Go Teal it on the Mountain #11

And another! They’re coming thick and fast now…

This wonderful block is from Cathy, who has never made a quilt block before, but is giving us something totally ravishing! I love this desert mountain/pyramid, with a camel train passing below, under a gorgeous orange harvest moon. It’s all Midnight at the Oasis, isn’t it? I’m so delighted with this block, which brings a fresh and funky vibe to contrast beautifully with all the austere elegance we have so far. A little fun is an important highlight in a quilt like this, so if there’s anyone else out there wondering what to make, do consider something different and fun, or use some unexpected fabrics.

Cathy’s original block was irregularly shaped, as I’d offered to trim it out to the size and layout I needed. There’s actually a bit more cream below the camels, and a bit more on either side in case I want to adjust the positioning later on, when it’s quilted, but I’m giving you the main highlights of the design πŸ™‚ I had to take off the very tip of the mountain in order to keep the camels, but I find them indispensable!

I’m blown away by the ambition, creativity and quality of work from the contributors who haven’t made quilt blocks before. Ladies, you rock!

And we’ll be happy to have you along again for the next quilt – assuming you enjoyed yourselves, of course πŸ™‚

24 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #11

  1. craftycreeky says:

    I love the camels too, amazing to read she’s not made a quilt block before, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. Nanette says:

    It’s wonderful! I saw Cathy’s thoughts, planning and process on her blog, and was wowed and impressed then with her creativity and willingness to ‘have a go’. Love the camels too, they add an unexpected bit of fun and flair.

  3. Oh I LOVE that – Well done Cathy!

  4. jeanswenson says:

    So much visual interest packed into one square foot! If this is her first block, Cathy will be world reknown in no time! πŸ˜ƒ

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope it won’t be her last, but equally, I don’t want to put too much pressure on her! She has a kind of advantage in that she doesn’t come at it from a quilter’s perspective and can therefore bring fresh, fun ideas we wouldn’t necessarily have considered.

  5. Emma says:

    Amazing work Kathy! I love that moon it looks so nice 😍

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    I am blushing, thank you all so much for your kind words.

  7. tialys says:

    Well, she’s a convert now – she’s signed up for classes next year so more good things to come in the future πŸ™‚

  8. rutigt says:

    These women, Emma and now Cathy, they are so talented! I love the camel fabric!!!!!

  9. anne54 says:

    Wonderful! I am always amazed at the creativity quilters show, and Cathy is certainly creative!

  10. Joanne S says:

    Yep. Those camels are indispensable part of the whole. Perfect pairing with the fabric with the white geometric shapes and blue dots. Make one think of hieroglyphics. Beautiful block!

  11. Lynda says:

    Kate, I hadn’t even noticed the tip missing until you mentioned it. I love the imagination that went into this one!

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