I started putting together my 25- patch quilt using sashing I recently bought in Wisconsin. The setting squares are from a French General fabric I got a while ago, which is particularly appropriate since many of the fabrics are from that line.
My problem is that I'm not loving it. Of course Max does!
I wanted this quilt to be more feminine than the last one I did. The blocks are definitely lighter but I think I like the contrast in the other one's Sashing
Try a lighter shirting print and see if that brightened up the blocks. I think it's just too beige and too plain? Your sashing is a medium color compared to the block fabrics but in the finished one, the sashing has a lot of contrast, it's a dark in that piece. Try a dark and a light and see where that takes you.ReplyDelete
Maybe just perk up your cornerstones to one of the pink-red fabrics instead of the quieter darker blue?ReplyDelete
I really like the effect of the striped sashing in your finished one. Could you find a stripe in a soft blue or lavender? Something a little more feminine in color, but with the visual interest of the stripe? Just wondering what that would do for it. I think first I would play with color and find one I like and then see if I could find that color with the stripe.ReplyDelete
I have to agree that the sashing isn't enhancing the beautiful blocks. You don't have any French General you could use?ReplyDelete
Cheddar or a deep red?ReplyDelete
I think it needs a fabric with more colour. Feminine- pink - floral?ReplyDelete
It looks like you have sewn some of hte sashings on the blocks. I'm agreeing that something more Bright would work for these blocks. Use this fabric for an inner border somehow.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of a stripe of some sort and a brighter fabric for the corner stones. The beige gives a muddy look.ReplyDelete
Hate to rock the boat but I think it looks fine. What do you want to be most prominent, the blocks or the sashing? Sorry, I agree with Max!ReplyDelete
I must admit I like the darker more contrasting sashing better, but then it's hard to tell because I can't take my eyes off your Max. Too cute. Don't they love to lie on an unfinished quilt! Of course this advise comes from someone who almost NEVER takes anything out once it is stitched. That is why my quilt group has so many items for our UFO auction!ReplyDelete
Your last 25-patch quilt is a solid beauty. To make this one more feminine, you might consider a narrow lengthwise stripe with some curves in the design, from flowers, vines, scallops etc. Setting it on point would also make it a little less solid, more feminine. If you set it on point, you might consider using the same fabric in both the sashing cornerstones, and the setting triangles bordering the quilt. Your blocks seem cooler than those in your last quilt. Perhaps a gray or medium blue sashing would enhance these blocks. So many decisions! Keep on quiltin'. Cwoosley12@yahoo.comReplyDelete
Honestly, I love the sashing. It makes your blocks pop. You don't need sashing that sings, you need your blocks do the talking! Love it!ReplyDelete
Punch it up with a bright pink sashing :-) Or a fabulous purple.ReplyDelete
I actually LIKE it with the beige sashing. The other quilt uses brown, blues, grays ... the stripe works well with it. This quilt has more variety of color and a stripe would compete with that ... the beige calms it down so you can appreciate the different colors and patterns in your block. Setting "on point" as Bees Knees Granny suggested is a good idea ... love "on point" quilts. LOVE Max's "puppy cut" for the summer, too ... Goldens are so adorable when they get ready for the good weather. BTW ... the 1260 is "smoking" and I love, love, love it! LindaReplyDelete
The beige sashing looks great to me. Perhaps the dark cornerstones draw the attention away from your lovely blocks. How about something just a shade darker than the sashing - perhaps one of your florals? This would put the emphasis back on the fabrics in your blocks. Lovely quilt. Greetings from Africa, PennyReplyDelete
Hello Randy ! I think that the beige sashing is too much.....beige ! ;)ReplyDelete
Maybe do you have another fabric more dark ? Or definitively dark pink ?
Good luck ! ;)
You've probably already 'finished' it but if not, change the layout of the sashing and cornerstones; darker sashing (thinking dark blue or black) and lighter cornerstones.ReplyDelete