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Thread: Basket Block Dilema

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    Am trying to put this top together and wonder about putting sashing strips between the blocks or just a border on the outside. Would you put sashing and cornerstones or jjust the sashing.
    Any ideas, opinions, comments would be appreciated greatly.
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    I think that white sashing with bright cornerstones would be wonderful -- would put more space between the blocks and give you a chance to highlight some of your great prints.

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    I agree with Leslie !!!

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    I agree with Leslie !!!

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    Yes, I would also add sashing. Cornerstones make it so much easier (for me) to line everything up, so I would also use cornerstones! i like the color scheme suggested by LeslieFrost

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    I agree with the others!

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    What about putting the baskets on point with sashing between?

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    sashing, deffinately!

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    I think sashing between would show off each basket. Love your colors. Hope you will post a pic of the finished quilt. Nice work

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    yes i 'd add more color. they are great though!!!

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    Great blocks! Sashing would definitely make each individual basket stand out. I can't wait to see this finished.

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    I agree w/Leslie also

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    I agree about sashing, but I'm not sure I'd put white. I think I might pick a color from the baskets. Which, by the way, are lovely.

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    I think it would look great either way, so I'm not much help. It's going to be a beautiful quilt though.

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    Sashing is a great idea, but I'd do them in pale colors that go with your other fabrics. Or just use some of the lighter ones, scrappy style. Add white cornerstones-? :)It will be great what ever you decide! Nice work so far~

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about putting the baskets on point with sashing between?
    I agree! I would definitely set them on point with sashings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about putting the baskets on point with sashing between?
    I agree, this would be lovely set on point. I would use a soft pastel for the sashing and white cornerstones.....JMHO! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Why not use some of the scraps from the baskets and do a scrappy border? Not too wide so as not to take away from the basket design. I think it needs more color...I wouldn't use a white sashing...your baskets are too cute!!
    Happy Stitchin' Linda B.

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    I would put them on point and use sashing and cornerstones.
    I love the colors you used. Remember to post again when you get it done, I'm eager to see it!

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    I agree, on point, pastel sashing, white cornerstones. Super quilt. I love baskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    I agree about sashing, but I'm not sure I'd put white. I think I might pick a color from the baskets. Which, by the way, are lovely.
    I agree, and have you thought about turning the baskets in different directions?

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    I think sashing of some fairly light fabric, but not white. Then bright cornerstones. Border should be the lovely "vintage green" that so often accompanies these lovely 30's prints.

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    I think sashing of some fairly light fabric, but not white. Then bright cornerstones. Border should be the lovely "vintage green" that so often accompanies these lovely 30's prints. O, by the way . . . nice piecing and very pretty baskets.

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    I agree, sashing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    I think that white sashing with bright cornerstones would be wonderful -- would put more space between the blocks and give you a chance to highlight some of your great prints.
    I really like this idea.

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