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Updated: Mar 8, 2023

It is Quilt Block Mania Time. The theme this month is flowers. We present the humble Poppy

We are in the Spring of Deception. Last week we had snow. Today it was 68 degrees. Tomorrow it will be 58 and high winds. The weeds are already growing but we can't put anything in the garden until Mother's day because it will snow, or my tomatoes will be shredded by the wind.

One of the spring plants that are growing are the California Poppies. If you have never seen these plants grow they look like little weeds coming up. Once you have poppies in your yard they keep coming back every year from seed. They will take over and come up every where. But their cheery little flowers make it all worth while. They bloom once. They have simple four petal flowers that range from yellow to orange to red. They are perennial plants when they grow in zones 8-10. In colder climates, the are annuals that re-seed. When they bloom in early April, the whole area will be orange. They are not native to New Mexico but they grow here with great gusto. There are whole blocks in the neighborhood I walk throw down my my office where they are growing in every yard and most of the cracks in the sidewalks. It is a glorious site on a spring morning.

These photos were taken on the annual Poppy Run. It has been a while since we did it. My family is a Corvair family. As with many cars there are Clubs out there both local and national. Some of the most wonderful Corvair trips we have taken are to take the cars out to California and participated in the Corsawest Poppy Run. Starting in the San Fernando Valley we drive out to the Mojave Desert and drive through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. It is kinda glorious on a beautiful spring day. Especially if you are leaving the winds back in New Mexico.

But lets bring this back to quilting.

Once you get your block check out the works of all my fellow designers.

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