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Thread: Sashing Question re: new quilt

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    WOW! It's beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Thanks for sharing
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    Really neat quilt. Great use of striped fabrics. I'm thinking along the lines of the others who said cornerstones might be the better choice here. Either way - it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I totally agree with this. The quilt is so geometric that you need to keep all the blocks in good alignment. If you can do it with a single strip, go ahead. I can't, so I would use cornerstones.
    It's going to be stunning.

    This was just posted yesterday on this very topic:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t211687.html
    Beautiful quilt. I have found that cornerstones (yes I have even done them in the same fabric as my sashing) makes it so much easier. I would totally do the cornerstones in the same black as your sashing .

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    I love your quilt! I agree with all the ladies regarding keeping things aligned. Cornerstones will help but I wonder if it would distract from the geometric beauty of the top if it were in a different colour? Perhaps cornerstones in the same black fabric would suit better? I will be interested to see your finished quilt! It is going to look gorgeous regardless of how you finish it. You need to go with the look you want to achieve. Personally I think plain black, black corner stones or without, would look good. Thank you for sharing and allowing us the opportunity to offer you our thoughts and suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.
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    I vote for cornerstones with some of your bright fabric!

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    What a colorful quilt and the black just makes those colors pop. I know I would have to use corner stones just to keep things lined up.

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    WOW!! What a fabulous quilt! That is just beautiful!

    Yes. I would use cornerstones.

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    I wouldn't do cornerstones if they were going to be the same color as the sashing. What I think would be really really cool would be making the cornerstones just like the blocks. That would take this wonderful quilt way over the top!

    @MTS: Yes!
    @ jansquiltn: Also YES!

    Love the quilt. Anxious to see what you do!
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    I think skinnier black strips across would look good. it won't make matching the wider ones any easier though. great blocks!!!!

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    I tried half square triangles... too big...... tried smaller, ummm.... not sure. Tried small On Point cornerstones..... like a kid in a candy store... too many choices.
    THANK YOU ALL for your suggestions and observations. My policy, ..... when in doubt, wait. I'll post when I decide. I may try to FMQ this one too........ that would be a first!!
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    I'd choose a solid or blender bright like the aqua for the cornerstones. What's your favorite color?

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    Been trying to figure how u made the blocks. My ideas have lots of waste. What size block did u make. Please explain your process. I LOVE it!!!

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    I think it would look great with cornerstones like the big blocks! if that's just too much, I would do them even in black, I think it would make it all go together easier, love your quilt btw!

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    cornerstones would look great if you are up to it. If not black alone will look great as well

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    I agee, that is such an exiting design.

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    I think cornerstones would look great, but if you don't want to do that, just plain black will look good, as well. At any rate, it's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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    Great quilt! I love your mitered corners! I vote for one long black strip. I think cornerstone would detract from the blocks. You need to have somewhere for your eyes to rest. Great work!

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    You are doing a great job. IMHO, cornerstones make it easier to get it all lined up exactly, but I would use solid color corner stones with the various colors of your wonderful blocks.

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    I have to agree I would also keep it all black, that way the blocks pop
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Depends. If you are confident in keeping it aligned, a measrued long strip is good. If you worry abouf aligning, cornerstones are a useful tool.
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    I love this quilt, but I would use corner stones. Whatever you decide, please post the finished quilt for us. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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    The blocks are so pretty....I think cornerstones would bring each square to light....so to speak!!!
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    This is the tutorial title I used here on the board to do this: "How to make squares blocks from stripes"
    Thanks to the person who posted it!!
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    Corner stones do make it easier to line sashing up....but I think they may detract from your beautiful blocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyful1 View Post
    Whatever you do it will look great. Love the blocks you have done, great use of striped fabrics. Please post pics when finished.
    I agree with joyful1
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    You have a striking quilt I'd use cornerstones in one of those bright popping colors....it'd really set it off. But, hey, it's your quilt and you are the ultimate decision maker. I see so many of us gave our opinions...good luck and let us see the final result.

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