Just channeling my inner Madonna with that title ... ;)
Thanks for all your sympathy yesterday. It felt just as good as the cheesecake tasted. ;) But as you'll see today, I chickened out and ran to the safety of white sashing ... not exactly the look I wanted, but at least I know it will look ... nice.
With lost motivation/inspiration, block reductions & that disappointing sashing failure my FQ quilt is really giving me a run for my money!
And my side-setting triangles for the border have proven just as difficult. I'd always had it in my mind's eye - based on pink sashing, mind you - that the triangles would be white with flowers to make the blocks look like they were surrounded by a garden ... sorta.
Well, I think this print would have worked very well with pink sashing, but with white ... not so much. I think it looks too ... I dunno ... bedroomy? ... I find it VERY Laura Ashley circa late 80s/early90s ... which I would normally be all over like white on rice, but it just isn't holding up here for some reason.
So I tried a few other fabrics and it was unanimous (with me and my daughters) this blue/white print was perfect.
Not too heavy, but with enough definition to frame the blocks nicely.
But, of course, THE ONE BLOCK of NINETY EIGHT that has the EXACT fabric as the triangles is RIGHT IN THE CORNER!!! AAAGH! You can just imagine me and my OCD "Fabrics Can't Touch" thing EXPLODING ALL OVER this!
I'm starting to wonder if I should have my seam ripper surgically implanted because I've been using it WAY TOO MUCH LATELY!
(Sorry, I'll stop yelling now.)