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Sashing ideas   General Discussion

Started Oct-25 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 761 views.

Last week I posted a picture of an I spy quilt where I used a 9 patch corner stone with strip sashing and a few people comments they liked the idea.

I was just scrolling through some pictures of a recent quilt show and found this one, similar but slightly different.  The small pieces are in the sashing with a solid piece in the corner.  Because of the color placement it gives a stair-step kind of effect.  A simple idea that looks complicated.  Thoughts I'd share.


From: LindaPutt


Both sashing ideas make such an impact on how nice the blocks look.  Thanks for sharing!


From: judyinohio


Those sashing blocks add a dazzling effect to the quilts, don't they? 

Are the snowflake blocks embroidered?

re the snowflakes - They were printed on the fabric and hand quilted around so they appeared to be applique unless you looked closely.  I took the picture because I have some batik fabric purchased years ago that is similar.  I haven't done anything with mine because I can't find the right color blue for the sashing.  Everything is too green or too dark or too light, etc etc.  Misha & I got it and split the blocks, but I don't think she's done anything with hers either.  Maybe this year.....  It's one of those that it doesn't count as a UFO if all you did was buy the fabric....


From: judyinohio


Oh, my goodness.  The tiny stitches in the quilting and the precision of the piecing for the sashing!

Was this quilt a prize-winner? 

How large was it?

You know I dont remember. I got up close because I at first thought it was applique and could not imagine how she was able to do it. Then I was impressed with how the printed fabric looked so much like applique. I remember talking with another lady about it, but did not notice a prize. It was a small show but the overall quality of the workmanship was very high. The grand prize was a baltimore album made by a local teacher that Imissed entirely, not sure how I managed that...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

It was a small show but the overall quality of the workmanship was very high.

I've gone to a number of small guild shows this year.  I am continually amazed at the sheer amount of very, very good technical workmanship and artistic interpretation on the quilts I've seen.  You don't need to go to a national show to see excellent quilts.


From: bornblesse2


I really like that sashing.....but will I remember that next time?

Re small shows. It depends. I have been to the Fort Worth show in the past and been disappointed, felt like it was a large number of kit quilts made by beginners with only a couple with closer examination. . Sounds like I am a snob, but I guess I go to a show to be inspired. They stopped doing that show a few years ago. It appears to have been replaced by this larger Sewing Expo.  I had not gone previously because all the advertisers were for embroidery machines.  And the vendors were not worth the price of admission.  I almost missed the judged show as it was not advertised at all. Just happened to pass it as I went down the hall to find hubby and wondered what was in the side room.  So glad as it was a definite gem.

I love BOTH of these ideas! Thank you for sharing!