Good Morning, Quilters!
I am behind on so many things…the dusting, cleaning cabinets, covering my roses…
One of the things that bothers me the most is being behind on The Flower of the Month Tutorials!
I am working on the August flower of the month–The Poppy.
After doodling several iterations in my sketchbook, I came up with a continuous line design I liked.
Next, I tried stitching The Poppy.
When I think of a poppy, I think of a dramatic red flower with black accents, so I stitched The Poppy on red fabric with a variegated black and white thread. (Seemed like a good plan…)
I was really happy with the results, until….
Yesterday I had Aurifil 28wt white cotton on my sewing machine so I tried The Poppy with the thicker, more contrasting thread.
What a difference!
The boldness of the contrasting thread re-creates the dramatic essence of poppies.
The motif looks even better than the earlier version in black thread.
Now I can’t wait to make a quilt with these bold flowers!
Step-by-step tutorial next Tuesday.
What about YOU?
My sisters (who are knitters) always ask “What’s on YOUR Needles?”
I guess the machine quilter’s version would be “What’s under YOUR needle?”
Any garden surprises?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Dramatic Queen Quilter,
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