Jane has selected our BOM from Moda Bake Shop - Candy Shop by Alison Vermilya For each block you will need: Two 5.5” x 12.5” strip (for the lollipop stick half of the block) and four 4” squares of a low volume fabric for corners of the upper half of the block; One 12.5” x 2.5” strip of brown (for the lollipop stick); From two contrasting 2.5” strips, cut two 2.5” squares, two 6.5” x 2.5” rectangles, and two 10.5” x 2.5” rectangles for the lollipop.
My dear neighbor, Love Sullivan, introduced me to the "world of quilting" about six years ago. I knew she was a quilter and I needed her sage advice. I showed her my very first attempt (with no quilting experience at all)--a mermaid themed baby quilt for my new granddaughter. Naturally, she insisted I visit OrlandoMQG. I immediately joined the guild and fell in love with the adventure. Little did I know it would become an addiction!
My mother had been a beautiful seamstress and I had sewn as a young girl and young mother, but never quilted. I took a beginner's class at Quilter's Cove and slowly got my feet wet. My first "real" quilt was a log cabin design from a Mary-Jeanine class at the Sewing Studio. I was on my way.
My first quilting machine, which I still have and use mostly for classes--and retreats--is a Janome 2010. (I would not let my husband buy a real expensive machine--just in case it didn't take!) Last year I bought a Bernina 750 and w…