Go Teal it on the Mountain #21: the final ascent

It’s done.

I’ve spent a couple of days cutting strips and assembling all the blocks. Then I cut binding, stitched that on and then spent some pleasant hours hemming it down by hand. It’s not a great photo because the rain and grey skies have been relentless due to the cyclone front. A bit of sunshine would have been lovely, but no such luck. Instead of the washing line, I’ve enlisted the assistance of the Husband. I’m not quite tall enough to hold it up and pin it to the line; I couldn’t take the chance of accidentally trailing the bottom of the quilt in the mud. The standing water has only just disappeared. As you can see, we have no sun either, but at least it’s not raining. I’m pleased with how the quilting looks; just subtle texture, but it complements the idea of mountains. Not my best photography, but I might need to wait for days for a bit of sunshine and not have my quilt-holding assistant handy, so it had to be done.

Here’s the label on the back.

Just for a change I’ve printed it onto a pale patterned fabric, and I really like the effect. It doesn’t blend into the cream backing of the quilt like the cream label I usually make, which is good, because the label has something important to say. Click to enlarge if you want to read it.

I think this is one of the best the Ovarian Cancer group has ever produced. What seemed like a simple, open-ended, free-choice idea has produced truly inspired results and a remarkable quilt. I thank you all for the privilege of working with you and enjoying your beautiful contributions at first hand.

And now, onto the next thing…

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71 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #21: the final ascent

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    I agree that it is one of the best! Such a lovely variety of mountain blocks.

  2. Nanette says:

    Fabulous!! It looks like we all got together over tea and cake, collaborated on ideas and then nutted out what we’d each do to ensure a cohesive look, all the blocks just sit so well together. Great work Kate and all the Tealers.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think we’re getting used to working together as a team! It was a wonderful serendipity that I could pair, group and match blocks so well. I love how Mt Warning sits opposite Catbells like a twin sister ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. tialys says:

    What a fantastic job you’ve done again Kate. Im proud to have my small contribution contained in such a beautiful quilt and the label looks just right on the blue fabric. Let’s hope it attracts lots of bids and makes a decent amount of money for the cause.
    Well done to the Lord of Chiconia as the human quilt hanger – I had to zoom in quite close to make out his thumbs in the corners ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Very nice quilt!. Can you make one for me and send it to America?

  5. Emmely says:

    It turned out beautiful! I am certain this one will raise a nice figure in the auction.

  6. I have found your blog about this to be incredibly interesting, inspiring and hopeful. I was keen to see the finished article, and I’m awed by the beauty of it. Thanks so much for sharing.
    ps . love that teeny sun right at the top ๐ŸŒผ

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so happy you like the finished quilt and have found the process entertaining โ€“ quilty details aren’t everyone’s cup of tea! That block with the glowing orange sun is Cathy’s, her first attempt. I think it’s my favourite!

  7. Well done everyone! So beautiful. Amazing how you bring them all together Kate – it’s gorgeous.

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    This is lovely and I feel so honoured that you worked your magic on my block, and there it is. I am bursting with pride, and I hope that it makes stacks of money for this cause.

  9. Robin Murphy says:

    Another triumph Kate, its such an honour to be a part of this great creative group of stitchers. It has come together wonderfully. Your ability to guide us all and put it together in such a way that it flows so beautifully from block to block. Your colour choice for the label is just magic. Thank you for all you do to support this cause so close to our hearts.

    • katechiconi says:

      Robin, it’s my privilege to be able to offer my skills in such an important cause. I so enjoy working with everyone and channelling everyone’s creativity into a thing of beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Steph (@resting_whippet) says:

    My favourite of the Teal series! Beautiful work.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it’s my favourite so far, too. Although I did love Time for Teal and Signed, Tealed and Delivered too… It’s like children: you’re not supposed to have favourites, and they’re all beautiful!

  11. Joanne S says:

    Wow! You work fast. The block placement is perfect. Thank you for encouraging me to be a part of this experience.

  12. craftycreeky says:

    It looks wonderful Kate, well done to you on having the vision and the skill to bring it all together, I’m proud to see Catbells amongst those loftier mountains ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. KerryCan says:

    It’a fantastic! And all for such a good cause–you’re a wonder, to organize and complete this all!

