Go Teal it on the Mountain #15: fiction and fact

Two more blocks in today 🙂

These are from Robin in Curtin, ACT. She’s sent two; one is completely from her imagination, a range of wonderfully spiky mountains.

The other is another brilliant mountain ‘portrait’.

Robin grew up in New South Wales, looking at this mountain every day. In winter, there would the chilly breath of snow coming from the peak, and as she got older, it became the landmark by which she knew she was nearly there when driving home to Orange.

Mt Canobolas is 1,395m/4,600ft. above sea level and is an extinct volcano, on a spur of the Great Dividing Range. The name is derived from the local Aboriginal language, meaning ‘two shoulders’, and you can see why.

So there you go, geography made fun in fabric 🙂


40 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #15: fiction and fact

  1. jeanswenson says:

    Both are beautiful! The second is so realistic that it looks like it could be a photo.
    Happy Thanksgiving from California! (even if you don’t participate in this day of overeating 😎)

  2. Those are both beautiful. They seem to be all coming at once now.
    I get to learn all kinds of new things here. Geography is a fun subject. I had to do a search to find out where Curtin, ACT were located. I’ve done so much more research since I started blogging. Thanks for another great lesson.

  3. Nanette says:

    Both wonderful Robin, you have a great imagination….1st block. And more kangaroos hopping across the landscape. Bet you’re itching to get it put together Kate.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s starting to get that way. I have all the ones I’ve received so far up on the wall, and occasionally I swap things round a bit, but the final layout can’t come together till all the blocks are in. Not too many to go now…

  4. Lynda says:

    I love that second block! I agree with Jean too. It does give the effect of a photograph.

  5. tialys says:

    There go those kangaroos again.
    Great additions to the mountain range 🙂

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Aren’t they just lovely and this quilt will certainly have quite a menagerie.

  7. kathyreeves says:

    I love those kangaroos! Beautiful creative blocks again!

    • katechiconi says:

      It has been so interesting to see what everyone came up with when the theme was so open. I think I’ll have to do something like this again, because the results are amazing!

  8. I love the both blocks and love those the kangaroo! Excited to see this quilt come together!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have the blocks up on my design wall, and the quilt is being quite opinionated already! It has been interesting how the arrival of each block has altered the balance and layout. I won’t be able to finalise things till the very last one!

  9. Enjoyed the history lesson in fabric.

  10. kymlucas says:

    I am loving this theme and all the squares that go with it. Fabulous!

  11. Dayphoto says:

    That was very interesting! I am really enjoying this theme!

  12. craftycreeky says:

    The’re both wonderful but I love the second one 🙂

  13. Joanne S says:

    I love how the blocks for this quilt are arriving from all over the globe. One mind, one heart.

  14. rutigt says:

    These blocks are also very beautiful! It´s a great theme you chose this year!

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