Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Suggestions Please



I've been collecting quilt blocks for a friendship quilt for a fellow blogger (sshh it's a surprise). These are the blocks I have received so far.



I might have a couple more trickling in too. I need your help in deciding if the blocks need sashing and if so, what color would you use?   One of the white squares will have a brown applique on it. The other white square is a place holder for the next block that comes in the mail. I haven't decided on the exact placement of each square yet. I want to wait to see if any more blocks arrive.



I'm having the hardest time getting a good photo of these blocks for some reason. This is one of my blocks. It hasn't been trimmed down to size (12.5") yet. I embroidered the word "friends" in white in the center.



I also embroidered this tree. I was planning on writing all the names of the people who contributed blocks in this tree. Kind of like a Family Tree but instead a Friendship Tree. This block hasn't been trimmed down either. If it looks too dark for the quilt, then I will trim it closer to the tree and add a light border so it blends in the quilt better.


So, sashing yes or no? If yes, what color would you use?


Thanks everyone!!

11 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

I think I would sash it, simply because all the blocks are so different. The sashing would not only separate them, but also make them blend visually. It's looking good. I love your stitcheries.

Melinda Cornish said...

I would sash it, but I am not sure what color....I love the tree! what an awesome idea......

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am a sashing person--I always like the way it separates--yet blends the blocks together!! color--not sure--probably a medium shade of something!! I am alot of help--aren't I????
Hugs, Di

sunny said...

In my limited quilting history, I haven't yet used sashing. So I think you should try it! I hope we get to see the final result.

Natalia said...

I would sash it too! The blocks are darling, maybe a pink or purple... :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I would sash it, it will be easier to put it together. as for color, I love the pink in your quilt in your header. I would make it a little darker than the blocks but not too dark as to take away from the blocks.

Sandi said...

I would sash it. I think I'd use medium dark shade of the color that you see most prominently in the blocks. In person, you can tell that better than we can in photos. The sashing will "frame" the blocks and really make them "pop". Your blogging buddy is very lucky to have you for a friend. :-)

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I agree with the above - sashing will bring out each individual block. From what I can see, medium dark pink seems a good idea.
The friendship tree is a lovely touch!

searchfamilies said...

I would use sashing & i would use say a dark tan or a autumn colour so it shows the brightness of the blocks off
Hugs Janice

Maria said...

Yes I would also use sashing and I think the receiver would like a medium shade of mauve if it suits the blocks.

Diane H said...

Sashing would make the top look really smashing, all the blocks look great. Isn't quilting wonderous, how fabrics and patterns tie together from different quilters. Looking forward to seeing more progress.