Thursday, 4 October 2012

Pembrokeshire Quilt

When we went to Tenby back in June, I fell back in love (if I'd ever fallen out of love) with the gorgeous colors in the sea around the Pembrokeshire coastline - a bright deep turquoise. Back then I decided I would make a quilt with these deep turquoises from the sea, greens and greys from the cliffs and lighter blues from the sky. Maybe with a fleck of pruple from the flowers on the cliff top. Or yellow.

Then a few days ago I stumbled upon a blog hop - the Travellin Pic Stitch blog hop.

 I think I read it during my lunch break at work and thought - I'm going to do that. I tried to find it again tonight - could I find it..... its taken an hour of reading back through blogs! But I have!

Eventually a google search using all the words I could remember found it:
patchwork holiday photo english paper piecing road trip quilt along blog hop narcoleptic
(narcoleptic because I remembered that Sarah was one of the stops on the blog hop)
Then, of course, I remembered I'd seen it on Katy's blog!

Here it is!

So - the photo I've picked is from the coast near to Porthgain in the Pembrokshire Coast National Park - it's got that colour of the sea which I love.

And here is the palette from Big Huge Labs

And here are my fabrics

To get that really deep blue, I've gone for some batiks

I bought the papers for the ferris wheel pattern (I even joined the Flickr group after seeing Aylin's gorgeous cushions)

Maybe I'll make a start over the next week - I'll certainly take it with me - it may come back as well travelled pieces of fabric rather than well travelled patchwork!


Isisjem said...

I haven't started mine for this blog hop yet But Pembrokeshire is on the shortlist for exactly the same reason - such amazing colours!

Nic said...

Great colours. I'm on the blog hop too. Hoping to get the fabric I need at Ally Pally