Shirley Temple – The Chordettes – or a little bit of Kaffe with Kim McLean?

All of these bring smiles to me – Shirley Temple “On the Good Ship Lollipop” can’t you just picture those curls?  Or the very popular tune from 1958 sung the The Chordettes “Lollipop” but today it is “The Lollipop Tree” quilt made by Karla from the pattern by Kim McLean using those fabulous Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Karla used a machine appliqué technique to apply her “Lollipop Tree’s” to the background fabrics.  Her technique uses invisible thread and it is very difficult to tell it is not needle turned!  I had mentioned a steady betty to Karla a while back, well, she could not believe the difference pressing on her steady betty made for all of those setting squares.  Do you use a “steady betty”  you might want to add this essential tool to your box of tricks!

Karla used 4 different fabrics for her background.  Pink, tangerine, lavender and blue – I matched the thread colors to the background so help pop the color.  At times it was very difficult to tell the difference between pink and lavender on the backgrounds.  For the quilting in the large appliqué leaves I used a yellow, it just seemed to be the best blender.  For the X quilting in the small setting squares I used a plum thread – it also proved to be a good blender!

The overall quilt - see - it makes you happy!

The overall quilt – see – it makes you happy!  (Along with a snippet of my wine tree!)

Be sure to look how Karla used the various Kaffe fabrics for her leaves and lollipops.

Be sure to look how Karla used the various Kaffe fabrics for her leaves and lollipops.

Karla used "perfect circles" by Karen Kay Buckley for those lollipops!  Another great tool!

Karla used “perfect circles” by Karen Kay Buckley for those lollipops! Another great tool!  Lots of pebbles for the quilting on this block!

Background fill

Background fill – small swirls – I think they took longer than the pebbles!

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Ribbon Candy quilting – seems appropriate for a lollipop!

More background fill

More background fill

lots and lots of thread put down on this one!

lots and lots of thread put down on this one!

A grouping of how the backgrounds look next to each other

A grouping of how the backgrounds look next to each other – click on this photo to see more detail!

Look at this fabulous backing - no you can't see the quilting - but what a fun fabric!

Look at this fabulous backing – no you can’t see the quilting – but what a fun fabric!

Hope you enjoyed the sweetness today!

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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One Response to Shirley Temple – The Chordettes – or a little bit of Kaffe with Kim McLean?

  1. ronda926 says:

    it looks great! it almost makes me think I should make one!

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