  14. claire93 says:

    and what a beauty it is! Well done to all who helped to make it happen!

  15. Yes, what a beauty! Bravo to you all!

  16. Kathy D says:

    Well done ladies, it’s gorgeous! I wish they had international bidding.

  17. Dayphoto says:

    What a beautiful quilt! It’s one of my favorites!

  18. Lynda says:

    Thank you, Kate. I always have fun and love that I can be of some help in the finished whole. โค
    ( I remember that tune! One of my favorites when it came out in the mid 70s)

    • katechiconi says:

      I think the fact that every contribution makes a difference without having to make a whole quilt encourages people; many hands make light work, and the variety of the results increases the beauty of the finished thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. it is stunning, incredibly beauty -full and a lovely tribute to those who lost the battle. I can see Husbands fingers at the top. Blessings to you. Jean

    • katechiconi says:

      He did a good job, the Husband, not only holding up the quilt, but also encouraging and supporting me throughout. I couldn’t do this without him ๐Ÿ™‚ And behind him stand all those who have gone ahead, and who inspire and motivate us.

  20. Kerry Davidson says:

    That quilt is stunning – I love it. All you ladies should be rightly proud of yourselves.

  21. kathyreeves says:

    It turned out beautifully, Kate, your block placement is just perfect. I hope this raises oodles of cash for the cause! Thanks for including me!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have a pang of reluctance when I have to send these quilts out; so much love and care has gone into them and I feel a real attachment to each of them. This one is no exception, but I hope its beauty encourages good bids and raises lots of money for Ovarian Cancer. I’m always happy to include everyone who cares enough to contribute their fabric, their work and their goodwill.

  22. As I expected, the quilt is stunning! Everyone involved did a fantastic job of color combinations and design. I also love the binding you chose and how the label turned out. How you printed that on a piece of fabric is a mystery to me but I love the idea of it. You all did a wonderful job of it.

    • katechiconi says:

      You can buy transfer paper for your home printer. You reverse the image of what you want to print, print it out on transfer paper, and then apply it to the fabric using a hot, dry iron. I’m so glad you like the quilt, and I agree, everyone did an amazing job!

  23. Terri says:

    It’s just beautiful Kate. You and all the other contributors did such a wonderful, creative job and whomever is lucky enough to receive this quilt will enjoy it forever.

  24. kymlucas says:

    Love the message on the label. Thanks to all contributors for helping raise money and awareness. โค๏ธ

    • katechiconi says:

      Glad you like it ๐Ÿ™‚ I think we’re all glad to do what we can, and certainly I’ll keep on making quilts to help raise money and awareness as long as I’m able. This is the last one for Ovarian Cancer Australia; going forward, we will be doing it for the Trudy Crowley Foundation. Same cause, just closer to home.

  25. magpiesue says:

    Wow, that’s fabulous. I’d bid on it, given the chance, and I’m not necessarily a mountain person (I prefer the ocean, the beach, that sort of thing)!

  26. […] in September, Kate over at TallTalesfromChiconiaย was looking for contributors to her upcoming Ovarian Cancer Australia auction quilt. While I have […]

  27. […] from this past year. I have a few, two of my favorite were an auction package for my school and the Go Teal it on the Mountain. Yesterday, I created a pillow casing from an old feed sack (zipper and all!) and placed a fat […]

  28. rosejasm says:

    That is a real beauty – so stunning. I love mountains, very inspiring x

  29. rutigt says:

    First time I see the quilt finished (yes, Iยดve been very absent from the net) and it is GORGEOUS!!!! So beautiful and I never thought that Mountain theme could look so great! Well done to you and all the other ladies!!!

  30. Your quilts are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for making the ovarian cancer quilts and helping to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so glad you like it! There’s a wonderful team working together on these quilts, and they all give generously of their time and fabric to make a contribution. It’s an important and very under-supported cause, and I’m glad to be able to help. We’re now working on the 7th ovarian cancer quilt, and there are still more in the pipeline ๐Ÿ™‚

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