“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?