Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Number one all done!

Isn't it great when you finish something - even if it is only one block! I had a great feeling of achievement when I finished this first block. It seems like each block in this quilt is a separate mini project - works well for me.

I'm happy with the result. I chose a lighter colour brown for the trunk and branches than I had originally intended, but I wanted it to not get lost and this seems to fit the criteria. It is Moda essential dots in gold.

And since so much of my prep is already done - I am ready to attack the second block.

Looking forward to starting it, but I have a few things on the go so not quite sure when that will be. I hope this blog is around for awhile!!

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who posted comments last time. My reply function doesn't seem to work the same way as it does on my own blog so replying has been difficult. I am working on it. Please don't think I'm ignoring you, I really appreciate your kind comments. I'm also really enjoying seeing all the other versions of these quilts that are being posted. I have to say that there is nothing here that I don't like. The level of creativity is awesome.

Bye for now,



  1. I really like the look of the fabrics on the chocolate fabric, you've made some wonderful fabric choices Deb. You can reply in the comments section since comments won't go to your email if you like.

  2. I'm liking your dark background Deb and I'm thinking that I may go that way too. I'm still just in the "thinking and planning" stage though.

    Beautiful and well done!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love the b/g and colors for applique. Beautifully stitched as well!

  4. Deb,
    The is a wonderful first block. You did a great job. I did some double takes when I realized that you needleturned your circles(?) from looking at the second block you had prepped and ready to go. I use the KB circle templates and have gotten so used to them that I tend to think everyone uses them too. Your circles on that first block look perfect - good for you on doing such a great job with them!


  5. Beautiful blocks Deb! love the colours on the background, they're popping out too.
    Well done, looking forward to seeing more, Kim McL

  6. Looks like a lovely start to me! The background brings out your colors beautifully!

  7. Beautiful blocks, Deb!!! Your fabric choices, fussy cuts and stitching are gorgeous! Congrats. ; )

  8. Rosalie C
    I am just getting ready to purchase the pattern and a starter kit for Lollipop Trees. I am stumped on the background to use. I am surprised at how much I do like them ALL. But the dark ones are tempting me because I have always used neutrals, tans and whites before.
    I love the blocks Deb. You are doing they are so great. You help beginners like me so much with your sharing