Jane’s block with Rebecca first border, a notebook to write down our inspiration, a signing block and a bag full of scraps. Youpi!
I first started by auditioning some fabrics. Green is not a color that I have a lot of in my stash but I had some leftovers from my “Forest” quilt that could work. I decided to add a pinch of vibrant solid color to lift my border. Jane mentioned that she wasn’t too keen on busy prints, so my task here was to tone it down.
I started by cutting and sewing long stripes with a solid surrounded by two different greens.
I like the look of corners on medallion quilt but as you can see I really struggle to get the size right for this pinwheel. Mhmm. I even asked my husband’s help but it resulted in a mini fight. Ha, quilt is not always peaceful, I’m telling you.
Anyway, I finally managed to get the right size. I only picked fabric that was used in the center (thanks for the scraps bag). I was also very proud of my “turning” effect. If you follow the green triangle for example, you can see it spinning, right?
I enjoyed making this border, it was a bit challenging for me to work with those colors and to make my concept work but it is good to try something new. This is how you learn! Despite not being my color of choice, I really like the green/purple combo.
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