Thanks for all of the terrific suggestions of what to do on this border. I really nearly went with a pastel color, but then quickly caught hold of my senses. I think I really like the dark blue (actually it is 2 dark blue fabrics progressively deeper towards the outer edge). I did use a little of the dreaded pink to put a small stripe across the top edge of the flower pot. It seemed a little hypocritical of me to put down the "rules" of the round robin, and to then just ignore them when I didn't like what I had to play with! I am not finished with it - I need to experiment on another piece of fabric with my trapunto quilting. I may either embroider some tone-on-tone ferns or swirls into the pots or do the swirls in trapunto quilting. The person that does the quilting on this block can just avoid where I have done the trapunto. I have only done trapunto by hand so I need to play with my machine a little. It's not as bad as I thought it'd be, but I don't love it either.
Here's something I played with this afternoon also. ...little kaleidoscope blocks. For what?? Not sure yet. My 1/4 yard of this fun stripe fabric only made 7 of these 4.5 hexagons.
MQS in Wichita
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