Friday, August 3, 2012

Poppy Applique Pattern by Kathy Grimm

I have designed this Poppy applique pattern for those of you who would like to create a quilt similar to the one located in the article here. Remember to add a 1/8th inch seam allowance before cutting out your fabric pieces. Below, on top, is a color chart showing the original color combinations of the older version of the quilted Poppy pattern.  However, I think that it would be just as nice to quilt in a Chinese red version as well so I've included those color combinations in the second chart.

Original color combinations for a poppy quilt.
Chinese Red color combinations for a poppy quilt.

Origin of The Pattern's Name? "Poppy is a feminine given name derived from the name of the flower "poppy", derived from the Old English popæg and referring to various species of Papaver." wikipdia.com It could be linked with a family name originating in Yorkshire, England. "Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Popley, who came to Maryland in 1660; Richard Popley, who arrived in Maryland in 1669, and William Popley, who arrived in Virginia in 1675." houseofnames.com

More Pictures of Poppy Quilts:
The Poppy as A Symbol:

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