Ovarian Cancer: CYTL Blocks 29 and 30

Finally, Australia Post has delivered!

Gun’s two beautiful Can You Teal the Love blocks arrived this morning, Nos. 29 and 30, and they’re perfect.

I had very little rearranging to do to complete the layout to my entire satisfaction, and now that I have, my eye isn’t catching on that lovely dove block, either. It all balances beautifully. I’ve decided I don’t need to make a teal ribbon block, since the whole quilt tells the teal story.

As always, I’m asking for feedback, in case any of you see anything your eye catches on that I’ve missed through looking at the layout too much, too long. I don’t promise to make the adjustment you propose, but I’ll certainly give it consideration.

But if no-one has anything they find awkward about this layout, I’ll be cracking on with cutting the backing and batting. Not my favouritest job, but it needs to be done.

I must tell all the contributors how pretty I’m finding all their blocks and how gorgeous this quilt is becoming. Thank you all so much for once again diving into your teal stash, giving up your pinks and contributing your time, you are all stars, and it would have taken me forever without you, not to mention how much less interesting this quilt would be. I’m delighted that it has all happened so quickly, and that I’ll have ample time to complete and deliver Can You Teal the Love without any dramas.

Next on the agenda: trimming out and lots of cutting. O joy…

35 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer: CYTL Blocks 29 and 30

  1. Absolutely gorgeous.
    I would probably put the three big hearts in the centre in reverse order with the largest at the bottom.
    And there is a lovely ombre effect, from light at the bottom gradually getting darker towards the top. I would reverse that as well. But hey – that’s probably just a personal thing and very nit-picky! It is very lovely! 🙂

  2. katechiconi says:

    Funny, I had those big hearts the other way round before, but found I wanted more ‘weight’ at the top, which is also the reason the ombre effect is darker at the top. I didn’t want it to look as if all the colour had leached to the bottom! But thank you for the thoughts on this 💗

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I’m not sure about the top middle block which looks much darker than any of the others but maybe that is a trick of the photo. Whatever you do it will be gorgeous.

    • katechiconi says:

      It is dark, but perhaps not quite as much as it appears in the photo, where it looks almost black. In real life, it works pretty well…

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        I did wonder if it was the photo.

      • katechiconi says:

        It’s my perennial problem: communicating the depth and subtlety of the fabrics without flattening and dulling the images. If I get the richness, it gets too dense. If I want to show detail, it can go flat and pale.

  4. With the computer influencing the colouring I think I might swap “four hearts” in the second-from-bottom row for “dove” just below…unless you’ve tried it already, and as Going Batty says the light and the photos might not tell the same story. Just amazing though however you it finish it up.

    • katechiconi says:

      I did already look at that option, and logically you’re right, but there’s so much movement in the dove block that it really catches the eye unless it’s balanced by the pale calmness of the light blocks on the bottom row. I might swap it one more time and run it past the unbiased eye of the Husband, to see what a non-quilter thinks!

  5. claire93 says:

    I’m finding it a bit top heavy with darker colours but since you’re going for the ombre effect, I suppose that’s deliberate ^^

  6. I love it exactly as it is. Nothing jumped out at me and they all flow together gently. It’s just right for my eyes.

  7. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Gun’s blocks are awesome ! And that quilt is a real beauty !!

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    Well I love it just the way it , gorgeous.

  9. I love it as is. I’m too new to this to be able to contribute an opinion except to say I think it’s perfect 😍
    Cannot believe my blocks are in the beautiful mix 🥰

  10. This has come together nicely. I really enjoy seeing the variety of squares and how you put it all together.

  11. Debbierose says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  12. Sharon says:

    Consensus is : Gorgeous!

  13. Terri H. says:

    What a beautiful quilt!! My compliments to all the talented quilters who sent in blocks.

  14. Emmely says:

    Great job everyone!

  15. rutigt says:

    I´m glad you finally got my blocks! I loved the idea mixing the teal fabrics with the pink!

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