Lollypop Trees by Quiltmaven

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Lollypop trees by kim mclean
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2012-08-13T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description


I've been in love with Kim McLean's applique quilts for a long time now.  I have several of her patterns and decided Lollypop Trees would be first.  A picture of the full pattern is here... http://www.gloriouscolor.com/store.php?cat=128
 
I've completed one block so far with the second nearly done.
 
While I know I will not have it completed by the end of 2012, let's keep our fingers crossed that it gets finished by the end of 2013.

Pictures

Loves

Tinastitches
Jessicalam
Azjune
Mrsquilt
Bryelynn
Cinda
Mymble
Saruqa
True
Terryt1955
Chrissybugs
Jennifleur

Comments

Mymble

absolutely gorgeous...I'm stunned:)-in a good way:)

Quiltmaven

Well that is a picture of the original. I have only two blocks done so far.

Sewzalot

Beautiful! Perfect 2 blocks!!

Mymble

:)))-Your two blocks are gorgeous too:)

Jessicalam

I love your attention to detail. This quilt is stunningly beautiful! You did a fabulous job!

True

Oh my goodness this is delightful and beautiful! I will go check out link...how are your doing the applique? Is it fusible or turned? Maybe link will tell me...truly love this...

Quiltmaven

True I'm doing hand applique with freezer paper. But you could certainly do it with fusible or any other method you prefer.

True

Quiltmaven Thanks! I iust checked out your link...amazing. Wish they sold the patterns in a smaller version as I would never be able to do whole quilt but would love to do a few blocks for a wall quilt...but $30 for the pattern just to make that does not make a lot of sense:-(. So will watch yours as it grows!!

Sewnsew

Your blocks are gorgeous. Love the fussy cuts.

Chrissybugs

Incredible! I love these kind of whimsical appliques and your work is wonderful.

Sewzalot

Do you have a trick on how you get your small circles to come out so perfectly round? Mine always seem to have a little corner sticking out no matter how hard I try for a smooth shape!

Terryt1955

Such FUN applique blocks. Love the fussy cut circles too; they add such pizazz to the overall block. I for one am rooting for you to finish this sooner than later!

Terryt1955

Hmm sad I can't Pin this. Something must be wrong with the link to Pinterest. I definitely want to remember this one!

Jennifleur

So beautiful!

PiecedByPeace

Gorgeous, modern and packs a punch!

Caribousmom

This is so wonderful - I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Gorgeous!

Cinda

Wow, these are just beautiful! I particularly like the colors in the bright purple-red one. The final quilt will be just stunning.

Mrsquilt

Sewzalot

Florine from my guild taught me a really efficient method to make perfectly round appliqué circles. You need (1) a cardboard circle the size of the circle you want to make and (2) your fabric circle, cut with a ¼ inch seam allowance. With a needle and thread, you baste around the fabric circle in the seam allowance. You place you cardboard shape in the middle of your fabric circle on the wrong side and then you pull on the two ends of the thread you just basted. This will bring the fabric around the cardboard making a perfect circle. Press it in place, take away the cardboard and you are ready to appliqué a perfectly-shaped fabric circle. Re-adjust slightly while appliquéing.

Sewzalot

Mrsquilt Thank you so much!!

Quiltmaven

Sewzalot Sorry I missed your question until just now. I made the circles using Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles.

Mrsquilt

Quiltmaven Thank you for sharing :). I'll try adding the sizing!

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