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    need some help with sashing

    Need some suggestions on the sashing on this quilt. Is the pink too much? What kind of sashing would you do? Suggestions please and thank you. I am not sure about this one at all.
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    I really like the pink.
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    I like the pink, but I do think it is a tad overpowering. Could you just make it narrower?
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    I like the pink also, but maybe lighter like the focus picture. It almost draws your attention away from the focus pictures which are so cute.

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    What a cute bunch of blocks! I think the pink is too much, have you thought of using the purple that is on the ladies' dresses in the block middle row on the right?
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    I too find it a bit over powering, have you tried a paler pink, or even a black or white, very cute quilt

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    That's a darling quilt top going there! I'm also thinking the pink is over powering the adorable blocks. Perhaps narrower or lighter or that purplish color. A black would be nice...

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    How cute love the pink idea it's just a tad overwhelming. What if you used narrow black pink black set of strips for sashing?
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    Very pretty, and maybe narrower strips would not be as overpowering.

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    I would use black for the sashing.
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    I love the pink and I love bright!
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    I would use black for sashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    I like the pink, but I do think it is a tad overpowering. Could you just make it narrower?
    this is exactly what i was thinking, too
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    Beautiful quilt!

    Look at the lighter pink in the apron, maybe this would make it less strong. Purple would be nice too.
    The blocks are so cute, that nothing should take the attention away from it.
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    Looking at it again, maybe that green that's in it, would be nice too.
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    Love the blocks but when I first looked at the picture all I saw was the pink. Please be sure to show it when it's done. I like the idea of black or maybe white. BrendaK
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    I like the pink too, but a slightly smaller width, maybe about 3/4 of what is shown.
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    I like the pink but maybe a tad more of a softer pink. Try using with a slightly narrower width as suggested above.
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    I think the pink is a bit overwhelming and takes away from your adorable blocks. What about a small black sashing? I would go with the size of sashing that is around the inner part of your blocks-it looks about 1" to 1 1/2"? The blocks are so cute and please share with us when you finish.

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    I like the whiteshowing between the blocks.

    I agree that some separation between the blocks would be good, so we can admire each block on its own. Cute blocks!,

    Could you do another picture with mabe only an inch of the color showing? Maybe with the suggestions given?

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    I like the pink, if you wanted something different, I'd actually go with a deeper pink and less of a hot pink. You could also do yellow. I love black and white next to yellow. My favorite solid pink is kona honeysuckle. It's so pretty, I'm working on something that is pink and navy at the moment.
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    I love those blocks! I find the pink sashing too prominent. Considering how small the splashes of color are in the blocks, I think picking up any of those colors for sashing might overwhelm the blocks. I would see how it looks with white or black, or a toned-down version of one of the block colors.

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    the hot pink really makes it pop. it brings out the pink that's in some of the blocks.
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    Thanks for suggestions. Have made the hot pink sashing more narrow. Here's the light pink and the black. I think I know which I like best, but let me know what you think. Majority wins. Hope this works.
    That's all the colors I had on hand; that's why I only showed the three. Did try white and I didn't like it at all; a little washed out and the light pink is too. Soooooo.
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    I like the tonied-down option you posted as the follow up! That said- the black looks real nice, too!
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