It all started out innocently enough.
Just as all quilt projects do.
While working in the stash part of the studio, pulling and rearranging, it is impossible to not start imagining how certain fabrics would look together in a certain quilt or block. That red may not have been anywhere NEAR that pink before I had a pile on the table and they found themselves touching – but there they were, table-partners and I liked what I saw so I gave it a shot.
But the shot -- -was NOT!
Have you ever had that happen? What you think will work for a setting just doesn’t turn out in real fabric in real size as what it did in your mind?
Such is the case of the wayward pink and red sashings here.
I loved the thought of striped sashing. But it makes the sashing too wide for the block, and it overpowers what is going on with the blocks themselves.
I needed something cooler to bring out the light squares in the blocks.
A place for the eye to rest, but something that held more excitement than plain ordinary sashing.
And a plan was hatched!
Out came the neutral strings bucket!
Out came some phone book pages to cover while I treadled away to episodes of Gilmore Girls.
I’m liking this much better!
And it was past midnight and I couldn't stop!
Not sure what I’ll do for cornerstones yet. I was thinking of 4 patches using the same aqua as in the blocks, and colors. I think that would look good.
But I’ll have to try it to know for sure because sometimes what is in my mind, or even on an EQ drawing just might not do it in real life.
As to those pink/red sashings? No worry. They were 1 1/2’’ strips so I can just pull them apart and into the 1 1/2’’ strip bin they go.
Today is slated not only for book writing, but for a hair cut and a pedicure! It’s a day for getting some “out of the studio” time. I’m looking pretty shaggy and I need it.
Don’t forget! Quilt-Cam tonight at 9pm EST!!
I’ll be treadling more sashings – come join me here on the blog then!