Need Help with Sashing on Quilt

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CoyoteMagic, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Need to get this quilt done as it is due on May 6th for Relay for Life. I'm raffling it off at the event that day. So far it's earned $265 and it's not even finished yet!! [​IMG] (The last set of blocks is due this week, person who was working on them had a family emergency last week and didn't get them mailed. )

    Warriors of Hope Quilt


    Problem I'm having right now is the sashing. I don't want to go out and by more material (can't afford it right now) so I'm trying to go with some of what I've got.

    I'm trying to decided between 4 different "rainbow"ish materials and can't make up my mind. Tell me what you think.

    A. Plaid--I'm not sure if all the little lines are washing out some of the blocks. & B just below the green block= colored blocks


    C. Stripes


    D. Rainbowish with Butterflies---I'm leaning towards this one. with B as the outer border and A as the backing


    So what do you think?

    Thanks to my quilting buddies, Golden, Luna, Betty, Kim, Ginger, Mary, Beth, Caroline for bringing all of this together!! You ladies have done an awesome job!!
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

  3. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Songster

    Apr 27, 2009
    Wadmalaw Island, SC
    I like the butterfly fabric as well...great symbolism and color contrast!

  4. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    The butterflies said "pick me"!! I also like the blocks as the outer boarder and the plaid for the back. I think it will be beautiful!
  5. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Can you use a solid color instead? All those colors take away from the amazing applique work. The emphasis should be those intricate details over the sashing, I'd think. Wonderful job either way.
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I was thinking about that too, but I don't know what color I would use.
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:[​IMG] Yes, butterflies are a symbol of a survivor
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I like the butterfly print, it's friendlier and gives hope.
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I agree about using a solid, those appliqu├ęs are beautiful! Why not use a medium toned pink, or even black? I wouldn't go with a light color though, since half of every block is light/neutral. If you absolutely can't go with a solid, then I'd pick the butterflies.
    Good luck to ya! I spent most of my day finishing a quilt top, so I came here to relax and what do I find? Quilts! Yay![​IMG]
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I would use a marble (like a Moda) that will be neutral enough for all the blocks (or even violently contrast) in a narrow sashing, then use the butterfly fabric in a wide border.

    You would have to take in the directional aspect and maybe miter the corners, but if it is doable, that might be an alternative.

    Then I would use the stripes cut on the bias for the binding.

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