Welcome to day 3 of the English Paper Piecing Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop!
Here in nippy England I am slightly jealous of Katy and Laura's roadtrip - it is something I aspire to do once my children leave home! I'm looking forward to seeing their photos and their EPP creations.
The photo I haven chosen is from a family day out with our nephews and niece. It was a great day at the Farnborough Airshow - I got severely sunburnt and covered in diesel flakes. There were so many amazing aerial displays including the Red Arrows.
One of the set pieces that the Red Arrows do is to form a heart and then fly through it like an arrow - so this influenced the design I have chosen. I adapted a design I have made before of hearts within a heart within a square and added flying geese to represent the 'arrow'.
The fabrics I have chosen are not exactly as the palette picked - I pulled them from the fabrics already in my sewing area rather than from my stash.
I'm not completely happy with my my placement - too much coral - but as I left it to the last minute to design and piece the block I didn't have enough time to repiece the outer heart.
Although these are not colours I would normally use together it was a great exercise. Give it a try and join in with the Blog Hop! You could win some great prizes from the amazing sponsors: Paperpieces.com, Marmalade Fabrics, Fabricworm, Pink Castle Fabrics, and Aurifil.
I hope that the blog hop inspires you to make something a bit different or to try EPP for the first time, and discover the technique that I love.