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    Sashing or no sashing?

    Im finishing up Boom 9 block swap. These are some of the blocks Ive received laid out on my bed. I am thinking it needs sashing but have no idea what kind/color to put. I think it has enough yellow and white already but needs something to set off the blocks. Any suggestion would be appreciated! To me picking sashing is the hardest part of quilting!
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    I think it depends on who the quilt is for. I also think it does need sashing. I would choose a brown batik, a dark yellow or perhaps a shade of blue. Just my suggestions. I love the blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
    I think it depends on who the quilt is for. I also think it does need sashing. I would choose a brown batik, a dark yellow or perhaps a shade of blue. Just my suggestions. I love the blocks.
    This is exactly what I would have written. Great quilt!
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    if it were me, I would go bold But it really depends on how you want it to look at the end.

    If you want a bold summery look: Go for a bright orange
    If you want an airy look: go for light blue
    if you want an earthy look: go for a green (can take it bright with a lime or more toned down with a grass)
    If you want the sashing to fade and not stand out at all: go for a light grey, almost silvery

    It would really depend on where you want to go with it.

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    I thought green too but gray would be a good choice also. good luck. have fun!!

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    I'm thinking a medium green.
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    aqua or gray!

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    A darker gold would be nice for sashing. Lovely blocks!

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    My choice would be a medium dark pearl gray, or else a darker gold. The blocks are beautiful.

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    I thought dark red. Says my 7-year old daughter, Bridget. I think a dark grey or black would be good.

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    Wow..those are colors I never would have considered!! Its for my 26 year old granddaughter. I guess Ill have to lay out different colors and see what "pops"...the women who made the blocks in the swap did a VERY good job! I love that swap and for 99% of the time I never get two patterns the same! For some reason all I can think about when choosing sashing is the same dominate colors in the blocks but dont want yellow or white this time. The one time I went "Bold" with sashing my son said it was too much he thought...so Im not real confident on any sashing....
    Thanks for your advice! Heres the blue one my son says is too "busy".
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    It's going to be great. ...I say sashing in gray or aqua

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    It looks like all your blocks have a WOW background.

    How about just using WOW for your sashings, and let the blocks float?
    It could be very effective and allow for some unique quilting around the blocks and into the sashings, instead of getting the blocky effect of a coloured sashing.
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    I agree it needs sashing. I'm thinking a blue or a red. Perhaps you can find something with a bit of yellow in it to tie it all in.

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    Everybody has their own tastes when it comes to quilts. So, your son doesn't like your blue quilt. I think it is very dramatic, it takes traditional sampler blocks and gives them a very modern feel. Some people will like it and some people will hate it. Ask your GD what color she would like with the yellow. I have one niece who would have to have grey and one who would go for a bolder color. I was thinking a beautiful turquoise, but orange is a good idea, too.
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    Ummmmm.... I see a bold, floral print.
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    My first thought was black so the yellow would pop, but after reading everyone's comments, I really like adding green to it to keep it soft. It will be your choice in the end, but this has been fun to read everyone's comments!

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    It does need sashing and the color would depend on if you want the quilt to be loud or calm. A medium brown or blue would look nice (calm).
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    It looks like all your blocks have a WOW background.

    How about just using WOW for your sashings, and let the blocks float?
    It could be very effective and allow for some unique quilting around the blocks and into the sashings, instead of getting the blocky effect of a coloured sashing.
    I agree with this one!
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    If you really want it to pop use a black sashing. I also think something in the aqua end of the blue spectrum would look great. Can't wait to see what you do. These blocks are so pretty!

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    I would put boarders around your blocks, because it would frame each block. I look to flowers for inspiration, so I would go with a purple, you always see purple and yellow flowers in flower beds together. A Christmas green, or a deep blue would be colors that would go nicely with your blocks, too. Would love to see it when you are finished.
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    I like the purple idea iris colored maybe? or a soft blue cant go wrong. IMHO orange is too bright you have a ton going with the yellow. what about white sashing thin white border then a wider border of the purple or blue? p s lay out some colors between then a few blocks on top with say the 2 inch spacing? you can see what color you like best take a pic of each color then go look at your pics suprise you will like one!
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    sashing or border - i thick thicker...totally agree. I love the size of the blue one, I would also use a print, o black or dark heavy color. I would not go orange either. Uless you really like it bright.
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    You are totally right on....I agree have the daughter decide on the color.
    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Everybody has their own tastes when it comes to quilts. So, your son doesn't like your blue quilt. I think it is very dramatic, it takes traditional sampler blocks and gives them a very modern feel. Some people will like it and some people will hate it. Ask your GD what color she would like with the yellow. I have one niece who would have to have grey and one who would go for a bolder color. I was thinking a beautiful turquoise, but orange is a good idea, too.

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    A light blue which is opposite of yellow on the color wheel would set it off nicely without detracting from the blocks.
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