Here's the big picture to where I'm heading.. Each of these 3 mini quilt tops began as four 6" monochromatic squares stitched into a 11 1/2 inch square 4 patch. The dark design atop represent dropped/pooled threads which is how I usually audition thread choices before beginning the quilting process. The 'thread or string image is one piece of cut out fused fabric.
What I've photo'd here is an earlier drawn pattern from my pattern stash... i.e. slightly different than my PINK drawing which I will use on one of the three photographed pieces above. I pencil traced on the wonder under paper side. (Reverse your pattern if the orientation is important to you)
Cutting out takes some time but is reminiscent of kindergarten so kind of fun!
Peel the backing and carefully place the string piece atop the quilt top. A little tricky because it's like loose lace.... but very doable.