Progress has been made on my Grand Illusions from Bonnie mystery quilt. After the big reveal I assembled a four blocks and laid them down for a photo op - each block surrounded by full sashing.
I got lots of nice comments (thanks!) and also several people thought the extra sashing actually made the quilt look better - somewhat calmer maybe.
I've now have enough blocks to assemble a 3 x 3 grid and sewed this together without that extra row of sashing.
I don't have enough of the green if I go with the extra sashing but I do agree that it calms things down. Can always order more fabric - I am a bit torn here.
Which do you think is better - the top photo with the extra row of sashing? or the bottom photo made true to Bonnie's pattern?
Either way, I've some math to do because I am not going to make the large size quilt she did at 5x5 block layout. However, the border is a pieced one and the math only works at the size she did. So improvisation will be required!