I always find sashing a challenge or maybe a pain is a more accurate description so you’ll notice that not many of my quilts have traditional sashing and when I do it, I like to incorporate it into my block piecing. I had a question about how I’ll do that so this is how I’ll assemble my Fruit & Vegi quilt.
Here’s a drawing of the overall quilt although it’s just for demonstration purposes and my quilt will have more blocks and rows.
I’ll make 3 different blocks. The majority of blocks will have the sashing on the right and bottom sides. The last block in the rows will have sashing on the bottom only. And the last row will have sashing on the right side only …except for the last block in the quilt which will have no sashing. I know it sounds complicated but really it isn’t.
Once all the rows are together, I’ll add a 2 inch finished border. In case you’re wondering about my other measurements, my blocks are cut 4.5 inches, my sashing 2 x 4.5 inches, and the cornerstones are cut 2 inches.
And just to make it more interesting … rather than handle a bunch of 2 inch cut squares, I’ll strip piece my cornerstones with the right side sashing. I’ll cut and sew short strip sets with a 4.5 inch brown strip and a 2 inch fruit or vegi fabric and then subcut those into 2 inch strips.
Have I completely confused you?