Well today is me! Now for those of you that dont know me then hi and welcome to my blog. I moved from the UK to Australia back in March and the reason why I love it so much it because it is truly beautiful. We live at the end of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, the weather is sadly not amazing all year round but the scenery is. Check these out
Most photos I take do include my children, or their clothes when they have run off to go skinny dipping!
So here is my inspiration photo for my block
And here is my colour pallette
Now I am new to EPP, I have done hand sewing in other forms (embroidery, hand quilting, finishing garments etc) but this is my first EPP block, ive been wanting to do some for ages but Katy asking me to join in this blog hop was the push I finally needed. Thank you Katy
So I looked around on the web to try to find some shapes I fancied, there were loads of great ones but I couldnt find anything that was like what I had in mind, so I decided to draw it up myself, and this is what I came up with
So I pulled a stack of fabrics, decided Id pulled far too many, narrowed it down to 3 greens, 3 blues, 3 yellows and 4 creams and this was the end result
Now im not sure that this was strictly EPP'd, I hope this doesnt count as cheating but I was going to use glue to keep my paper pieces in place but then realised I didnt have any! So I ended up using the paper pieces to cut my fabrics out then ironed the seam allowance over the edges of them so that I got the exact shape and a nice crisp line, but then (here is the cheating part) I took the paper away and pinned the pieces together and then used a ladder stitch to hand sew them. Do you think that is cheating? Im not sure but I am happy with the result
I will do more but this block will probably go on the front of a cushion, im thinking about using a charcoal background as the beach has lots of charcoal black volcanic rocks and as im using the beach for my inspiration..
Thank you for joining me in my corner of the world today. Tomorrow it is the turn of Danielle at DJ Cool Bear to show us their corner, hope you can check it out and also the lovely sponsors of this bloghop
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.
Thanks Katy and Laura for asking me to join in and hope you enjoy your travels