Orange Lolli-poppies


Welcome to my stop on the 'Orange You Glad' blog hop. 

Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks set us this challenge: "Create something inspired by the color orange. Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about 'orange you glad we didn't say banana!' Anything orange. You decide."

Well to say that my brain has been fuzzy lately and is an understatement. I dithered with ideas for this project and was thinking maybe I should go down the orange peel route. I do love an orange peel quilt project...

I decided to open up my orange scrap bag and have a little play with the different fabrics and ended up making some scrappy orange flowers. I'm calling them my Orange Lolli-poppies. See what I did there?

To make this, I started by making the background panel using low volume fabric scraps. Once I had a piece large enough to work with, I layed out my pieces which were to be my flowers. I added my batting to the back and pinned pieces in place then headed to the sewing machine.


The stems and leaves ended up having a couple of different colour green threads while the flowers have a bunch of different orange threads during their applique process.

I used Aurifil 12wt cotton to hand quilt some detail in the piece - over the background and on the flowers themselves.


I was going to add a backing and finish it off like this, but thought, wouldn't it be cool to make some more scrappy blocks like this with different scrappy flowers? A quilt (QAYG) filled with different coloured Lolli-poppies?

So I may just do that.


Here are the other creative bloggers joining in the Orange You Glad blog hop today. Visit Creatin in the Sticks for the full list of bloggers through this week.




38 comments

Karen's Korner said...

I like your idea of more colourful lolli-poppies.

Danice G said...

I love your lolli-poppies so much. A whole quilt of them would be very pretty.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So creative!!! I enjoyed seeing your process in photos. Really fun block!!!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the lollipoppies! Fun play on words and beautiful quilting

Ondrea said...

Awesome!! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the texture you created by using layers, machine stitching and hand quilting. Truly a joyful piece. Well done!!



Carol S. said...

Those lollipoppies are gorgeous and all your added stitching make it incredible...love it! You really met the "orange" challenge on this one!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Such a happy piece with so much interest. Despite all the pain, you creating something oozing joy.

Carol said...

Your sweet lollipoppies are amazing, and so is your creativity, Anorina! I like your block the way it is, but I imagine a quilt full of different colored ones would be beautiful!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your lollipoppies! Such a charming mini quilt/block; I really like all the stitching details.

tubakk said...

Already on my list. Thank you for those beautiful poppies.

Carla said...

Oh, your Lolli-poppies are the sweetest and love all your stitches. I think orange is amazing, but yes, they would be fun in lots of colors. Thank you for showing your orange in the hop. Fun project!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Your Lolli-poppies are wonderful! Such a simple but effective idea. I love projects like this. I just never think of these things when I'm brainstorming ideas. Thank you!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a fun quiltie. What a great way to play with fabrics! Your stitching makes it come to life. This has stole my heart!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Such cheerful looking lolli-poppies. I bet is makes you smile every time you look at it, it made me smile. I just love quilts like this.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Orange is one of my favourite colours! Such pretty flowers!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Lolli-poppies are so much fun! I love the different shades of orange and fun layers in the flowers. The pieced background adds a lot of interest, too. Great project!

Karrin Hurd said...

I love your idea of the orange Lolli-poppies, just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lori Smanski said...

so pretty. thanks for sharing. i love the name: lolli poppies.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What great Orange Lolli Poppies!! and oh my - lots of more colors and you'll have a whole lolli field - I love that idea!

Susan said...

Great looking orange Lolli-Poppies!

tink's mom said...

Love your lolli-poppies. The work you did on the quilting is wonderful and really adds to the look. I'm thinking that several blocks is various colors will be stunning.

Fiona said...

These are so fun.....
Hugz

LJ said...

Orange flowers! I always think of my Mom's oriental orange poppies when I think orange. Yours are just the best!

Quilting Gail said...

Great job with the orange lolly-poppies! Love them!

Cheryll said...

I LoVe it... great use of Orange & the flowers are so "HaPPy"...xox

Lianne makes stuff said...

This looks great it would be awesome if it grew!

Shasta Matova said...

This is gorgeous! You could make it potholder style. I am not familiar with either potholder or QAYG to know if they are the same.

eileen said...

Fun flowers, would be a great multicolor quilt!!

Linda said...

You Lolli-poppies are great. A whole quilt of them would be fabulous!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your Lolli-poppies and think more in different colours would make a lovely quilt.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow! Love your block and making more in different colors would be a fabulous quilt. You did such an awesome job. The low volume background, your applique, and hand stitching just make it fabulous.

Leah said...

Beautiful! Love the hand stitching.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Anorina, as usual, you have such happy sweet ideas and this one is precious
Thank you for being so inspiring. I need it..... keep doing this haha
again, thank you

Sharon said...

Your lolli-poppies are beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

Carol Andrews said...

Anorina your Orange Lollipoppies sure made me smile! What a fun project. Thank you for sharing.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Your flower lollipoppies are gorgeous. I love all the texture and sunny colors. You've made an inspiring piece. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Super cute!! Love the quilting, colors and texture! xx

FlourishingPalms said...

So pretty! Love your orange lolly-poppies (aren't you clever?!). My friend Selina was on the same Orange You Glad hop, and made a quilt from an orange stash she didn't realize she had! :-) Orange is one of my favorite colors, and you honored it well.