Step 10 – Place the stem and lollipop on the solid block. I measured 3/4″ from top and 3/4″ from bottom of block. Iron the stick and lollipop onto the block. I machine appliqued the lollipop with a neutral thread.
|There are many ways to applique – needle turn, fusible web – raw edge, machine applique or hand appliqued. It is really up to how you want the finished quilt to look – formal or naive.|
|I like to use a short stitch (2.5) and open my seams.If tension is good there should be no pulling apart of seams. Applying moderately dense quilting also helps to take the pressure off the seams.|
To make this quilt approx. 64″ x 73″ follow the layout in the diagram below.
You will need 178 patterned 5″ squares and 46 solid 5″ squares, plus 23 – 5″ squares for Lollipop Applique and some pieces for the lollipop stems.
For the binding, cut 7 x 2 1/4″ strips WOF.