The idea is that they will sew as they go and blog about the projects they stitch, inspired by the amazing sceney and colours of the midwest. They've invited some others to play along with a pic of somewhere they've been to recently, and an EPP project inspired by the colours of the photo! So of course the first thing I thought of was my trip to Africa.
Here are my brother and I standing on the banks of a river full of hippo. The problem with Africa is that the palette is kind of the same no matter where you look - beautiful, but kind of brown and green! So i looked at this pic from Lake Tanganika, the world's largest fresh water lake:
Which gave me this palette, which I made using the palette builder tool at Play Craft.
Which I love! But then I decided that was really cheating a bit and I should have a proper African palette. So I used this pic instead, which is one of my favourites from the trip. We drove up over a hill, and the sun was going down - and suddenly all these giraffes popped their heads up all ot once. They looked so funny.
Much more an accurate representation of Africa, don't you think?
So here's the palette. I've spent this morning picking out some fabrics to make a block with:
I wanted to get something slightly tribal and organic looking, as well as some texture, some spots for the giraffes. I'm quite pleased with what's I've got picked out.
But...... I have to admit that my head has been so full of cotton wool getting ready for my own trip to the USA in two weeks (I'm going to Denver and then to Houston!), that I forgot to make a block!! I get a black mark against my name, I know. Bad Sarah. To redeem myself I will sew the block up tonight and blog tomorrow, please check back to see what I did :)
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Off to stitch.