Travellin' Pic-Stitch Bloghop

When I decided to participate in this bloghop, I was at a little bit of a loss about a photo to use for inspiration. It would have been great to use a photo from our recent trip to Hawaii, but pretty much all of the photos are of my kids.  Then I realized that I do live in a fun place so I might as well take a photo of something that I encounter every day.

I live in Los Angeles about a mile west of Beverly Hills.  It is an amazing place to live with lots of things to do, the occasional celebrity siting, and beautiful weather.  It is not, however, a place with much color.  There is a lot of gray (concrete) and brown (smog).  So I was delighted to be out for a walk one day when I looked down Santa Monica Blvd. and notice that there is a little color there.  I plugged my photo into the  color pallette builder and got a pretty result.
There is definitely a lot of concrete here, but there is a blue sidewalk and a painted curb and palm trees and taxis.  It represents what I see every day and I love it.

I pulled some fabrics and decided to make a rose star.  It was so nice to have a little project to work on in the evenings that didn't require me to sit at my machine.  I would love to make a quilt of these and I think I might start it up as a long term project.
rose star
This rose star is currently becoming part of a giant scrap bucket that I am making to go next to my machine.  I didn't quite get the lining in last night, so here it is as of this morning:
rose star scrap bucket
Be sure to head over to Nero's Post and Patch tomorrow for the next stop on the bloghop!

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.


  1. Hi! Your post is wonderful! I like that you used photo form the place you live and the block you made is so beautiful! You have also great idea to use it!
    Oh, I got scared when saw my blog name here - I am preparing the post, but still ... my turn is tomorrow.
    Wishes from Greece! x Teje

  2. Hi there, neighbor. I live in Orange County. My day is the 15th. Interesting that you created something so pretty from a city photo

  3. I love that block! The little camper van is so cute! reminds me of our trip. I wish I had a piece of that Heather Ross, but it hasn't found it's way to me yet. Thanks for joining in our little bloghop!

  4. The colors in the block are so lovely together! I like the the fussy VW hexie in the center too. :)

  5. Your star is lovely, I love the camper van in the centre!


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