The poppy quilt started, of course, with the rose in the centre! I've not done much machine applique, but have been pleasantly surprised with the results of what I have done. I saw the 9-block rose design by Birdhouse Cottage Crafts and wanted to have a go, but pink roses don't really go in a bedroom for a couple, so I thought it looked enough like a poppy to get away with and went for red and green instead.

©Helen French 2008