The ladies in my quilt bee have decided to make signature quilts. Although several have made them in the past, this is something I've not tried before. However, I really like the idea of a memory quilt with each of their signatures. So I offered to put together a sampling of blocks we could use for these quilts. There are so many different quilt blocks that lend themselves to this. In fact, any block with a large open space will work.
I made 8 variations of blocks and designed some simple quilts in EQ7 to give them some ideas for their own quilts. I also tried to concentrate on adapting these blocks to use pre-cuts (charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls). And since I've already done all the work, why not share them with you as well? If you're considering making a signature quilt yourself, perhaps it will spark some creativity of your own.
1. Probably the easiest block for a signature quilt is the Rail Fence. I made 3 variations - all of them making use of 2.5" strips.
|6" Rail Fence Block using 3 - 2.5" x 6.5" strips|
|10" Rail Fence Block using 5 - 2.5" x 10.5" strips|
|12" Rail Fence Block using 4 - 2.5" x 12.5" strips and 1 - 4.5" x 12.5" strip|
|6" Rail Fence Block in Buttercup Fabrics|
|Sample quilt using the 16 of the 6" Rail Fence Blocks. Quilt is 32" square.|
|10" Rail Fence Block using Buttercup Fabrics|
|Sample quilt using the 10" Rail Fence Block. Quilt is 50" square.|
|6" Diamond in the Square Block|
|6" Diamond in the Square Block using Rural Jardin Fabric|
|Sample Quilt using the 6" Diamond in the Square block. Quilt is 32" square.|
|6" Simple Autograph Block using scrap fabric.|
|6" Simple Autograph Block using Awesome fabric.|
|Sample quilt using the 6" Simple Autograph block. Quilt is 32" square.|
|12" Churn Dash Block|
|12" Double Monkey Wrench Block using Wiscasset|
|Sample quilt using the 12" Double Monkey Wrench block. Quilt is 63.5" square.|
|12" Variable Star Block using scrap fabric|
|12" Variable Star Block using Cherish fabric|
|Sample quilt using the Variable Star block and Cherish fabrics.|
|9" Snowball Block using scrap fabrics|
|Tennessee Waltz quilt using 9" Snowball blocks.|
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.
Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)