Monday, March 4, 2013

Sashing and Inner Border

I spent Sunday morning auditioning fabric for Country Charmer sashing and borders. I came up with a dark tan Kona and a small scale navy floral for the sashing/four patch units. I'm thinking the combination looks good with all four background fabrics and picks up the colors from various scrappy fabrics in the blocks.

The paisley Dark Chocolate by 3 Sister for Moda will definitely be the inner border. I love this fabric - I do not think I have ever seen a 3 Sister's design I wasn't immediately in love with! - and the paisleys are the perfect size for the cut of the inner border.
I plan (at the moment) for the outer border to be a navy - hopefully tonal and slightly darker than the sashing. My stash will need to be increased to find the piece I'm seeing in my head. Nothing I had was quite right.

 For all who were wondering (ha!), it looks like Ms Cha Cha Cat's new cat bed is going to become her new toy box. She takes one or two out, puts different ones in, rearranges, etc. If I toss one in or take one out, she rushes over to inspect and correct, if necessary! And Ms Cat gives me her special "you are so stupid!" look when I say "I thought you were scared of the cat bed?" Cats!

1 comment:

Sue said...

I love your blocks with that paisley fabric PERFECT !