Monday, March 24, 2014

Sashing & cornerstones.....

When I started designing this quilt in EQ7 (using Carol Doak's finished blocks) I wanted to spread it out as much as possible to make it a large quilt so I chose to set the blocks on point.  Then the sashing came next.    I decided on a 5" sashing and a square-in-a-square cornerstone.  That's pretty simple!
Then I wanted to dress up the plain sashings a bit so I chose to paper-piece them.
 
 This is my original idea with the sashings and the cornerstones. 
  Once I started making the sashings and adding them to my design wall I realized very quickly that I wasn't going to like those cornerstones.  They just didn't play nice.  So out with that idea.  
I did want to continue the black from the sashings into the cornerstone.  
So ..... 
Of Course!!  
A nine-patch would be perfect!  
See how it finishes the curve of the sashing?  Love that!!
Here's how it works on one block. 
I'm going to link this to Judy's Design Wall Monday.
And....I'm off to get some more sewing done for this quilt.  Yep!  I think the quilt is happy now.  :-)

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

8 comments:

  1. How clever. I never thought of doing borders other than strips. I just love it.

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    1. Well thanks Vivian. I usually try to make my sashings just a little different for each quilt if I can get by with it. Sometimes the quilt won't let me though. Like this time. I just have to stop and listen and then they work. hahaha
      Glad you came by and I hope you're having a great day.

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  2. Good reworking of a clever idea! It looks just great

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    1. Thanks so much AnnieO. Now I’ll have to figure out what to do with all those papers I printed for the cornerstones. lol
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What an excellent idea! This is just great, and looks so nice! Nicely done Linda.

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    1. Thanks Celia. I love it when my plans finally come together. lol
      Glad you stopped by.

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  4. you have created something entirely different but so much more interesting, Linda!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I'm still in the process of making all these sashings. But I do get tired of doing the same thing over and over. So I take a break now and then and go work on my Hexies. So glad you came by.

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