Sunday, 25 March 2012

Pink Scraps

Borders, Sashing and Cornerstones

For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I thought I would sew pink sashing and borders on a (you guessed it) Mile a Minute Quilt that’s been sitting on the shelf.  This took me much longer than I thought it would, I sewed all Friday evening and then much of Saturday and still had some sashing to sew!  Maybe I’m just slow?  The pink fabric for the sashing, cornerstones and borders are fabric scraps with a story… I was working in the Quilt shop one day and a lady came in with a bag of fabric scraps left over from a quilt she had made, she wanted to know if someone could use it.  We tried to convince her to keep it for a future project however she was not interested, so I decided to give it a good home and here it is.  I still have to sew the bright pink border on.

Quilt Sashing – What is sashing?  Think of your quilt blocks as pictures, a block can be enhanced by the use of a frame and that is what sashing is, the strips of fabric that go between the blocks and act as a frame.  Sashing may also separate busy blocks, or help to co-ordinate or accent a quilt with a unifying colour.  Sashing can be very simple or have a very intricate pattern of it own.

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?  Can one really explain this?  No.  ~Pablo Picasso


  1. Glad those scraps found a home. Your mile a minute blocks have turned into a nice quilt.

  2. Love the pink scraps story. Her loss is your gain. They look great in your quilt.
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