ST&D: and…. rest

So. It’s done.

This has been such a fun quilt to work on. My well-known propensity for coming up with dreadful puns is well to the fore in the quilts I design for Ovarian Cancer Australia. ‘Teal’ has so many possibilities for punning, and I still have a long list to play with. But once I came up with the name Signed, Tealed & Delivered, the postal theme of this quilt quickly made itself known. It has been exciting to put the concept out there and ask who’d like to play too. I’m constantly surprised and delighted at the response, the generosity with time and fabric of the participants, and their willingness to move out of their comfort zones and try new ideas and techniques. It’s good for me too, as I have to try new things in order to achieve what is swirling around in my brain πŸ™‚

I’ll be taking this quilt to the post office on Monday. I’d thought about sending it down to Melbourne with my visiting nephew when he returns home, but that’s taking it right down to the wire, and I’d like the team at OCA to have the quilt in good time.

I’m going to be taking a good break from teal for a couple of months. I have a number of quilts on the back burners, Footsquare Freestyle (FΒ²F) is starting again soon, Mackay Show is coming up in June and there are quilts promised in the family, so I won’t be idle (no surprise there, then).

Once again, grateful thanks to all who have contributed, whether it’s a block, or several, or moral support or advice. This quilt wouldn’t have happened without you.

And now, I must go and sweep my sewing room floor, and dust, and put all those tiny snippets and threads of teal in the bin. Time for something different, for a while.

46 thoughts on “ST&D: and…. rest

  1. Emma says:

    It’s beautiful Kate, well done to everyone! I’m sure it will have a huge success and raise lots of money for ovarian cancer.

  2. elaine says:

    That is one of the neatest quilts I’ve seen ~ just beautiful!

  3. anne54 says:

    Well done Kate, to you and all the others who have contributed. The folks at OCA will be thrilled to have such a beautiful object to help with fundraising. I can see why you are giving teal a miss for a little while. I wonder what you will be creating next….

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Well done Kate! β™₯️I hope it raises a huge amount for OCA! I so understand your wish to work with something else for awhile, variety is a necessary ingredient in our lives. πŸ˜„

  5. claire93 says:

    I am always amazed at how you manage to bring a vision to life. Well done to you for making it happen and other ladies for making it possible.

    • katechiconi says:

      Sometimes I think something up and have not a single clue about how to make it happen! This one was not too hard, but there are some in the pipeline that have me scratching my head….

  6. tialys says:

    Well done you, it looks great and the binding is a special touch but I bet you’ll be glad to have it signed, sealed and delivered so you can get on with your next project. I hope nobody decides on teal for their next F2F project when it begins as I’m sure you’ve seen enough for a while πŸ˜‰

  7. lucyannluna says:

    Look fantastic Kate, hope you raise a nice lot

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s teally brilliant. Love it and well done to everyone.

  9. nikkibnb says:

    Wow that looks beautiful! You can see all the hard work that went into making it! πŸ™‚

  10. Moira says:

    Beautiful! Looking forward to your next “pun”. And of course to F2F.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m looking forward to the start of F2F in May, and the next ‘pun’ will kick off in September, so you’ll all get a welcome break from my dreadful wordplay for a few months!

  11. craftycreeky says:

    Well done Kate, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the next teal quilt!

  12. kymlucas says:

    This one will teal many hearts. It’s just gorgeous!

  13. dayphoto says:

    Time for new colors!!!

  14. Oh my gosh, it’s marvelous.

    • katechiconi says:

      ….. and done!
      I love it, but my head is now elsewhere for a while. A little change, a break from teal, and I’ll be ready for the start of the next one.

  15. magpiesue says:

    Wow, you didn’t waste any time getting that bound! It looks fabulous, as we knew it would. I know you won’t actually rest but at least put your feet up for a minute and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  16. Well done to you Kate and all the lovely contributors who helped to make your quilt possible. It’s a stunner! I hope it raises a fortune for a good cause πŸ™‚

  17. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Absolutely gorgeous !!!

  18. rutigt says:

    Thank you for letting us participate in making these beautiful quilts!!! Yes, it has been a challenge to make the blocks, but I loved every minute of it. The fact that they are done for a good cause, makes it even better! IΒ΄ll be waiting for the next challenge!!

  19. Great work, Kate.
    I am guessing that you are now itching to work with red or yellow or orange, or anything that is not a tealy blue!

  20. […] Catbells is a bit of a recurring theme in my embroideries, it’s my favorite mountain in the Lake District. I’ve lots of photos of it reflecting in Derwentwater and they’ve come in useful as inspiration for various projects. This was a postcard block for Kate’s Signed, Tealed & Delivered quilt. […]

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