As usual, the comments from other Rainbow Scrap Challenge participants and readers were extremely helpful as I wrestled with decisions on the setting for my Scrappy Bear Paw blocks. In a previous post, I showed an option that wasn't working for me. It had no sashing and included scrappy backgrounds for the setting triangles around the outside. Here's a rerun of that photo.
I decided that sashing would be a good addition, then went searching through my fabric shelves for options. Over the past week, I have spent several hours auditioning different sashing and border possibilities with my blocks. I knew that I wanted to keep the sashing fairly light. Here are a few of the fabrics I considered.
This is a very pale aqua print. It's not terrible, but not very interesting.
No, no, no! Much too busy!
Here is where I landed--a soft blue mottled for narrow (1" finished) sashing, and a slightly darker blue, shown across the bottom, for the setting triangles and a small border.
Once the fabrics were chosen for the sashing and setting triangles, I was able to start cutting and piecing. So far I have got the side triangles made. I will start adding sashing to the blocks next. I hope to have a finished quilt top before the weekend is over!
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I hope you are all staying well and getting lots of quilting done!
Julie in GA