Who actually thought I could wait until I had all the blocks done to audition sashing? Me either.
So here are the three choices, plus an example of what I thought I was after. Frankly, I hate them all. So I may have to finish more blocks and take them on a field trip and *gasp* buy some fabric. Nooooooooo...
So this was my first selection. I think it's too grey, too old fashioned, too not- the- right- one.
Selection #2. Maybe if the dots had been bigger, or less tightly packed, or actually WHITE instead of that weird cream colour... It leaves me cold. I think the leopard print it kind of brings to mind would actually be a more successful choice, but I'm sure I'm not ready to go there.
I was thinking black/white. But maybe not? Well, yes, maybe not, but definitely not this.
This is what I was looking for, only not blue, not floral, and not this. (This fabric has a slight nubby texture to it and is kind of gauzy.) Just as well the fabric's not right, because the print isn't cutting it either. So what do I want? Maybe Vicky's right, maybe it has to be red, but I still don't think so.
UPDATE: So, in her comment Marilyn confirmed what my heart was trying to tell my head. That sashing needs to be warmer. Like this: Right? Vicky, it's sort of red, but more like a red brick house than screaming red lips. This is an elementary school event after all. ;o)