Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 12 of Blogtoberfest and Traveling Picstitch Bloghop

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Day 12 of Blogtoberfest

While we were in Clovis, California, just outside of Fresno, we continued to drive around the area and out into the country. I took a couple of beautiful photos. I think I'll use one of them in the Travelling PicStitch Bloghop which I'm going to join. It sounds like fun, all about using new fabric and paper-piecing, both of which I love. Go to the link above to read all about it and to join-up. Here's what that is all about:

Take a photo to start with. Somewhere great.
Here's mine. I love the rock formations

Here's a close-up of those interesting rocks.
2) Create a palette from the colours in the photo. (You can do this by eye or you can use something like Degrave's Color Palette Generator or - there are a number on the web -or Adobe Ideas for Ipad.)

I created a palette for both the first photo and the close-up, that's why there are two columns.

3) Pick a selection of fabrics which match the photo palette (name it if you like).

I kind of combined what I liked best from both and ended up with this.

I'm calling mine "Clovis Rocks," makes it sound like Clovis comes alive when it's actually a quiet little town.

4) Choose an English paper pieced block and sew it in those fabrics.

I'm going to use these fabrics to make one of my hexathons. I need to decide on which yet.

5) Write a post or flickr post it,

including the button linking back to:

I'll put the button on my page also.

Here's some more info also:

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, FabricwormPink Castle Fabrics , Marmalade Fabrics, the Fat Quarter Shop, WantItNeedItQuilt, and Aurifil.
Full details for competition entry can be found here.
That is all.


Celtic Thistle said...

Isn't that colour palette generator fun! Those rocks are so unusual and I love your name for the fabrics! Really looking forward to seeing your hexagon.

sister outlaws said...

This is so exciting! Clovis does rock! That photo looks like a painting - a very interesting landscape. Love the process of transforming it into patchwork. You stitchers are so clever! Patchwork rocks!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a wonderful post for Day 12! I will go check that link out and see what it's all about. What a gorgeous photo. I photographed similar rock formations on the way between your little Ranch and Dallas that time I visited....well they weren't really mountains but they were rocks and trees and they were beautiful.....(Mr. Kimball).....