Well, thanks for all the comments on the sashing. It seems that you are pretty well split down the middle on the checked sashing. I have decided that I want to keep the squares and not accent the cross shapes so much so the checks will have to go. I may keep some just at the intersections of the sashing. I also think it would be harder to quilt as you go with this type of sashing. So the next decision is what colour? I am thinking some sort of neutral gray. I have to go to town today so I may have a look for a nice gray or maybe even black, although I have a feeling that would be too dark. I don't have anything suitable in my stash. Too many bright colors!
Since I have no quilt pictures, here is another one of Simba enjoying the snow.