|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.