Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Possum Magic - Jane's Block

At the risk of being called an over achiever by my fellow Possum Magic team members, I'm pleased to reveal Jane's block with the third border added.

Jane's quilt with the third border added

I only received this block from Alice two weeks ago, but I'd seen photos of it and I already knew what I wanted to do with it. I called into Spotlight on the way home from coffee with Alice and picked up the mauve shot cotton (note that I didn't call it purple because some members of this group have an aversion to purple).

My thinking was that Jane started this quilt off with flying geese that were a type of arrows. Rebecca added to that with more obvious arrows. The quilt was starting to remind me a little game we have called 'Rush Hour' which consists of a whole lot of cars jammed up on a playing board. The traffic theme was coming through loud and clear so I thought I could add in some Stop signs in the form of snowball octagons.




Jane and Rebecca had both used different coloured shot cottons, so I carried on that theme too and chose another shot cotton. I added the lime green strips to both separate the snowballs from Alice's striped border, and to close off and neaten up the outside edge of what I had done.

As Rebecca noted last month, shot cottons do shed a lot of threads and leave a huge mess on carpet. The external green border tidied them up a bit before I ship this off to Sharon.

Here's an update on the rest of the Possum Magic quilts. I'm so glad I joined this group because not only have I made some great online friends, I've also been pushed out of my comfort zone and forced to try new things. You can read more about the quilts and find links to the owners on my Possum Magic page - there's a link at the top of my blog.












Aren't they all looking great! There's such a variety here.

12 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

They do all look great, and I love how you saw a theme and added to it for this third border. I am really curious to see how these continue to progress as the quilts get bigger and bigger...

Oops-Lah said...

What wonderful quilts in the making! I love how they are all so different, although they are all medallion, with the exception of the arrow quilt, or did that start as a medallion too?

Sarah Goer said...

These are so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

I didn't think of a traffic theme, but I can see it!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I love how inspiration comes from everywhere ... even board games :) Awesome job Wendy. I love that you have an idea of what you want to do and you just get it done ... no dithering about ... that's a quality I could only wish to possess! and yes ... that's a lovely shade of mauve - tehe :)

margaret said...

quilt is looking great can see what you mean about traffic. What is google chrome playing at these days I so want to pin these photos but it quill not open up modern technology!"

Ruth said...

Really nice addition to the quilt - I love watching all your possom quilts grow!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

It is so much fun and interesting to read how your thought process brought you to adding Stop Signs. Love how your mind thinks! Wonderful and perfect addition.

Liz said...

This is looking amazing. I think the mauve looks great with the other colors. All the quilts in your group are progressing so much!

Mary Jane Robiony-Rogers said...

Wendy these are so inspiring. I can absolutely see the similarity to Rush Hour game. So bright and beautiful!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I looks lovely!
You cannot trick me! I know that mauve, violet and radiant orchid are all really purple!
I just realised that I do not have to panic about what to do next or my lack of shot cottons as I will be lucky last on Jane's.

Kaja said...

I've said it before, and will probably say it again but these quilts are all awesome!