Saturday, November 24, 2012

Travelin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop!

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!

Full details for competition entry can be found here.


 I think I had the hardest time picking out my picture and palette for this, even more so than making my block. ;) When I signed up for this blog hop I hadn't done any English paper piecing, so when I got into the Sewing Summit class with Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey, I was super excited to get some awesome instruction. She is amazing! :) And now I feel like a pro. lol. not. :)

Here's my first picture. I really tried to get the red in the color palette, but no go. Oh well. I really love these colors. I think a pillow would be great!
 I took this picture in 2006 when I went to Germany for study abroad. I stayed with a mission companion of mine that was from Hamburg. We had a GREAT time! She showed me some awesome sights, taught me all about Curry Wurst - YUM! and overall we just had a good time. Great memories. I think we were standing on the top of a church, or some kind of tower in this photo. It really was such a BEAUTIFUL city! Oh how I love Germany.

But then when it came down to actually picking my fabric, I decided to go with this picture instead.
I think I would like more of a brighter orange, somewhere in between the two in the palette, but those 4 colors to the right are awesome! I love this photo. This photo was taken in the botanical gardens in Wurzburg, Germany when I was on my mission in 2004. They had some pretty wacky things on the grounds, but it was really beautiful too. :)

So can you tell that Germany is one of my favorite places?! It definitely is. For so many reasons. :)

So now for the EPP goodness...

 EEP for the Travel pic stitch blog hop. Using the Spring Carnival template set by @imagingermonkey. just a few more orange triangles to sew in and it's done.

Ok, so I haven't finished it. I still need to sew on a few orange triangles, but it's getting there. I am LOVING it! I will have to get a better picture when it's not late and dark. 
I used the Spring Carnaval pattern that we used at Sewing Summit. (You can find Katy's links to this here, just scroll down a little bit.) I really like this design. :)  

Thank you for stopping by! I've loved seeing all the beautiful blocks people are creating with their pictures. A faboulous idea! Wouldn't it be fun to do a quilt with the inspiration photo printed in the center of each block? Like a memory quilt? I don't know. It could be cool. :)  I need to decide what I want to do with my blocks now. :)

Hope you all have a very wonderful weekend!! :)




  1. It looms gorgeous Diane! Well done! You are a pro!

  2. Looks great! I love that block too.

  3. Love your paper piecing. I'm going to try my hand at that after Christmas. With your first picture, if you make a pillow, how about quilting it with red thread? That might look nice, then you'd have your red in there.

  4. It looks great! I like Germany too. I've been to Berlin (amazing), Munich (gorgeous) and Dresden (the pits, don't bother!)!

  5. I love Germany too. Haven't been since I was 18, but hoping to change that soon.
    Great pics. And love the block.

  6. Your block looks grat Diane. The inspiration picture is lovely.


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