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!
Hope you enjoyed the sweetness today!