I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

EPP, Inspiration and Fun

We had a lovely two weeks on the Celebrity Eclipse.  I took a small envelope containing thread, needles, paper, scissors and some cotton fabric scraps with me.  EPP is perfect for sea days on a cruise.  I've no idea what I will use the flowers and stars for, but I really enjoyed making them.



We visited Malaga, Cannes, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Genoa, Gibralter and Lisbon.

I have discovered that having begun patchwork, I see inspiration everywhere!  Mike and I took hundreds of photos.  I have copied a few below:

Malaga, Spain





Rome


Florence












Pisa




Obidos, Portugal






We had a lovely time, and managed to enjoy a few Mediterranean sunsets.


 It was raining when we arrived back in Southampton!




6 comments:

  1. Beautiful architecture and architectural features. There's loads of inspiration all over and one only has to look.

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    1. I definitely did lots of looking, Dolores - too many beautiful sights to take them all in! :)

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  2. oh that sounds so wonderful!!
    A great trip and sewing too.

    I had boxes of pre-cut diamonds but darn! I never though of paper piecing them and ended up selling those in my etsy shop. I also sold a large box of larger pre-cut hexies too.
    I kept the box of 1 inch hexies for myself.

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    1. Thank you Marsha. I seem to have gone paper piecing mad! Maybe it's the repetitive nature of paper piecing, but I find it SO relaxing. I hate having idle hands. I am torn between using them eventually for a grandmother's garden quilt or appliqueing them onto a scrappy quilt. Decisions, decisions!

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  3. It was a wonderful trip Sue! And what a great idea to make some flowers during this time! I also love making them so I have tons of them as well. :)

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Next time, I will take more papers with me. I didn't have enough and ended up cutting up the daily programme on the ship! :)

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