Saturday, November 12, 2011

For all our Veterans

                         
Remembrance......Poppies standing tall in the sunshine to honor our veterans. 
  Bea, my lovely friend from France, emailed me to remind me I did not post about this. ( I only entered it in the weekly contest at Quilting Gallery  at the last minute when Michele asked for entries. )  I figured I had enough on my plate to do with the doll quilts!
   The background for this wall hanging is partly a watercolor that I blended with light colored batik cobblestone blocks.  The poppies, standing  proud  in the sunshine, were machine appliqued and accented with a little thread painting.  There are several older posts about the design processs...here  and  here, too . 
     The symbolism of the poppy---from Flanders Field poem ---touches us all.  Many gave so we might live  free.    Thank you.

9 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt... the poppy is spectacular!

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  2. This is so very pretty, and quite appropriate for the day. Did you anchor the bottom of the poppy's stem by sewing the inner border over it?

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  3. Lovely quilt, Debbie. Here in Australia it is called Remembrance Day. We have one minute's silence att 11am and life goes on - a normal working day!

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Your colors and fabrics are vibrant. Great way to remember our veterans. I'm going off to look up this poem now. :)

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  5. That is such a beautiful quilt. I love watercolor quilts, poppys & veterans. Your work is fanastic & you have such a kind heart. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Nicki (nlk)

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  7. It seems your are always at first place this morning, i'm very happy for you, your quilt is wonderful !

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  8. The combination of the two types of blocks, the colors and the applique make this a stunning quilt!

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