I've been taking a break from making City Sampler blocks to prep more Lollypop Trees blocks to take to an upcoming quilt retreat.
Here are the two I had done previously.
And here are the four that I've worked on since last Friday.
Two years ago I bought this pattern and signed up for Island Quilter's Kaffe Club. Now that my collection has grown, I'm finding it easier and more enjoyable selecting fabrics. It still takes me almost a day to select and prep the pieces for hand appliqueing. But I am still really enjoying it.
Finding the right backgrounds was a challenge though. I had originally wanted to do all my blocks in the background used in the first two blocks but I didn't have enough. I did a lot of searching online and found only one place that still had it. When the fabric arrived it was white and not cream...ugh. So after more searching I came up with two more background that I think work pretty good.
I'm still on the hunt for one more and hopefully...fingers crossed...the background I ordered a few days ago will be the right one.
That's all I've been doing. What about y'all?
P.S. I need more green in my blocks...don't you think?