This is what it looks like now:
|Rebecca's Possum Magic block|
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (from Tauranga, NZ) made the centre, which features one wee bird appliqued onto the teal background:
Then Alice of Blossom Quilts (Wellington, NZ) made the first border which is soft and delicate:
Then it was my turn and I added the second border in brighter colours. Rebecca lives in the beautiful Bay of Plenty which is hot and sunny, and has a great surf beach called Mt Maunganui. I thought Rebecca would like a bit of sunny yellow in her quilt. I also used red to complement the background colour in her central motif.
I decided to keep the pieces quite large to preserve the lovely designs. I followed Gwen Marston's Liberated Quilts book and made the border from various sized pieces.
I included one special fabric for Rebecca - a little bird, which even has some chicks in the nest (although 3 of Rebecca's chicks are a bit big for that):
I've sent it all onto Sharon of Motherdragon's Musings in Queensland today, including quite a large piece of the birdie fabric which anyone else is welcome to use in future borders.
You can check out the progress of the other blocks (including mine) in the Possum Magic tab at the top of my blog. I just love what Jo and Sharon have done to mine so far. It currently looks like it will glow in the dark, but I don't think it's quite that bright in real life: