Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Poppy Love


I finished my journal quilt for May, slightly ahead of schedule :-). I made this one using the technique described by Donna Funnell for the 3 Creative Studios Technique of the Month Challenge.

The background is scraps fused to pelmet vilene and then free motion stitched (don't look too closely - FMQ is so not my forte!!). Next I fused the stems in place then cut circles for the poppies from some dupion silk. I didn't fuse these cos I wanted them to flop about like real poppies, so just used a few simple embroidery stitches and the buttons to secure the circles in place.

I am pretty happy with this one, it feels like "me". Dontcha just love poppies?!


  1. I love poppies especially red ones! This reminded me of my Gossamer Summer quilt! I'd say you and I have planted a garden together!!!
    I love everything about this one!!!

  2. I do love poppies and yours put a smile on my face.

  3. Your poppies are so vibrant and the background is gorgeous! We live where there are a lot of poppies. In fact there is a Poppy Festival each spring.

  4. Oh. My. Heavens. I love this SO much - this is just stunning. Excellent job!!!!!

  5. I love your poppies. I just found your blog and really love your stuff! I will be back.

  6. Such a fun quilt - it's great!


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