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Old 05-14-2013, 05:28 AM
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After listening to the news, I realize this isn't a major world problem!! However, I wondered what you all think: I had these charm squares (left over from previous project and some added) and wanted to make the D4P. The top picture is without sashing. I decided I wanted to add sashing the width of the "stripes" in the center of each block. I used to be blonde so will blame that! I measured (and promptly forgot or something) and the finished sashing is 1/4 inch narrower than the stripes. I have already added several before I re-measured and found oops! and wouldn't have enough material to make wider, not to mention the ripping. Do you think it looks out of proportion or that it needs to be removed entirely or that it needs to be another color? Then the setting triangles. I don't probably have enough of the burgundy, plus it would make it dark, but think for continuity it needs to be the same? I have the flowered material and enough, or I have cream and enough. Thoughts??? I am always interested in what I read and try to learn something from it. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:33 AM
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I think your sashing looks beautiful. Since it is narrower, it is more subtle, which puts the focus more on the squares. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:48 AM
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I agree. What a design opportunity! The most important question is, "Do you like it?"
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If you also sash the outside of all the blocks, then I think the floral would be pretty for the setting squares.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:29 AM
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I love the sashing. I'd use the flowered material for the setting squares. It'd lovely.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:44 AM
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I like the sashing and thought so before I even read your post. I certainly didn't notice it being "off" in any way. Keep going and enjoy your quilt.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:49 AM
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I agree with all of the above. Sashing looks good. Just a nice design.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:55 AM
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I love the narrow sashing, I wouldn't change it!
I would use the flowery fabric too for the setting triangles.
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it looks nice I agree with all the above,I always have oops sometimes they for the better
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Really like the sashing. The whole pattern is really striking. I might be tempted to use one of the near solids from the blocks, not the sashing color though.
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