a sweet finish to my poppy art quilt ~

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hi there ~

if you read yesterday’s post…  you’ll also know this is a class i’m looking forward to teaching in november 8m 10-4 pm at timeless quilts and friends sewing center in missoula, montana.  

so here we go with the rest of the “poppy” story, and how i finished it with a bit of thread play, free motion wordplay, and a sweet little binding finish.

tip:  don’t over press the angelina fibers… they have a tendency to darken, and change colors.  it may be what you like… but then again… maybe not!

keep the thread play simple.  i wanted the poppy to be the star of the show, of course, but i also wanted to highlight it.  i chose thread colors that were darker, and lighter in the same color family as red/orange/pink.  then, i added black and white for sparkle and depth!

i chose not to quilt the background.  i spent all that time making this gorgeous patterned background, and i wanted it to just “be” … and i love the result!

the addition of words was just a playful touch.  it would have been fine without too…

and a curvy bottom edge in a artistic shape, and finished with a lovely yarn, accomplished via free motion couching {bernina foot #43}.

a bit of turquoise “flourish” to add pop to this sweet little poppy art quilt!  

enJoy the blessings of the day ~
xo
leslie

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