October 29, 2016

HST: Sashing Debacle

When designing one of my patterns, I had a million HST left over. Ok, not a million but it felt like it and I didn't even have to trim most of them! I took all the colors and laid them out in different patterns to make a HST sampler. There are 16 blocks all together, so it was only 256 HST. 

I have seen in the past people using different solids for sashing that is bolder or in contrast to their backing color. I have pulled Kona Silver and Kona Midnight  

What do you think? Do you like either of them?  Opinions please! 

Not sure I am ready to take the risk, worst case scenario I do have some Kona Snow in my stash. 





21 comments:

  1. I like the Midnight better. Or of course Snow. Just depends on how much contrast you want to add.

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  2. I think the grey is too subtle of a grey. I'm all for midnight or snow :)

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  3. Of the two choices, I like the midnight better. But what about considering a different direction, such as a bold white-on-black polka dot with white cornerstones? Just make sure the print reads mostly dark for good contrast with the blocks.

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  4. I like the dark more than the gray. I think a Snow would be beautiful also, just a totally different look.

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  5. I think I like the blue. The lighter one is too close to the white, but not quite close enough to look right.

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  6. I am agreeing with everyone else that the midnight is the best of these options, but think a snow with cornerstone option could be fun, too!

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  7. Midnight would look stunning! The silver doesn't give enough contrast.

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  8. I love the midnight, it just makes the colours sing!

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  9. The Midnight really makes your blocks POP!

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  10. Gray and snow are to light. Midmight is better but not great. Black and white pock a dots or strips might give it the punch it needs.

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  11. I think the midnight color will help make the blocks pop more.

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  12. I like the Midnight better. It seems that blends every block better.

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  13. I also like the darker sashing. It really makes the other colors sing. Good luck with choosing!
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  14. I'd use the darker, it really highlights your blocks. You could use polka dots or stripes for the binding. Love the solids you used!

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  15. I wasn't really intending to give advice but having read someone else's idea of using dots above... I like the sound of that one! Beyond that I agree that the grey looks to similar. Hope you love it whatever you go with!

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  16. the dark blue lets the blocks shine. It'll be great no matter what you decide.

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  17. The midnight looks wonderful ♥

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  18. I vote for midnight, it contrasts nicely with the blocks.

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