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Poppies and Pods


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I am always intrigued by the challenge and adventure of constructing something using a set of criteria set by someone else.

This is a block I made for a friend as part of a monthly block swap. Her theme was ‘Poppies’. I was not the first one in the line-up and as I looked at all the lovely hand-appliqued poppies, I knew i could not compete. However, I could piece.

I had collected several pods from some self-sowing poppies in Colorado. The end was a fascinating shape—and I tried to reproduce it here in fabric. Alas, my skills were not up to piecing 32 spokes–I managed 20. The top background is a painted piece of fabric from some distnat workshop and the green is a commercial dragonfly batik.

Now I have a new project to contemplate—birds–as we passed along our work-bags and boxes last Saturday.

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