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    You said you finished all the blocks but I wonder about choosing another deep color, burgundy, blue, purple, in acouple of blocks then echoing the color in the sashing in a slightly different shade.

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    I agree. With others - red or yellow

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    I think I would lay these blocks out on several different colors and leave the room.... Walk back in and glace at it. After you've tried 3 or 4 colors you will know which looks best to you. I often audition different colors like this and then you will know which one does it for you. Good Luck.
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    I like the idea of using the recipients favorite color. Nice blocks!

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    Tough one. Your blocks would look great with a red sashing, but just as good on their own. Play with the blocks and your fabrics, they will tell you what to do. Looks great by the way!
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    Your blocks are really great. I am working on a black, gray and white quilt for one of my grandson's. I used a deep, rich red with a little black print as an accent. I love it because it is very masculine and it has the right amount of 'pop'. I can hardly get my other work done because I am anxious to finish it. When I was at my LQS which is not very local I had several prints to choose from. I also thing other colors, the yellow, lime green or even blue would be great. What about two colors in the sashing. You might use one color on the top and one side and the second color on the bottom and second side. You could even vary the right angle positions in some blocks.

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    I would make the sashing the same width as the white stripes in your blocks. I would also use every bright color I had. I like the idea of making a gridded pattern with the colors in the sashing. Draw it out with crayons or colored pencils on a piece of gridded paper and play with different layouts of grids, X's, zig-zags, etc.
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    Plain old me would go with white but almost any color would be great

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    IMHO if you skip sashing the white will take over and and your black and white fabrics will fade into the background.

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    WHo is it for and what is there favorite color? Everything goes with black and white.

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    Very nice, try a lime green! I just finished a black and white with lime accents. Love it! Go for something that you would not usually pick.

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    Think about what the favorite color of the recipient is. I think, like a lot of others, that red would be great and would make the pattern 'pop' out. Also, a nice bright yellow, or lime green would look great. My daughter would love the lime green as that is the color she is 'in to' right now. I really love what you have done. Looks great.

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    Lovely blocks

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    Great quilt!

    If it were mine, I'd for sure insert a sashing. Like others have said, audition various colors. You could also go with a neutral color for the sashing, then for pops of color make blocks the same width as the sashing at each intersection of the blocks. I've seen this done on lots of quilts and it's really nice.

    Whatever you decide... be sure to share the final result.

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    Modern...lime green or Traditional...red.

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    I love black and white . love your pattern. our quilt club did a project where we were to exchange and have others do a strip and pass it on to another. Since I am new I did follow all the rules for the project but felt that I should not work on any other persons project. So did my own For my accent color I used what I would call tangerine. When finished they all said I passed with flying colors. It still needs to be quilted. Will post a picture when it is finished. It is 44 x 68 They said I should be proud of my work. I guess I am.
    I have also embroidered "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" in blue. Well, I used transferease when I put the squares in water to dissolve the transfereease some of the blue bled. Now what do I do? troubles, troubles.
    again love your pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by my-ty View Post
    Sashing is very forgiving if your lines aren't perfect. I would choose a grey sashing and then add a bright colour as posts.
    I second this idea using different bright colors for the posts.

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    Something I enjoy is to take a picture with different auditions of color & block placement etc. I can see it from a different "eye", if you will. I also like to download it & look at it on my screen. It really helps.. also taking a break & looking at it the next day on the design wall. (Isn't it great we get to look at our pics now without getting them developed?)
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    I love your idea of using a color that is a favorite of the person you are making it for. But do a bright variation of that shade so it does't get lost.

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    I would consider black sashing, but inset white squares so that the white lines continue across from one block to the next. Just depends on whether you want a black & white quilt, or if you want to add color. For the border, I might go for another black & white print - more black than white. If you want to add color, looks like you've got lots of suggestions already that would be great

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    Hi, Something like a muted burgandy would be nice, nothing too bright I would say

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    Stay with your first plan, the white sashing. That will make it really pop. froggyintexas

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    small black and white polka dots..Just my humble opinion

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    Very pretty blocks. You could really use just about any color, although, red is my favorite. Let us see after you have chosen what color, OK.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I'd use solid black for the sashing with pure white cornerstones, the same width as the white crosses in the blocks. The cornerstones would connect the blocks forming a lattice all over the quilt, and the black would accent the blocks so you would then get a secondary pattern. Be sure to put the sashing around the outside of the blocks as well as between them, before adding borders. For borders I would use a black and white print to draw the eye outward... then finish with black binding. Black and white is so classic it does not need to have any color added and will match with any color accessories. If it were mine, I'd stick with just black and white, then if I wanted a pop of color I'd add a red pillow or such. That's my choice, but you can't go wrong however you do it. Great job.

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