I've been MIA for a couple of days from Blogland. I'm always working on something and this is the latest......classy sashing for my blocks that I've been making for The Quilt Show.
I wanted to come up with a sashing which also incorporated one of the components from my Patchwork Math book. This is just a simple Y-square joined together to make a ribbon border. (The brown squares you see in the corner is my chair. I just stuck the block to it so I could take a picture.)
My block will finish at 9". So 9" divided by 6" is 1-1/2". Each little Y-square is 1-1/2" and when sewn together, the sashing will finish at 9". I then stitched a little sashing strip to my sashing. I will most likely add some crosshatching in that area when it comes time to machine quilt. The video showing you how to make the Y-square is located HERE at The Quilt Show.com.
The Y-square is fun, easy to make, and just so versatile when it's incorporated into a block or sashing. Best of all, there aren't any triangles! It's made from squares. So I'm going to whip up a batch of them today and make beautiful frames from my blocks. (I'd rather whip up a batch of brownies.....but Y-squares don't have any calories!)