Horizon is my newest piece in my ‘Sashings’ series.
One could be forgiven for thinking that I have been ‘slacking off’ recently and I can understand that – after al, I haven’t posted for about 4-5 weeks or there abouts. However, that would not be correct – a bit more on that a little further down in this post:)
Meanwhile, back to Horizon. The image to the right shows the basic layout of hte ‘blocks’ and the ‘sashings’ in this design. The block outline, shown by the blue dashed lines are a basic ‘9 patch block’ i.e. 9 equal divisions of the square. Even if each of these blocks were to be subdivided into smaller sections, teh basis of the block would still be referred to as a ‘9 patch block’. In ‘Horizon’, each block is 6″ x 6″ and the sashings between the blocks are all 2″ wide.
You may have noticed that the outline does not have the 2″ sashings top and bottom – not does the completed ‘Horizon’ design.
Why, you may ask? That’s easy enough – the piece of paper I was using wasn’t big enough:)
There is no rule that says you have to have sashings surrounding each and every block. You may choose to have sashings lengthwise only, thus creating columns of blocks. the choice is up to you 🙂
For the most part, I work in intervals of 1/4″ (6mm) spacing. There are times however, when I like to add a little more detail. To do this, I reduce the spacing by half and space each line 1/8″ (3mm) apart. I have done this on the outer sashings of Horizon. I have included some close-up in the table below that shows this more clearly.
Granted, it takes longer to complete and it is definitely much easier to literally ‘connect the wrong dots’ but I do think it adds an extra ‘something’ 🙂
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