A Reply to the Comments for “Tumalo Trail” Sashing

29 12 2015

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!

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29 12 2015
farmquilter

The white was a “safe” choice and the gray was just a teeny bit off of “safe”…choose your favorite color within the blocks to become the sashing. I’m looking forward to the bolder, exciting choices you will come up with!! I get that not having a sashing would be a royal pain with matching all those seams! I know that when I’ve asked my blog readers for help with choosing a fabric, they definitely picked the right one for me and saved me from a “what was she thinking” border on a quilt!

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