This quilt is the result of a Saturday Sampler at my LQS a couple of years ago. I love, love, love this quilt. It is one of my all time favourites. And the main reason is the combination of border prints I used. I was trying to relive the moment I guess.
So this weekend I decided to see if my stash held the perfect replacement sashing. Here are a couple of alternatives.
This is a mini red check that comes from Joanne's. I have used this check for backings and bindings many many times. It's the sashing on the SS quilt, too. So perfect for so many things. What do you think? Is it perfect for this?
Here is a kind of denim stripe like railroad engineer dungarees but a finer stripe. If you look closely you will see I used it on the SS quilt too. Still trying to recreate the magic I guess. Any better?
Here is another blue candidate -- kind of a grid design. Believe it or not I have the least amount of blue in my stash but somehow I managed to find two possibilities for this purpose.
My next step is to disassemble the blocks and sashing while watching tv at night. Guess I will fall behind on the crossword puzzles again. Otherwise this quilt will become a "wadder", a term that I found on a sewing blog that so perfectly expresses this situation.
Can it be saved?