Signature Quilt Blocks

Signature BlockToday I went to my monthly quilting circle where we made signature blocks that will get turned into a quilt as a thank you for our past leader.

It was super easy to make this block! Here are some basic diretions: first start with one 2 1/2″ wide strip by the width of the fabric. One strip will make 2 blocks. Cut 2 rectangles that are 6 1/2″ long for the top & bottom of each block. Then cut 2 – 2 1/2″ squares for the middle.

From the background fabric cut one white 6 1/2″ long rectangle for the middle and two 2 1/2″ squares for the corners. Join each part of the strip using the flip and stitch method. Layer the square on top of the strip, sew across the diagonal and flip back to reveal the design. Then sew all 3 rows together to make the block. There’s no need to cut off the excess fabric. Then sign the block in the middle.

Here are a few of the completed blocks. We chose a polka dot fabric theme for our group. Each person made 2 blocks and signed one of them. What a fun quilt this will be!

Signature Blocks

5 thoughts on “Signature Quilt Blocks

  1. Ayanna says:

    I love the idea and wanted to do this as a retirement gift for mom….I know nothing about quilting but will be willing to pay someone to complete it for me.

  2. Sandra Pershall says:

    Making a wedding quilt. Has to be easy but don’t know if I should finish the blocks ahead of time or just have blocks laid out to sign. Good signing pens suggestions?

    • Christa says:

      Sandra, I would suggest finishing the blocks so the guests will know exactly where to sign. I would get fabric pens from a craft store in fun colors, or micron pens from a quilt shop. If you iron on a piece of freezer paper to the back side of the block, it will make it more stable and easier to sign.

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