This little landscape quilt was inspired by my childhood where I grew up in England.  I loved to see the poppy fields in the summertime. To create the scene I layered the background with muslin and upholstery fabrics for texture.  I then painted the landscape with vibrant colors copied from Nature’s palette.  Next I stitched the trees, the fields, the sky, and the foreground of poppies and daisies.  Where I needed more texture, I allowed the bobbin thread to raise to the surface which also gave the opportunity for another color. You can also see this technique in the treetops where two green threads are present.  Using organza fabric added more depth to the fields. 

11 x 14-inches.

Poppy Fields