Here is my progress on the In Full Bloom Poppy Wall Hanging.
What I ended up doing first on the big paper pattern was writing down in general terms which colour each petal was as a reference. So whether it was a light red, medium red or dark red, and the same with the orange and yellow sections, these references were marked. Next I went and made drew up all the pattern pieces on the steam a seam light, petal by petal. On each pattern piece I also wrote down the colour reference. Then when I actually worked on selecting the fabrics, I worked on one petal section at a time, pulling fabrics based on the colour references, and building the poppy a section at a time.
I found working this way was better for the way my mind thinks, than to draw out a pattern piece on the steam a seam, then go and pick a fabric for it, then cut that fabric out and build the petal linearly. Once the whole flower is finished I will review all the colours and there may be a few changes depending on how they all play together.
For those who read my previous post in the first 2 days of my posting it, you would have missed the links to Elaine's web site and blog so I'm reposting them here if you wish to go and have a look at her work.
http://www.equarelle.ca/ & http://www.elainequehl.blogspot.com/