Go Teal it on the Mountain #9

And here’s one from the UK.

Margaret has made a block featuring her favourite fell peak, Catbells (aka Cat Bells). It’s a 451m/1480ft mini-mountain in Cumbria that gives amazing views over the Lake District, in the north of England. I love how she’s chosen fabrics to represent the mountain’s reflection in Derwent Water, and the upper part in cream looks like swirling clouds.

As you can see, Margaret has embroidered the peak’s name and height in feet, such a lovely detail. Another thing I really like is that this block is also a ‘portrait’ of a real mountain rather than an imaginary one.

This is the 12th block of the 30 required to complete the quilt.

27 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #9

  1. tialys says:

    I saw this over on Margarrt’s blog and I love it. The fabric she’s used for the lake works so well, I feel I could go for a swim in it.

  2. craftycreeky says:

    Glad you like it Kate 🙂

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Margaret seems to make the most beautiful things ever, and this is certainly in this league.

    • katechiconi says:

      The photo really doesn’t capture how much visual texture the fabrics add to the picture. That sky fabric is amazing, like big clouds scudding across a windy sky.

  4. Another great one:-D she chose great fabrics indeed!

  5. claire93 says:

    just look at the reflection in the water !!! brilliant

  6. mlmcspadden says:

    This is beautiful!

  7. Joanne S says:

    Love the lines and reflection. Very nicely done!

  8. Dayphoto says:

    How fun is that!

  9. Good Gravy, that’s beautiful!!! Such impressive talent out there.

  10. Lynda says:

    Stunning color and, OH MY, what tiny little stitches too!

  11. Nanette says:

    Margaret’s mountain is wonderful, and it looks so real, a great addition to the quilt. I saw it on her blog, and enjoyed reading about “her” mountain. Isn’t Cat Bells the best name for a mountain?

    • katechiconi says:

      Apparently the name comes from Old English ‘Cat Bield’, which means refuge of the the wild cat. Or something… I think I prefer the modern version, which sounds so pretty!

  12. rutigt says:

    That is a beautiful block!

  13. katechiconi says:

    It really is, so peaceful and such clever fabric choices.

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