Okay y'all. I've been sewing and staring at these blocks, and pinning ideas for the last 48 hours. Can't decide what I like best. Help!
I've got 31 red string blocks done. I think I can make at least five more, which gives me a six by six layout.
But it's too small! I wanted a big, two people could snuggle under it kind of quilt. The friend that it's for is 5'10", so a 60-odd inch quilt just isn't going to cut it folks.
So, I have two options. Well, three, if I combine them.
First option: sashing
from Quilt in Progress
And this is the best one as far as similarities with my blocks and how they'd look with the sashing:
from the Craftsy project gallery
Second option: borders
plain white border - simple, nice and restful for your eyes from Sarah Jackson's flickr photo
A stunning pieced border, but I don't know if I've got the fabric for this one! from Marjon Savelsberg's flickr photo
Again, not sure I could swing the pieced border, but I could use a single red print for it that would be awesome. And I LOVE the little cornerstones in there. From JulieKQuilts
So, what do you think? I could fussy cut some of the Holiday Hostess ladies for each cornerstone, which means the sashing is going to be pretty wide. or just use thinner white sashing with scraps from the quilt, then do a couple of borders.
Please, if you want to pin any of these images (other than mine), go to the original source and pin from there. They aren't mine, and I want the right people to get the credit for their awesomeness!