When I started quilting last year, everyone was sashing in white. And then grey became the new white. And then dots became the new grey. When I was working my way through the Circle Game BOM quilt, I fell in love with the Windham American Vintage cream on charcoal dot you can see in this picture. I love how the bright scraps pop against it. But that fabric is now OOP (out of print) and becoming very hard to find.
So I have been keeping an eagle eye open for the perfect dot - not too big, not too small, evenly spaced and with a vintage or retro feel to it. And bingo it hit me between the eyes when my loonybin friend Katy brought me back the teensiest little 2 1/2" charm pack of Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 from Quilt Market.
Sitting there, amongst those teeny little squares was the perfect dot. Creamy white on red, creamy white on sage, creamy white on faded gold and creamy white on peppery black.
I have plans for these dots but more of that when the dust has settled on the summer holidays, the unpacking, the washing pile the size of Everest and the preparations for going back to school at the start of September. In the meantime, let me know, what is your favourite sashing and do you have a favourite dot?