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    What color sashing?

    I am making a Christmas Quilt using the "Dash Away" pattern. I was going for dark and warm and woodsy (Kansas Troubles kind of color scheme) but I'm afraid I got dark and dull. I think the background tan is too dark, but I have 21 of 30 blocks done and it's too late to change it now. I am looking for your opinions on sashing and cornerstones that might help this quilt.
    The last photo is of the blocks laid out in Paint, the rest are possible sashings and cornerstones. I am leaning toward tan sashings with red cornerstones or red sashings with gold cornerstones. I will definitely be adding the inner gold border, I think it helps. All of the Fabric (with the exception of the gold) is the 2013 Holly Taylor Christmas collection. It's gorgeous fabric, I just think I planned this thing out wrong, and I would like to do it justice. Opinions and/or suggestions please!
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    I vote for either photo # 3 or # 6. Number 5 is interesting, kind of subtle, but may be too much the same tone.
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    I really like the last one with the red.

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    and I like the first one - i think that light contrast not found in the other fabrics is the wow factor! good luck!

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    I like the one with the red.

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    ​First sashing too light, second sashing too dark, third sashing just right! The last red sashing is nice too. Your blocks are pretty and more contrast with the sashing will be nice.

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    Love the red. Really gives me the Christmas feel.

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    What about a white on white (if you could find white snowflakes on a white background) with a bright red cornerstones. Have you tried black sashing with a white cornerstone as an idea? I like the skinny outer gold border, but not the green. Sashing and outer border black might make blocks pop a bit more.

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    I like the last one best!

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    I like the red with gold.

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    Absolutely number 3

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    I like the last one. The red looks pretty with the blocks, yet doesn't over-whelm the other colors. Very pretty blocks and I love your color choices.

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    i prefer #3
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    #1, 3, or 6. Not at all for #5

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    The last one gets my vote.
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    I like 3 but the red is nice, too.

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    I like the green sashing as in 2 but with the beige in 3 for the cornerstones......the gold seems bright......but she blocks are nice........calla

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    The last one, red, it just looks right.
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    3 and 6 are my favorites.
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    I also was thinking white . It would really pop those darks as well as draw out those snowy dots.

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    IMO, if it were my quilt: #1 the white is too bright and too much, for the rest of the block. If it had a hint of white in the sashing, maybe the red or green for sashing and a thin red and white stripe for the cornerstones, it might blend in, #2 would be ok if you put the white in the cornerstones and border, but put a thin green border, maybe 1.5" between blocks and white border? #3 sashings look good, but I would use the red plaid as border. The last one is nice, but I still think a hint of white would look good somewhere to tie in the snowflakes, and don't use the beige outer border. Use the the gold, then a wider green. How about the red and white thin stripe fabric for a bias binding, bias flange or cornerstones??? It might lighten it up a little without the white being too stark. I like your quilt. It looks cuddly.

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    1st red, 2nd green
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    Love the red - very Christmassy. Love the brown background along with the green and red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    I vote for either photo # 3 or # 6. Number 5 is interesting, kind of subtle, but may be too much the same tone.
    I agree 3 or 6 look the best with 6 being my fave
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    Love the third one and the red one. I think with the right sashing, this will turn out to be quite nice.

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