First we have the actual design.
So then I tried out black sashing:
So I stripped it off to see what white sashing might look like:
Now this quilt was 88" without sashing. I'm thinking whichever color I use I'd drop the sash width from 1" to half an inch. That might address the "in your face"black.
What do you think?
Oh, and I found the perfect backing for this one: