another one bites the dust..

Another block finished in this very long-term project of the Lollipop Trees quilt (pattern by Kim McLean).
lollipop#1
Slowly but surely I’m knocking these over. I have been working on this quilt for about 2 years now. It has taken a very large supply of mainly Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but also any other brightly coloured prints that I could find. I kept them all separate in one large container, separating out a selection into a basket that I would use for each block.
fabrics2

The actual hand-sewing of the applique was the quickest part of them; choosing which fabrics to use where while trying to make each block different to all of the others actually took the longest time.
lollipop#1c
These photos probably don’t look the best as I haven’t pressed the blocks yet- I want to wash any marking pencil off before I put the iron on them.
lollipop#1b
The trouble is, once I finish these large blocks there are also little blocks that form a border all round. I better keep sewing…

4 thoughts on “another one bites the dust..

  1. Love the fabric you have used for the tree trunk and branches, having not long finished Kim’s Flower Garden, I agree with you that choosing the fabrics sometimes takes longer than the actual applique. Seeing your lovely finished block is making me think that Lollipop Trees would be a good use for the rest of my Kaffe fabrics

    • Hi Pip,
      thankyou for your comments. You’re brave to consider another one of Kim McLean’s patterns- there’s a lot of applique in them, isn’t there?! but oh so lovely!

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