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Lollipop Dreams

Do you have a favorite little someone who just loves lollipops? Collect bright, fun solids to make this quilt and make their dreams of candy come true.



Confident Beginner


Quilt Size: 72" x 84" Block Size: 12" x 24" Number of Blocks: 15


• 33/4 yards total assorted bright solids* • 41/ 8 yards white solid

• 2/ 3 yard binding fabric

• Backing to size

• Batting to size

• Thread

• Basic sewing tools and supplies

*You need a medium and dark value of the same color family for each of the 15 blocks.


Read all instructio­ns before beginning this project.

Stitch right sides together using a

1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.

Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width for yardage.

WOF – width of fabric

HST – half-square triangle

QST – quarter-square triangle


From each dark solid cut:

• 1 (4") A square

• 6 (31/2") B squares

From each medium solid cut:

• 1 (4") A square

• 6 (31/2") B squares

From each of six dark/medium solids cut:

• 1 (11/2" x WOF) E strip

From all dark & medium solids cut a total of:

• 148 (21/2") H squares

From white solid cut:

• 15 (61/2") C squares

• 30 (61/ 8" x 121/2") D rectangles

• 30 (4") A squares

• 148 (21/2") H squares

• 8 (21/2" x WOF) strips, stitch short ends to short ends, then subcut into:

2 (21/2" x 721/2") F strips

2 (21/2" x 641/2") G strips

• 6 (11/2" x WOF) E strips

From binding fabric cut:

• 8 (21/4" x WOF) binding strips


1. Sort the dark and medium squares into piles by color family. Each pile should have one dark A square, six dark B squares and one medium A square and six medium B squares from a coordinati­ng color.

2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all white A squares. Pair a marked square with a dark A square, right sides together as shown in Figure 1. Sew a 1/4" seam on both sides of the line. Cut apart on the drawn line, press both units open, and square up to measure 3½". Make two each dark and medium HST units.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two each dark and medium B squares. Position two dark B squares right sides together on one C square as shown in Figure 2. Stitch on the drawn line, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press corners open.

4. In the same way, referring to Figure 3, add medium B squares to the remaining corners to make a B-C unit.

Sew one each dark and medium B squares together to make a B unit as shown in Figure 4. Make four.

6. Lay out one B-C unit, four B units and two each dark and medium HST units into three rows as shown in Figure 5. Sew the units into rows and join the rows to complete a top unit. Repeat steps 2-6 in each color family to make 15.

Sew one white E strip lengthwise to one dark/medium solid E strip, offsetting the ends by 1" as shown in Figure 6. Make 6 E pairs.

8. Referring to Figure 7, sew the E pairs together, making sure white and dark/ medium solid strips alternate, and continuing to offset ends by 1".

9. Position the 45-degree line on a ruler along the bottom of the strip set. Trim the ends off as shown in Figure 8.

10. Referring to Figure 9, cut 15 E units, each 11/4" wide, by moving the ruler along the trimmed edge. These units are cut on the bias and will stretch, so handle carefully. Trim each E unit to measure 11/4" x 121/2", moving the ruler to change the top and bottom colors of the units.

11. Sew D rectangles to both sides of an E unit to make a stick unit as shown in Figure 10, pressing toward D. Make 15 stick units.

12. Referring to Figure 11, sew each top unit to a stick unit to make a Lollipop block. Make 15 blocks.


1. Referring to the Assembly Diagram, lay out the blocks in five vertical rows of three blocks each, noting the orientatio­n of each block. Sew the blocks into columns, and then join the columns to complete the quilt center.

2. Sew F strips to opposite sides of the quilt center. Sew G strips to the top and bottom.

3. Sew two white and two dark/medium H squares together to make a four-patch unit as shown in Figure 12. Make 74 fourpatch units.

4. Sew together 19 four-patch units to make a side border as shown in Figure 13. Make two. Sew to opposite sides of the quilt.

5. Sew together 18 four-patch units to make a top border as shown in Figure 14.

Repeat to make a bottom border. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt.

6. Layer, quilt as desired and bind referring to Quilting Basics.

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