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    Sashing or no sashing?

    Would you just piece these blocks this way are or add a shashing to them? Thank you.
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    If I were doing this, I would want to frame each one and make it a "star" on it's own. I'd probably have some fun with the different colors in the blocks and frame each one in a color that would bring the fabulous colors out. They are very striking, pretty blocks. Love the pattern.

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    I actually don't think a sashing is needed with those beautiful blocks. But you could audition different sashings around them just to see if you like it better. I love how you done this in a scrappy way. It is going to be awesome when finished & can hardly wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Your blocks are gorgeous. I think either way would be fine but if you do sash I would use the prints and vary them among the blocks so you keep the feel of the blocks.

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    Skip the sashing. When the points touch, it makes squares that you could do really cool quilting in.

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    I really like hopetoquilt's idea. No sashing and see the alternate patterns. The blocks look great.

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    I think that butting the blocks together would be great. I think they are beautiful and do not think a sashing would add anything to the blocks.

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    If you choose to sash, you may lose the white diamonds in between the stars. Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

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    If you've got a sashing color in mind try laying your blocks on top of the fabric and see if you like the look. I think both suggestions of adding and not adding sashing would look gorgeous, it's what YOU like that counts. The only thing I think that wouldn't work is a print sashing; I think it would take away from the beauty of the blocks. JMHO
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    I would add sashing, they are beautiful!

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    I vote for no sashing. The blocks are beautiful and IMHO sashing would add nothing and like someone else said you would lose the squares where the points come together.
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    i like to add sashing to separate the stars, although sashing to match the background would look terrific
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShabbyTabby View Post
    I vote for no sashing. The blocks are beautiful and IMHO sashing would add nothing and like someone else said you would lose the squares where the points come together.
    I agree with her and the 2 others who suggested this. Agreat place for some nice quilting and still make the stars the focus point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i like to add sashing to separate the stars, although sashing to match the background would look terrific
    ITA ... sashing, using the white background fabric, so that the sashing in essence does not show and the stars are floating and have nothing to compete with. You'd be left with lots of open space to do some spectacular quilting too!
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    Thank you all so much, I just love this block and can't wait to work on it some more.
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    Your blocks are beautiful. Love the way you did this. I vote for no sashing, but if you do I would use the back ground or just white so those gorgeous stars would continue to float. What is this pattern called? Love your work.

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    My first reaction was to say sashing, but then I looked at the blocks again and saw the squares within the blocks and they could be lost. So it depends what you intend to do for the quilting.

    Whatever you decide, it will be beautiful!

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    I agree completely with bjchad. Your blocks are gorgeous either way.

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    I like it without the sashing! Have you considered off setting/ staggering the next row? Would love to see the possibility.
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    Beautiful blocks!
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    first off I love the block, the colors are great. I would sash them, but I personally like sashed quilts. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoralR View Post
    If I were doing this, I would want to frame each one and make it a "star" on it's own. I'd probably have some fun with the different colors in the blocks and frame each one in a color that would bring the fabulous colors out. They are very striking, pretty blocks. Love the pattern.
    I agree with CoralR!
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    I love your blocks! I think either way, sashing or no sashing would look great. Have you considered snowballing all the corners? Then you could have a scrappy small block where all your big blocks meet up. Its a fun way to add color/interest without sashing.

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    Thanks everyone for some great ideals, will have to see what happens, not sure which way I'll go just yet.
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    Those blocks are so beautiful on their own. With or without sashing would be just as nice.
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