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Monday, May 23, 2011

Doggie Love

I have started a new wall hanging for a dog lover. I have auditioned two different sashings. I think I prefer the black so far but is it too heavy for the blocks? There is also the red that I have used on the top of the left block that could be used as sashing. Also adding words is still an option.


greelyrita said...

I can see what you're thinking about the black being too heavy. A friend told me once to never use black in a quilt in a major way because it likes to fade, and quickly at that. I don't know if it's true. She's very knowlegable but what about all those Mennonite shadow quilts? In any case, if black does fade, that would fix the 'heavy' problem. I think the gold sashing highlights the blocks nicely but it is a bit 'light' in the same way as the black is 'heavy'. And red might not work so well either because both of the blocks shown have a goodly amount of red. Perhaps thinking about how large this quilt will be eventually will help you decide. A lap quilt: black, I'm thinking. A big bed: black might be too much.

mtnquiltr said...

I'm in no way an expert, so I can only comment for my personal taste. I love both of the fabrics you're auditioning, but to my eye neither does your quilt justice. In the picture the black seems to overwhelm your blocks, and the gold seems to fade out too much. I think I'd try a few other different fabrics. Perhaps it's that the sashing seems quite wide in relation to the blocks? A narrower red might work well? I love the blocks!

Debra Spincic said...

Try red through the middle of the black. I agree that the black is too wide.