2012-14 Block & Strip Quilts

In the last few years I’ve made a lot of quilts. Many of them are medallions and are shown in the Medallions Gallery. This page shows the non-medallions from 2012-2014.


Made with my sister for a brother and his bride. Bed quilt.

Cheery little quilt for a happy little girl. About 30″ square.

A group project for the benefit of charity supporting the troops. Lap quilt.

Son’s graduation quilt, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with Honors. It’s 81″ square.

Sibling quilt #2. Lap quilt, 56″ square.

Sibling quilt #3. Lap quilt, 51″ x 67″.

Sibling quilt #5. Lap quilt, 47″ x 58″.

Sibling quilt #6. Lap quilt, 49″ x 57″.

Sibling quilt #8. Lap quilt, 55″ square.

Sibling quilt #9. Lap quilt, 47″ x 62″.


A comfort quilt for a friend — which also raised funds for a food organization!

A long lap quilt for a tall guy!

A group quilt to benefit an Indian reservation’s community building. The auction raised more than $10,000.

Another group quilt made as a fund-raiser. I assembled it and made a block for it. I don’t have a photo after quilting.

The commissioning quilt for Son’s friend Steve.


Lap quilt using 6″ churndash blocks made in 2013. Finished January 2014. Quilt is about 51″x40″.

Table runner made from leftover triangles of the Harlequin Medallion. Runner is about 32″ x 14″. May 2014.

Genes and A Cute Top. 45″ x 60″. Finished May 2014.

Back of quilt. Label is tipped green square in lower left.

Donation for VA Hospital. 48″ x 60″. 2014.

Donation for VA Hospital. 48″ x 60″. 2014.

This final quilt is actually the back of a medallion made at the end of 2014. I didn’t love the fabric I had for the backing, so I went a little nuts…


Flip side of The Flip Side. 64″ x 76″. Finished December 2014.


8 thoughts on “2012-14 Block & Strip Quilts

  1. katechiconi

    I like Genes and a Cute Top and the Reservation fundraiser best – and you sure have a lot of lucky siblings! So far only 3 of mine have benefited, but their children have a big collection of my work.


      1. katechiconi

        Then Jim is fortunate in his wife! He shares the kudos of your beautiful hard work without actually having to do any stitching. With 6 siblings and their spouses (some of whom have their own) and 16 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and nephews, I’d have my work cut out to keep the whole lot warm…


        1. Melanie McNeil Post author

          I did all 9 sibs’ quilts in about 6 months. (That includes Jim’s.) The spouses have to share. The nieces and nephews and their offspring are far too numerous!

          But YES, Jim gets major kudos and shares billing with me much of the time. He helps, he supports, he takes most of my photos… He is THE BEST. ❤

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  2. allisonreidnem

    Thanks for putting together your galleries. The quilts are all inspiring – both in the patterns and colour combinations – but especially as you have been so generous in making them as gifts and fund raisers. 🙂



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