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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Storms and Inspiration

Last Friday was a lost day… or mostly so. 10 hours of weather radio weather warnings… from 2:30 in the afternoon until well pas midnight! Didn’t get much accomplished and even less on Saturday due to much less needed sleep. So a loss of most of 2 days…

I did a little playing…. in early May and June.Inspiration-poppy

Inspired by red poppies that are planted by the Department of Transportation in Kentucky in some of the highway medians,

and a delicious commercial poppy print.

I created a little free motion thread painting sample for a workshop in early July where I shared my process.

I wanted to leave the back visible, so they could see the stitching- thread work that is usually covered by the backing.

poppy-peekI teased with this photo on Instagram… A full image when I have it completed.

I am in the process of adding the quilting. Of course not much to show… It also requires a little more threadwork on the flowers.

Big NEWS coming… Check things out on July 31!…. I have some more giveaways too.

More Later! Beth


  1. Wow, I look forward to seeing the finish. Already SO gorgeous!

  2. Replies
    1. Me too, until the next flower blooms. I am so fickle!

  3. I'm intrigued. Looking forward to seeing your poppy completed and to your surprise at the end of July!

  4. I did sit and work on the poppy for a bit, yay! Still doing some work... on the big NEWS!!!

  5. Had to laugh at your statement..."Until the next flower blooms" I so identify with that!
    I'm intrigued by your poppy project. I love them too, and I can't wait to see what you have done with it!

  6. There isn't much left to do on the poppies... trying to decide if I am going to bind or face it... thinking facing... wish I had the time / energy to do a fancy edge.

  7. I wish I knew how to thread paint. I took some free motion quilting classes, over a decade ago, but, didn't practice much (it was boring), and don't remember much. One of these days, if I ever get some time, I might take a class again.


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