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    This was a bunch of blocks and i put a 2 1/2 strip in between the rows but now I do not like it any help.
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    ok, what don't you like about it? you can pm if you want...

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    the strip in the middle of the blocks.

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    I think you will like it when it is all put together. Looks fine to me! Keep on going!

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    What if you took the sashing out of the middle and just put the squares together with the seams offset? Or try a sashing strip that is not so busy. The polkadots seem to clash with your squares. 'Course, it could be one of those combos that doesn't seem to come together until you have a bigger chunk of it done. Just keep at it. Or put it aside for a couple of days and let the possibilities percolate in your brain a bit.

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    Kim,
    I agree that the strip doesn't work for me. I think it's the pattern on the fabric. What if you used a different fabric for the strip?
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    Honestly, I'm not thrilled with it either, because the dots on the fabric aren't straight.

    What about using black sashing to showcase the other fabrics? The squares are such beautiful fabrics.

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    It may not necessarily be the pattern in the fabric but how it is cut. If you cut it so it was straight when you sewed it to the other blocks it may look better. As it stands it gives it a curved,lopsided look. just my opinion of course :-)
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    Just take the sashing out,and stitch the squares together and use the sashing pieces as a border

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    Kim,
    I agree that the strip doesn't work for me. I think it's the pattern on the fabric. What if you used a different fabric for the strip?
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    I think it's because the dots don't form a straight line. That's distracting to me. I've had that happen before and had to either change fabrics or cut to match the pattern of the fabric rather than the grain.

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    The polka dot sashing doesn't quite work. What about replacing the sashing with a deep gold or dark brown fabric? And perhaps a narrower sashing width. You could use the polka dot sashing strips for the binding instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Honestly, I'm not thrilled with it either, because the dots on the fabric aren't straight.

    What about using black sashing to showcase the other fabrics? The squares are such beautiful fabrics.
    I have to agree. I think black would be an color choice to make the colors pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    It may not necessarily be the pattern in the fabric but how it is cut. If you cut it so it was straight when you sewed it to the other blocks it may look better. As it stands it gives it a curved,lopsided look. just my opinion of course :-)
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    I agree - it's the curve that bothers me the most. Since the fabric in the squares is rather plain, either continue with plain, or go for a really bold and colorful print.

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    I would take the strip out and just put the pretty blocks together. Save the strip for something else.

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    I would take the sashing out too. I really like the other fabrics, but that one isn't working for me. You can use a different fabric, or just put the blocks together. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    you might try a narrow strip in between instead of this wide one..and a more subdued color, or the black as was suggested..a solid color would probably be the best, to show off the pretty blocks. I know I have taken things apart when they just dont go well together..in cross stitch group, we call it "Frogging".... you know, rip rip rip.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    What if you took the sashing out of the middle and just put the squares together with the seams offset? Or try a sashing strip that is not so busy. The polkadots seem to clash with your squares. 'Course, it could be one of those combos that doesn't seem to come together until you have a bigger chunk of it done. Just keep at it. Or put it aside for a couple of days and let the possibilities percolate in your brain a bit.
    I agree, I think it would look good with the off set seams and no sashing,Or maybe off set the seams and still use a sashing but make it really narrow and a dark color (navy or black) That would make the colors really pop

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    It seems to have too much movement for me. I agree a black strip may work better.

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    I personally would like to see the strip with a pattern since the blocks are solids. You could use a floral strip or for a more masculine look, use a plaid strip being careful to keep the pattern lined up. Or you could use a different color between each row of blocks.....lots of possibilities..

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    The sashing strip might work better, if it were half the size? You could also maybe add the same sashing across the width of the quilt say every other square? Sort of like a 4-patch with sashing all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootyr
    I think you will like it when it is all put together. Looks fine to me! Keep on going!
    I agree

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    For me, I would remove the dots sashing. I don't know what it is, maybe a color thing, looking at it makes me uncomfortable too. If you want to sash, I would agree with an all over pattern to offset the plain blocks... This definitely has the feel of something that could be very special when finished.

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    I would try a black on black for the sashing, thats just me:)

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    Kimbee, Maybe you should have used a solid or allover print for the strips. The geometric would have to be cut straight for the visual not to be thrown off.

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    keep going. i think you'll like it

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