Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday - Vote For Sashing!

All.  The.  Blocks.  Are.  Done!!!  I am getting this quilt done in record time.  Usually, a few weeks into making a quilt, I'd still be planning it.....thinking about it.....talking about it.....and looking at the fabrics I'd picked for it.  But for me....actually having all of the quilt blocks done in a few weeks is miraculous!  Maybe I should slow down and start procrastinating so no one has to wonder "who are you and what did you do with Jenny?"

This is my tentative plan for how I'm going to lay out the blocks.  I tried to evenly space out the blues and oranges and the lighter blocks and the darker blocks but does anyone see anything that I should consider rearranging?
Block arrangement of Going Coastal quilt using Michael Miller fabrics
And now for the really big question.  Should I use gray sashing to pick up the gray in the center of each block......
Gray Sashing in Granny Square quilt using Going Coastal by Michael Miller
Or white sashing to keep it clean and fresh.....
White Sashing in Granny Square quilt using Going Coastal by Michael Miller
And as for all of my other projects this is what's going on.....

Active WIPs: 6 (Up one from last week because I officially started on the winery!)
-Going Coastal Granny Square Quilt - Blocks are done.  Time for sashing!
-Dollhouse Bakery - No progress
-Hooterville:  Happily hand quilting in the evenings while I watch t.v. and sip wine

-Little White Dollhouse:  No progress
-Vintage Valentine:  Staring at it.....thinking about it.....drooling over the pile of pretty fabrics

-French Provincial Winery:  Upgraded from Must Make to Active WIP because I've started buying supplies for it so there's no turning back! 
Must Make: 
I've been wanting to make a Victory Garden quilt and I just found the perfect assortment of fabrics in my stash for it!
Back Burner WIPs:  5
Ready To Go:  19
Must Make:  10 - That number is unchanged from last week!
New Projects:  NONE
Forgotten/Abandoned Projects:  Didn't find any last week - Yay!


Happy Sewing,
Jenny 

P.S.  The prints in my quilt are from the Going Coastal Collection by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller.
 

23 comments:

Candice @ Made With Love said...

The quilt is darling! I vote for the gray sashing. :)

Gwen W said...

Love it! I vote gray sashing!

Annelies said...

GRAY GRAY GRAY!!!!! I love that fabric line too.

sleepycathollow.com said...

Grey with orange or aqua binding.

Spoolhardy Girl said...

I would go for the gray as well. But.....just to be difficult...have you thought about Navy? I think It would look super cool!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gray.

Newbie Jen said...

Lovely quilt. I vote for gray.

Jacqueline Barnes said...

Gray! Can't wait to see it all done!

Mimi said...

Looks like another vote for gray!! Can't wait to see it finished!!

Missy Shay said...

I love the gray sashing! I would swap the green and orange on the right row because you have two oranges on the bottom row. It looks great!

JillyB said...

I'm not normally a gray fan but it really sets it off more than the white.

JillyB said...

I'm not normally a gray fan but it really sets it off more than the white.

mom said...

oh dear - i liked the grey best until i read the comment about trying navy. that might be interesting to see how that looks.

Stacey Napier said...

I'm totally in the minority now, but I would go with white. Not that grey wouldn't be fun or interesting, but I love the way white just makes the blocks all flow together. Just my $.02 :) Either way, it's going to be fantastic!

giddy99 said...

Between the two, I would say gray, but I like Spoolhardy Girl's suggestion NAVY! POW! :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your quilt is really looking great...I choose Gray.

Way to not start any new projects last week. I was not so restrained!

diane said...

i love the way you fussy cut your squares. Grey sashing would be great

Billy'sgirl said...

I hate to go against the majority, but I really prefer the white! Makes the colors POP!

DebrafromMD said...

I like the royal blue. The navy is good too.

Barbara said...

Grey!!!! Lovely quilt-so nice tomake progress on a quilt!!
Good job!!

deelish10 said...

I think white for chrispness or grey for a quieter neutal or navy to set our the blocks

deelish10 said...

wow iwent back and looked at the blocks again.. how about red? seems to be some red in all blocks??

Joan Columbini said...

Did you try red? Otherwise, I vote for the gray. Nice calming feeling to balance