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Thread: Hey Scrappy Quilters...

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    I think your sashings or "paths" between the diamonds need to be a solid or a blender fabric so the eyes have a place to rest. Also it will make the colorful diamonds pop. What color you choose will be up to you. Black or navy would be good. Or a light color like white, cream or yellow. I would probably choose black. It will be beautiful whatever you choose. It seems like a daunting project to me so kudos to you for starting it!
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    I would probably wait until I got the stamps together to see what color and the intensity it calls for the sashing. Just my opinion. Barny

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    I agree with Barny i would wait to see how light/dark the finished top is be4 making that decision i sure would not go out and buy fabric for it now. have fun

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    I like the one that Peckish posted with the black sashing, but instead of piecing the black, I would make them solid giving the whole thing a stained glass look!
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    Peckish - That is an amazing quilt!!

    Mobridge Mom - I'm sure your quilt will be just as wonderful. I just participated in a workshop with Edyta Sitar and she creates wonderful scrappy quilts. The pictures in her books and patterns really don't do her quilts justice because when you see them in person the colours sparkle and are absolutely beautiful! She gave all kinds of tips on making scrappys with lots of options.

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    it is helpful to have a light and dark bag and grab one at a time this way, at the end of the bags you will find that lights also become darks.
    I love to quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Your design reminded me of an antique quilt I saw at a show a year or so ago - hope it gives you inspiration!
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    This incredible - I love the decorative stitching uniting the blocks. Thanks for photographing and posting the card to the quilt - this kind of info is rarely provided but often desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    The white parts depend on what kinds of colors I'm using. If my scraps were brights, I'd go with white or WOW prints. If my scraps were darker, more in the style of civil war repros, I'd use naturals or tans to soften it.
    Point well made - if I ever do a postage stamp quilt, I'll keep this in mind - since quilting is as much an exercise in VALUE as well as color.

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