Sashing Indecision… Good Grief!

I can’t believe how much I’ve gone back and forth on how to finish my crumb blocks. I had originally wanted to use the colored spots as a border for the blocks, then some kind of black and white sashing.

With the help of a friend who didn’t like my original combo of white with black spots, I had pretty much convinced myself that I shouldn’t use it, and just go with the colored borders on the blocks.

Nope! Not after a couple of days to think about it.

After going back and forth many times and trying many different combos, I’ve landed on what I’m going to do!


Surprise! I’m going to use the black and white jumble!!!

While I sat waiting for my car to be serviced this morning, I messaged a couple of friends, sent them photos, and asked for their opinions. Both of them liked this original layout using the white spots.


So I had pretty much decided that this was going to be the final plan, until I got home and dug into my drawer of black and white fabric. I came up with a couple of possibilities.

I actually like this one, but there’s something about it that’s just too sweet. My friend that didn’t like the white spots really liked this one. She nearly had me convinced.


And as I look at it now, I still like it. It’s just a very different feel than what I want for this quilt. I may use this for another crumb quilt in the future. Maybe use more pastels in the crumbs. Hmmm. Ideas blooming!

Here’s one combo that just didn’t work. While I just love this spotted fabric, it was just too blah with the crumb blocks.


I even tried going with the original combo, but making the borders wider and the sashing narrower. I do like this one, but it still didn’t have me convinced.


I keep trying to figure out what it is about the white spots that didn’t have me convinced, and I think it’s because all those spots are competing for attention. It’s like they’re all yelling at me. The jumble is a bit of a break from the spots, but it’s still exciting and fun.

So, I’m going to do some calculating to figure out if the jumble I have on hand is enough to finish this quilt, and I’ll cut some strips for the borders and the sashing and put them up on the design wall to make sure I like my plan for the width of the borders and sashing. I’ll buy more colors of the Kaffe spots next weekend. I only have a few and not the variety I want.

So I have a week to think about it. But I feel confident that I’ve made my final decision.

I hope…

9 Replies to “Sashing Indecision… Good Grief!”

  1. I understand your dilemma !

    Have you tried the black with white spots as sashing?
    I think the white with black spots is too much white, it washes out the vibrant colors.

    I hope you post the black/white sashing. I’d like to see that.

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    1. I didn’t try the black with white spots as sashing. I’ll try it tomorrow evening and edit this post to include it. I think it will be too dark. But I’m willing to try.


  2. I think the jumble works! The spot frames around the blocks bring regularity to the crumbs. Jumble is just irregular enough to bring out the crumb feel and finish the quilt. What ever you do will be a great quilt!

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