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.

Done.

 

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

That is all.

 

8 comments:

  1. 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?

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!!

    Blessings

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  4. 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

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

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html
    Take care,
    Kat xxx

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