poppy art quilt #2 ~

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hi everyone ~

this finished piece is another take on using a big flower print to create an art quilt with just a splash of thread painting on it.  the bernina timeless quilts store sent me this big bold poppy  print, as well as a very dramatic graphic-styled black and white leaf print, which i used as the backdrop for the gorge poppies.  they only asked that i “just have fun” with them!  {and i did!}  

if you click this link it will take you straight to the class listing, showing the samples from which we’re basing the class i’m teaching on november 8th!  i taught here a couple years ago, and i’m so excited to be asked to come back and teach another great stitching adventure at this lovely store!  

here is “poppy quilt #2, a bouquet.”

this one has just a dab of bobbin play, and was fun for me to dabble in, too.  it features a tiny bit of thread painting to accent the poppies… a fun process to experiment with, but so easy because you have a great floral print design to work from, especially if this is your first rodeo – or, i mean, art quilt!

and i focused on the bobbin play action for the centers of the quilt, using superior thread company’s razzle dazzle bobbin thread, in black and silvery gray, “antique” for the definition.  i also added dark red, “ruby slippers,” razzle dazzle which is red and black twisted together, for some slight shadows and just a hint of shine on the leaves.  and i used the lovely and brilliant satiny-smooth magnifico thread in light pink, white, and dark red, as well as a splash of orange for all the thread painting. 

{love these poppies}!

i can’t wait to share all the ways to play and have fun with threads, tension settings and artistic expression using some simple skills, beautiful fabric and textures! if you’ve wondered exactly how you might use these big, bright and bold prints, this is just one of many.  they certainly make for a wonderful exploration in thread play and free motion quilting.  

have a beautiful day!

Comments 4

  1. Dear Leslie,
    normally I don't like this big prints on fabric, but you gave me a really good inspiration how to use them. Thanks! A wonderful little art-quilt!
    Greetings, Rike

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