Monday, December 2, 2013

Sashing Opinions

 I finally completed my last star yesterday. 

Twenty stars.

I didn't think it would take me that long to get all these blocks done, but I really just worked on it a little here and a little there.  I found it kind of relaxing to work on these stars.  It was kind of like mindless sewing for me.  Whenever I was stuck on another project, or just needed to sew to get my creative juices flowing, I would get one or two of these stars out and sew them together.   

So here they are all out on my design wall.  These are very scrappy, and I'm kind of in love with how this is coming together.  But I really wanted opinions on if I should use sashing or not.  

No sashing:


I also bought a very light grey solid fabric today to use as sashing if I were to go that route I thought maybe I could see what that looked like as well.  But for now you get to see it with a white sashing. 

Looking at it on my computer screen I am leaning towards no sashing, but in person I kind of like the sashing better.  So this is where I would love to hear your opinion on the matter! 

Would you use sashing on this quilt?

Talk to you soon,

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Terri @ Childlike Fascination said...

I adore the way the no sashing created that secondary diamond block. Sashing does always make blocks look extra crisp and lovely. If you have the fabric what about doing coordinating corner stones to make little not-quite-churn-dash blocks? I'm sure the square and 4 HSQ has a name but I don't know it. That might be too much though huh?

Anonymous said...

I actually love Terri's idea of a churn dash. You could easily do a "real" churn dash by sewing a rectangle to each end of your sashing strips and having a corner stone. That would make it even scrappier and more fabulous.

Christine S said...

No sashing! :) it looks great!

Anonymous said...

I love the scrappy fabrics you have used. Beautiful. I'd go without sashing.