Pam Moore wanted to join in with our amazingly popular Garden Flowers Blog Hop, but as happens from time to time, life got in the way.   Not wanting to disappoint we asked Lyn Butler to help out and this is what Pam told her.

In Pam Moores words:

I normally spend more time at our holiday home in Whitby and love to walk along the cliff path to Whitby, taking lots of pics along the way. Poppies are a particular favourite of mine, they always look amazing with the blue sky and sea as a backdrop. Did you know they sell a staggering 45 million poppies every year for Remembrance Day?


This inspired me to make a design for the UKQU Min Quilt Swap 2020.


So I was delighted to be asked to make a block for the Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020.

I used the centre poppy for a smaller version.

I absolutely love batiks and chose a whole piece of multi coloured red. But any of the colours like the smaller versions would look equally gorgeous.

I transferred the design to the 13” square background fabric and backed it with a fusible stabiliser.

I used Bondaweb to cut out the leaves and poppy and raw edge applique to apply.

I marked & stitched the detailed lines with free motion embroidery using some stunning sparkly variegated threads. It has free motion quilting added later.


I will be keeping this block for very sentimental reasons and hope you are inspired and have a go to make this stunning poppy.

You can download the free poppy template here