Hi all! Well, it's still hot and sticky and rainy, our house still hasn't sold, and I'm still stressed. We have a moving date, though, so maybe things are looking up! I'm meeting with my new colleagues this week and making good progress on getting ready for this fall, plus I've packed up most of the kitchen, so it's takeout city around here-- my favorite thing!
Over the last few days I was trying to figure out the sashing and cornerstones for my coral quilt. If you recall, I am making these blocks for a quilt, and I got the idea from the Pantone quilt challenge from Bryan House Quilts and no hats in the house. I know, I missed the challenge deadline, but that was not my motivation anyway, especially once I made a few blocks. After several tries, here's what I came up with for the sashing:
What do you think? It took a little while but I think I finally hit on the right thing for this quilt. I love these blocks and I really wanted a pieced sashing that would complement the blocks without taking away from them. The cornerstones will be the coral square in a square pieces.
To make these sashing pieces, I started out by drawing them out, intending to paper piece them. That worked okay, but I did eventually just cut the pattern up and use it as a template instead. It worked out better for me that way.
When I drew out the sashing, I forgot that I would need to put the pieces under the paper before stitching to make it work. The way it was drawn wouldn't allow for that, which is why I'm not a paper piecing designer. But it worked great as a template!
I'm thinking of putting some of the green in a pieced border, though I haven't sketched any of that out yet. I definitely think it's going to need a pieced border, though. Maybe with some flying geese? Or maybe the green should be the binding? Hmmm. . .
Anyway, that was a kind of a nice exercise for me, and now the quilt is all designed, so it's time to finish making those blocks. I'm still having to do this in short bursts, so maybe one or two at a time will work out. I'll definitely finish this quilt this fall (she said! We know that's a long shot, right?)
Hope everyone is having a good week! People keep trooping through the house, and one of them is bound to buy it, right?
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