Thinking about Poppies

For a while now, I've been thinking about how to link my designs with a major portion of my life which is military service. I love military art which is can be inspiring and uplifting, can help you to remember and can forge a link between past and present serving members.

So I'm thinking about Remembrance. I did a quick poppy design last night to start myself thinking about what I would like to do:

I started using needlework stitches but found that it looked very 2D no matter what I did and the strength of the background fabric meant I needed to use a much bolder style to get a decent effect.
It's definately a start. I'm thinking about a large quilt next - a remembrance wall with big poppies and names. Let's see what happens.