Dec 17 2018

Design Wall Monday 12-17-18

Swing Your Partner was the project front and center this last weekend.  On Saturday the final three blocks were made,

so now a decision on the sashing had to be made.  Bonnie used HSTs as the sashing in her quilt, but I wanted something different.  In order to keep the quilt from looking too dark, I used a light gray Kona solid with a navy blue/white stripe from my stash.  The rail fence sashing was constructed to be the same width as Bonnie’s triangles.

The cornerstone on the right was my original plan, but once I saw it in fabric I knew that it drew too much attention away from the blocks.  So I reversed the fabric and made the cornerstone on the right.  I like the way the blue fabric seems to weave in and out of the light gray fabric. 

After cutting all the pieces for the sashing and cornerstones from the light gray fabric, I had a 1 1/2″ WOF strip leftover.  Good use of my fabric, but I sure hope that I counted correctly. 

Enough sashings and cornerstones were constructed on Sunday to finish the first row.  I really like how it frames each block and lightens the whole quilt.

The goal is to have Swing Your Partner a completed quilt top by Sunday although I have not 100% decided on the border at this time.  

Happy Holidays,

Marlene


2 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 12-17-18”

  1. Jacque Leibfried says:

    I love that you share your thought process in the planning with us. Thanks

  2. Libby in TN says:

    I liked your first option, but agree with your reasoning.

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