Go Teal it on the Mountain #12

Look at what today’s squishy brought me in the mail.

Two lovely blocks from Gun, who can always be relied on for great imagination and wonderful fabrics 🙂

One of them combines teal with scrappiness, a brilliant combination – isn’t it a great block?  I love the fabrics in the other one too, especially the clouds and the basket-weave design.

Very soon, I’ll be able to show all the blocks I’ve received so far on the design wall, but just now it’s full of pink and orange.

Give me a week or so!


25 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #12

  1. Nanette says:

    They’re wonderful, like ‘I spy’ mountains……I love the stars and cotton reels and all the other interesting and creative fabrics.

  2. katechiconi says:

    Fabric strata, maybe, or a metaphor for the stash 🙂 I also love the shapes she’s used.

  3. craftycreeky says:

    They’re great, I love the first one especially with all the reflections.

  4. katechiconi says:

    How funny! I didn’t see them as reflections, but as smaller peaks. It just goes to show that we can each interpret it our own way 🙂

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Gosh such ingenuity. Love the scrap happy mountains.

    • katechiconi says:

      So do I… wish I’d thought of it myself. It really is the perfect way to use all those teeny tealy scraps I have. I shall wait and see if I need to make any more blocks and then shamelessly steal the idea!

  6. tialys says:

    These are very striking. I was wondering how Gun had done the outlines on the scrappy one but, thanks to Zoom, I see she has used satin stitch. This quilt is going to be an excellent one to sign out with before starting on the ones for the Trudy Crowley Foundation.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think so too… I’d planned to wait until they were all in before starting the quilting, but I think I’m going to change up a gear and get cracking as soon as the CoH quilt is done; I’ve just been summoned for jury service AGAIN, end of November/beginning of December. The timing couldn’t have been worse…

  7. These blocks are amazing!! I love the scrappy use of fabrics as well as the different types of squares used within the block itself. This is going to be fun to see how all of the blocks look together like a mountain range from all around the world!!

  8. anne54 says:

    All of the mountain blocks you have shown so far are quite different to other, more traditional quilting blocks. They seem to be more graphic, working with that classic mountain shape. They must be great fun to make, to play around with the shapes and fabrics. I am looking forward to seeing them come together.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s interesting, isn’t it? Because there *are* traditional blocks and simple pieced shapes that reference mountains, but most people have gone for a graphic approach. I think the theme gives permission to do whatever you like, and it seems that a lot of the contributors have liked something a bit different!

  9. Lynda says:

    The best part of participation in the ovarian cancer teal quilt series is:

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all someone sends in another outstanding original to surprise us!

    These so creative!

  10. kathyreeves says:

    Excellent work by Gun, no surprise there! I just checked and my package left Sydney on November 1, and was scanned again today somewhere in Australia…maybe tomorrow?

  11. magpiesue says:

    Those are wonderful mountains! Makes me wonder where my imagination has gone, all I seem able to do these days are traditional patterns…

  12. rutigt says:

    I´m so glad they finally reached Australia 🙂 Thank you all for your kind words!!!!

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