Signature Quilt Blocks
Signature Block  #2 - version 1

Five Blocks to Use for Signature or Memory Quilts
   

This feature is a companion to the article  Signature & Memory Quilts on history, how-to and images. See this previous feature if you missed it.

For history & how-to on Memory Quilts see this Feature Article

Here are 5 Blocks for use in Signature Quilts:

For each block shown I have made a Blank Block (some are numbered for paper piecing) and one or more sample quilt top layouts.

The Blank Block is on a page which will allow you to print it out. Then use a copy machine to either enlarge or reduce the block to the size you wish.

For Signature Gathering:

If you take freezer paper and iron it onto the back of the piece of light colored fabric it will help to stabilize it for the signature. What I have done is to make up a little "package" for gathering signatures (which you may be sending or giving to family or friends who help to gather the names). 

In a zip lock baggie I put a number of prepared pieces with freezer paper ironed on. I leave extra seam allowance which will be trimmed later. I make a little "window" template out of file folder weight paper to lay on the fabric for controlling the signature size. The signer will sign inside the little "window". This prevents the signatures from going too close to the seam allowances. And I include a fine point Pigma or other indelible pen for signing (test your pen choice first! wash a sample and test!)

Signature Block #1 - 4 shown together

This shows 4 blocks in a group

 

Block #1

Here for Quilt #1 Layout

Here for Blank Block #1

 

Signature Block  #2 - version 1Signature Block #2 version 2

Two different colorways of one block

 

 

Block #2

Here for Quilt #2 Layouts

Here for 
Blank Block #2

 

 

Signature Block 3 - version 1Block 3 - example 2

Two different colorways of one block

 


Block #3

Here for Quilt #3 Layouts

Here for 
Blank Block #3

 

 

Signature Block 4



A simple block with a lot of possibilities

 

Block #4

Here for Quilt #4 Layouts

Here for 
Blank Block #4

 

 

Signature Block 5 - A heart

Fun for friendship or wedding quilt

Block #5

Here for Quilt Layout #5

Here for 
Blank Block #5


  All designs were prepared by Susan Druding for this article using Electric Quilt  quilt design software. Permission to use designs for personal, guild or other non-commercial use is granted.

Susan

2000 - copyright Susan C. Druding
 

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