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Help with sashing color please

Old 03-28-2016, 11:19 AM
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I agree that a bright, pure white might take too much attention from the blocks, but I think a softer white would look lovely.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:39 AM
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I would hunt the darkest green that I could find, and see what that does.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:06 PM
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The darker the color of the sashing, the more it will recede. The lighter the color, esp. white, the more it will come toward you. If you want the focus on the sashing, use white. If you want the focus on the blocks, use something dark. If it were my quilt, I'd use either a matching blue or green.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
Take them to a quilt shop....audition them on different colors and see which one makes them pop. More than once, a customer brought blocks in thinking they wanted XXX color, only to find something else looked better....
I agree. You never know what color will make it pop.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:22 PM
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I'm seeing a soft yellow that matches the lightest yellow in the blocks.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:35 PM
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I'd do something different than everybody else. I would probably do a three color sashing in one of the pink tones, then a green as close to the leaf color as I could find and one of the yellows in other flowers and then I'd do 9 patch cornerstones so it looks like the colors weave in the cornerstones. You can be very creative with sashing and get several different looks.

You really have to pay attention to which way the colors go when you do a 3 color sashing though!!
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
I'd do something different than everybody else. I would probably do a three color sashing in one of the pink tones, then a green as close to the leaf color as I could find and one of the yellows in other flowers and then I'd do 9 patch cornerstones so it looks like the colors weave in the cornerstones. You can be very creative with sashing and get several different looks.

You really have to pay attention to which way the colors go when you do a 3 color sashing though!!
Scissor Queen....I'll have to give that some thought...sounds very interesting. Thank you.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
Take them to a quilt shop....audition them on different colors and see which one makes them pop. More than once, a customer brought blocks in thinking they wanted XXX color, only to find something else looked better....


Great idea! I'd really like to see that buff yellow to see what happens too!
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:38 PM
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I would try a dusty rose colour as the sashing
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:46 PM
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The fabric is sooo fun and pretty, but the blocks have a lot going on. I would recommend using something that allows your eye a resting place so that it does not feel too overwhelming. I agree with the post about taking it to the fabric shop and auditioning colors.
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