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Thread: Ideas needed re sashing color

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    Super Member ranger's Avatar
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    Ideas needed re sashing color

    I want to add sashings and MAYBE cornerstones to these sampler blocks.
    I am having trouble deciding the color for the sashings.
    I would appreciate any help you can give me.
    I don't have access to my stash.
    I want to get shopping for the sashing fabric, so that I can get started putting my blocks together.
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    Really pretty blocks! My first reaction was solid black but I am having a black moment right now so that might not be the right choice. I think I would take them with and audition some fabrics to see what sets them off best. Be sure to let us see what you come up with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post
    Really pretty blocks! My first reaction was solid black but I am having a black moment right now so that might not be the right choice. I think I would take them with and audition some fabrics to see what sets them off best. Be sure to let us see what you come up with!
    I agree-solid black would be my choice.

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    Beautiful blocks! I'd say solid black for the sashing. Really make things pop.
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    I'd say Black sashing. not sure if I would add cornerstones but you could do them in white if you decide to.
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    Gorgeous blocks!!! How about black....narrow green(1/2 in finished)....black for the borders. Can't wait to see it finished!
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    If you use black make sure it is solid and won't appear to be part of the black in the block. Love the colors.
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    I was thinking black but thought it would be too much black and would make the patterns.......especially those with a lot of black on the outside edges.... 'disappear'.
    As Aunt Janey said, I definitely would have to use a solid black but I'm still concerned that the black will blend into the block too much.
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    I think a soft blue or soft green would look really nice and not detract from the black in the blocks.

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    definitely black
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    if not a solid black, you could try a charcoal gray. good luck.

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    IMHO cornerstones would make it look like an Irisih Chain design gone wrong. I like the solid black sashing advice but I'd also try auditioning a wide solid dark green and using the solid black for a border.

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    Take your blocks to the store and audition colors. There have been lots of nice suggestions posted. I can't wait to see what you choose. I certainly love it so far!!

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    I am thinking a deep forest green.

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    What I did when I had that problem was take pictures of several of my blocks straight on, so that they look as square as possible in the picture, and then I tested different colors by "pasting" rows of them in Windows Paint (which is usually included on every Microsoft computer). Then the background color can be changed, and you can see for yourself what the effect might be. Here are some examples of one. The blocks don't look as square as they are, but it doesn't really matter for this purpose. I tried several others, but wound up choosing a light green. Haven't sewn it yet.
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    WOW! Beautiful blocks. I don't normally like green, but your blocks are awesome. I think I would go for black as it would make the blocks really pop. Even the ones with a lot of black in it would pop if you used a solid black. JMO

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    I agree with most everybody else = black! 'twould surely make those gorgeous blocks pop!!
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    I agree---Black.

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    Perhaps I am not seeing the colors correctly. But my first thought was navy blue.

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    Daring to be different here. My first thought is purple! A nice violet shade would be unexpected and would allow those blocks sing as individuals. Black sashing could work but I think it would muddy the precision of your pretty blocks. Just a thought.......out of the box.

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    Even before I saw the other post I thought that solid black would really make it pop!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post
    Really pretty blocks! My first reaction was solid black but I am having a black moment right now so that might not be the right choice. I think I would take them with and audition some fabrics to see what sets them off best. Be sure to let us see what you come up with!

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    I suggest that if you are going shopping for sashing fabric, that you take some of your blocks and audition a variety of fabrics. I don't have a suggestion as to color, but I think your blocks are very pretty!

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    I vote black or very dark green

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters View Post
    I'd say Black sashing. not sure if I would add cornerstones but you could do them in white if you decide to.
    I'm voting for solud black sashing with no cornerstones, too. I can't wait to see this done... your blocks are beautiful & it looks like you're off to a great start!
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    Looks like we all want black!
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