WIPs Be Gone

The two baby quilt WIPs are in the final stages before quilting.  I had to piece together batting and find/iron the backs.  More on those later.

I did some applique:
Tell me what you think this is, and I'll see if I got it right color-wise.  This is for a Christmas gift, and it has to be a rectangle so I'll have to figure out what to do to make it the right size.  This is as far as I've gotten.

Are you going to Road to California, January 19th-22nd in Ontario, CA?  They are having an outreach event.  You can read about it here.  For that event I've made two blocks so far to contribute. Really like the pattern they have chosen - it's made in a neat way and was developed by Anita Grossman Solomon.  This will be a very worthy event.

These are really the light pink you can see in the blocks.
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margaret said…
applique looking good thought mayybe it was mistletoe? Loving the block too. Like you have been busy patching waddng from small pices for a bag and a cushion
ES said…
Mistletoe? :)
Marsha Hodgkins said…
It's looking great. I love Anita's easy ways to make blocks. I have two of her books and they save so much time! I would highly recommend them to all quilters.
Julie said…
I love the mistletoe! It seems the tradition is being forgotten by this generation, but it was a big deal back in the 60s when I was small. I remember watching the doorway where it hung to see who would be caught? I just loved it! Thanks for bringing back a good memory for me.
Your blocks are perfect as always. Love the pinks.
I'm thinking a mistletoe also but something seems off. Maybe the bright coloured background and the soft toned applique are not exactly on the best of terms? I understand you said it was not done and you might have other things to add that will help these two blend together. But just thought I should mention what I think since you have asked. Personally, I won't attend the Road to California in Ontario, CA since I live in Ontario, CA... nada. It's kind of far, lol. ;^)
Gemini Jen NZ said…
Great mistletoe. If has to be a rectangle then maybe a block on each side with appliqued xmas bauble on each side? Have linked my latest finish, a quick baby quilt, which was done as a distraction from the double-bed-sized quilt that is my current WIP - I decided to fmq pebbles inside the blocks and, while they do look good, sometimes a gal just needs a bit of a break from too much pebbling!
Bonnie said…
I immediately thought of mistletoe. Now I'm wondering if I am correct... Maybe it is a sage plant? The blob from outer space? A Christmas tree that is a bit pale and needs a bit of a suntan? Ok, I'll quit being silly. I like the pink blocks. If I didn't live on the other side of the country I would definitely go to the Ontario quilt show. I knew Carolyn when she first started her quilt store...
desertskyquilts said…
My first thought is it's mistletoe. No, actually, my first thought was, "I wanna make that!" =) I only WISH I were going to Road! It's been quite a few years since I went - before 2010 when Paul died, for sure. Probably at least 10 years. It was the first big conference I went to, before the quilt show was part of it, and I would love to go again. Maybe I can afford it next year, but not this one. Your blocks look super. Enjoy the show and conference for me, too. Two for one, ya know. =)
Anita has interesting ways of making quilts. I have one of her Craftsy classes, but I haven't actually used her process. Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday.
Dar said…
Your applique block is very nicely done. It reminded me of years past. I used to buy it for our Christmas parties every year. Of course, I was much younger and a little bit shy, so it helped break the ice. lol Haven't seen it in years.
Thank you for making such BEAUTIFUL Road / Jacob's Ladder blocks! It's encouraging and a thrill to see them. -Anita