Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lollipop Garden

The only garden growing here is a quilted one!  Lollipop Garden.

I presented my Scrap Quilts lecture on Monday for the Shoreline Quilters.  Thank you ladies (& gentleman) for being such an enthusiastic audience and for inviting me.   This quilt was a favorite from the talk.
 You just can't miss using 30s reproduction fabrics.  They go together so well and are always cheerful.
 It snowed 5" inches here Monday - can you believe it?? Thank goodness I was only traveling 18 miles.   Seeing this happy garden quilt was very welcome.  The piano key border frame this quilt well and uses lots of scrap strips.
 Here is a little Hollyhock flower featuring Little Bo Peep.
Oh, there's her lost sheep.   tee hee
For the backing I used 3 food fabrics that share the same color story.
 I'm a good girl and have it labeled.
 My Scrap Lecture is both informative and fun.  Email me if your group is interested in this program and trunk show.  I have some openings in late spring and fall 2018 and I'm booking 2019.

Thank you FWB block swapper, Jane, for your random act of kindness!  Quilters are so generous and thoughtful.
I love the Abe socks you sent me.  What a fun mail surprise.  I've never even seen these  - yay!
**Last Call**
 Paperpieces.com is giving away 2 packages of circles to a lucky winner through my Instagram.  Go to my feed funwithbarb to enter.  Drawing closes today at 5pm EST.
I love these circle papers!!
Have a fun week~
xo

17 comments:

  1. Adorable Lollipop quilt...perfect plan for those fabrics...hugs, Julierose

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  2. The Bo Peep hollyhocks are adorable! They were the first thing that caught my eye in your fun garden. Fortunately, my shade garden is blooming in all its glory since the trees only have buds. Pansies, squill, hellabores, daffodils and lungwort. Oh, to have this color all year long. Spring is coming for you too!

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  3. Your Lollipop quilt is Fabulous!
    So fun and darling with all those sweet fussy cuts.

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  4. All those 30’s fabrics made a sweet lollipop garden. It really is a wondeful quilt that just makes you smile. Sorry you got more snow. Spring will have to come soon!?!

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  5. I love your lollipop garden quilt. It makes me smile. We are having a snow blizzard here right now so your lollipop flowers are the only ones I'll be seeing for a while. Hugs

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  6. This is super cute!! :) Love it.

    We got three inches to your five but it melted by end of day. Then non-stop rain, next cold and wind and more rain and snowshowers ( today ) and looking out at my back yard I see that if it ever dries out I am going to have to mow grass in some areas!!

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  7. The Lollipop Quilt is a great design idea...and so much fun! I never get tired of seeing circles used in creative ways.

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  8. I highly recommend you as a speaker/workshop! Both guilds I belong to have hosted you and loved you! Me too!

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  9. The 30's fabrics are perfect in your quilt ! I love it !
    Fingers crossed for Spring will arrive soon... We need sun and flowers !

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  10. That is a terrific quilt to look at instead of all the snow!!!

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  11. Your little quilt makes me want to dig into my 30's stash--something I haven't done for ages! Even though I'm in Minnesota, I'm more than tired of snow--it's endless!

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  12. What a fun quilt with those lollipop flowers! Hopefully, the real spring will arrive soon :) Those Abe socks are fantastic!

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  13. Lollipop quilt...just awesome and oh, so happy

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  14. Always enjoy the layers of detail and whimsy in all your gorgeous quilts.:)

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  15. Simple circles make charming flowers. They always look happy. Love the red background and the value change in your border. Congratulations.

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  16. What a fun quilt Barb! I love your little Hollyhock flower with all the details. I have that same print in pink and used it quite a bit in my Happy Flower quilt. Happy New Week!

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  17. Love your lollipop quilt. so much fun!

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