Monday, 1 October 2012

the travelling pic stitch blog hop

Welcome to the travelling pic stitch blog hop!


Laura and Katy (the other Laura and Katy - not Lauli Pops and me) are off on a road trip around Arizona, Utah and Nevada and intend to stitch as they go (I bet they get very little stitching done, and more partying). As they travel they are going to take a lot a pictures and stitch up some projects inspired by the beautiful scenery and colours they come across.
This photo was taken on a road trip up the California coast that the husbeast, kids and I took a couple of  years ago. Highway number 1 is a long and windy road that takes you along some of the most amazing coastline I have ever seen. You can't see the scale in this picture - but those breaking waves on the shore were huge, and the cliffline was incredible. 
Coming from a tiny country like the UK, the US amazes me - everything is so much bigger. The colours are so much deeper and it all seems to stretch on for miles and miles. In the ocean you can see purple, blue, green and pure white. It was breathtaking and probably the best trip we have ever taken (although driving that coastal road at night was not a heap of fun - it's windy, it's DARK, and there is no cell phone coverage).
I picked out these colours from the picture using palette builder at play crafts
Then I added in some rusty orange from the top of the cliff, and the deep purple of the water because just those 3 colours looked a bit, well, bleurgh, and I like stuff to be a bit more colourful. I then made this block using my Spring Carnival tutorial
Spring carnival
The fabrics I used were Anna Maria Horner's field study, and sewing catalogue in black (which has glittery text - it's sparkly like the breaking waves on the shore)
Join in with the blog hop and sew along - there are some amazing prizes and offers to be had along the way from sponsors including Pink Castle Fabrics, Paper Pieces (they are offering a coupon code for 20% off using PAPER20 on checkout) and Aurifil 
Check out the details now and join in!!!

24 comments:

Charlotte said...

that's gorgeous!

Flying Blind... said...

Cool x

Cori said...

Love it! I live about two hours from the coast, and I get over there as often as I can -- it's too beautiful for words. LOVE the block you made!

sparklesax said...

Thank you for the link to the Palette builder!

Deborah said...

Just beautiful. The palette builder is so much fun!

Jessica said...

great photo! I like how you pulled in other colors after the palette generator left you wanting more... I like the palette generator, but sometimes it has a totally different opinion than I do.
Thanks for starting off the hop!

Dan R said...

I love that bit of coastline, and your block looks great!

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, thank you! And thank you for pulling out the sparkles just for us :oD

SIMPLESEW said...

YEa!! I got all my papers printed last night, going to work on this one and some hexie's.. thanks for helping me out.

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

Nice work! Thanks for getting the hop started.

bearpaw said...

I won't ever get fed up with seeing that gorgeous Spring Carnival pattern! I am looking forward to my stop on the blog hop next Monday, I have been working on an EPP pattern inspired by a local and iconic landmark!

Little Creatable said...

That pilliow is soo beautiful...just like you <3

Martha | Weekend Doings said...
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Martha | Weekend Doings said...

The drive on highway 1 really offers breathtaking views. Lovely picture. Your block is beautiful!

beth said...

I think that is my favorite trip you have ever taken, but thats for selfish reasons.

John Smith said...

I had such a lot fun being on after you were creating the video: D you probably did associate degree awe-inspiring job! I really like it; particularly the "Start a farm" and "Join a clown parade" Waddle on Businesmoose! :D

Janice said...

Lov the block and your color choices! I've taken the drive down the coast many times. It can be breathtaking and scary all at the same time. Actually, growing up on the East Coast, I was amazed at just how HUGE everything seemed when I moved out west. Even the sky seems bigger.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That's a sexy hexy, and I love that photograph - what views!

Judith said...

Beautiful photo of the coast. It is on my bucket list to see. Love the hexy and thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Cyndi said...

I love the word bleurgh. But I love your photo and hexy even better!

M-R said...

Very cool!

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