No sashing, no corner blocks:
No sashing, two red corner blocks:
Several different sashing possibilities, 1 medium corner block (and a bunch of tape!):
Same sashing as above with red corner block:
Other possibilities I might try
- black, dark brown, dark green sashing with light stars in the corners
- dark sashing with solid light corner blocks
- medium sashing with white stars
- medium sashing with light corner blocks
- light sashing with red, medium, or dark corner blocks
- narrow, medium, or wide sashing
On the other hand, maybe no sashing would be perfect. I just saw photographs here and here of all the blocks together. Hmmm. So many possibilities.
I love this part of quilting, the playing with fabrics, patterns, colors. It takes me a while to make a decision about what I think works for the quilt but for me it's all part of the process. It has to be since I never use a pattern for a quilt!
I have 41 of the blocks above. They finish at 9½". There are 15 with really light backgrounds and 26 with slightly darker backgrounds. I don't know if I'll put them all together or make some more of the light or the dark ones. It's all just "let's see what works" right now.
The string quilt looks like this right now:
My mind's eye is often fuzzy and inaccurate. It's better if I actually see things with my real eyes than try to imagine them.
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Best wishes for a great day!