Papaver Somniferum

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Papaver Somniferum

The theme for the Open European Quilt Championship 2012 was "FLORA"

My design was inspired by the paper cut-outs of Mrs Delany, she was an 18th century lady of standing, who in later life at 72 started to make pictures of flowers with paper cuts of handcoloured paper.

She aimed for 1000 different flowers but was cut short by failing eyesight.

I used hand dyed fabrics, raw edge applique and machine quilted. The background was screen printed and stencilled. Hand embroidery and some beading to finish.

Size: 120 x 90 cm

Private collection

Visit the OEQC Veldhoven in May 2012, where this piece was shown