Friday, December 5, 2008

Hmmm . . . I think this will be OK

I'm still not sure about this sashing. I wanted something to bring some life to the top. I tried a much brighter orange Moda Marble but it was too bright - took all the attention away from the blocks. I like this sashing, but now the whole quilt looks just a bit dull. Now that I see this much finished I wish I'd used a whiter background fabric for the pseudo-churn dashes. Oh well - I'm not ripping. This is a charity quilt, and I'm sure someone will love it. Now to finish 16 more blocks and then get it all together into a top.

We were supposed to head to Newberg tomorrow to celebrate Chelsea's birthday, but Sophie has started running a fever. Sure hope it's not the same stuff that brought Joseph's other grandma down for the last two and a half weeks! So I guess I have the entire weekend to sew after all. Hopefully I can finish this top, make a back for it, and get at least three or four quilts quilted. A tall order - I will actually be happy if I can get half of that done!

12 comments:

GARI said...

I love your blocks and think this is a great looking quilt. If I would finishing it I might make a binding of the sashing fabric to pull it all together.

Anne said...

Hey, maybe that trip to Centralia is in order! LOL

sewprimitive karen said...

Patti, love the blocks. What a great way to make a scrap quilt, I feel myself starting one right now !

Ila said...

I like it just the way it is!

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Vicki W said...

I think the sashing you have is perfect!

Suzanne Earley said...

I like it, too.

Churn Dash is my favorite block, and this is a favorite variation.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it! I love that block! And man, your next post is making my mouth water! Dang now I'm hungry!

Carol said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Cascade Lily said...

"get at least three or four quilts quilted" - Patti you just amaze me :)

Anonymous said...

I would sash it with the background fabric so that the churn dashes would float.

Lynda said...

This is such a clever way to unite scrap squares!

Shasta said...

I think it looks great. I think a patterned border to tie all the colors together would be appropriate.