Go Teal it on the Mountain #13

Another squishy delight in the mail this morning!

These two beauties are from Kathy, who has embellished them with embroidery. Now I have another Delectable Mountain to add to the mix, hurray! Plus, look at the moon and stars in that top block. Soooo beautiful 🙂 (You might have to click on the image to see the gold embroidered stars at top left.)

I have enough now to give you some idea of what has come in.  More to come in the next couple of weeks, and if anyone else would like to contribute, there’s still a little time and space. Let me know in the comments or send me an email.

Because of the theme, and because I need to start quilting the individual blocks before I have them all and can arrange them, I’m changing my usual quilting design. On previous quilts, I’ve done freehand parallel wavy lines, arranged in a basketweave pattern. This time, I shall quilt freehand mountain peaks. I’ll start with a line bottom left to top centre and down to bottom right, and then infill inside and outside that line, with lines approximately an inch or so apart. No rulers or marking; I shall eyeball it and let the lines flow organically. Bit like Nature, really…

I have three F2F blocks to make, and then it’ll be time to get cracking. The backing and batting are on hand, I just need to clear the decks a bit and start my production line.

Let the Mountain-climbing commence!

43 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #13

  1. Nanette says:

    Kathy’s….so original, love the stacked mountain……..and the embroidery is a sweet touch. Looking good all together, like a spectacular mountain range.

    • katechiconi says:

      I love the stars and the tiny trees 🙂 My original plan was for a 5×6 quilt layout, but because I’ve had to bring the deadline forward, I think it’ll end up as a 5×5 instead. Still gorgeous, though!

  2. Love all of them, and the ones with added embroidery are too beautiful. I had to zone right in to see the gold stars but I imagine they catch the light ❤

  3. What a lovely collection so far. The colours make me expect to see a polar bear peeking out from behind one of the peaks.

  4. Don’t they all look splendid!

  5. tialys says:

    Kathy’s blocks are lovely with their bit of ‘bling’.
    It’s looking great so far – the ‘teal effect’ seems much more marked on this quilt resulting in a cool, soothing colour scheme.
    I’ve got a Christmas Fair coming up but, if you need me for more blocks, just drop me a mail..

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    I love the added tree detail, and look at them altogether, just stunning, and I am beyond proud to be in such company!

  7. Joanne S says:

    This quilt is going to look fantastic! I must add that I absolutely love those tiny embroidered trees. Well done! Kate, I am so impressed with all of the projects you are involved in and then manage to complete this. Thank you for quilting this quilt! 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I think Kathy’s done a brilliant job on the trees! With the Ovarian Cancer quilts, I’m always so impressed at how much thought and work everyone puts into their blocks; it makes the organising, quilting and assembling a positive pleasure, and very rewarding. I’m so glad you joined us!

  8. Love the idea of the free hand method for this….it’s an amazing wonderful healing piece of art!

    • katechiconi says:

      I love it because it’s a) really liberating to just go for it and b) it saves loads of time not having to mark up! I really enjoy working on these group quilts – it’s a collective artwork.

  9. As we would say in Maine, wowsah! What a beauty.

  10. It’s going to be beautiful all done together. So much love there.

  11. Dayphoto says:

    I love the look of the mountains! Well done!

  12. mlmcspadden says:

    This is going to be a spectacular quilt! I really love that middle block in the second row.

  13. magpiesue says:

    I love seeing all the blocks together! The embroidery on Kathy’s blocks is a nice touch.

    • katechiconi says:

      This is the first time they’ve all been ‘put together’ as opposed to just stuck up on the design wall in the order they arrived. I think I’ll be keeping the ‘moon’ blocks in a strip down the centre; I think it works well.

  14. craftycreeky says:

    Love Kathy’s blocks, especially the moon, stars and trees, they add a lovely finishing touch. The blocks altogether look amazing 🙂

  15. anne54 says:

    Wowsah indeed! She’s bonza!
    I am struck by how atmospheric the quilt is going to be. Those mountains all have a a majesty, and the light is a winter twilight, or deep night…except for one that seems to have the rays of the rising sun behind it. It is quite some mountain range.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s true, the overall effect is very atmospheric, and there’s a much stronger presence of the darker range of teals. A mountain range, and a range of mountains!

  16. Lynda says:

    I love this and you aren’t even done yet! BTW, the Bear which you and the Snail of Happiness mentioned above, is cut and will be appliqued first thing tomorrow. 🙂

  17. kathyreeves says:

    Looking at them all together is really something. This is going to be such a great quilt for them. I’m glad you like my blocks too. 🙂

  18. rutigt says:

    Such beautiful blocks and seeing the blocks you have received, together, it´s fantastic. I´d never had thought mountain block could look so good in a quilt!!!!

  19. great attention to detail

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