I've had several people e-mail me, asking what colors I will be using for the sashing on The Farmer's Wife quilt.
Last night I had a little bit of time to place the blocks up on my design wall and play with ideas.
I really like the On Point setting shown in the Farmer's Wife quilt book.
I put all 50 blocks up on the wall, and auditioned colors from my stash.
One of my goals is to make this entire quilt as a scrap quilt and only use fabric I have on hand.
My fabrics are very different than the original quilt made by designer Laurie Aaron Hird, which was made with dark Civil War type fabrics, and brown sashings.
Maybe because I've been a City Girl most of my life, I wanted to use more of the current fabrics on the market today.
Final decision: a Kona solid gray for the sashing, and a Kona blue for the cornerstones.
Because these are from my stash, I can't remember the exact color names, but if I were to guess they are close to Medium Gray and Cornflower blue.
I still haven't decided what color I will use for the setting triangles.
I'll keep you posted.
But, I do have to say that I like the Farmer's Wife quilt even MORE now that the blocks are framed with the sashings.