Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop! 

This hop was organized by Katy from The Littlest Thistle and Laura from Quokka Quilts

One of the first things I do before visiting any city is to find out if they have an aquarium. It's usually one of my first stops in town. Aquariums might just be my favorite places in the whole world.

Lucky for me, Atlanta is home to the world's largest aquarium. So even if I'm not exploring somewhere new I can still visit one of my favorite places.  

I take at least two trips a year downtown to visit all the fish. More often than not, this includes me making fishy faces at them.

On my last trip, my husband had to pull me away from a tank 'cause I found a fish that seemed to like my faces.

Or just thought I was a weirdo.

I snapped a picture of him before leaving and decided to use that picture for my palette. 


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Aquarium
I used DeGraeve.com to create my palette and for some reason it didn't want to include that burst of orange from my new friend. 

I used the palette as an inspiration basis rather than trying to match colors exactly. 
Adding in that burst of orange, these were the fabrics I picked: 

Fabric Choice - TPS

I had the benefit of being able to pull from some of my favorite scraps since I was going to be using Kite shapes for piecing. 

Pieced hexagons have been on my to-do list for almost a year now so I took this opportunity to turn my kite shapes into hexagons. 

Hexagon Kites.


I'm not sure what these will turn into but it'll be nice EPP project to have around when it finally gets colder here in Georgia.



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. On 30th November it's over to you to link up for a chance to win these fabulous prizes! Sponsored by Paperpieces.comFabricwormPink Castle Fabrics  Marmalade Fabrics, the Fat Quarter ShopWantItNeedItQuilt, and Aurifil.
Full details for competition entry can be found here.

Tomorrow's stop on the tour is over at Life's Rich Pattern so be sure to stop by there for more inspiration! 
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9 comments:

  1. A lovely palette, and such a lovely soft-shaped hexagon they make.

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  2. Oh Allegory, I think we would be fast friends if geography did not sepereate us. Love that you would make faces at the fish.

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  3. I love the fish, what colours. Your hexagons are fun too, I may have to try those too.

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  4. How weird that it didn't include the orange! My 4 year old is in to sea life big time so aquariums are definitely on our to do list. Lovely inspiration and your pieced hexies are very pretty.

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  5. That is great Allegory! And I didn't know that Atlanta had the largest aquarium - guess that is my something new I learned today!

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  6. Aww, cute wee fish! I'm sure he just thought you were his blue friend back there ;o)

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  7. What a cute fishie! That block will be a nice remembrance. Maybe you should make him a fish tank cover! lol

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  8. Nice block! it really reflects the colors of the fish. Fabulous.

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