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Thread: Somehow it doesn't look right

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    Here are my pictures again with and without sashings. I'm not too comfortable with either of them. I might cut out some white sguares and place them alternately with the coloured blocks and see how it goes. What do you think? Thanks so much for your comments. I have no black material or I might try that as some of you have suggested. TQ.
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    IMO, it needs color for the sashes. Maybe a stripe? That's way out, don't know your comfort zone!!

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    i like it with the sashing

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    I like it better without, but it's strictly your choice. There is no right or wrong.

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    do you have yellow for sashing?

    although, i like the first pic without any sashing - but i'm not a sashing type of girl any way.

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    I like it with the sashing. love the bold fabrics.

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    I understand your dilemma...I am doing a random scrappy and together they didn't look right so I am sashing them in red. That being said, I think yours will look great "unsashed" (not sure that's a word!). Then maybe a thick white border and then a thin border of individual squares going round, then another white border and bind in red or scrappy.

    Whatever you choose it will be really pretty, you have some lovely fabrics there. Ultimately I think YOU have to feel comfortable with the design. Whatever you decide I think it will look great...so keep updating us...you know how we love pictures.

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    I like it both ways.

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    Try black or dark blue sashing

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    When I look at the last pic. the blocks look like flags, flags and more flags. =) Lol

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    I'd go for the white between the blocks & use red if not for a border then for the binding.

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    as said before it looks great either way. to my mind tho I think I would go for the sashing take a bold colour from the fabric add a white border then the coloured border and a white border then maybe a fine !/2 inch coloured border to finish it. Just My thoughts.

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    I love it with the white sashing. Looks like some of the "modern" quilts that are everywhere. Just do some straight rows of quilting and you'll have a beautiful new quilt. Thanks for sharing

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    Push the blocks into groups of 16 - A 16 patch???, then use the white sashing on your new bigger blocks - maybe with some bright cornerstones. Do you have enough of the green hibiscus print for cornerstones?

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    I like the white sashing. To finish it up I'd try a wide border of either the red or blue, then an inch or so of white. Bind with red or blue. There is a lot of movement in this quilt. I like it!

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    I love it without any sashing...its just a personal preference.

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    I like it both ways, but I prefer it without the sashing; I think the way the bright florals look when they're all together is quite striking.

    But I don't think you can go wrong either way.

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    Looks great both ways, I personally prefer the first.

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    I think you need a contrasting color for the sashing. Currently the white blocks merge with the white sashing.

    What about black sashing? That would make all of the blocks pop! The right shade of yellow (can't be too pastel) would work too, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Push the blocks into groups of 16 - A 16 patch???, then use the white sashing on your new bigger blocks - maybe with some bright cornerstones. Do you have enough of the green hibiscus print for cornerstones?
    I agree with the 16 blocks together and also the corner stones. Also because there are only some white blocks, you could turn them in so they don't touch the white sashing.

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    I like it both ways also.

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    I like this idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Push the blocks into groups of 16 - A 16 patch???, then use the white sashing on your new bigger blocks - maybe with some bright cornerstones. Do you have enough of the green hibiscus print for cornerstones?

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    I'd try with black sashing, maybe just one inch at the most. I would try 4 units sewn together and sashing then. just cut a couple of strips of black and present it to see how you like it.

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    I like the first photo the best.

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    I like all the suggestions. But I was thinking how nice it would look if some of the blocks were turned on point as well.

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