Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on sashing possibilities for “Tumalo Trail” (posted yesterday). Your suggestions gave me a lot to think about! I planned a light sashing because Bonnie Hunter’s original “Tumalo Trail” was sashed with off-white fabric. But your comments have encouraged me not to limit the possibilities.
I hesitate to set the blocks together without sashing because of all the seams of the Nine Patches I’d have to match. I hesitate to use really colorful or dark sashing because the viewer’s eye would focus on the sashing rather than the various colors of the scrappy Nine Patches. Hmmmm! I will definitely have to think about this some more. . . and probably go shopping for the perfect fabric to sash and border the quilt.
After I make all the blocks, I’ll show layouts of them on the blog. We’ll audition various setting options, and I’ll solicit your comments and opinions again. Stay tuned!