Monday, June 6, 2016

McKim Monday: Oriental Poppy

June is the month of poppies and the oriental poppies in my garden look wonderful this year:
 This variety is Cedric Morris Salmon Pink

In the late 1920s, Ruby McKim offered an oriental poppy 
quilt design of her own:

It's one of the patterns she is most known for (outside of the embroidery patterns).  I've been asked by some young quilters if this is a "modern quilt"--as in the current modern quilt movement.  I always joke, "yes, but it's from the first modern quilt movement in the early twentieth century."

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved her poppies - and your garden is amazing!