Sunday, November 18, 2012

I"m Late! Traveling Pic-Stitch Blog Hop!

I'm never, never, late for anything - which is why I'm so aghast that November 17 came and went without my post on the Traveling Pic-Stitch Blog Hop.  I sat around the house doing a little bit of nothing on Friday, and then yesterday, the 17th, my day for the blog hop, I went to a "Quilt Till You Wilt" activity at my LQS. I was there from 9 am to 9 pm, and in the middle of the day I realized I'd forgotten to do my post.

Please forgive me.

But here it is!

We spent 3 months in Colorado this summer, deliberately scheduling our trip to end in October so we could see the aspens turning. That was a bucket list item - something I'd always wanted to do but never could since we always had to return home in August so I could go back to work.  As I was going through my photos to choose one for this blog hop, I decided to use one that had the yellows of the changing aspens.

After running it through the Palette Builder, I selected this combination of colors:

My next step was to select fabrics.

I ended up not using the brown on the left - but just one dark brown piece for the center to represent the cabin.

As I was designing my block, I realized my focus was on proportion.  I deliberately planned the block to have the appropriate ratio of yellow to green to brown to sky blue to the gray of the mountain in the back.  I was quite pleased with the results:

My next step was to create something with the block.  I chose a pillow:

It's now sitting on our couch, and I can look at it all the time and fondly remember my beloved yellow aspens.

Go to Laura's main post about the bloghop for more information. She has a list of all the posts so far, and all the rest still to be posted. Have a great time going through all the links - there have been some wonderful photos and blocks so far!


Laura said...

Haha there is always a first time for being late! We might have been in Colorado at the same time. Those yellow trees (are they aspens?) are incredible. Great palette and nice to have a finish to remember your vacation :)

Laura said...

Ps i did say the 17th was cursed!

Dianne Neale said...

Beautiful colours and a lovely block. You'll always remember this trip to Colorado. I've only been in winter to ski. It's much prettier here

Nic said...

Beautiful photo. Love the colours and how you used proportions