I think that I’ve finished the quilt top for a wall hanging my sister-in-law commissioned as her birthday gift. She was sent me this quilt by SouleMama as inspiration, which was appropriate given that some of our best times together have been on vacation to Lake Michigan. Because I’m making her a wall hanging rather than a full-sized quilt, I wanted to put some sashing between the wonky log cabin blocks so that your eye has someplace to rest. However, once I put the sashing in between the blocks, I was already tired of the grey. I’ve been sitting on this for a couple weeks trying to decide what the solution was, and this morning decided to try breaking up the outside round of sashing with some solids and prints from the blocks. I’m so glad that I did–this is the first time I haven’t done completely solid sashing and I’m really pleased with the result.
The next question is how to quilt this one. My mind goes directly to straight line quilting, but I’m wondering if I can make some waves without it looking too cheesy. Or what about echo quilting an offset circle, like on this quilt of Krista’s that I love? Any opinions welcome!