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Thread: To Sash or Not to Sash

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    Super Member QandE2010's Avatar
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    My adult daughter asked for a black and white quilt with a white background, with some kind of stars that could be outlined and stippling in the blocks that don’t have stars. The borders will have feathers. She would like it quilted with a light gray variegated thread. She said it will be her “forever “quilt and she can use it with any other colors in her bedroom.
    With that in mind, here are 3 pictures of the same blocks on a quilt I am making for her for Christmas. I am at a standstill trying to decide whether to sash or not. Please give reasons for why or why not.
    The block is called Hope of Hartford. I actually found the block in my Bernina Designer Plus Quilter Software V6. Then I changed it up to suit me. It is a 10” block set on point. The quilt will be 120” x 120”.
    Option 1 is quilt without the sashing would have 4 borders - 2”-black, 2”-white, 2”-black, and 5”-white with black binding.
    Option 2 without sashing would have 3 borders – 1”black, 4”-white & 5” black with white binding.
    Option 3 is quilt with 1” – white sashing, and 2 borders – 1”- black, and 4” white with black binding.
    Thanks for your input and I look forward to your answers. I can’t ask her because, even though she asked for a quilt, she doesn’t know that I am making this at this time and this particular quilt.
    Alma

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    NO Sash Black boarder

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    To my eye, option 2 is a more striking quilt. I like the wide black border. Somehow it looks more elegant to me.

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    #2 gets my vote

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    I also vote for Option 2....It will be stunning!

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    No. 2 is my choice.

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    option 2

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    does your software allow you to remove the outlines of the blocks and patches? my EQ does with a right click on the quilt picture. i think if there were a view that way, it would help with the decision. since it is only black and white fabrics, the outlines make it look like there is an additional design around the blocks. the sashing will float the black background blocks from each other. not sashing will give it a 'harlequin' look. for borders, i like the lighter one, without the wide black.

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    I agree with most, #2 :)

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    My vote goes to number 2.

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    I also prefer #2.

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    On paper (or should I say, on screen) my first reaction would be #2. For the work of sashing, I don't think you'd accomplish anything if you are doing strictly black and white. Now if you're doing an assortment of B+W and B+W prints, then that could be different.

    However .... and JIMHO ... get the blocks made before you make your decision re sashes/borders.

    Once you have the real thing in front of you, you can get a very real feel as to what borders are needed, and how wide.

    There is no need to decide now (again JIMHO) !!!

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    I like #2

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    #2 is my favorite too!

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    Option 2

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    I'd go with #2 - so striking and rich looking. Please post when finished.

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    I also personally prefer the #2 but they all look great.:)

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    definitely #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    On paper (or should I say, on screen) my first reaction would be #2. For the work of sashing, I don't think you'd accomplish anything if you are doing strictly black and white. Now if you're doing an assortment of B+W and B+W prints, then that could be different.

    However .... and JIMHO ... get the blocks made before you make your decision re sashes/borders.

    Once you have the real thing in front of you, you can get a very real feel as to what borders are needed, and how wide.

    There is no need to decide now (again JIMHO) !!!
    I do have all the Blocks made and they are solid black and solid white, but thought it would be easier just looking at the design on paper. But you have a point. I'll lay them on the floor and let my furbabies check them out. LOL.

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    #2 popped out to me.....good luck deciding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    To my eye, option 2 is a more striking quilt. I like the wide black border. Somehow it looks more elegant to me.
    I agree

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    I like Option 1. I think the heavier border on Option 2 will become dated (IMHO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    does your software allow you to remove the outlines of the blocks and patches? my EQ does with a right click on the quilt picture. i think if there were a view that way, it would help with the decision. since it is only black and white fabrics, the outlines make it look like there is an additional design around the blocks. the sashing will float the black background blocks from each other. not sashing will give it a 'harlequin' look. for borders, i like the lighter one, without the wide black.
    Thank you so much. I did not know it, but YES, my software does allow the outlines to be removed. I did that and it gives it an entirely different look, as you mentioned. I am going to try to add those pictures and delete the first ones. Wish me luck.

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    Option #2

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    Option 2 gets my vote

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