As promised, I added the sashing to my baby brit blocks.
Originally I purchased white fabric with red polka dots for the sashing, but I felt it was too busy. I decided to sash the quilt in white.
I also had a difficult time choosing the fabric for the posts that go in between the sashing. The pattern suggests using the fabric used in the blocks, but it seemed to be too loud and I didn't want the posts to show up more than the blocks. I found some pale blue Kona that I think works really well. It is a soft color and matches the light blue polka dot and flowered fabric in the blocks.
I like it!
Now for the border.....I was going to use white but now it seems as though there is too much white. Here is the polka dot fabric that I was going to use for the sashing. Which do you think looks better?
I decided to go with the polka dot fabric.
By the way, the pattern tells you to cut too much fabric for the border. Only cut seven 5"XWOF strips for the border fabric.
I like the polka dot fabric, but there is something missing....
I don't redo my quilts very often, but I just had to this time!
I unpicked all of the polka dot borders that I sewed and added some red rick rack.
I think the red rick rack adds a lot of pizzazz!
What do you think?
Next week I hope to have the machine quilting done to show you :)