Sunday, July 31, 2011
As I continue to work on my ABC quilt, I have come to a dilemma. I am not sure if I want to add sashing between the letters or not. I am at a standstill on making letters while I wait for some friends to send me a few other pieces and for fabric I ordered to arrive, so I thought I would go ahead and start adding the sashing between the letters for those that I have.
Once I did, I am not sure I like it this way. I think the extra white may detract from the letters themselves, which is what I want to stand out. Plus, it is 75" across without the sashing. With the sashing at 2.5", it will be almost 90" wide and crazy long, which will be harder to quilt on my own machine. Without the sashing, it will be 75" x 90", which is a good full size quilt.
I have decided on how I am going to make the back, so I spent yesterday during nap time cutting around 40 2 1/4" x 5 3/4" blocks of some of my favorite fabrics. I am really excited about the back!