Round Robin Border 3

Hello, here is a new post about our Round Robin group: Possum magicI received Carla’s central block quite a while ago, but I was too intimidated by everyone’s work on this quilt top that I didn’t do anything for a long time. I mean, look at these cute ladybirds and pretty flowers from Rebecca, how can you compete with that?

The quilt top looked pretty much finished to me and it was hard to come up with a plan. I first was thinking of adding some birch tree blocks like Amanda from Crazy mum quilts. I really like those blocks but a quilting friends suggested why not an appliqué vine?

It took time in my mind to go for the vines as I never done any appliqué before, but Carla is actually encouraging us to try something new in her block. So vines it was.


At first, I was slightly stress to do my first appliqué in her quilt top but it turns out I really enjoyed it! I’m sure, you will see more appliqué from me in the near future…


I was happy about my new borders but wanted to sew something different for the corners. I picked the four background fabrics that Carla used in her central block and started to chop them up in four. I mixed the pieces and added the same fabric as my vines to add contrast.


It was very improvisational as before cutting the pieces, I didn’t really have a final idea for the corners. But I like it. It almost meets my vines from each side but not quite. It wasn’t meant to meet as it is an improv piece. I hope it doesn’t look too odd though.


This is how Carla’s quilt top looks like now:


I’m really happy with the result. I think it ties in well with the theme. I tried to had a splash of colours but no options looked very nice so I stayed with the B&W plus green combo. Hope Carla likes it too.

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    • It’s a bit of a mix Julie. The one who did the central block left a package with some scraps that everyone can use it. Everyone who works on the quilt can also add to the package. For example, I had some fabric from the vine (that I bought) leftover, so I left it in the bag. But for the corners, I’ve used 4 different fabric that was in the bag.

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