And we’re back in teal country again.
Today I received Can You Teal The Love blocks from the very kind and lovely Sharon and Lynn. Both were concerned about the overall colour values on their blocks being too light, but as you’ll soon see, their fears were unfounded. Aren’t they gorgeous?
First, Sharon’s block:
And then Lynn’s, who did an extra because one was very pale (but perfect for my plans, as it happens).
And finally, here’s the layout so far. As you can see, all the colour values can be accommodated, as I’m doing an ombre layout, starting with the darkest at the top and working down to the lightest.
There are two spaces still outstanding. One will be filled with a pale heart on a mid-tone background, and the one at bottom centre will be the Ovarian Cancer teal ribbon, but with the top of the loop ‘dented’ to form a heart. And then, the blocks will be done! If you see any blocks that to your eye are distinctly out of place, let me know and I’ll consider moving them, but as always, final layout is mine to decide 😊
We’re off to Melbourne on Friday, to visit my friend Chippy for a long weekend (and I’ll also be catching up with Anne Lawson), so I won’t be starting the assembly process till we’re back, but if I’m lucky I’ll maybe find time to make the final two blocks before we go. If I finish the gift I’m making for Chippy, that is!
And no, no sneak previews!
1. I can see my blocks in the layout 🤩🤩🤩🤩
2. ALL the blocks are gorgeous 😍
3. You are making me a gift !!!! 💞🥳💞
4. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM TO BE SEEING YOU THIS WEEKEND 🥰🥰🥰🥰
I think I have a *tiny* idea how excited you are…! It’s looking good, isn’t it?
Gosh yesss …. I’m so excited to see it finished 🤩
I have a lot to get done this week: your gift, quilt the Taking Flight quilt Sue donated, make two more blocks for this one… But your gift comes first, as I have a deadline for that!
Ohhhhh …. I’m that excited 😆
After that build-up, I do hope you like it… If not, you can always give it to someone else, I won’t be offended.
I don’t think so 🤗
Lynn has used such incredible fabrics. I really love all the new blocks, it’s going to be an amazing quilt.
Lynn has an enviable stash and always chooses such interesting fabrics. And it will be a very pretty, very fun quilt.
The Love is so obviously and sincerely present, the colours and designs reflecting so many people’s tastes, their stories, and their kindness. It’s just wonderful how the blocks go together. I think my grandmother would have called this a friendship quilt, love from friends is a wonderful thing.
I have found that if you give people a simple idea, the outcomes are rich and varied, reflecting their personal tastes and creativity. It always makes for a beautiful, interesting and meaningful quilt. I think you’re right, this is definitely a friendship quilt, women holding out hands of friendship and support to their sisters.
WOW! Such a lot of love from you and others. It will be fabulous.
I think so too. The pops of pink really add interest. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can come up with as a colour accent for future Ovarian Cancer quilts.
They truly all do compliment each other and the effect is stunning 🙂
I always wish people could see these quilts in person. Teal is one of those colours that flattens in the camera and you don’t see the full effect. It’s much better than it looks in the photo!
It is another stunning teal quilt, and made with so much love. I am really looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!
I showed it to a friend this morning, and she remarked how much better it is in real life, the colours are richer and you can see the patterns so much better. Such a pity I can’t show you the real thing! I’m really looking forward to our trip, and am busily packing lots of warm clothes!
It will be lovely!
I think so too. Everyone has made such lovely blocks!
I looked at this last night and had to see it again with fresh eyes. It’s stunning. How so many different people can come up with so many wonderful ideas is just impressive. They all go together so nicely and I love them. It’s inspiring! Enjoy your visit with your friends and fellow quilter/bloggers. That can be energizing for all concerned.
I’m very much looking forward to this trip, it’s been a long time since we were there. And I’ll come back with new enthusiasm and hopefully lots of new energy for sewing.
so beautiful, you can wrap yourself in love.
You’ll literally be able to ‘teal’ the love… or that’s the hope!
I guess you still haven´t got my blocks? Why does it always take so long for a letter to travel from Sweden to Australia? What´s wrong with the postman? The blocks you have received are all very beautiful!
Not yet, but there’s still plenty of time. I’ll email you as soon as they arrive.