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They’re Not Your Poppies

They’re Not Your Poppies

©2006 Karen de la Durantaye

All things are a blessing from God...even poppies

Size: 57" x 32" • Technique: Paper Piecing • Number of Blocks: 67 • Number of Pieces: 3370
Time to Create: 376 hours & 10 minutes (from design conception to the last stitch)

The idea for this quilt rattled around in my head for some time.  I began designing it on November 10, 2005 & completed it September 5, 2006.  There were a few side trips along the way not to mention the hiccups life tends to throw you.  If it had been my choice, I would have worked straight through all 376 hours & 10 minutes.

The poppies in this quilt are from the garden I left behind when my husband & I decided to listen to the calling of our hearts.  It was a very difficult decision to leave the home we had been renovating for five years to relocate to a new community.  One beautiful Spring afternoon we were driving home talking about it & I said that I didn't want to leave my perennial garden, that the poppies I grew from seed were about to bloom.  Chuck looked at me & said, "But they're not your poppies."  Right then we both knew what we needed to do.  We realized that they weren't our poppies to begin with, they were a blessing from God & it was time to let someone else take care of them.  So this quilt is to remind me that what I have really isn't's all a blessing from God.

Soli Deo Gloria

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