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Old 02-20-2013, 05:11 PM
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I bought some yardage that is a wine theme, drinks, not color! The predominant colors are black, gold, some green, red, and purple. I cut the fabric into 5" squares ( four different patterns) and plan to put them into blocks, maybe a nine patch. I was thinking of making the sashing black but don't want to over power it with black.

Does black sashing over power quilts?
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:19 PM
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I almost always like black sashing. I've even used it with bright and white blocks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:24 PM
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Take your 5 inch blocks to the fabric store and lay them out on the fabric you have in mind. Then stand back and take a look. You could also compare with other colors. Sometimes I lay them out side by side for a better comparison. For me it's the only way.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:20 PM
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I think black would look fine, quiltsRfun idea is really a good one!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:21 PM
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If the blocks are fairly bright, the black will really make them pop. If the colours are softer, the black will make for a darker top. Dark tops are nice too so try them out by laying the blocks on black fabric and see how you like it. Even take a picture and look at it that way.
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I use a whole lot of black my new favorite
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I love using black for sashing. It really brings the colors out so bright in the blocks.img_5117.jpg
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Originally Posted by PlanoDebbie View Post
I love using black for sashing. It really brings the colors out so bright in the blocks.Attachment 396721
I love this pattern and the colors you used. Did you design this? Great brder!
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I'm a big fan of black sashing. Alternately, you could use a lighter colour for the sashing and black posts.
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If you lay the blocks out and it looks too dark, you could maybe add gold or some other lighter neutral color as cornerstones to lighten the look.
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