Lollypop Trees designed by Kim McLean was a quilt that was screaming at me to be made. I had collected Kaffe Fassett fabrics for several years. My daughter particularly likes his style, and she had requested a quilt made from my ever-growing stash. Along the way, I think she even bought some to add to the pile. I thought about a few other quilt patterns, but then I saw Lollypop Trees. That did it! These quilts that are somewhat daunting when I first begin, go so much better when they are the "screaming at me" kind. It is turned edge applique by machine. I use light weight interfacing to turn the applique and then stitch in place with a machine blindhem stitch using fine silk thread. It looks as close to hand needleturn applique as a machine can make it! I love the technique and will be teaching it at the May meeting of Country Patches Quilt Guild. I machine quilted it with my great Juki Tl98Q and my new favorite thread, Glide from FilTek. It is very fine and also very strong. I only remember the thread breaking twice in the whole marathon! Remarkable!! I quilted for the better part of 4 days--about 6 hours a day I estimate. Yes, it was a LOT of work. It was more fun than I can describe!! I am very proud of the quilt and of my quilting. Susan loves it--mission accomplished!