Lollipop Quilt

Hi, I am Jane from Want it, Need it, Quilt it! {} and today I am bringing you a sweet treat that has no calories.

Lollipop is a deliciously colourful collection from Sandy Gervias for MODA that I made into a child’s snugly quilt or play mat. It would even make a cute wall hanging to brighten up a child’s room.

This quilt is a simple project that can be pieced, quilted, and ready for snuggling in no time. Enjoy!

  • 2 x Lollipop charm packs by Sandy Gervais for MODA
  • 1/2 yard Brown Lollipop fabric for binding (#7521 444)
  • 1 1/4 yards of Lollipop fabric for backing (# 17553 13)
  • 40″ x 40″ piece of wadding
  • 3.5″ circle template
  • Fusible webbing
  • Embroidery Floss

1/4 ” seam allowance used for all piecing

Step 1 – Separate the solids from each charm pack.

Step 2 – Separate the remaining charm squares into groups of the same colours.

Step 3 – Choose one (1) charm square from each colour group with a small print. These will become the seven lollipops.

Step 4 – Place the circle template on the right side of your lollipop square and centre. Trace around it. Draw a freehand swirl on the right side of the square.

Step 5 – Using two (2) strands of embroidery floss, embroider the swirl design on each lollipop.

Step 6 – Iron fusible webbing to back of charm and cut out circle. Make seven (7).

Step 7 – Let’s make the sticks for the Lollipops.

  • Select some contrasting fabrics from the charm square pack
  • Cut 1″ strips from selected charm squares. The strip should measure 1″ x 5″
  • Fold 1/4 seam at one end of the strip
  • Press the strip in half lengthways and open
  • Press each long edge to the middle to form a stem 1/2″ wide.
  • Cut a 3/8″ x length of stem of Fusible webbing. Iron on back of stem

Step 8 – Sew the same solid colour pairs together.

Step 9 – Place the lollipop and stick on the solid block, tucking the stick under the Lollipop. I measured 3/4″ from the top and 3/4″ from the bottom of the block. Iron the stick and Lollipop onto the block. Use you favourite technique to applique the Lollipop to 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.

Step 10 – Select random pairs from the remaining charm squares to make twenty five (25) blocks.

I like to use a short stitch (2.5) and open my seams. If tension is correct,  there should be no pulling apart of seams. Applying moderately dense quilting also helps to take the pressure off the seams.

Step 11 – Lay out the blocks like diagram below. Sew the blocks together to form rows and then join the rows

Step 12 – Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Quilt as desired. I used Perle 8 cottons and stitched around the Lollipops.

Step 13 – Cut four (4) x 2 1/4″ strips from the width of fabric (WOF) to make binding. Attach binding to quilt.

Voila – You have completed the quilt! Now add a label, photograph it and give it to someone you love.

One hugly, snugly, delicious quilt.

Finished size of quilt 35″ x 35″
Finished Block Size 4 1/2″ x 9″

Jane Davidson

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