It's my pleasure to host Workshop in Progress today, since Cheryl has her hands full with Quilt Canada. She is involved with the professional development program and I'm sure she's getting lots of inspiration to share with us upon her return.
Although I've got a full docket of projects at various stages of undress, I don't always manage to have something to share for Workshop Wednesday. Today, however, I thought I would bring out my neutral blocks and ask for your thoughts around sashing. The last time I posted about these, several people suggested that sashing wasn't necessary. I'm not sure. One problem is that the blocks aren't all the same size. I made some fatal trimming errors on a couple of the blocks, but most of them are close to 8.5". I pulled out three pieces of yardage that I thought would be possible sashing options, and here they are.
The first one is an ivory cotton from Amy Butler.
The second one is a green cotton, also an Amy Butler, if I recall correctly.
The final choice is a Moda cross-weave cotton in natural (you can see that the block on the top right is one of the trimming casualties).
Here's a slightly larger view of the cross-weave; you can see the natural and black threads a bit better.
What do you think? Or would you still go for a non-sashed option?
In other workshop news, Felicity is in a quandary about quilting choices. She's done a great Hungry Caterpillar quilt top and is now trying to decide on the best way to quilt the various features. Her dilemma about becoming paralyzed through overthinking the quilting decisions vs rushing in without a plan just to get it finished really resonates with me. Let's go have a look and give her some ideas to ponder.