Thursday, November 15, 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop

Welcome to anyone new who has popped over from the blog hop. I hope you'll have a look around and come back and visit often. If you have been following along on the Travellin' Pic-Stitch Blog Hop I am sure you have seen some lovely vacation locations and English Paper Piecing ideas. This blog hop has been going on for a few weeks now and we still have a few more weeks to see all the fun English Paper Piecing projects inspired by everyone's travel photos. Katy and Laura are finished with their western US camping trip and  have been posting photos from all their locations in Utah, Colorado, Nevada and California.

I considered several travel photos from recent vacations.
I used this site to build most of the palettes and I also used a color picker on Photoshop Elements for one of the photos.

We loved our relaxing time spent at a friend's gorgeous home built in 1766 in Austria this past July.

Frankenfels, Austria
I also considered this photo of the fruit seller as we disembarked our ship on a Panama Canal Cruise in March 2011. I love the vibrant colors in this photo.
Panama Canal Cruise
You can never go wrong with a water shot. So many pretty blues and greens are picked up in this photo taken while visiting my good friend in Gig Harbor, Washington, last February.
Gig Harbor, Washington
Another shot from the state of Washington. This time a photo of summer flowers.
Seattle, Washington
This photo from Poland just makes me happy. It reminds me of our fun vacation and special anniversary blessing we received while visiting Wroclaw in June 2012.
Wroclaw, Poland

In the end, I decided on this photo. Mostly because I wanted to make a simply colored pillow using Katy's {I'm a Ginger Monkey}Spring Carnival template set that I had won a few months back from a giveaway on her blog. Taken in Cartegena, Columbia while on a cruise through the Panama Canal, March 2011.
Cartagena, Columbia
I have finished piecing the triangles, squares and hexagons.  I hope to get a pillow made to enter into the competition on November 30.

There are two weeks left to be inspired. Here are the remaining participant's link.

16 MR @ Quilt Matters
17 Cyndi @ Cyndistitches AND Gemma @ PrettyBobbins
18 Charlotte @ Displacement Activity
21 Sara @ Sew Sweetness
22 Janice @ BetterOffThread
23 Rebecca @ MakingRebeccaLynne
24 Diane @ From Blank Pages
26 Danny @ Mommy For Reals
28 Nic @ Dragon Rambles
29 Dana @ Sea Sew

Thanks to Laura and Katy for asking me to participate in this blog hop. I have really enjoyed my trip around the world with all the participants.

You can start planning your own EPP project using a travel photo as your inspiration and link up on November 30. Check out all the great prizes available for the winning entries.

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!Sponsored by Paperpieces.comFabricwormPink Castle Fabrics  Marmalade Fabrics, the Fat Quarter ShopWantItNeedItQuilt, and Aurifil.
Full details for competition entry can be found here.


Susan Snooks said...

All your photos are wonderful - how could you choose just one? Love the beginnings of your cushion! That's a great fabric!

Annabella said...

I think the Columbian photo is my favourite and your EPP cushion will be very pretty. I have some Spring carnival blocks to make for my EPP bee - perhaps I shall baste the templates today.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Such beautiful photos! I look forward to seeing the insisted item, it's looking great so far!

Canadian Abroad said...

Oh you have some beautiful photos - and memories - there. I love that photo of the flowers in Washington. The epp looks great!

Katy Cameron said...

Great fabric choice, and love the selection of photos you auditioned! I'm having slight visions of Romancing The Stone with your location though ;o)

suemac said...

I love the Spring Carnival pattern. I downloaded it but have not had a chance to make any of the pieces yet.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Lovely photos, and great final block xxx

Jennifer said...

lovely palettes to choose from! I hope i'm half as lucky to travel like you do someday! I cant wait to see that completed pillow, that fabric you picked matches perfectly!

Catherine said...

Fabulous colorful pictures Do and I love your EPP

Geri said...

I really love the one from Colombia!

Laura said...

I do love your block, but honestly, did you HAVE to brag about all those places? I have serous travel envy even though I've just got back!!!

Dianne Neale said...

Lovely photos to choose from. And the colours you used in your block are gorgeous.