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Friday, 11 November 2011

Poppy Postcards

I signed up for a Poppy Postcard swap... so if you did too, then these are most likely yours.  Please don't look!  : )  I started with three different backgrounds and quilted them with wavy free motion lines.  I also couched some parallel curved green yarns.  I had all this deep dark red batik and knew it would make lovely poppy petals!  I cut them all out in random shapes and placed them differently on each card.


I glued the petals where I wanted them and then thread painted them with a shiny crimson colored rayon.  I love rayon thread!

sweet! : )

I added a touch of black free motion stitching for the stamens, balling them up at the tips.  I did this in the dark, so excuse the crappy lighting.  I outlined every petal with a rust-red just to help define the edges a little better.  The last step was fusing on the back and then added the border stitching.  Aren't they great!?  I'm so proud of them... and I didn't even work from a photo this time.


I hope you enjoyed these random acts of stitching...

12 comments:

upstateLisa said...

Stunning!

Vicki W said...

I love them!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love,love,love these poppies!

Sofia L said...

I love your work. Your work amazes every time.

mainer said...

Thanks for showing how you did them. I am inspired again.

lej619 said...

what a great job!! they are very lovely

lej619 said...

oh I wanted to ask you ... were did you sign up for the poppy postcard swap?

Anonymous said...

Big Sis Says: Beautifull Poppy Postcards, Lovely and Heartfelt... Awesome!!

Ellie said...

Monika, these are absolutely lovely!!!

Olinda said...

I love your work, Monika. Thanks for showing how you did them.

rosie said...

Love love love these Monika...

CitricSugar said...

These poppies are so beautiful... It's such an important symbol and you've really made them special.

PS - I saw your dress in person at the quilt show. On the blog, lovely - in person, spectacular, truly.

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