The Magic Tiles pattern looks fantastic in mono-color. Again, my clients are delighting me with blue.
Marilyn added a solid blue border, rather than the pieced border that the pattern suggests. I like the quieting effect of the solid border.
I've only met Marilyn's Mom about twice, so I don't know much about her likes and dislikes, other than that she loves blue (she's a smart lady) and that Marilyn is a gardener, so I thought perhaps her Mom would like a floral-texture design. I'm pretty sure I first saw this in one of Angela Walter's books.
I'm really pleased with how that design turned out. I will use it again.