A funny thing happened while I was adding the outer border to 3 Barns ( I have GOT to come up with a better name for this quilt!), I decided I liked the sashing!
So I pinned the sashing around a block and thought I liked it some more.
And then I added those fussy cut medallion blocks for the cornerstones and thought I really liked it!
So I took all those blocks apart, yes I did!
And now I have this! And I love it. It looks better in person, the dreary days of March do not make for very good photography. But I'm really happy with how those star blocks look now.
And here's what I learned:
First, I liked the pattern so why was I changing the pattern!
Second, when deciding on sashing for a block, surround the whole block, not one side, the same holds true for border fabric, put it around the whole quilt, it makes a huge difference. I know better but still made my initial decision on the sashing by looking at one side of a block.
Third, sometimes being unhappy with a project has nothing to do with the project at all. I thought the sashing was too much, I don't know why, it wasn't too much on the pattern, but once I sat down and thought about it, I think I was looking for a calmer quilt because my life has too much going on. I have several things going on at once in my sewing room, which isn't like me at all, plus I am juggling some home improvement projects which are always stressful. But I'm over that now, I'm embracing this sashing, and it feels good.
Thanks to all who left comments on my hot mess. Don't ever be worried about being totally honest with any of my projects, it doesn't bother me at all. As a matter of fact, I enjoy an interesting discussion or difference of opinion, I think that makes us all better quilters.