Navy border- check!
But what about aqua? Check!
Add a bit of brown- check (a few pieces of patchwork)
Add a few squares of the hockey motif prints- check!
Here she is (drum rollllllll):
I am feeling good about the result. I decided to go mostly navy but throw in some aqua to brighten it up. I didn't have enough length, and didn't want to buy more, so I added a few patchwork squares along the right and left- seven , to be exact, to represent Big G's 7th birthday! One of each set of squares are a fussy cut of the hockey print- a red helmet and a set of sticks.
(color in this picture is really off, sorry!)
The outer border has some random pieced aqua in it as well. I have had this in my head since seeing this quilt. But I will confess this was a total accident. Apparently I am not too swift and can't operate a tape measure, and cut my sashing too short. Ga! And to avoid a FIFTH trip back to the fabric store, I added the aqua strips. In the end I love it.
As another side note- I rounded the corners of the rink to make it more authentic- it took me a couple hours to do that, it was hard! I also did some hand stitching detail on the rink circles...this little bit added about 3 hours to this crazy thing. What the heck am I doing??
I have to say, this is the most involved quilt BACK I have ever made, and that I ever INTEND to make! I think you can pretty much call this puppy reversible :-)