If you haven’t already read it scroll down to the article about how wide sashing should be.
The sashing illustrated there is simple, solid strips with solid cornerstones.
What if we make the sashing the main feature of the quilt top, rather than just the boring bit which goes between the blocks?
Lets make the sashing half the width of the blocks.
Dark corner squares with lighter sashing strips ………..
……….. and in reverse, the plain sashing options are a bit overbearing when they get too wide!
The sashing could be broken up a bit to make it a little more sympathetic to the blocks ……
…….. and the sashing squares can be broken up too, but it is still rather boring.
It would take some sensational fabric to make this exciting.
How about breaking the strips and corner blocks in more ways, and why don’t we twist the sashing over, under and around blocks.
Perhaps this series could have been called Tangled Sashing!
And let’s just throw a few blocks into the sashing, so that we get elongated blocks
I need a few blocks to use as blocks too, though perhaps they might become interchangeable.
I did ask what if the sashing was the feature of the quilt top!
Notice the sashing joining the blocks inside the cross?
Take note of where the seam lines between sashing and blocks are, because this will be the last time you see them.
I am using black and off-white, so you have to imagine your own colour schemes, but I am going to have fun!
The first installment of the series, Sensational Sashing, is coming here … tomorrow!