This is the first prompt for our 2024 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR) and it is always one that has everyone on the edge of their seats. Wendy, from Pieceful Thoughts, is our prompt-tress (temptress) today and has chosen the Signature Block for her round.
Signature quilts became popular in the 1800s. There were a few blocks that were typically used, but anything with space for writing or embroidering your name works. The above are blocks that Block Base (based on the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, by Barbara Brackman) calls signature blocks and gives you an idea. As mentioned before, if there is space to write your name, it can be a signature block.
My Signature Block
My choice was a simple block with the diagonal strip.
I change it up a little bit, and reversed the colors, so the white is on the outside and the color is on the strip.
For me, I choose a bright green. My block finishes at 2″, 2 1/2″ unfinished. I am including a foundation pattern that you can download for 2″, 3″ and 4″ finished block. Clicking on the button will open the file and you can download it, save it to your computer and print at 100% (not scale).
I used newsprint to print the blocks.
I also use a glue stick to temporarily hold my first piece in place.
I decided on four blocks for the cornerstones.
I haven’t finalized the direction they will go in, or whether others will appear in the quilt, but here are two visions of what could happen.
Also, I could have done it all around the block. I even changed the colors to show you what difference that might make.
I am so excited to see what you choose to do with your blocks. Remember to go the Pieceful Thoughts to link up your blocks when you finish. Feel free to email me a picture if you don’t blog and we can add it! There are prizes and you have until Sunday night to post your pic! Come play – its fun.
Here is our schedule. This week is easy, so pick a blog and link up!
- January 15th: SAHRR starts! Center Block with Gail of @ Quilting Gail
- January 22nd: 1st Round: Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
- January 29th: 2nd Round: Anja @ Anja Quilts
- February 5th: 3rd Round: Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
- February 12th: 4th Round: Brenda @ Songbird Designs
- February 19th: 5th Round: Gail @ Quilting Gail
- February 26th: 6th Round: Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing
- March 18th: Parade: Link your finished SAHRRs!
Coming Up on My Blog
I am hoping to get back to sewing on Tuesday. It is nearly a week since I returned from retreat and I have yet to touch anything I sewed…but we had a travel day Thursday, some house things Friday and this weekend was blogging and church…Tuesday is wide open and I can get working on my list
SAHRR Round 2 – 1/29/24
SAHRR Round 3 – 2/5/24
It Moose Be Love – 2/19/24
Sea Glass Joy
Commissioned Baby Quilts
SAHRR Round 1