Go Teal it on the Mountain #5

Two more in the mailbox today πŸ™‚

Right about now, the postie is rolling his eyes and thinking: “She’s off again, it’ll be envelopes from all over for a couple of months now”. He’d be right, but hey, it’s a nice change from bills and flyers.

This first one is from Jean in California. She tells me it’s inspired by trekking in the Sierra Nevada:

β€œI wanted this block to mimic how a mountain range looks in the fading light of day. How the foreground hills have deeper color and the farther, distant mountains are taller, more rugged and their color is more muted, almost blending away into the sky.”

I think she’s achieved her desired result pretty well, don’t you?

The next two are from Sue in Washington state. Sue always has the most beautiful fabrics and perfect piecing. The block is called Hill and Valley. Perfect choice!

I know there are more on the way; once I have a few more I’ll be able to see whether there are ‘holes’ in the layout calling for darker or lighter blocks, or a focal point, etc. When I get some more, I’ll post a photo showing them all on the design wall so you can see them collectively. I also still have to make the teal ‘ribbon’ block, and I have a few mountain ideas I’d still like to try out.

But if there’s anyone out there who’s said they’d make a block or two, and who fancies giving a Delectable Mountain block a go, let me know, as I’d really like to have one in the quilt. If none of you makes it, I’ll do it myself. Or maybe we’ll have two πŸ™‚

Back to the embroidery frame, I have an SAL coming up!

36 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #5

  1. Lynda says:

    Kate, which version of Delectable Mountain were you wanting? Traditional or the new way? Also, all the DMs I have seen are set on point or require two blocks to accomplish. As you my guess… I had given this block a lot of thought!

  2. Lynda says:

    These are so lovely, and what pretty fabrics too! Have you ever told your mail man what all the envelopes are for?

  3. nettyg says:

    3 fabulous blocks, love Jean’s but then Sue’s is very creative and Hill and Valley is a perfect name. Both have gorgeous fabrics, I just don’t see lovely fabrics like these around here, even at dear Fifi’s. And poor postie! πŸ™„

    • katechiconi says:

      Poor postie nothing, he doesn’t even need to get out of his car to stick them in my mailbox πŸ˜‰ One of the things I love about the ovarian cancer quilts is seeing all the different fabrics, including all the designs we just don’t get here…

  4. tialys says:

    All three are gorgeous – you will probably find it hard to part with this quilt!
    If Lynda decides she hasn’t time to make a Delectable Mountains I’m willing to give it a go.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think you have a point there… but conversely, as it’s the last one for OCA in Melbourne, I want to make it a good one. Thanks for the offer; I’ll let you know once I’ve heard from Lynda.

  5. Beautiful beautiful blocks, all of them. I’m in awe….

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Beautiful blocks. I should be getting under way in a fortnight!

  7. kathyreeves says:

    Kate, that is in my list for your quilt, I have been checking out different options on sizes, so you may get more than for this quilt. 😊

  8. Gorgeous blocks and fabrics! I hadn’t heard of the Delectable Mountain block so just checked out Google images. What a stunner. Looks like you’ve got another fab quilt on the go πŸ™‚

  9. craftycreeky says:

    Gorgeous blocks, this quilt is going to be amazing πŸ™‚

  10. rutigt says:

    Beautiful blocks!!! IΒ΄m not sure about the Delectable Mountain, guess I better google on that πŸ™‚ This is (I said it before) soooo inspiring and as soon as my quilting is done, IΒ΄ll start making these blocks for you!

  11. Joanne S says:

    In the mail!

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