Monday, March 1, 2010

Design Wall Monday

The guild retreat was this weekend so the blocks from that are on my wall. The pattern calls for 25 blocks (set 5 x 5)with a scrappy sashing but I've decided to make 35 blocks (set 5 x 7) and have no sashing or a solid black sashing. Below are pictures of the two possibilities.



If I decide to use no sashing, I'll pieces at least one border using the same fabrics that are in the blocks.



If I use the black sashing, I'll use either the block background fabric as cornerstones or continue with the color created in the chain. I want to use the fabric below as either one of the borders or wide bias binding, depends on how much I need/have.



This fabric was my inspiration fabric. Isn't it funny how sometimes the inspiration fabric ends up being a minor player in the quilt, or not used at all?

I'm leaning towards using the black sashing. What do you think?

I'm guessing that this will be on my wall again next week because I have a full week of activities and I still have 8 blocks to make. Hopefully what will be reported next week will be the border(s) progress. Also, since I missed making my stash report yesterday I'll be sure to catch with that next Sunday.

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7 comments:

Teaquilts said...

I like the black sashing too. The strip would look awesome as a bias binding.

Diane said...

I like it both ways, I agree the strip would be great as binding.

Pat said...

I like both designs, too and think the inspiration fabric will make a great bias binding!

Melinda said...

I think I like it best without the sashing but it is a difficult choice - both are nice.

Melinda said...

I think I like it best without the sashing but it is a difficult choice - both are nice.

Quilter Kathy said...

What about white sashing with a red or green cornerstone?!?

Brenda said...

I like it without the sashing, but the sashing could work too...... some help huh?? I like the blks though!! have fun!