18 October 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop- Next Stop: Segovia

Welcome to my stop on the Travellin' Pic-Stitch Blog Hop!  Thanks to Laura at Quokka Quilts and Katy at The Littlest Thistle for giving me the motivation I needed to learn the art of English Paper Piecing.

When my husband and I got married almost a decade ago, our lives were in transition and we didn't go away on honeymoon.  A couple of summers ago, we decided to go on that "honeymoon we never had" (our third).  On a whim, we chose Spain.

One of the cities we visited was Segovia, which is famous for it's 2,000 year old aqueduct system:

 the Segovia Cathedral:

 and the Alcázar of Segovia (rumored to be one of the sources of inspiration for the Disney Castle):

 My inspiration photo for my EPP blocks is a picture of street signs leading to the Alcázar.  I used Palette Builder at Play Crafts for the colors:


Pulling fabric was a challenge since most of my stash is packed away in boxes at a friend's house.  From the limited selection I had access to at home, I pulled a Jennifer Paganelli Bell Bottom print in green, herringbone in yellow from Riley Blake's Apple of My Eye, Kona Cerise, and Heath in black.

Working under a very steep learning curve, I went with EPP hexies and stitched up a few Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks.

I think I'm officially addicted to English Paper Piecing!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit Susan at Patchwork and Play Margo at Needle Little Balance for the next stop tomorrow.

And if you want to play along, details about the blog hop are here, where you can find a list of all the stops, a linky party with prizes, and a list of lovely sponsors who made it possible.  Go check it out!


  1. I love the palette you're working with! It's really lively. :) Thanks so much for giving our palette builder a try! :D

  2. Cute flowers and yes EPP can be addicting!

  3. Gorgeous photos! LOVE those colours! Good idea not to have a honeymoon then keep making up for it! Thanks for joining :)

  4. Hi Deborah nice to meet you. Lovely photos and the color pallete you chose. EPP piecing is adicting. I just tried it a few weeks a ago and I love it. What are you planning to make with your flowers?

  5. Pretty! You matched the colours really well.

  6. Gorgeous pics and love the fabrics you chose and the hexies!

  7. Hi! Your photos are fantastic and I love your blocks - lovely colours! Wishes from Greece!

  8. Love the photo you chose, thanks for playing!

  9. beautiful, it is addicting

  10. Love the photo and colors that you used. Makes me want to travel the world :)


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