Just for fun I have been playing with my Creative Grids Strippy Stars tool this past week or so. I had a mess of Christmas fabric out making those Christmas tree table runners that I showed you last week, and I decided to try some stars. I made different sizes using different fabrics, and this is what I decided to put together - a little Christmas wall hanging.
Creative Grids products are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! The Strippy Stars tool above - the triangle shaped thingy - looks unusual, but it is easy to use and makes 8 different sizes of blocks. You can watch a video about how to use it here. If you look closely at my blocks, you will notice that the star points don't go all the way out to the edge of the block. They kind of "float" on the background fabric. This is a nice technique because you don't have to worry about chopping off those points when you piece your blocks together.
You will also notice that I did some fussy cutting of the center squares in each star. That was a fun experiment, too. The background fabric that I used is a Moda Grunge that is white with some touches of green throughout. Don't rule out Grunge for Christmas!
This morning I cleaned up my Christmas fabric mess. Now I just have to get this little guy quilted. I'll be sharing over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
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a mom, wife, quilter, pianist, and now a school bus driver. Every day I must sew for my sanity!