Slowly finishing

I have a big stack of quilt tops that need batting, backing and quilting.  Thankfully, a friend recently gave me a gentle nudge to finish a few of the baby sized quilts.

This quilt started as a stack of gifted ladder blocks from Amanda of crazymomquilts plus a stack of Connecting Threads solids in the oceanfront colorway.   I may still do a little text stamping or applique to this one, but I haven't decided.

ladders


This quilt was an attempt to use up a bunch of Nicey Jane fabric leftovers, the green solid I had intended to use as a backing for another quilt and decided against it, and as a practice for baptist fan quilting. 

mod


And this last baby quilt uses a little more of the Connecting Threads solids, some white and aqua Kona solids and three of the blocks I received in my first round of the 3x6 bee

3x6


I'm sick today and spending too much time on the couch, but we finally had a little sun here so I had to take some pictures of my finished quilts. I'd like to take them outside and hang them on the line, but the couch is calling me again.  

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I'd like to give an additional shout out to the kind people that continue reading and commenting on my blog.  I've been absolutely lousy about responding to comments and reading other blogs.  Please know that I'm just scraping by over here with some big changes ahead and I appreciate all of you that send a little note to brighten up my day.  It means the world to me.
xo,
m

17 comments:

Kelsey said...

Love how you mixed the solids and the bocks :)

Lauren said...

I love the quilting on all of these! You've inspired me to branch out!

Rebecca said...

That ladder quilt is amazing - they are all beautiful! Thank you for sharing them :)

Toni said...

These are so fun, Melinda! I know my kids would be playing chutes and ladders with their Little People on that first one. You did an awesome job on those fans, too! And I love the mix of different solids and blocks in the last one. Three great projects!

Becca said...

Still reading of course. Never you mind.

I want to snuggle with the fans.

Muriƫl said...

The quilts are all great! A great idea to experiment with different quilting on a manageable size like a baby quilt.

Nic said...

I'd be tempted to add snakes to the ladder quilt, as a nod to the classic board game :)

Patchwork and Play said...

I love stopping by here to see what you are up to Elizabeth...look after yourself!

Kylie said...

It must feel good to see these done. They're all great. Hope you feel much better soon :)

Gina said...

sweet, fun quilts!! I would say it looks like you have the baptist fan down.

melissa said...

oh my.
all three of these are amazing. i keep looking at them going, "that one's my favorite! no, that one's my favorite! no that one...."

you do amazing work my friend.
sending lots of love your way.

Lisaleh said...

Very pretty. I particularly like the ladder quilt. Nice work!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

These are super sweet, Melinda!! I was just thinking about you this morning (I'm at a conference in NOLA right now, giving my flickr-quilting paper this afternoon, eek!). Hope we can connect soon, but in the meantime know that I think about you a lot and am always sending good wishes your way :)

basildonkitchens said...

All of these quilts are awesome - it must feel good to get some finishes under your belt. Great job on all of them, love the colours and the quilting!

Sorry to hear you are under the weather - sending virtual hugs and hope you know there are lots of people thinking about you :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your ladders quilt! I hope you feel better soon and that life settles down - please don't feel obliged to reply to any of my comments, spend the time with the gorgeous Henry! Take care xxx

felicity said...

Great quilts! I particularly love those Baptist Fans!

Vanesa said...

Melinda, these are great! I love those ladder blocks and the layout you designed.

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