Not my favorite thing to do but I do it when the quilt calls for it … of course usually I like to use cornerstones which makes it much easier to line things up.. I’m not a perfect piecer but I’m usually close – I surprised myself by hitting the row size exactly here.
My first two rows are sashed and while that last one is off a sliver, I’m not unhappy with this so far. Minor variations will disappear after quilting and washing but remind me next time I have to sash a quilt to design it with cornerstones!
The shashing really makes this beautiful quilt come alive!
Funny how people see things differently. Bunny says it makes the quilt come alive while in my mind it brings things together in a calming easy manner. No matter what I think it works. I laughed out loud because when I am asking Paul for help with bindings I always tell him I want it to be a highlight and brighten things or a stop at the edge that blends well and is a logical end to the quilt. he is good at translating and giving me choices for my vision.
The sashing looks just right from here, Mary. I do prefer to sash with cornerstones, though. Remember! You can still use the sashing fabric as cornerstone for a unified appearance.
The blue sashing looks great with those blocks. I think too that cornerstones do seem to help everything line up nicely and keep the quilt from stretching.
I love the blue and green together. This will be a beautiful quilt.. I agree that sashing with cornerstones is so much easier!