Sunday, 10 June 2012

White or dark Sashing????

This week-end I made  Granny Square #20 . No more blocks, now to the sashing dilemma

As I don't have room for a design wall I use my bed or my floor as a substitute. today when I laid the blocks to decide the setting a huge doubt came to me... Should I go for the usual white sashing that most everybody has used or should I try something different, a dark sashing perhaps. What do you think my dear quilty friends? Please give me some advice.


15 comments:

Josie Passell said...

I think a darker sashing will make it sing.

Anita in Florida said...

I'd go for the darker sashing also. Maybe choose a color in the blocks that you especially like.
certainly would 'sing'!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your blocks look so beautiful, it is going to be a lovely quilt. I will leave it to more experienced quilters to offer advice!

Diana and LaDonna said...

Your blocks are so cheerful and happy! I would have to audtion a lot of fabrics before I could choose!

LaDonna

Fiona said...

This is always the part I find hardest.... to be honest I don't think it matters - either dark or light will look great...just a different effect.....
Hugz

Sheila said...

I agree with LaDonna, I would audition several fabrics under the blocks just to get a look at how it will look, even take a picture , that helps a lot I find. There is a lot of deep pink so perhaps that might work . I would go darker too :-) The blocks are lovely .

sunny said...

Yep, I'd have to audition a few fabrics. I think white sashing will give it an 'airier' feel, and a dark sashing sill give it a more grounded feel. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Celia Gibson said...

The blocks look fantastic... See what a polka dot fabric looks like...

Cassandra said...

I can't offer any advice as I'm too new to be giving any! But I think your blogs are gorgeous! Out of all the granny squares I've seen around the web, yours are among my favorites. The colors are just lovely!

Cheryll said...

Yes definitely audition some colours... a solid for me... and not necessarily dark just coloured...and take a pic... it helps a lot I find. Good luck... I know you'll choose beautifully! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

The idea of taking a picture with the blocks laying on a darker fabric is a great one! In this picture the floor is serving as a sort of sashing and the blocks look great with that brown/tan color. You could also use darker sashing with white cornerstones...it would give it a whole new look. :) blessings, marlene

Collette said...

audition audition fabrics take photos of it and then choose! i love white so fresh but dark would be awesome too oh decisions! xx

Kerstin said...

I can also picture it well with a dark sashing, there seem to bee a lot of pink/berry tones in the quilt, maybe something like that?

CJ said...

Lovely Granny Squares! I went with no sashing. http://purple66p.blogspot.com/2012/05/two-finishes.html

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Oh how beautiful!