspiration too as I have lots of scrap strips to get using up!

katyquilts said...

Scraps are like sourdough starter, they just keep growing into something new! LOL! Love your string pieces!

Kaja said...

Lovely start - it's amazing how far your scraps go!