Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Possum Magic - Round 3

Hello Possums,

I've been busy working on my border for Wendy's Possum Magic quilt ... and boy have I had some fun with this one!

This is how I received the quilt from the lovely Jo ...

Pondering a 3rd border on the design mattress

I think Jo was on the right track adding some pink into the mix ... it brightens the quilt up a bit and reflects the specks of colour included in Wendy's original centre as well as complimenting the gorgeous fabrics Sharon used in her 2nd border.

I still thought that the lime green star was a tad too prominent amongst all the blue and purple so I decided to add a ring of colour to help balance out the star.  I also decided that my border had to have a larger scale than the previous two borders, again to balance out the star.

Along came the perfect charm pack through @cotton_factory_destash on IG.

It's lovely jewel tones compliment this quilt beautifully whilst still adding a zing of colour.

Michael Miller Gem Tones

If you have a little boo-peep at Wendy's blog you'll be treated to an abundance of colour on colour quilts, so I thought (and hoped) that all this colour wouldn't offend her.


and an inside shot to get another perspective of all that colour ...

and a stained glass shot just because I can :)

I'll be sending this lovely peacock quilt off to Carla now to work her magic.  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Serena xx

I'll be linking up to WIP Wednesday and Let's Be Social ... hope to see you there!


  1. Thank you, thank you Serena. I love it. Those beautiful deep pinks look fabulous. In fact all of the fabrics in that charm pack look yummy. I really like that you've introduced more colours to the quilt (like orange). Thank you for all your work on this - I love how it's turning out.

  2. Such beautiful and vibrant colours could never offend Wendy!
    I have no idea what to do next, but it will probably be back to blue and lime green for continuity's sake (and then Jane can go rainbow again). What do you think?

  3. This is looking great. I think your design decisions were good - really like the change in scale and the extra colours you have added in.

  4. Love it - the colour is great with the centre star - love the stained glass photo - going to be a fantastic quilt!

  5. This is fantastic - the colors you added just glow, and really add nice interest!

  6. Love all the Possum Magic projects, this is beautiful

  7. Your charms do seem such a perfect match to all the other fabrics used, well done!!

  8. The stained glass shot is so pretty!

    The top kind of make me think of a bird's eye view of a pyramid for some reason! Each border is a 'step'.

  9. Love that stained glass window shot, it really does look like one too.

  10. Perfect!! What a fun little challenge you receive every time a Possum Magic comes to you!

  11. I love the bright colors, nice addition!

  12. Yes! So bright and beautiful! Those charms were made for this medallion. Love what you have added to this special piece, Serena. And the photos are fabulous!

  13. what a great addition - really brightens up the quilt :-)

  14. I love the border you've added. It's so perfect, the colours, the simplicty and the scale all work so well.

  15. Oh, Serena! Perfect addition! Gems for sure!



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