Monday, November 5, 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop - Welcome


Welcome to my stop on the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop, which was organized by Katy from the Littlest Thistle and Laura from Quokka Quilts. If you have been following along the blog hop you will have heard about many beautiful places from other bloggers who then search out  the palette in their pictures to inspire some English Paper Piecing. 

A few days ago, I went searching through my holiday photos and found this one, from a perfect afternoon on a beach in Hawaii. I considered showing you all of my Hawaii pictures - it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet - but I have decided to focus on quilting part of the hop today.

Of course, not one to leave well enough alone, I then cropped the picture to arrive at the colour palette I liked best. By the way, I used the palette builder at playcrafts, which is easy and fun to use.

This weekend I got to work on the EPP part. Not wanting to dwell on the idyllic beach while waking up to snow at my home, I instead went to the fabric cupboard.  

Colour palette for Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop

I like solids and I see so little EPP using them, so that is what I pulled. 

Improved palette for Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop

Not content to reinterpret the mossy green (4 from the left) to teal, I decided to also add a lighter aqua, because I really like that colour, don't you? I firmly believe that we should be the boss of our palettes, and make these small improvements if they are needed.

EPP Hexagons for Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop

Here you can see my EPP supplies. I am making a hexie blob. 

Hexie blog - Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop 

After taking that photo of those supplies today, I had to stop and immediately make a few more, these hexies are really a lot of fun once you get the hang of them. So this last picture was taken after dark, but you get the idea. I think that this blob will turn into a sort of improv hexie pillow - I am calling this a hexie improv block.



This post is part of the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop.  From 1st October - 30th November we are hopping all over the world EPP-ing in some fantastic locations.  Check out the full list here and be sure to check out the other participants.

On 30th November it's over to you to link up for a chance to win these fabulous prizes! You just need to find a picture, determine its palette and make an EPP block too.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Paperpieces.comFabricwormPink Castle Fabrics  Marmalade Fabrics, the Fat Quarter ShopWantItNeedItQuilt, and Aurifil.



Full details for competition entry can be found here. Tomorrow you can pick put the hop with Allegory at {sew} Allegorical.

Best,

Leanne

30 comments:

Karen said...

I think your blob is gorgeous - can't wait to see how you finish it :) I need to get back to hexies, so relaxing!

capitolaquilter said...

I chose a picture from vacation in Hawaii. Your palette has such range. This is such a fun hop

Allegory said...

Oh! I should really do more solid hexies. Love the way they look.

(Also, Erin was in Oct. tomorrow it's stopping over at my place ;) )

Debbie said...

Wonderful palette, and of course you had every right to tweak it! The blob is looking good!

Svetlana said...

oh, what a gorgeous place, and your EPP matches it perfectly!!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Leanne, those litle hexies are so beautiful and I love sea colours! Great to see solids! x Teje

Flying Blind... said...

Love those colours, and you know I heart hexies xxx

Isisjem said...

Great colour palette for a hexie blob!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your palette and your hexies - it's a match made in heaven!

Dianne Neale said...

Great blob - I love the use of solids.

Di said...

Nice soothing palette and it is making a lovely hexie blob. Di x

kat129 said...

I chose a HI picture too! What island is your's from? Great minds think alike - I chose solids as well. I love your hexies though. Excited to see your pillow. Hope you are enjoying seeing everyone's EPP creations as much as I am on this blog hop. Happy sewing!
-k

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Great work piecing those hexies together.

Annabella said...

Sea greens and blues are so pretty and I love your inspiration pic and the resulting palette and hexies. Yeah to being master of our own palettes!

Anne said...

Such beautiful colors!! And I love that you chose solids. :D

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the colours and the hexies- a perfect match!

Catherine said...

Fantastic colors that you have chosen and I love your hexie blob

Catherine said...

Fantastic colors that you have chosen and I love your hexie blob

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great picture, Hawaii -amazing, and loved how you translated into the hexies!

Beth said...

Beautiful photos and project!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Lovely blob! ;) The palette is gorgeous.

Claudia said...

Dear Leanne, I came across your blog a couple of days ago and since then have spent every spare minute reading and reading, going backwards, backwards to the beginning. Along the way I found so many interesting posts, tips and tricks and inspiration galore! Just wanted to tell you that I love your creations, your posts and your blog and thank your very much for sharing. Greetings from Germany!

Susan Standen said...

I love your colour palette!

Wendy said...

that is a gorgeous colour palette, and I love the name "hexie blob"!

Cindy said...

Ha! Hexie blob! This is why I like you.

Tina said...

What a fantastic idea! Love your blob!!

Tina said...

What a fantastic idea! Love your blob!!

Katy Cameron said...

Sorry I'm late, but love your blob! No home should be without one mutating in the corner :oD

Just catching up on everything now I'm home and I love what you've been working on, fab wee mini and great swapsies :o)

OPQuilt said...

You crack me up in your description of the hexie blob. Thanks, my friend--I needed a smile!

I agree with you on adding to our palettes. Pictures are the screen are so luminous, but when you work in light-absorbing fabric, new choices have to be made. I love Hawaii too. Maybe it's because I leave all the work behind? Maybe.

E.

Laura said...

I do like your colours! Will be a lovely reminder of the sea! thanks for joining the bloghop