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Large Lollipop

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Simple Fresh Quilts taught by Joanna Figueroa

Create vintage, traditional quilt blocks using simplified and up-to-date techniques with expert patternmaker Joanna Figueroa.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? High quality holiday-themed cotton.

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What are you most proud of? That my lollipop has no hole in the center!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? 1) Cut extra blades before sewing the pieces together ... if you are like me, you are bound to make a mistake, save time by having some extra blades already cut! 2) Sew carefully and precisely for the best result! 3) Chain piece this block to save time ~ plan your piecing, cut from the top of the chain those you piece first, and completely contruct the large lollipop in 15 minutes, including ironing and trimming off the excess!

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Love, love, love your Lollipop. Fabulous job!

11/15/2013 Flag

Thanks! I made ten large, and seven small lollipops with this Christmas fabric. I am planning to use them on a Christmas quilt front and back ... Have to add circles in the middle to make them look more like peppermint candies. Will submit photos and pose a question to you tonight ...

11/19/2013 Flag

This is terrific. I just watched this lesson yesterday and can't wait to get started. Unfortunately, work today. Love this lollipop!

12/02/2013 Flag

Thank you so much!

04/25/2014 Flag

I have never seen this without a hole or a covered hole. I see the pieces aren't all the same size to allow the lollipop to come together without a hole. Love the Christmas fabrics. I have done the Grandmother's flower version a few times and enjoy the variety of it with different fabric choices. My next one will be a sun and moon version with a bright yellow for a sunny day and a black with silver stars for night. I suppose I should consider covering the center in blue for the earth. great piece and would be pretty used alone as is on a table.

04/19/2014 Flag

It must be the case that the camera shot distorted the appearance of the blades. They are all cut using Joanna's template. When you sew the two quarters together, then sew the two halves together, some blades will lose a bit more than 1/4" in the seam if you do not want the hole in the center. So, yes, some blades are slightly smaller than others, in the end, to get the hole closed.

04/25/2014 Flag