Monday, January 28, 2013

Quilt SOS - sashing, or no sashing?

 I've reached an interesting predicament with my snowflake strip quilt - sashing, or no sashing?


I picked up this beautiful solid from Pennington Quilt Works (Michael Miller, I believe) and I fully intended to use it to sash each snowflake (all around the whole square).

But now I love how the strips look as they interlock. If I keep if like this though, the quilt will be much smaller than I hoped. I also haven't decided how big I'm going to make the sashing. UNLESS, I put a big border around the whole thing. I'm not sure, though.

What do you think? Help me! You've never failed so I figured I'd ask! I have all day on this unexpected snow day to figure it out... in the meantime, I think I'll work on a BOM block.



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16 comments:

  1. I like it with out the sashing too.

    Do you have any scraps left? Maybe you could use them with the turquoise in a wide border.

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  2. Hmmmm, I like the sashing. I like the color you've chosen for the "maybe" sashing.

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  3. I like it either way too. Sorry that doesn't help much,but step back like you are doing and see what strikes the mood when your return perhaps:)

    Have fun on your snow day!

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  4. I like it without the sashing too! I think either way would work, though!

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  5. No sashing... It interrupts the flow (and mojo) :-)

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  6. I really like it with sashing - I would go for a quite narrow one. Looks lovely xx

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  7. I like it with the sashing :) Gives my eyes somewhere to rest when I'm looking at it.

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  8. No Sashing! The sashing stops the flow of your design. Save the sashing for a another project and I DO Like the idea of a wide border!!!

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  9. Either way works but I like the way the blocks play together without the sashing.

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  10. No sashing and love the idea of a wide border.Happy sewing!!

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  11. Another no sashing vote.

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  12. You coul put wide borders of the slashing fabric on just two sides. But I would not sash it. I would add more blocks if possible.

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  13. I love the sashing - especially with that color! Like the previous comment about giving the eyes somewhere to rest.

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  14. Without the sashing, I see 4 different patterns that will show up, crosses, x's, diamonds and the block with circle. It will make for a more interesting quilt if you leave the sashing out.

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  15. Am I too late? I like with the sashing :O

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