I have a certain way of doing things. My flat snowflakes, for example. To my way of thinking, snowflakes should be white. So I usually use white and translucent for my canes. Last year, though, I had a bunch of quilt canes lying around just begging to be used. And, as I was pressed for time, use them I did. Today's ornament uses a cane with white, orange, and purple:
Compare with the one I did a few days ago:
Another thing I'm usually particular about is a border on the cane. It just makes it look more finished and polished. Here's one I made last year that shows what I mean:
That said, I do like the ones I've made this month. What do you think?