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Another plea for help...which sashing??

Old 06-10-2020, 08:01 AM
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Hello!
I have made a bunch of scrappy blocks using HSTs, which I want to put together using colored sashing and cornerstones. But, I can't decided which color I want. No, actually, that's not true. I know which color I like, but my local brains trust (aka my family members) all disagree with me!
The bright colors and contrast in the blocks make my heart sing, and I want the sashing to complement and continue that.
What do you think? Tan or blue? Or something else entirely? (Just not white...I don't like how it blends the blocks together and their definition gets lost...I believe it needs something that helps define the blocks, without overwhelming them or losing them.)
Thanks for any and all opinions!
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:07 AM
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Definitely the blue. Gives the quilt more pop.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:16 AM
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I like the blue with the tan cornerstones. If you want mild, contained and non-invasive, then use the tan. Either works. But I like vibrant!
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:45 AM
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The sashing looks good in the blue. A medium pure yellow would look good also, like in the blocks. The tan is too dull in my opinion and looks dingy against the white.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:59 AM
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My vote is for the blue.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:11 AM
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I don't see any tan in the blocks, so I would definitely not use it for sashing, and maybe not for the cornerstones either. I think the blue looks great, but I would go with a yellow or pink for the cornerstones. Your blocks are really pretty. It will be a lovely quilt.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:41 AM
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Hmmmm -

On my monitor - the blue looks "heavy" - and that's what I see first. Especially on the thumbnail pictures (which I don't like - but better than no pictures at all) , the blue looks like heavy grid lines with pale patterned centers.

while the tan is sort of "just there" - I think the blocks looked more vibrant with the tan sashing. I prefer the tan sashing.



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Old 06-10-2020, 09:45 AM
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The blue is perfect! The tan looks really blah and doesn't go with it.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:57 AM
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The blue, makes the quilt look brighter.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Especially on the thumbnail pictures (which I don't like - but better than no pictures at all)
Bear, click or tap on the thumbnails and it will take you to a full-size picture.

OP, my vote is strongly for the blue, with cornerstones of the different colors used in the blocks,
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