Saturday, November 24, 2012

Still Hunting and Travelling PicStitch Bloghop Hexagons

Encouraging Words of the Day

Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never abandon you. ~ Hebrews 13:5, NLT

We've had no luck hunting this week. My husband, grandson, and son-in-law are off to the blind right now to continue trying. My daughter and I are definitely not "morning hunters" so we're staying home this morning.

I've gotten a little sewing done, very little but I did find time to work on my entry for the "Travelling PicStitch Bloghop."

Here's what this is all about:

Take a photo of somewhere you've traveled to.

I took this picture when we visited our daughter in October. The photo was taken in Clovis, California. I love the rock formations.

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 Play-Crafts - (there are a number on the web.)

Here's my palette.


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

I'm calling mine the "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 sewed up two hexagon blocks. I will use them along with my other "Hexathon" blocks. I can't decide which I like better. I tried to get the sky and rock formation effects in. Whatever.... (Don't you hate it when someone uses that word? Me too. Sorry.)


5) Write a post or flickr post it.



For now, wishing all of you a happiness during this Thanksgiving holiday.

That is all.



Needled Mom said...

That is such a great idea. I love the colors and the hexies look wonderful done in them. Nature does have the best natural palettes, doesn't it?

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Good luck with your hunting, I don't blame you for not wanting to sit out in the blind first thing in the morning when a soft bed is waiting at home for you!
Your Clovis Rocks hexies are fantastic.

Doniene said...

Lovely creation!! Hope hunting goes better. Our son got a very nice 8 point last night! He was happy. Our SIL got turkeys last week and I was very happy!! It was yummy!!


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

Love the Clovis Rocks Hexathons. The match your color palette very well. You guys are going to have to go to the shed and pull put the "fake" pig before E and family go back home! Jaja

Julie Fukuda said...

How different those two blocks look even made with the same pattern and colors. Happy trails to you.

Celtic Thistle said...

I can't decide between them either Irene, they are both great!

Janet said...

Clovis Rocks is a great title. Wonderful idea. And amazing how different the two hexies look even though they use the same colours and fabrics!

Kat McNally said...

Hi Irene,
How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12. Would be so rapt if you joined us!
There's a little giveaway too. :-)
Details here:
Take care,
Kat xxx