Many years ago, at least 8, not more than 10, I swapped some New Zealand fabric with a lady in Australia and another in Canada. The New Zealand fabrics at the time were not very exciting, and it was disappointing to the Australian lady to receive them. But I used them in the center on a foundation pieced pattern called Amish Geese by Liz Schwartz, and I think that they still look good. I added some Polynesian fabrics from a local store. The quilt was too small so I designed the outer border as rays of light - then it got all too hard.
Rose City Quilters had a challenge about 3 months ago to finish our oldest UFO. It was time to drag it out and do some serious work on it. The corners were the hardest and the 1st one has a mistake, but it can't be perfect, now!