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Old 05-21-2012, 03:13 AM
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If you were to sash them, I consider the white to be too much contrast and would go with one of the yellowy-caramelly colour that you find in the blocks. I think the designs are more easily seen with the sashing.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:34 AM
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Nice wild blocks! I think the white would make them calmer, but they look great together, too. Sorry, no help!
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by DebbE View Post
Love your blocks. I'd do the sashing in black (narrow) and use the scraps to make a prairie point edging at the border edges. It will play up the color and you have quite a bit of black in those scraps anyway. Please post when you're done - I'd love to see it finished!
Oh yeah! This sounds spectacular....
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:09 AM
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I agree with some of the others. With no sashing there's no place for the eye to rest, it's just too busy. With the white sashing, it detracts from the blocks, it's segregates them too much. I would use a dark blue or black, small sash between the blocks, giving the eye somewhere to rest, but not disturbing the overall look you're going for.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:46 AM
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What a find!! Love those fabrics and bright, happy colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't calm it down any, my Opinion.
Where can I find your pattern and would the ruler be necessary also?
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:55 AM
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I think I need to start shopping at Tuesday Mornings!!! Try black or navy sashing...even 1/2 inch wide...for a little separation. White does nothing for the blocks....more distracting.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mama's place View Post
What a find!! Love those fabrics and bright, happy colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't calm it down any, my Opinion.
Where can I find your pattern and would the ruler be necessary also?
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War Eagle to you! The pattern is called the Daniela Block by Daniela at http://www.cozyquilt.com/Features/StripTubing.aspx There are three boxes there with more info if you like.
Previous posting on patterns using the Strip Tube Ruler http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t188607.html And no the ruler is not necessary as you can use your own ruler with 45 degree marking after watching Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Company http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE The thing I like about this demo is that they show you how to cut left handed and right handed. Jenny also shows other possibilities of positioning the blocks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:32 AM
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I would sash with 1/2 " dark sashing with a 1/2 ' white in the corners.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
...., but any of the other colors would look nice. I am partial to the lime green, but any of the other colors would look good too. ...
oooh lime green sounds just great. black stripping and brights--a bit overused (imho). i hope you decide to do something fresh with your free spirit blocks. i luv them!
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:35 AM
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I would do sashing but a dark colour not white. My 1st choice would be royal blue, black or maybe even try it with that tangerine colour that is in your blocks. IMHO I think it needs some framing.
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