Thursday, October 8, 2020

4-Patch Stack & Whack Blocks Done!!

My goal was to get all 28 blocks done by yesterday for our mid-month Quilt Guild meeting so I could put them up on the design wall and get the placement right before I starting sewing sashing on.  

As we were putting the blocks up the regular way, Susan said they would be gorgeous on point!!  And man, was she right!!

Also, while we were putting them up and changing them around we kept saying, this doesn't quite look right, this doesn't quite look right.  So today I Googled "setting blocks with sashing on point" and realized I can only use 25 of the blocks.  Which is good because after seeing them all up on the wall there are three that I could take out.

Now, these are 12 inch finished blocks.  Would you guys chime in and let me know how wide you think the sashing should be?  Is there a formula to use?  Does it depend on how big the quilt needs to be?  Is it personal preference?  HELP!!

Look forward to your suggestions!!


Janet O. said...

These are gorgeous blocks, Kris!
I don't know any "rules" about sashing width, but the two factors I work with are 1) How large do I want the quilt to be, and 2) does the width I have chosen create a good balance in the overall look of the quilt? I don't think there is a right or wrong, just a preference to meet your goals of size and appearance. I look forward to seeing what you end up doing. What color are you thinking for the sashing?

Rebecca said...

I find it amazing and entertaing that just turning a block on point can add so much movement to a quilt block / setting.
Saved many a potential blagh block setting

Gretchen Weaver said...

My personal preference would be to cut your sashing at 2-1/2" so it finished at 2". I would want to frame blocks so a 2" finished sashing would frame them. I have no idea what the finished size would be but it's your quilt, if you want more narrow sashing, that would be fine, wider sashing would be fine too. No matter what you decide, it will be lovely.