I started free-motion quilting my Lollypop Tree quilt. It has sat for nearly a year while I did Life and thought about how to start. I had quilted my Christmas Treat, but the spaces there were more wide open with fewer appliqués, so this one was a bit of a challenge, managing the quilt bulk and keeping the density of the stitches evenly spaced. I still have a few more details to take care of, like stitching around the trunk of the tree and across the leaves where they join the trunk, but after two-and-a-half hours, one block is done. Look at the tab above if you want to see the entire quilt.
Helpful sights: a Pinterest board with lots of filler ideas, Leah Day’s commentary on filler backgrounds, and multiple videos (not linked).
And I promised you a beauty shot. Here’s my Sol Lewitt’s Patchwork Primer quilt top, in my outdoor “photo studio.”
I also put this as my home screen on my phone. It makes me smile. Hope you are smiling, too, as you enjoy your weekend.
12 thoughts on “FMQ Lollypop Tree & A Beauty Shot”
Beautiful quilts! The lollypop tree quilt is going to be a treasure. Love the gingham! It turned out so well. Simple shapes and color combos can make such an impact.
I went back and read some of your posts – it has been awhile – sorry.
Love the geese that were raw edge fmq onto the background – genius! And so cool looking.
I am going to have to join you on the selvage string blocks when life slows down a bit – love the Dilbert cartoon – I have more than a gallon sized bag of selvages and need to do something with them. 🙂
Lollypop Tree is going to be another beauty! I’m curious- do you hand baste event though you machine quilt Elizabeth? I thought I saw stitching around the block on the IG shot you posted the other day? I hand baste when I hand quilt but never when I machine….
I’m sure your Patchwork Primer does make you smile! I put my favourite block shots on my phone too! are we slightly obsessed? Probably!
Ah, the never-ending Lollipop Tree. Reminds me a bit of the Munchkin Lollypop Song. I love it (the quilt AND the song). The Sol Lewitt quilt is a touch of sunshine, just as the name implies.
I just adore these lollipop trees. Gorgeous. Tried to comment on your x and plus post but it went to a different page?
hi Carla, I remembered that I wasn’t supposed to post it until Friday, so I pulled it back, but not before it had been mailed out. I shouldn’t do these things when I’m tired! Hopefully it will show up again in the emails, but I don’t know. Anyway, look for it on the blog this coming Friday.
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Well Elizabeth, your lollipops are turning out wonderfully! Can’t wait to see it completed. Also, your primer glamor shot is great. Yes, it makes me smile also.
Love the Sue McLean designs! Yours is gorgeous
I love how the lollipop tree is turning out and your patience – wow! And you’re right – the Sol Lewitt quilt is just happy – and am sure it makes a perfect phone screen. Great job!
Love the outdoor studio! The lolly pop tree is great. The quilting is spectacular!! Thank you for sharing your photo’s and those links too.
I am amazed by your Lollipop tree quilt!!! So happy to see you quilting it. Look forward to more beauty shots.
the stippling looks great on the lollipop quilt – fun new top
Both of these quilts are gorgeous, you must be so proud of them – Congratulations!