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Monday, February 26, 2007

Sashing




I had a suggestion from Nellie at Nellie's Needles that it might work to continue the black and white sqares for the sashing. I measured and I am pretty sure I have enough to do between the blocks if not around the outside edge. I did a few to see how it looks. I like the secondary pattern that forms but it does lose the block appearance somehow. Now I am not sure if I should continue this way or put a solid color in there. Any comments?

Meanwhile, you can see that Simba has no problem at all with the snow. He loves to be up to his neck in it. As he runs along, he swoops down and takes big mouthfuls of it. He must think it's ice cream or something.



13 comments:

Fiona said...

I rather like the black and white squares for the sashing, you do lose the large blocks and in fact I think you lose the sashing too because what I see are 2 smaller interlocking blocks. Nice effect though, but maybe not quite what you visualised.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Yes, the checkerboard pattern takes over. If you'd like to keep the large block as the focus, how about just continuing the checkerboard into the border. That would repeat what's happening with that patterning in the center of the quilt and not make it look "cut-off".

quiltpixie said...

I often like quilts where the blocks disappear, but without a similar colour fabric in each block for the other pieces (even if scrappy), I wonder if you'll loose a sense of order?

Beth said...

Oh I LOVE it! It makes the blocks look more like they are 'nestled' together ...and a 2nd block 'appears' with the sashing. I'm about to do a feathered star with a nine patch variation at the cornerstone spot. I'm kinda drawn to that look right now.

meggie said...

That is quite hard to decide. I also feel it is harder when you are just seeing a picture of it.
I will have to wait & see how I feel about mine- which is yet to be started.
Simba is a beautiful dog!
I was intrigued when you told us that it takes a bucket of snow to get a cup of water- that seems incredible.

Patti said...

I like the way that looks for the sashing. It does take away the look of individual blocks, but is that bad? It makes me thing of the beautifully woven coverlets you can find from the 19th century. Love it!

Katrina said...

I like it but it is taking over for me a bit too. I was thinking that where you have the longer white peices what if those were subbed for some more colour? Say red maybe? It would break up all the black and white and provide a bridge for the colour.

Looking good though :)

dot said...

I like the look, it is a bit more work and you do loose the primary pattern so that is a decision you will have to make. It does work for a very interesting quilt though.

Molly said...

Since I kind of like not being sure where one block ends and the next begins, this appeals to me a lot....what a handsome fellow Simba is!

anne bebbington said...

I have mixed feelings on this - on the one hand the black and white sashing gives you clever secondary patterns but it does make those crosses stand out a bit much - on the other hand if you had a separate sashing in your navy blue say you'd keep the block effect. Jury's still out on this one Joyce which is no help at all really - sorry :o)

Lily said...

I am trying madly to come up with another colour option for the sashing, but can't! Either way I think you're going to 'lose' at least one of your blocks.

Unless you just do plain white strips between black setting posts?

Simba has a lovely warm coat - no wonder he likes to frolic in the snow!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, what a beauty Simba is--and he looks right at home in the snow!!!

Lois R. said...

Ordinarily, I am not a fan of sashing at all, but I think I prefer your idea of using a solid sashing here. The black and white blocks are beautiful, but I liked the original idea better.

Why do doggies love the snow so much? Simba looks happy!