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Thread: Suggestions please with my old UFO blocks

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    Suggestions please with my old UFO blocks

    I cannot tell you when I started these, it has been a looooooong time ago.
    I have 18 blocks made and in the 3rd picture, there was this fabric bagged up
    with the blocks. My goal this year was to start finishing up my UFO projects.
    Not sure if that additional fabric will work with the blocks, is it too busy looking?
    Also, am thinking of doing the top on point with this yardage as a plain block
    between the pieced blocks. Should I use sashing, please, any suggestions
    would be appreciated. First timer loading pix, so hope all goes well.
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    I love your color choices and that is one of my favorite old patterns. I'm using it in a quilt I'm designing that will be all traditional pieced blocks. Best way to put it together is just to lay it out or put it on your design wall and try different ways. Putting it on point will add a lot of interest. What about some solid navy with it - or solid gold? Maybe the other print would make a nice backing for it. Let us see it when you have it finished.
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    Very nice work, really like the colors. I agree the extra would be a nicer back than on the front. Maybe match the (cream?) background for the alternating blocks. Yes, play with it on your design wall. What is the name of that block?
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    I think its Monkey Wrench, or churn dash or at least one of the names for it. So you both are saying that I should NOT use that
    fabric in the quilt top but perhaps use it in the backing. I thought of the Navy strips for sashing, and if I can find
    a good match for the gold, use that, too. On point really looks good to me, but I have very little left of these fabrics, so I have to be sure what I do. Thanks, kat
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    On one hand, if you like the blended look, the third fabric will work beautifully. On the other hand, I agree with the solid navy or gold. I personally think either look would work. I will be interested in seeing what you decide. Happy Sewing!
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    I think those are named "churn dash" blocks. I wouldn't use the extra fabric for sashing, it would blend into the blocks to well; and wouldn't show off final machine quilting either. I like the idea of useing it for the back though. I'd try a solid white for sashing which together would give it a nice fresh look.

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    Love the blocks, like the idea of solid blue to finish it off sashing and borders to frame your blocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen View Post
    Love the blocks, like the idea of solid blue to finish it off sashing and borders to frame your blocks...
    I agree. i think solid blue sashing would make the blocks pop!

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    If you are thinking about sashing the blocks, how about "triple" sashing it with you solid blue or gold on the outside and your additional print as the middle row? Just a thought...

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    When I saw the 3rd fabric my first thought was that it would look good in a border because it picks up the colors of your other prints.

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    Nice blocks, a setting on point would be really nice, However if I used the larger fabric for alternate blocks I'd sash with solid. Good luck cant wait to see it finished!

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    I also agree with the blue sashing and the print in the outer border would be very lovely IMHO.
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    the solid colour in-between will make them look separate.
    the other more blended

    any chance in posting a picture with some solid in-between the blocks...

    sorry I am visual I need to see the blocks that way

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    Oh thank you for so many ideas. I will get some pictures with solids in between the blocks tomorrow.
    Dinnertime here. I love the ideas, and I will be working on it in the morning. Thanks and I will
    post pix. kat
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    maybe use a solid and then put the 3rd fabric on back its going to be nice when you finish it my school colors were blue and gold
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    I like the fabrics, but would use a solid type sashing.

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    Very pretty blocks, I like the navy or gold. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943 View Post
    I love your color choices and that is one of my favorite old patterns. I'm using it in a quilt I'm designing that will be all traditional pieced blocks. Best way to put it together is just to lay it out or put it on your design wall and try different ways. Putting it on point will add a lot of interest. What about some solid navy with it - or solid gold? Maybe the other print would make a nice backing for it. Let us see it when you have it finished.
    I was thinking the same thing navy or gold solid, if you use plain blocks in between the pieced ones i don't think a sashing is needed. Can't wait to see it finished
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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, blue sashing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Like the blocks. I think I would get a navy blue type marble and set them on point with the the navy and use the print for the back or use navy and the print for the back.

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    Would you believe, no blue in my stash to go with this, so need to shop. I will take 1 each of blocks with me to see if I can match up a good blue for this. Anxious to get this UFO done. Will post finished top hopefully soon.
    Thank you all so much for your help. Ideas are flowing now!!!
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    I think sashing is in order, and a solid fabric, or something that reads like a solid is best. I think the extra yardage would be great for the backing. I love your blocks and sewing them on point sounds perfect!

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    OOOOH love those. are you going to put a sashing inbetween the blocks.? that will be a wonderful quilt.I will watch for it in my mailbox. lol
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    It will be gorgeous when you are finished!
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    I think the additional fabric would get lost on the front...not enough contrast. It would make a great backing, though. Maybe use a dark blue and the gold in your block for borders after you decide on your layout.
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