Monday, January 25, 2016

Sashing or no sashing

Here are the cottage and pine tree blocks all laid out together. 


Now I'm trying to decide if I want to do this with or without sashing. Here it is without sashing above. Or maybe they need some cream sashing with small brown cornerstones. Or keep it all cream so it all floats.  I think I need to keep this on the design wall for awhile and let it percolate. Suggestions from my readers would be great. The cottage block idea came from a reader comment on a post about the pine tree blocks a couple of months ago. I think it was Nancy at Wyoming Breezes who suggested tucking a cabin into the woods. So clever!


12 of the pine tree blocks are the ones that I won on our bus trip to the Black Hills this fall. Those have signatures of the ladies that made them. One even has a star on top to look like a Christmas tree and that one will need to be close to the cottage. Two blocks are identical and from the same lady. I'm also considering making another tree and using one of the duplicates as my label on the back of the quilt.

Too many different options to consider.  But that is half the fun isn't it?  I'm linking up with Judy's Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

13 comments:

  1. I vote for no sashing! I really really like this! Pretty fabrics! Love that you were lucky enough to win something. Good for you!

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  2. I love these blocks! I vote for no sashing, too. It is a great idea and so cute.

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  3. I vote for no sashing. Love the cabin in the woods.

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  4. I have to agree with the others - no sashing. How fun to have a forest of blocks to create a fun quilt.

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  5. I wouldn't do any sashing. I love the cabin in the woods.

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  6. i wouldn't do sashing either...makes it look more like scenery....great blocks!

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  7. I vote for no sashing. Sometimes simple,is best.

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  8. Agree, no sashing. Really neat idea and I like the blocks.

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  9. Totally agree with everyone. The blocks are stronger with no sashing, and that cabin block is perfect with the quilt. Love your idea of using one of the tree blocks as a label. Good job

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  10. Looks like I'm with everyone else. No shashing looks like the cabin is in a forest - which is so cute.

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  11. Very pretty blocks! I'm usually all for sashing... but I think this one works best without. It makes a denser forest for the cabin to be tucked in. It will look great whichever you decide!

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  12. Beautiful blocks and I usually like sashing but I don't think you need it on this!

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  13. Really like this and the cabin is perfect. I wouldn't use sashing.

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