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To Sash or Not to Sash -- HELP

Old 04-07-2011, 11:10 AM
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I need help deciding whether to sash this quilt. Part of me just wants to sew the squares together and be done; and part of me knows the sashing will make the blocks pop. I've attached some pics: One on the design wall, then there's either the yellow or the blue for sashing. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:14 AM
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I love the yellow sashing with these pretty blocks :D:D:D
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:17 AM
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I like the blue sashing best but think it would look pretty without one or with the yellow too.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:17 AM
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Normally I prefer sashing between blocks for a rest for the eyes. But in this case, I actually like the first picture with the blocks right next to each other.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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I like the blue,there is so much yellow in the blocks that is almost looks blendy.
Great looking blocks!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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I like the yellow too :)
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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If you don't sash you'll have a scrappier looking quilt but you will need more blocks or wider borders to get desired width

If you do sash, you're right - the blocks pop.
I think the blue/yellow combo looks great but would alternate - one blue - one yellow - one blue ....
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:22 AM
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I'd go with the blue!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:26 AM
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I kinda like them without the sashing too. They disappear on the yellow and the blue from the blocks blends too. Although out of the two I would pick the blue if I had to pick one.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 AM
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How about sashing vertical in blue & horizontal in yellow? (or vice versa). Will bring out both colors & the blocks, plus keep it kind of scrappy at the same time.
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