Neither of us knew that we had each picked green to be our "other color", but we both have green craft rooms, isn't that funny? And we both love nature, cats, birds, bees, etc. And we are both cheaters. She opted to leave her quilt rectangular because it suited the quilt the best (fine by me!) and I cheated by adding a string of colored beads to the quilt to give it some color and because it suited the sneaky nature of a thieving magpie.
This is adapted (verrrrry closely!) to a piece of artwork by Matt Dawson, I cannot take credit for the stylized magpie. The M shape is all me, though! I was in a bit of a time crunch for this swap as we were leaving town for 1/3 of the month, so I cheated a bit and copied this bird and translated it into fabric. I like how it turned out, though and Marilyn likes it, too. Yay. lol