Blocks #14, #15 & #16: String Theory

I have long admired string quilts for their look and for their clever way at using up scraps.  I have long intended to make one, but have yet to get around to it.  So, I figured that this sampler quilt was a good opportunity for me to give string piecing a try.  Who knows – maybe it will lead to an actual string quilt in the future.

I started out simple, with some squares:

String Diamonds

Then, I wanted a hexagon, but I had to make it wonky to get it to fit into the square the way I wanted.  I had to make templates for this and do math.  I’m sure there is an easier way, but I haven’t found it.  Anyway, I like the way this one turned out.

Hexagon String

Last, I decided to go back to the curved piecing.  Trying to get the pieces to lay flat with all of those little strips in play was definitely tricky, but it worked.

Curved Piecing Strings
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