The second border pattern for the Mini Medallion Quiltalong from Clover and Violet came out on Thursday and I've finished mine already. I spent half a day testing out fabrics, but knew that I wanted to used the navy dots again, and when I saw it was flying geese, I thought the yellow would continue the star burst look.
I'm really happy with it, although I have decided that I don't want to do flying geese on a large scale. They are so fiddly. It took about 4 attempts to get the final border correct.
It really interesting seeing everyone else's quilts coming together. They are all so different and the fabric placements mean that different parts of the pattern stand out differently on each quilt. If you are on Instagram you can look at #minimedallionqal, but if you're not, here's a screen shot of the variety:
Thank you everyone who commented on my mum's winning tea cosy. She went into the shop and collected her prize which was a lovely big basket with 13 balls of wool in it, plus some patterns and some needles. The competition was sponsored by a wool company, hence the very generous prize. Here's a photo of the basket. Yes, we have a brand of wool called 'Wendy' in NZ, probably to go with the patterns in the basket called 'Peter Pan'.
Finally, for those wondering about the Bordered Diamonds quilt, it is finished and we're using it on our bed now. However, it's really hard to get a decent photo in the depths of winter. It's either too sunny and bright, or just dull and overcast. When the sun is out, it's very low in the sky, so I might have to wait a few more weeks yet.
I"m linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.