Go Teal it on the Mountain #17: Arizona peaks

Yesterday amidst all the worry about fire, there was something happier.

I received a squishy containing two lovely blocks from Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day. Look at these beauties! Tracy has written about them herself, but in case you hadn’t noticed, these are two more mountain ‘portraits’, with their names embroidered at the bottom.

This one is Mt Graham, in Safford, AZ. Don’t you love those cute fluffy cotton bolls, to show that Safford is a cotton-growing area?

And this one is Pusch Ridge, in Tucson, AZ. Look at that majestic saguaro cactus. Teal really works in these powerful desert landscapes, doesn’t it?

We now have 26 blocks, only 4 more required to bring us up to the 30 needed for the quilt. One of those will be the teal ribbon that goes on all these quilts, which I’ll be making from scraps.

I’ve got two rows of blocks pressed and sandwiched with backing and batting, and I’ve started the quilting. I’m really liking how the ‘peak’ quilting is looking. It complements the designs without competing with them for attention.

I’ll post some of it soon and show you 🙂


17 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #17: Arizona peaks

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    They are lovely and I especially like the cactus.

  2. Nanette says:

    Wonderful, and the addition of cactus and cotton is prety special.

  3. The quilt is going to be a beauty!

  4. I love the fabrics she used and wouldn’t have seen the embroidery without you pointing it out. I lived in AZ for 12 years and it has some very interesting terrain. No one seems to realize there are mountains, thinking it’s all just desert. I can hardly wait to see them all together.

    • katechiconi says:

      I was aware, because of the Four Sacred Mountains of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Mesas, but I agree, most people visualise what is a very mountainous terrain as flat, bare desert.

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Lovely blocks, this quilt is going to be a trip around the mountains of the world 🙂

  6. tialys says:

    Multitudinous mountains from all sorts of terrains in this, already, amazing quilt.

    • katechiconi says:

      Oooh, lovely bit of alliteration there! I’m glad we’re saying goodbye to OCA with a bang as we move on to work with the Trudy Crowley Foundation. And I’m going to be really delighted to be able to deliver it by hand, in person, and say farewell to the team in Melbourne.

  7. rutigt says:

    I like the blocks which are showing you mountains from all over the world. Mountains IRL!!!

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