I am a fiber artist so now I can do anything I want with fabric. There are no rules after all. My daughter wanted a 'real' looking poppy quilt. I spent 6 months thinking about how in the world am I going to make fabric look like a photo of live poppies? The Poppy quilt had to be perfect after all. Once I had the petal shape - I still could not see how it would work, I took a leap, grabbed a bunch of fabric off the shelf, stabilized it with every kind of stabilizer I had in the house, then I cut. Maybe I could begin to see a finished project. Here is the result from beginning to end. Each poppy took about 10 hours .
I guess I can make them look like a Poppy!
|4 petals per flower|
|Kind of looking like a poppy.|
They are quite loosely arranged.
|I am getting excited by now.|
|Not only can I use thread for texture, I can use the Artist Paint sticks and oil pastels as well.|
|Waiting for the paint to dry and adding thread,|
|Painting and thread.|
|Waiting for the paint to dry.|
This took about 3 days.
|I used multiple colors of thread in each poppy/|
|Looking like a Poppy|
|What to add to the center?|
Dark green almost black wool with hairy yarn.
|I think this will work.|
|It is getting closer but not quite there.|
|Painted leaves with oil and thread.|
I think the leaves and stems work.
|Do they look real yet?|
|It is a poppy!|
|It is now on the stretcher bars and ready to hang.|
|A Poppy Garden Quilt close up.|