I have sincere hopes to get my blog back in shape. I’ve been praying for certain things to fall into place and they have started to happen. Yay!
Here’s hoping that these life changes mean time for me to think my own thoughts, sew and write.
One reason that I haven’t been sewing is that I try to only allow myself to work on one quilt at a time. Currently that is my Sampler Quilt. Which I have been stuck on for the past six months. I am to the point where I need to have my sashing chosen before I make any more blocks.
And I have no idea what to use for sashing!
Ugh. I feel like I’m in some episode of the Twilight Zone where I get hopeful about finding sashing fabric and then waste an hour online not finding anything. Then I get sad. Then I get hopeful again and go online again or go to the fabric store again or daydream about possibilities again, get sad when I find nothing, and land right back at the beginning.
Please, someone, break me free from the insanity!!
Above you’ll see the blocks that I have finished so far. It’s my general color scheme: yellow, black, pink, blue, green, red.
Here is a mockup of what the quilt will be like. Minus the dozens of blocks I have yet to complete.
WHAT SHOULD I DO???
I think I want to use a solid. Perhaps one of Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons–it has a little texture but isn’t too busy to be sashing.
I don’t want to do white. And I’ve tried off white and it just doesn’t pop. ???
You all gave great advice on my Union Jack block. You’ve showed that you have a sense of color and style. I trust you. Help me.