Indigo Sashing is Done — Thinking About What’s Next

I met a former neighbor at her new house tonight and we took our dogs for a three mile walk around her neighborhood. It was nice to have a different path and see some pretty holiday lights. And the dogs were really happy to have new things to sniff.

I dug in when I got home and finished putting all the sashing pieces on my improv batik blocks. I had made some mistakes on the top row that I did last night, so I rearranged the blocks that I could and removed sashing from the ones that couldn’t be moved.

The color in this photo is terrible! I need to remember to take a photo in daylight tomorrow. I’d like to get this all sewn together this weekend. It should go quickly as these blocks are big.

(Edited to add this daylight photo for more accurate color)

Then I can get this off my design wall and move onto the next new project.

I have a couple more orders of blue KFC fabrics coming. So I’m thinking I’ll make something blue, and I’m thinking I’ll do another 16 patch quilt. I have a friend who loves blue and this would make a great holiday gift next year. Nice to be prepared and have it done in advance.

I’ve also been wanting to make a red KFC quilt. I have built up my red KFC stash since the pandemic started. So I ordered the magazine that includes this pattern a couple of days ago. I’ve already pulled some fabrics for this from my stash, but nothing is final. It’s called Bold Proposition.

Here’s one that was posted recently on the KFC Facebook page by Amy Reynolds. It’s pretty striking!

Those colors are so incredible!

I also want to make one of these quilts that are a version of a Trip Around the World quilt. I found a tutorial by Bonnie Hunter that shows how to make these out of strip tubes and with my recent 16-patch project I think I would enjoy making this… and I would LOVE putting the fabrics together!

I found this photo on Pinterest and there was absolutely no indication of who made it. It’s a beautiful quilt. I love all the spots in there. I would also make this from KFC fabrics and would want it to have a color focus, but still be somewhat scrappy.

I also found this tutorial that shows how to place your fabrics for these blocks. This is good info to have before just striking out.

I kind of feel like I’m going to go the blue 16-patch route first. But I’ll have to see how I feel once it’s time to start cutting.

8 Replies to “Indigo Sashing is Done — Thinking About What’s Next”

  1. I love that Amy Reynolds quilt too! It’s one of my favourite blocks and favourite arrangements. I’ve done bright ones, so I think it may be time for something with a more restricted colour palette. Thanks for the inspiration!


    1. I’ve wanted to do a more pastel Kaffe Fassett Collective quilt. It’s just hard to find the lighter fabrics. I don’t have enough in my stash to pull it off. Once we’re back to going to stores again, I’m going to start paying more attention to the lighter tones.

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  2. I just wanted to let you know your posts bring my joy. Living alone in a pandemic has been challenging.

    I too love KFC fabrics and batiks and I love seeing your work.

    The sashing was worth the wait, it really allows the infividual blocks to shine.

    Merry Christmas

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    1. wow! Thank you! I’ve been living alone as well and if I didn’t have my fabrics and sewing machine, I’d be having a difficult time. I’m able to make it through by having opportunities to create, and by getting outside and moving my body every day.

      Merry Christmas!


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