“Tumalo Trail” Progress Report

IMG_3717“Tumalo Trail” is the scrap quilt project I’m working on this winter. You can read about the beginning of this project here. This quilt, designed by Bonnie Hunter, works well as a Leader/Ender project. But I am not strictly sewing the pieces together only when I need Leaders/Enders. Sometimes I just want to sit a few minutes and sew something simple. The Half Square Triangles and scrappy Nine Patches are perfect for filling spare minutes in my sewing room.

I am happy to report that I’ve made 8 blocks so far. Since I plan a 16 block quilt, I’m half finished! Hitting the halfway mark motivates me to begin thinking about sashing fabric. The picture below shows off-white sashing. What do you think? The strips are the same shade as the light tone-on-tone used in the Half Square Triangles.


Or, what about a light gray for sashing? I auditioned several light grays from my stash, and the one pictured below is my favorite. I think using gray adds a subtle shading that adds sophistication to this very scrappy quilt.


What is your vote for sashing? Off-white or light gray? And what color cornerstones would you suggest?

13 thoughts on ““Tumalo Trail” Progress Report

  1. Oh my, yet another quilt to lust after. I like the light gray but would put sashings only at the “top” of the cross and let the “X” meet. Is this making any sense? And now to dive into my stash…
    Happy quilting in 2016!

  2. Have you tried a darker color for sashing? Maybe a medium tone? I think it might add another design element to the pattern? I love this quilt!

  3. I prefer the gray given those choices and I would make the cornerstones colorful as they become part of the pattern. I would do them all different colors. However, I might try some bolder color for the Sashing strips as some of the other comments suggest. It is a wonderful quilt top.

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