I had some time Sunday to iron and trim my ice dyed blocks. These are the ones that I chose for my quilt. It will be queen size and will probably have 3" sashing. Next I pulled out some fabric swatches for what I though would be a fast exercise to pick the sashing.
I was wrong about the "fast" part. As usual.
My plan all along has been to use gray for my sashing. I also considered medium purple or medium blue. I didn't like any of these. The gray is particularly horrible. I'm also opposed to black for some reason.
A few more samples later I landed on bright green and pale purple. Still not excited, but closer...maybe.
Then I worked my way toward yellow and orange. I was surprised that I kind of liked the orange!
After consulting with friends two of them said "use all the colors". Hmmm
Meanwhile, I arranged the "reject" squares for a lap quilt. While arranging them I though that I might try the scrappy sashing idea on this quilt and see how it looks before I make any decision on my quilt. So this is my next step. Cut some scrappy sashing pieces and see how they look.
There's also this! There no way this is going in the trash.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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