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    Fun Quilt blocks sewn

    I have the blocks sewn for a quilt. I laid them out last night.I have the half blocks made now to fill in the sides. Should I add a plain sashing around the blocks? This is not the final lay out.But it gave me a chance to see how this will work.These are fun and easy to make. Name:  hex quilt 015.JPG
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    I like it without sashing I made several single ones as table toppers. Yours are so fun.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Those are great blocks! I really love the way they turned out. I would add sashing so that the individually of each block would show. Very fun.

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    Take a pic with sashing to see which you like better. Looks great to me like this!
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    I would not add sashing. The blocks are more interesting when the eye goes smoothly from one to the next.

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    I like them how you have them laid out. You have a dark outer strip against the next light outer strip so the blocks have enough contrast to show up. I don't think white sashing would look as good. Neat blocks!

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    They look wonderful the way they are in your layout. You have the outer dark strips against lighter ones of the next block. They make for a really great quilt.

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    i think they look great!!!!
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    looking good, i'd like a black border around the edges to ground it
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    i prefer it without sashing
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    I need to add this is where I first saw the blocks tutorial.Thanks Beth. judy j
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    I also prefer without sashing but you might want to separate the screaming stripes from being next to one another. You have enough of the softer ones to separate them. You are doing a great job !!
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    All I can say about this one is I LOVE IT!!! And I would not put sashing on them. It would stop the motion in the quilt.
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    I did find it was easier for me to sew the pieces one to the other and not sew 3 together then sew the two halves. I could not get my centers to match.
    One tip I found that I squared off the tip of each piece(using my 60 degree ruler.) and stopped sewing about 1/4 inch from the end. After all were sewn together I went back and sewed the tips together.

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    I agree with Dunster! Love your avatar. Is that a Collie or Sheltie? Sweet little dog!

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    Adding sashing would make this a completely different quilt. You will have to lay it out with sashing to see which you like the best. Nice work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I would not add sashing. The blocks are more interesting when the eye goes smoothly from one to the next.
    Absolutely, Dunster! And the blocks have an interesting secondary pattern where their edges meet, as they form diamonds.
    Sashing is meant to separate, divide, hold apart. I feel that's contrary to what this design needs to be its best.
    It looks really wonderful as it is now!

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    You are going to have an even more difficult decision as I prefer sashing in black.
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    Great looking as it is!!

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    Where can I buy the pattern. That looks so cool and is there a name for it so I can search for it. It is just awesome.
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    It's very cute as is, I would like to see a few of the blocks with some white sashing just to see exactly how they would look with light sashing. They do look good as is, I think it will be a really fun quilt, love the blocks.

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    This is not going to help at all...I can see it with sashing as well and like them both. I agree with lfstamper...lay them out on a solid sashing fabric and take a picture.
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    I really like it the way it is. It has so much interest and movement as a kalidescope. If you used sashing, either light or dark, it would stop that movement that is so interesting. I do think a small binding to finish the quilt would be nice just to frame it. Great looking project.

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    Great blocks, I like it the way you have it. I think adding sashing will make each one a study of it's own thus making it not flow as well.
    Can't wait to see the completed beauty!

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    Going to be fun sewing those together with that y-seam. You could add HST to fur corners to square out and then sew in straight lines too...would give a different look....just a thought....good way to use strips.....

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