update on the lollipop trees

An update on where I’m at with my Lollipop trees quilt. This quilt is also being progressed bit by bit- I tend to work a little on a few different projects so they all move along together. I never refer to them as a UFO- more like a Work in Progress because I don’t abandon them: I just give them all time equally, like a mother with lots of children!
I have finished all of the large blocks for the quilt- here is another couple to show you:
block1
block2
Now I’ve started on the little blocks that form a border around the outside of the large centre section. And I have a few of them to show as well:
lollipop-extra2
I have used a machine-applique method for these, as I outlined in a previous post. I’ve varied it slightly by not using the washable fusible. I just cut the shapes out utilising freezer-paper templates, folded over the edges and pressed down with starch – much like I do when hand-appliqueing. I then used a couple of dots of glue to keep them in place and then sewed them down by machine. Really quick and easy.
lollipop-extra3
lollipop-extra4
So, even though it ain’t gonna happen over night, this quilt will be finished- soon.