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Thread: HELP my 1st quilt

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    HELP my 1st quilt

    I finally finished all the blocks for my very 1st quilt but have ran into a huge problem..what color to use for the sash & boarders . All the blocks are blk/wht with white stips like shown in the picture (sorry about the lighting) I was originally going to do white sash but don't like that idea now. So I am stuck! I'm thinking maybe a dark red?? I need your expert advice on this so I can at long last say I made my 1st quilt! BTW I need to make 5 more for each of the rest of my kids then it's on to one for all 8 grand babies. Each block is 12" square. Thanking you all in advance for your help.
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    Junior Member germanquilter's Avatar
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    I think you have a lot of color choices here: red, butter yellow, bright green, turquoise or royal blue, pink, burnt orange....I would try to lay several colors next to your blocks and I am sure one will speak to you

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    I'm no help but I sure like what you've done so far! Good luck with getting quilts made for all your kids and grandkids!

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    Senior Member humbird's Avatar
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    I like the table under it. Looks like a dark maroon. Especially towards the top. Lovely blocks by the way.

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    Or you could skip the sashing and sew the blocks together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Or you could skip the sashing and sew the blocks together.
    I was going to suggest this, too. I kind of love how the corners would come together.

    Excellent job!

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    I really love black and white with a pop of color. Which ever you choose will look great. Be sure to post a picture when you decide. Good luck.

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    Gosh, those blocks are pretty! I could see it either way -- either no sashing, or most any color you like!

    If you choose a bright color, you could even use one color for the sashing and a different (also bright) color for the border -- for example, red sashing and blueberry or turquoise border. Or bright yellow/gold sashing and red border.

    If you want a quieter look, then I think a deep but not dull red would work nicely.

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    If this is for one of your kids, use their favorite color for the sashing. Black and white look great with almost any color. Great job on the blocks

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    Nice blocks and it would depend on who I was doing it for. If a guy, a acid green sashing might be my choice? A girl, maybe hot pink?

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