Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Little Bit Larger Lollipops


I added my squares around by blocks, so much beautiful color. I did make a couple of changes, not to the pattern but to the size. I know the quilt pattern finishes 94 x 94 but I wanted to make it larger for a king size bed. I laid out the pattern on a 21 inch background square instead of 18 inch background square, my little squares I cut 3 1/2 inches instead of 2 1/2 inches. I had a lot of fun cutting out the squares, even fussy cut some of them. I think my finished quilt will now finish somewhere around 120 x 120 and I did not have to change the pattern at all. Can't wait to get started on block number three.

Happy stitching,

Rosemary
the lollipop girl

18 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemary, I love your blocks - so colorful. I like your tip for enlarging the block, I might just do that myself.

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  2. The squares look great, good idea!

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  3. Rosemary, you're the best! What wonderful, gorgeous blocks!
    hugs,
    brenda

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  4. Positively rockin' blocks, Rosemary!!! They make me smile. ; ) What a wonderful idea for enlarging the overall quilt without having to enlarge the design. Thanks for sharing. And, I'm sorry you don't have a blog...but, I am grateful you are posting here!!!

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  5. Very clever Rosemary. The larger background looks original..the pieces fill up the space nicely.
    Your blocks are so pretty with the squares added. More color! :)

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  6. I like the way the background is a little larger than the applique... it lets you enjoy the colors of the applique better and yet see the colors of the squares easier. great idea

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  7. It's such fun to see some lollipops surrounded by the blocks. Fabric choices in the blocks could really change the way the quilt looks overall. Yours are so very cheerful, a great complement to the applique! I can imagine someone choosing to make the blocks all one color perhaps, still in a variety of fabrics, to get still a different look. Isn't it great to see how many possibilities there are?

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  8. Rosemary, your blocks look great.
    I like large quilts also. The last quilt I made goes to the floor, love it.
    Instead of cutting squares I sew strips together and recut into the size and then sew the cut strips together.

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  9. The squares really set off the blocks. Great work.

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  10. Darling those are fabulous! I love the colors and the design layout. You might have inspired me to take up applique ...

    Hugs & stitches,
    Jennifer

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  11. Wonderful, Rosemary. Will you be "lollypoping" in Shipshe?

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  12. I really love your blocks, Rosemary! The colours and fussy cutting are fabulous!

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  13. So nice to see - I'm doing ONE block at present and we'll see how it goes. Are you finding the fussy cutting a little challenging - I am, but really enjoy the outcome!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  14. The blocks look fantastic, gee the quilt is going to be a biggie.

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  15. Your blocks look great. This is what is so great about this blog site, everyone is doing the same thing yet all so different. Have fun and I will keep watching for more.

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  16. Gorgeous Blocks..Love the Fabrics around them.
    cheers

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  17. Well done Rosemary, when you get to the borders, you can also adjust the little blocks - its quite easy to do. Love the way it is looking now. Great fabric choices! Kim McL

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