Thursday, February 16, 2012

I think I got it!

First, let me just say, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the great suggestions that everyone made for the sashing on my plaids quilt.  I really appreciate everyone for putting their two cents makes for a fun day of playing with fabrics, and moving stuff around on the design wall!  And what's really fun about that, is that you sometimes throw something up on the wall, totally unexpected, and that's the one that screams out "YES!  THIS IS IT!"

I started playing with all the sashings again, and looking back and forth from pic to pic, and I was really leaning towards a lighter beige/cream sashing with the black cornerstones, but it was reading really flat.  Ugh!  I went back and forth with the black sashing, and still was just kindof flat.  Nothing with a spark, and not that I need a spark in every quilt, but flat doesn't make me want to finish it.  You know what I mean?

So, imagine my surprise when I thought "Maybe orange!?!"

Yeah, imagine!!

Well.....WOOHOO!  This is it!

AND.....on point!  Holy cow.....I'm loving it now!  And I love that it is getting that secondary grid effect from the black cornerstones.....woohoo!

I was so excited about it, I made 5 more blocks, lickety split, so I could really see the wow-factor!

Of course, I'm wondering why it took me so long to think of orange..... ('s cheddar for you repro lovers!  lol......that was for you, Pat..... now leave a dang comment, will ya!?!).

Maybe I should just start each quilt with orange, and go from would probably save a lot of time!

Have a great week!



  1. Wow! Putting it on point--Genius! Orange is not my favorite, but it looks awesome. Excellent!

  2. The cheddar orange really brightens it up! How fun! :o)

  3. I love orange--in all its varied forms--even cheddar!! Good call, Regan--no, a GREAT call! And on point, too. Why were you asking us for suggestions? You have the answers!!! : )

  4. You know what makes me giggle Regan?
    I so enjoy coming here and yet I have no f-ing idea what you are talking about mort of the time since I am not a quilter but I love it anyways.
    Sashing, cornerstones, secondary grids, repro lovers etc.
    But it's pretty ......

    Your dumb ass blogger friend

  5. on point!! that's is great. and Cheesey too!

  6. I love it - and I know what you mean about needing to love the quilt before you want to finish it. I love the black corner stones and putting a quilt on point just seams to elavate it - happy stitching!

  7. Yay for orange!! It never ceases to amaze me how turning blocks on a 45 degree angle can change the look so completely. I'm loving this quilt!!

  8. Ooooh this is so happy my eyes are watering from the over abundance of joy! :cD LOVE IT!!!

  9. I like to too! the cheddar is great and I also like it on point!

  10. Looks great! I think you have something there - starting with orange/cheddar. Isn't a design breakthrough wonderful. Hope you keep that momentum!

  11. Great job! Isn't that 'I've got it' feeling wonderful?

  12. The orange with the black cornerstones is really striking. I am impressed you were able to use those colors without it looking at all like a Halloween quilt.

  13. cheddar is a neutral in my repro world! always makes the quilt sing and goes with all the fabrics
    yeah!!! this looks wonderful!

  14. Great choice Regan. Bet you can't wipe the smile off your face!

  15. I'm with Margaret Peggy or Peg 2, she said it all so eloquently...heehee. You can tell I'm not a quilter either but I think your creations are awesome! ~Lili