Welcome to my stop at the Travellin´Pic Stich Bloghop! Today we are in Austria, where the main language is german. I usually write my blogposts in german (because it is my mother tongue) and in english (because it´s fun even though I´m obviously not a native speaker)
The idea behind this bloghop is to take a picture of somewhere great and use the colors in this picture to make an EPP project. I certainly love EPP and color so this was a winwin situation and I am happy to participate in this bloghop.
At first I thought to show you a picture of a more exotic and strange place but than I realized that Austria might be a quite strange place to most of you already. When you hear Austria and think e.g. of: Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Schrödinger´s cat, the Viennese Opera Ball, Sound of Music, Red Bull, Arnold Schwarzenegger -you are right! :) But when you think: cangaroos-you are wrong, sorry. (Although I would love to have cangaroos and australian wombats here. I´ve never seen wombats in real life and believe they must be incredibly cute -to someone like me who likes rodents, cavies and similar looking animals. Here we just have rabbits and deer who recently ate our rasberries. *)
Just two more random thoughts you all need to know about my country-
#1 Schwarzenegger has a very funny accent when he talks german, too. They always take some other guy as a dubbing artist for his german voice.
#2 Almost no one knows Sound of Music here. I´ve just seen it once myself. In Florida.
Now I´ll show you what you see when you go hiking in our extended neighbourhood on one of the mountains closeby. On a sunny day the lake has this beautiful shades of turquoise ( I used Palette Builder at Play Crafts for the colors)
These are also some of my favourite colors so it wasn´t hard to pull some fabrics in this colorsfrom my stash (grey, chartreuse, aqua, teal, sage) . Yay!
At first I made a little ornament / pin cushion / lavender sacket with 1" diamonds
One evening I made up a new dresden /retro flower inspired EPP block using a compass and graph paper:
I placed it on a pieced circle. My first
little wonky pieced circle ever. Ahem.
I really really like this funny retro feeling about this block!
The fabrics are ta-dot and playgame by Robert Kaufmann, Kona cotton white #136 and there are also vintage pieces, a former table runner, ikea bed linen and some traditional austrian fabrics.
I´m a huge fan of use-what-you-have and believe this is the basic idea behind quilting- to create and to make something beautiful from scratch. To me this makes quilting more fun and the projects more unique than using all designer fabrics. Yeah, I´m a rebell! :)
(And I hope to take a better picture of this block in natural light this weekend...)
When you are on this mountaintop where you have the view from the picture on top of this post- this would be the view when you turned your head. Another lake and more mountains :)
in our area there are woods and lakes but no quilt shops :)
Don´t forget to visit the other stops on this bloghop! Yesterday ist was Deborah´s turn and tomorrow it will be Susan´s. There are great sponsors, too and a linky party with prizes, check it out here:
*)I need to ask Laura about wombats when she´s back