Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop on location......



As part of the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop hosted by Laura and Katy I thought I'd drop us off at one of my favorite locations. We've had a family cabin at Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevada range in California for 80 years. It's our number one place to visit in the summer.
 Our task as hoppers was to take a photo and create a fabric color pallate from the photo and then transfer those colors to a paper pieced creation.
My goal was to sew hexagons representing the colors of the water, trees and wildflowers.  If you squint and use a lot!! of imagination you might see the inspiration in my pillow.


The fabric is Cameo by Amy Butler.




The cabin is now shuttered up for the winter. It will soon be buried in snow.


There will be a party with prizes at the end of the hop on November 30th.
 Check them out here........Quokkaquilts!

See you soon! xoxoxo





26 comments:

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Beautiful hexi pillow! I am seeing those colorful wild flowers in my imagination! :-). What a neat thing to have in the family, a meeting spot to carry on thru generations. Ya gotta' love that!

DianeY said...

Wow! When I was a kid (many moons ago) we used to go camping at Huntington Lake! It was roughing it quite a bit! I remember getting sunburned after a day by the the lake & in a rowboat and then it getting so cold at night all our food froze! Good times, but I think it cured my mom & I of ever wanting to camp again! But it was beautiful & really rather remote. I'm talking probably late 50s

Leanne said...

Your cushion is beautiful. great choice of colours, I love your cabin, it looks so pieceful there. Can I come and visit.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Cameo captures those colours beautifully. Your cabin looks like a wonderful place to recharge and enjoy fresh air.

Heidi Staples said...

What a gorgeous pillow, Deborah! I love it!!

Susan Standen said...

Oh that pillow is beautiful! As is the scenery - I would happily enjoy both!

trish said...

Your pillow is adorable!

Helen Philipps said...

I loved seeing the beautiful scenery, and the cabin in the woods! I am not surprised it inspires you. Your pillow is lovely!
Helen x

Marit said...

Oh, that blue water looks so nice! A beautiful spot to have a cabin! And a lovely hexy pillow too:)

bec said...

Just found you via Buttiontree Lane, and love your blog! And sewing, of course! I've been thinking of a hexy cushion for my sister's birthday, and I stumbled upon your blog- it's exactly as I pictured it! I'm going to use Ink and Spindle fabrics though, as they are her favourite. I hope my cushion looks half as gorgeous as yours!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh yes, I can definitely see the inspiration across the photos, great cushion and looks like a lovely place to visit! (makes mental note of place to stop off on next mad road trip... ;o) )

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful. Not only can I see the inspiration...I can FEEL the inspiration. Love those Sierras!!!

Janine said...

Your cushion is beautiful as is your cabin :)

Martha said...

Beautiful pillow Deborah. And your cabin is fantastic. I'd love to have a little place up in the sierra to spend the weekends :)

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful, and sneaky red addition!

Sarah Ashford said...

What a gorgeous pillow! I just love Hexies, they are my favourite, and the AB fabrics work so well. Loving the new look blog by the way...such cute little birds :-)

vintage grey said...

A pretty pillow and beautiful cabin!! So lovely there! xo heather

Beth said...

I love your new header and I love your pillow! Beautiful pics too!

Barbina said...

Beautiful cushion Deborah! You have used all the colours of the sea and the nature around so nicely. Your cabin is really lovely, it must be great to spend some time there every year!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Siobhán said...

I love your hexi pillow! Great fabric choices and I can definitely see where you got your inspiration for them. The cabin looks so peaceful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your cushion is wonderful!! As is the lake where your cabin is...looks idyllic!

Lisa said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous - love the grey hexie in the middle with the blue loopy petals - it is soooo pretty. A family cabin is such a wonderful thing, brings people together - love that!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes....I'm not even squinting and I can see it.......the hexagons and quilting are gorgeous....well done.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This pillow is so beautiful. I want to do some sewing in that cabin!

Gillian Grimmett said...

Love your hexie pillow. How awesome to have a family cabin to visit every summer. What wonderful memories you must have from there.

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