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    Senior Member Wholeheart Mom's Avatar
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    Need opinions, please!

    My 10 year-old daughter is making this "Chop and Sew" quilt for the county fair, using Mary Engelbreit fabric. I still consider myself a novice quilter, and I am having difficulty helping her decide what to do from here.

    Should she just sew all twelve blocks together, crazy quilt style, with no sashing, and then add a border or two? (see photo one of all 12 blocks together)

    Should she add sashing? Red, blue, black or yellow? (see photos).

    Part of me is feeling like the yellow is popping out too much.... I don't want to add a sashing that would make it pop even more. We will be adding a border, but I just don't know if we should sash it or not.

    Any and all opinions are greatly appreciated!

    p.s. sorry for the wrinkly background fabric and messy sewing room in the photos :0)
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    Love the sashing ...not the yellow as much though...good luck...it looks very nice to me!

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    I Love the Black sashing. It gives such a great effect.
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    Red or black would be my choice

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    Nice job on the blocks. I think sashing shows off the angles. Otherwise, they don't stand out. I personally like the red sashing best, the black comes in second.

    Good luck with home schooling. That is so cool.
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    I like it laid out with no sashing! Looks great, like confetti. I would do it that way with a border of her choice to hold it together, but then, let her decide which looks better. The old rule applies: "it's your quilt, so make it they way you like it"..... it is pretty whichever way it is done. Hope you win a ribbon on it.

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    I like the blocks without sashing. I've made several of these quilts; so fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz aka Helen View Post
    Red or black would be my choice
    These would be my choices as well.
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    I really like her quilt and I also like it best without any sashing but if she is going to add them, I like the red or black.
    She is doing a great job and I am also a ME fan!
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    It's a great looking quilt! I like either the red or the black sashing, but as RobertaMarie said, it's your daughter's quilt and she should make the final decision. Please let us know what she decides to go with.

    Good luck in the fair!

    Sue

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    i love the blue sashing
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    Red vote here

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    Great job. I think the black really makes it pop and that surprises me as I would not normally recommend black. But more importantly, what does she think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC View Post
    I Love the Black sashing. It gives such a great effect.
    Yep...the black is my choice!! Looks great!

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    Black would be my first choice...if I had to pick a 2nd choice, it would be red. Nice job on the blocks!

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    Personally I like the red sashing. All looks are so different. What does your daughter like best? That is what I would go with.

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    Thank you all for your replies! My daughter is actually undecided, but is leaning towards no sashing.... possibly doing a double border, maybe a narrow red followed by a wider black. I was thinking that a narrow yellow border might also look okay.....

    Can you tell she inherited my inability to make decisions? LOL!!!
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    i have this pattern on my to do list also...
    i love it with the black as sashing just because it makes all the colors pop equally...
    but its your daughters quilt...as long as she loves it in the end thats all that matters
    let us know how you do at the fair!

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    If you are going to do sashing, go with the black. Sets the blocks up very nice. I normally am one for sashing on scrappy type of blocks, but the layout without the sashing really appeals to me. No matter what you choose, there needs to be a small inner boarder to kind of stop the busyness before she adds the final boarder. I would use black for this. Can not wait to see the finished quilt. It is going to be wonderful!!
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    I love the black and red - in my eyes it makes the small amount of those colors come forward.
    The blue or yellow hides the red and black.

    It definitely needs a sashing to give a place for the eyes to rest. Question is...what color does your daughter like?
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    That is a hard decision, they each add something different to the quilt. If i had to choose though, I would go with the blue.

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    Black or Red. I'm leaning towards the black.
    When I'm in doubt, I choose the two that catch my eye, wait a day then look again, and choose.

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    Without the sashing, it really looks scrappy and I like that look. However, if you were going to use sashing, I would vote for the red because it really pulls out the red in the scraps and makes it pop. Good luck with the decision.

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    It is absolutely wonderful without the sashing, but of the sashing, the red really makes all of the colors pop! Whatever choice she makes, it going to be beautiful. Love the fabric.

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    I personally like the black sashing, but what does she like, I would let her choose.

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