Thursday, April 1, 2010

Color... me Happy.... POPPY-LICIOUS

When I understood the 'sense' and intent of the challenge word 'Color'... is was easy. I had this piece of fabric that had been nagging me for sometime. In fact, it just kept saying 'Pick me, pick me'... it wanted to be in everything!
So, just finishing a study of the Masters and Cubist Style art.. I knew what I was going to do.
Here is my Poppy-licious... done in Cubist Style [early 20th century] in all their glory. To me they look 'Happy'.

I actually used the background of a UFO...I liked the way the black and white added punch and helped move the eye. The off-kilter border adds tension and further interest.
I did a LOT of thread work and hand stitched the French Knots.
I truly enjoyed this challenge!


  1. I like this a lot. I love poppies and these have brightened this blah Portland morning. Nicely executed design.

  2. Bright and lovely - I like the movement in this piece.

  3. What a wonderfully bright quilt for Spring! I love the black and white touches. When you say you used a UFO background, how did you do that?

  4. Wonderful work. I love how you used what you just read and learned. Full circle. And so colorful. Yes. Helen Moreda

  5. I really like this. It's beautiful. And I like the off-kilter arrangement and the use of the black and white.

  6. Carole, Great piece of work. The composition works. Enlarged the photo so I could see it better and the poppy centers "popped" right out. Love the embroidery.... Jan G.

  7. 'elelkay' asked.. how did I use a UFO as a background... well I had made this top... it was OK.. but not inspirational, couldn't think of a way to finish it.. into something.
    So, I got it out.. it had some good colors in it.. and I cut a piece to the size of our challenge and went from there... basically layering my work, letting pieces of the background show where appropriate [ie the orange with the dot] and let the off-kilter border act as a frame. There just may be more pieces with a similar ... or a hint of... a similar background somewhere in the future.